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Rob Howley has made five changes for Wales' opening Six Nations match in Rome, with Sam Warburton and Rhys Webb returning.

Peter Thompson
Peter Thompson
02 Feb, 7:05

When the Lions returned to Super Rugby in 2014, they introduced a new group of ‘no-name brand’ players to the game in South Af…

Online Editors
09 Apr, 5:07
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The Wales tighthead packs down against Italy knowing competition is stronger than ever but that bodes well as Wayne Pivac builds d…

Owain Jones
18 Mar, 17:51
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ANALYSIS

Ellis Jenkins' return to test rugby adds another exceptional openside flanker to Wales' stocks.

Nick Bishop
09 Nov, 7:21

Luke Pearce is the rising star of international refereeing and as I have previously written, in my opinion, the heir apparent to W…

Paul Smith
21 Mar, 5:58

It is not just Wales who go into this weekend of the Guinness Six Nations with a lot to play for as there are British and Irish Li…

Josh Raisey
20 Mar, 5:42
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Wales were written-off before the Six Nations but two edgy wins have seen self-belief returning

Owain Jones
17 Feb, 12:26

After a record 23-week hiatus due to the pandemic, the Gallagher Premiership swings back into action this weekend... here is how a…

Online Editors
14 Aug, 10:42

The Cardiff Blues have quietly gone about their transfer business in the last two close-seasons by making a series of shrewd signi…

Owain Jones
02 Jul, 15:13

With no rugby for the foreseeable future, many are left wondering how to fill the void. One option, of course, is to look further …

Bonhomie and heartfelt platitudes have been the order of the day in this Six Nations build-up for Wayne Pivac, but he is about to …

Owain Jones
31 Jan, 9:22

At the final whistle, Welsh players stood tall, transfixed to the turf, looking for something to fixate their glassy eyes on. They…

Owain Jones
28 Oct, 13:05

Throughout this tournament, Wales have backed their defence against broken field brilliance but this felt like a defensive effort …

In a bizarre reversal of Sam Warburton's 2011 red card against France, it was a split-second act that will haunt Vahaamahina for t…

Ian Cameron
20 Oct, 5:22

English players aren’t known for winning the popularity stakes within the pulsating, partisan tiers of the Principality Stadium.

Owain Jones
18 Aug, 10:32

In the latest of a Rugby World Cup series, RugbyPass looks at the Wales depth chart ahead of the tournament in Japan later this ye…

Alex Shaw
12 Jul, 13:44
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