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Gatland, Edwards under pressure?

Warren Gatland appeared less than impressed with the suggestion that he was under pressure following another defeat to a southern hemisphere power on Saturday. On Tuesday, Shaun Edwards… 470 more words

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Wales crushed in the last 10 minutes

With the score at 15-13 to New Zealand, Welsh full-back Leigh Halfpenny slotted a penalty goal to put Wales 16-15 up, with just 13 minutes left of the match. 585 more words


Negative Momentum?

Today may offer very different challenges but for Wales and England there is a common dread of real, terminal slippage, of that irreversible lurch against them. 1,673 more words


Rugby: Predictable Wales have no chance of beating All Blacks

While that might not be a bold prediction, it’s more emphatic than I usually like to make. I’m a believer in the idea that there’s no such thing as a certainty in sport. 1,023 more words

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Wales v New Zealand preview and why George Ford may struggle to bring his club form to the international stage

As we head towards tomorrow’s showdown at the Millennium Stadium, it’s fair to say expectations have never been lower in Wales.

Last week’s 17-13 victory against Fiji saw the hosts fail to register a point in the second half, despite the visitors being reduced to 14 men for the final 27 minutes. 818 more words

Pass the Parcel

Ireland look set to keep changes to a minimum today, with the returning Rory Best being brought into the front row and Gordon D’arcy is likely to squeeze in ahead of the increasingly impressive Stuart Olding at centre. 959 more words


The distance yet to travel...

I’m not sure yet whether I’m fascinated or merely cynical about the upbeat responses from the England and Wales camps following today’s fairly routine snuffing out of their previously foamy optimism. 1,014 more words