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From The42 More Warrenball! Gatland wants Wales to be more direct after ‘expansive’ approach fell short Back To Basics

# wales - Thursday 11 February, 2016

From The42 Gatland has no qualms with Schmidt over gamesmanship suggestions Shenanigans

Gatland has no qualms with Schmidt over gamesmanship suggestions

“As coaches it’s a case of making sure we stick together and not try and allow anyone to put wedges between us.”

# wales - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Ireland’s first-half scrum woes could have proved even more costly Scrum Wars

Analysis: Ireland’s first-half scrum woes could have proved even more costly

The scrum settled after the break, but the French pack will provide an even bigger test.

# wales - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

From The42 Ireland ready to spring towards Paris after bruising ‘neutral’ start Black And Bleu

Ireland ready to spring towards Paris after bruising ‘neutral’ start

The ‘building blocks’ are in place and Ireland will reach for the gears this weekend.

From The42 Wales delay naming team as Biggar makes remarkable recovery Healing Power

Wales delay naming team as Biggar makes remarkable recovery

The fly-half suffered a high ankle sprain on Sunday but could still face Scotland this weekend.

From The42 Sexton, Trimble and Zebo sit out training while McFadden joins Ireland squad as cover Walking Wounded

Sexton, Trimble and Zebo sit out training while McFadden joins Ireland squad as cover

The trio are expected to train fully on Thursday, but Keith Earls remains a major doubt for Saturday’s trip to Paris.

# wales - Monday 8 February, 2016

From The42 CJ Stander and the rest of The42′s Six Nations Team of the Week First XV

CJ Stander and the rest of The42′s Six Nations Team of the Week

There was the tightest of tight calls at number eight, while we found room for five Irishmen after the draw against Wales.

# wales - Sunday 7 February, 2016

From The42 ‘We can build on that and get better’: Positives in Irish game keeps Murray confident Time To Draw Breath

‘We can build on that and get better’: Positives in Irish game keeps Murray confident

A point dropped, but Ireland have won back-to-back titles with a defeat under their belts.

From The42 ‘We had the game won’: Wales leave Dublin frustrated with point dropped KICKING THEMSELVES

‘We had the game won’: Wales leave Dublin frustrated with point dropped

Jamie Roberts said his side were ‘kicking themselves’ after failing to close the game at 13 – 16.

From The42 Here’s how we rated Ireland after an intense draw at home to Wales Out Of 10

Here’s how we rated Ireland after an intense draw at home to Wales

Ireland will head back to Carton House disappointed at having to share the spoils.

From The42 13-point lead not enough for Ireland as Wales scrap back to force a draw Honours Even

13-point lead not enough for Ireland as Wales scrap back to force a draw

It’s the first time in Championship history that the sides have shared the spoils.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Six Nations Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Six Nations

Joe Schmidt’s side get their campaign under way at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.

From The42 Williams in at fullback for Wales as Anscombe is ruled out Late Withdrawal

Williams in at fullback for Wales as Anscombe is ruled out

Warren Gatland has had to shuffle his starting XV ahead of today’s match in Dublin.

133 years of the 4, 5 and 6 Nations Championship: Can Ireland complete its first 3-in-a-row?

Most back-to-back champs have not fared well when they try for a third straight Championship.

# wales - Saturday 6 February, 2016

From The42 ‘There is a familiarity between Ireland and Wales and familiarity breeds contempt’ – Ryan Jones Wales Watching

‘There is a familiarity between Ireland and Wales and familiarity breeds contempt’ – Ryan Jones

The former Wales captain opens up to The42 on deep-seated rivalries, his love of the Six Nations and how much he misses the game.

# wales - Friday 5 February, 2016

From The42 ‘You’re never going to get all the decisions right’: Schmidt trusting tested combinations Tight Calls

‘You’re never going to get all the decisions right’: Schmidt trusting tested combinations

The head coach explained some of his key selection calls for Sunday’s crunch clash against Wales.

From The42 CJ Stander earns Ireland debut, Zebo starts at fullback against Wales Team-sheets

CJ Stander earns Ireland debut, Zebo starts at fullback against Wales

The South African-born back row is the only uncapped player in Ireland’s 23 to take on Wales.

# wales - Thursday 4 February, 2016

From The42 Open Thread: Who should Joe Schmidt pick to start against Wales? Team Talk

Open Thread: Who should Joe Schmidt pick to start against Wales?

What do you think the starting XV should look like.

From The42 Getting ‘strangled’ in Dublin two years ago still preying on Gatland’s mind Choke Hold

Getting ‘strangled’ in Dublin two years ago still preying on Gatland’s mind

Wales boss is expecting another physical game in Dublin on Sunday.

# wales - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Jack McGrath can exploit Wales’ Samson Lee to give Ireland the edge in the scrum battle Front Row Club

Analysis: Jack McGrath can exploit Wales’ Samson Lee to give Ireland the edge in the scrum battle

Lee has struggled for form since his awful achilles injury last year.

From The42 Go big or go home… Gatland names attacking starting XV for Ireland clash Team News

Go big or go home… Gatland names attacking starting XV for Ireland clash

There are some surprises including the likes of Rob Evans.

