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2013 Lions Squad

This morning at 11am the squad for the 2013 British and Irish Lions Tour to Australia was announced. As always there were a number of surprises, both in terms of players included and players omitted. Below is a brief overview … Continue reading

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Scotland 18 – 28 Wales

So we managed a fairly comfortable victory over Scotland up in Murrayfield. We’ve now got 3 wins out of 4 in this tournament and Welsh rugby is in a much healthier state. The loss to Ireland because of a diabolical … Continue reading

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Team to face Scotland

The Welsh match day squad for the Scotland game has been announced. The biggest talking point is probably the selection of Sam Warburton at 7 ahead of Justin Tipuric. Below is a brief assessment of the team to face Scotland…

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Can Wales still win the championship?

Make no mistake, the next two games against Italy and Scotland will be tough. It would be foolish to look too far ahead and take our eye off the ball in those games, but if we’re to have any hope … Continue reading

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France 6 – 16 Wales

It might have been a dull affair on a terrible playing surface at a chilly Stade de France, but Wales finally got what they so badly needed, a win. The performance wasn’t great and we still look a mile away … Continue reading

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Desperate times…

…call for desperate measures. There is currently something badly wrong with Welsh Rugby and it’s not the kind of problem which can be solved with a bit of tinkering. Unfortunately, the time has come for difficult and unpleasant decisions to … Continue reading

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The team to face Ireland

The Welsh match day squad for the first game of the 2013 Six Nations was announced today. The biggest surprise was the inclusion of uncapped Dragons player Andrew Coombs. Perhaps the biggest talking point is the selection of Dan Biggar … Continue reading

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Who should start at 10?

With Mike Phillips likely to start at 9, the question of who should partner him at 10 is in many ways a difficult one to answer. The half-backs will be the vital link between our forwards and our potentially lethal … Continue reading

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Wales Six Nations Squad 2013

Today Rob Howley named his 35-man squad for the 2013 Six Nations. Despite a huge number of players being unavailable for selection due to injury, the squad still looks to be a strong one. There are 5 uncapped players who … Continue reading

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Which players would you select to face Australia?

Our next opponents are Australia. The story of our autumn so far – played 3, lost 3. Contests against Australia last season – played 5, lost 5. Even if we win this game, 1 win from 6 means that we’re … Continue reading

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