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England Wales Odds : Six Nations Rugby back with Paddy Power free bets offer

Either England or Wales will lose their 100% record in this year’s 6 Nations tournament when they go head to head on Saturday at Twickenham. England have so far recorded scrappy wins over Scotland and Italy that haven’t exactly added credibility ...

Wales international retires from Rugby

Wales dual-code international Gareth Thomas has retired from all forms of rugby just days before he was due to play in the four nations tournament. 37-year-old Thomas was expected to turn out for the Welsh side against England on Saturday despite ...

Wales drop to eighth in Rugby rankings

Wales have dropped to eighth in the World Rugby Rankings despite an impressive tournament that saw Warren Gatland's side narrowly miss out on a place in the final after losing 9-8 to France in the semi-final. The semi saw Wales captain Sam ...

Wales in for an exciting future after unflattering 4th place RWC finish

To be unaware of what unfolded in Auckland on October 15 2011, you’d either have to have been cowering away under the proverbial rock, or Alain Rolland. After all, after making the 20th minute decision the Irishman did during the match, it would ...

Rugby World Cup 2011 – A North V North and a South V South semi final

The weekend previous would certainly have been one for television in bed; with the cold weather of Autumn creeping in, the thicker duvet out, and a nice warm cup of tea ready to get stuck into the quarter finals of the Rugby World Cup 2011. This ...

A Group Day out in the 2011 Rugby World Cup

As we have come to the end of the group stages of the World Cup, I feel this is a good time to reflect upon the 2011 competition in New Zealand. We have seen upsets, dominance, a black wave of power, a French fall, Tongan joy, Irish successes, ...

Wales centre Roberts identifies Mapusua as key Samoan threat

Jamie Roberts has picked out opposition centre Seilala Mapusua as a key threat ahead of Sunday’s World Cup Pool D clash with Samoa. The Welsh starlet has also admitted that Mapusua, the Samoan captain, is one of the many players that he has ...

Gavin Henson handed another chance with Wales

Centre Gavin Henson has been given another chance to join the Welsh side for the up and coming Rugby World Cup in New Zealand this September by being selected for Wale's next match against the Barbarians on Saturday. It has been two years since ...

Gavin Henson released by Toulon

French rugby club Toulon have chosen not to renew the centre's contract after the Welshman joined in February. The decision, claimed to be that of financial reasons by team manager Tom Whitford and not regarding his recent suspension for "off ...

Gavin Henson – The rollercoaster journey of a Welsh Dragon

At 18 years of age, Gavin Lloyd Henson was one of the hottest prospects in world rugby. Not just Wales, the world. His humble background of Pencoed in Mid-Glamorgan gave him the grassroots story that everyone loves to get caught up in and quickly ...

Is it about time smaller countries had a chance to host the Rugby World Cup?

Throughout the history of the World Cup, its hosts have all been prestigious rugby playing countries. From the very first World Cup in 1987 hosted by Australia and New Zealand, the tournament has been held by all of the top rugby playing nations ...

Tom Shanklin fears end of career is nigh

Welsh veteran centre and wing Tom Shanklin has revealed he will not play again this season, leaving the remainder of his career very much in doubt. Shanklin has always been plagued by injury, but has a reputation as somewhat of an ironman, earning ...

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