# wales - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

From The42 Testing circumstances but Briggs’ Ireland have quality to retain Six Nations title Defending Champs

Testing circumstances but Briggs’ Ireland have quality to retain Six Nations title

Niamh Briggs and Tom Tierney are optimistic ahead of Saturday’s opener against Wales.

From The42 Paulie’s not around to ‘stare and intimidate’, but otherwise a familiar feeling in Ireland camp Champion Spirit

Paulie’s not around to ‘stare and intimidate’, but otherwise a familiar feeling in Ireland camp

Sean O’Brien will be one of the core squad members aiming to make up for the absence of one of Ireland’s best ever players.

From The42 Sean O’Brien: CJ Stander settling in as a fresh, strong voice in Ireland camp Heavy Hitters

Sean O’Brien: CJ Stander settling in as a fresh, strong voice in Ireland camp

O’Brien and Stander are cut from the same cloth, but the Tullow Tank has no desire to run at the South African.

# wales - Monday 1 February, 2016

From The42 ‘If you don’t get a good start you’re behind the 8 ball’: Schmidt dealing with familiar pressure 6Nations

‘If you don’t get a good start you’re behind the 8 ball’: Schmidt dealing with familiar pressure

The Kiwi is chasing a third straight Championship with Ireland.

# wales - Monday 25 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Company which made asylum-seekers wear wristbands compared to Nazis Labelling

Company which made asylum-seekers wear wristbands compared to Nazis

“It harks back to the Nazi regime with people being forced to wear a Star of David.”

# wales - Saturday 23 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Police appeal for answers – 40 years after the mysterious death of a boy found under a bridge Peter Watts

Police appeal for answers – 40 years after the mysterious death of a boy found under a bridge

On a Sunday in 1976, Peter Watts left his home in Wales to do homework with a friend. He was found dead in London hours later.

# wales - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

From The42 One uncapped, 10 players based outside Wales in Gatland’s Six Nations squad Law Unto Himself

One uncapped, 10 players based outside Wales in Gatland’s Six Nations squad

Scarlets’ Aled Davies is the only new face called up by Gatty.

# wales - Thursday 31 December, 2015

From The42 Leigh Halfpenny reportedly set to stay in Toulon despite English link Better Off Red

Leigh Halfpenny reportedly set to stay in Toulon despite English link

Staying put will also help Warren Gatland deal with his wildcard selection dilemmas.

# wales - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after Irish farmer killed in crash on Welsh motorway Wales

Man arrested after Irish farmer killed in crash on Welsh motorway

The 45-year-old suspect is currently on police bail.

# wales - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

From The42 Taulupe Faletau’s move to Bath is off after Warren Gatland blocks his transfer Blocked

Taulupe Faletau’s move to Bath is off after Warren Gatland blocks his transfer

Faletau will now likely leave the Dragons at the end of the season.

# wales - Monday 26 October, 2015

From The42 Rhys Priestland’s break from international rugby may have a big impact on Taulupe Faletau Quittin' Time!

Rhys Priestland’s break from international rugby may have a big impact on Taulupe Faletau

Priestland is quitting international rugby for at least 18 months.

# wales - Thursday 22 October, 2015

From The42 Dragons to cash in on Faletau with a move to the Premiership on the horizon On The Move

Dragons to cash in on Faletau with a move to the Premiership on the horizon

Faletau may have played his final game for the Dragons

# wales - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

From The42 Here’s how much it will cost to watch Ireland’s home 6 Nations games next year Defending Champs

Here’s how much it will cost to watch Ireland’s home 6 Nations games next year

€40 will get you a decent seat on the day Ireland hope to be securing a third straight title.

# wales - Saturday 17 October, 2015

From The42 Ridiculous behind-the-back offload gives Springboks win over Wales Wow

Ridiculous behind-the-back offload gives Springboks win over Wales

What a way to settle a bruising quarter-final!

From The42 As it happened: South Africa v Wales, Rugby World Cup quarter-final Rwc 15

As it happened: South Africa v Wales, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

The quarter-finals are upon us and we watched on as South Africa and Wales locked horns.

From The42 Wales star expects ambulances for Springboks clash Dr Roberts

Wales star expects ambulances for Springboks clash

‘It’s pretty gruesome, but that is the nature of the game now,’ says Jamie Roberts.

# wales - Thursday 15 October, 2015

From The42 Gatland makes three changes for World Cup quarter-final against the Springboks Split Decisions

Gatland makes three changes for World Cup quarter-final against the Springboks

Dan Lydiate, Gethin Jenkins and Tyler Morgan all start.

# wales - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

From The42 ‘We had a lot of bottles of red wine’ – Schalk Burger on overcoming quarter-final heartbreak Red Red Wine

‘We had a lot of bottles of red wine’ – Schalk Burger on overcoming quarter-final heartbreak

The South-Africans lost to Australia at the last-eight stage in 2011.

From The42 This beefy South Africa XV is the next challenge for battered and bruised Wales Team-sheets

This beefy South Africa XV is the next challenge for battered and bruised Wales

JP Pietersen returns to the starting line-up as the ‘Boks continue their 10-day turnaround before the quarter-final.

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