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Welsh Rugby Union | Wales & Regions | Wales duo back for Blues ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ“ฐ

Wales duo back for Blues WRU 8 hours ago PREVIEW Hallam Amos has returned after his call-up to the squad. Wales Guinness Six Nations squad members Hallam Amos and Seb Davies will return to lend their weight to Cardiff Bluesโ€™ playoff bid in their crunch clash with Benetton Treviso this evening. The Test pair have been thrust into the starting lineup as John Mulvihillโ€™s men eye a vital victory that could close the gap on their Guinness PRO14 Conference B rivals. The clash with the Italian side takes on added significance for the Blues players, who will all be wearing
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Welsh Rugby Union | Wales & Regions | Dragons lose out in Glasgow ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ“ฐ

Rhodri Williams grabbed two tries, but the Dragons still went down 34-19 at Scotstoun against a Glasgow Warriors side that moved into third place in Conference A with a bonus point win. Acting skipper Williams gave the visitors the perfect start with an interception try in the opening minute. That forced Glasgow to dig deep and they led 17-7 at the break thanks to tries from Tim Swinson and the first of a brace from hooker Grant Stewart. Sam Davies made a brilliant break to pave the way for his half-back partner Williamsโ€™ second try and the Dragons did well
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Six Nations 2020: Wales ratings as Northโ€™s concussion hell strikes again but Biggar shows heart of a dragon vs France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ“ฐ

Six Nations 2020: Wales ratings as Northโ€™s concussion hell strikes again but Biggar shows heart of a dragon vs France WALES came up just short as France recorded their first win at the Principality Stadium for a decade in a Six Nations thriller. There were massive performances for some of Les Bleusโ€™ young stars but how did the home side get on?George North went off with another concerning concussion scare, while Dan Biggar kept a cool head for the home sideHere is how SunSportโ€™s Alex Terrell rated the Welsh in Cardiff. BACKS – Leigh Halfpenny 7Has been almost faultless under
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Six Nations RESULTS: France see off Wales to keep Grand Slam hopes alive, Scotland cruise to victory against minnows Italy ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ“ฐ

Six Nations RESULTS: France see off Wales to keep Grand Slam hopes alive, Scotland cruise to victory against minnows Italy Shaun Edwards was given a Cardiff return to remember as France stayed on course for a Six Nations Grand Slam as they got the better of Wales with a 27-23 win. Former Wales defence coach Edwards, who is now performing the same role with France, looked on as his team ran in tries from full-back Anthony Bouthier, lock Paul Willemse and fly-half Romain Ntamack.France are looking more and more like Grand Slam winnersNtamack added three conversions and two penalties for
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Wales under pressure to get back on track against inexperienced France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‰

Wales under pressure to get back on track against inexperienced France | Wales rugby union team There was an echo of the Warren Gatland era this week when the prop Wyn Jones accused France of cheating in the scrum. It was a calculated attempt to provoke the Six Nations leaders, whose indignant response went over the top, but it also showed the pressure the champions are under. Defeat would surrender their interest in the title and end the longest unbeaten home record in the competition. It is three years since Wales lost in Cardiff and 10 since France last won there,
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Pro14: Ospreys 13-21 Leinster – BBC Sport

Pro14: Ospreys 13-21 Leinster Leinster kept their unbeaten season going with a 21-13 victory over struggling Ospreys at the Gnoll. It was a 12th successive Pro14 win for the Irish province and an 18th victory of the season. Tries from Tommy O’Brien, Josh Murphy and Cian Kelleher clinched the win, while Ospreys responded with a Luke Morgan try and eight points from Luke Price. Leinster’s victory took them 19 points clear in Conference A. Ospreys continue to prop up this section with just two wins in 12 league matches this season. Ospreys had Wales pair Owen Watkin and Adam Beard
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Six Nations 2020: Wales v France preview, team news & key stats – BBC Sport

Six Nations 2020: Wales v France preview, team news & key stats – With fly-half Dan Biggar fit to start, Wales have made two changes to their starting XV for Saturday’s game against unbeaten Six Nations leaders France. Gareth Davies and Ross Moriarty come into the side to replace Tomos Williams and Aaron Wainwright respectively. Virimi Vakatawa is the only fresh face in the France line-up. The centre has recovered from a triceps injury and replaces Vincent Rattez, who suffered a broken fibula against Italy, with Gael Fickou switching to the wing. Biggar has come through his latest concussion protocols
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Five changes for Cardiff Blues in bid to bounce back from being nilโ€™d

Five changes for Cardiff Blues in bid to bounce back from being nilโ€™d John Mulvihill has made five changes to the Cardiff Blues team that lost 29-0 to Connacht last week as a return to winning ways is sought against Benetton at the Arms Park on Sunday, 5.15pm kick-off. One of the changes is an enforced one as Rey Lee-Lo has been ruled out with a head injury, with Ben Thomas taking his place in midfield. Garyn Smith moves from inside to outside centre to accommodate the change. The others are all tactical as Scott Andrews and Dmitri Arhip trade
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Alun Wyn Jones caught in row over scrummaging with the French Coach ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ“ฐ

Tensions are high as Wales prepare to take on France in Cardiff on Saturday, and Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones has hit back at France's claims that Wales were disrespectful with their scrum "cheat" claims. France coach Fabien Galthie responded to Wales prop Wyn Jones' suggestion the visiting scrum will "cheat" when the sides meet in Cardiff this weekend, saying the comments demonstrate a lack of respect for the whole country. "It's a lack of respect for our scrum, a lack of respect for our team, a lack of respect for French rugby but also for our nation," he told
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Introbiz Breakfast Networking Event in Cardiff, with Jonathan Davies ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ“ฐ

  Introbiz are delighted to share their latest Introbiz Expo news, where they will have all brand new top entrepreneurs and sporting legends speaking on stage in Wales' Biggest Business Expo. Their latest Introbiz Expo News day; "It gives us great pleasure to announce that we wilk have Welsh Rugby Legend and TV Personality Jonathan โ€œJiffyโ€ Davies and MC Rugby Legend Sean Holley to open Wales National Business Exhibition 2020 at the sit down Networking Breakfast Event prior to the Expo, at Cardiff City FC Stadium on Thursday 12th November from 7.am-10am. What else can you expect from the networking
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WRU pledge ยฃ100,000 for rugby clubs devastated by Storm Dennis as collection planned for Wales Six Nations match ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ“ฐ

The WRU have drawn up an action plan to support rugby clubs around Wales affected by Storm Dennis, setting the ball rolling with a ยฃ100,000 fighting fund. A number of clubs were seriously affected by flooding caused by the storm, including the likes of Bedwas, Blackwood, Cross Keys, Rumney and Newport HSOB. There have been dramatic images of the extent of the damage, both with flooded pitches and wrecked clubhouses. โ€” Read on www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/wru-pledge-100000-rugby-clubs-17783547  
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Wales Star Liam Williams set to return to the Scarlets in a matter of weeks ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ“ฐ

Wales star Liam Williams could be back on the regional rugby scene within a matter of weeks. The Scarlets confirmed before Christmas that the Lions Test full-back would be severing his association with Saracens and rejoining them. And troubled Sarries, who will play in the English championship next season after being relegated over salary-cap breaches, subsequently announced that Williams may have already played his last game for them.   For more on this article or Welsh Sports News please follow the link.
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Ireland 24 – 14 Wales ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ

The storm stayed away but Ireland built a big green wall to barricade themselves against Welsh tides in Dublin, beating the Grand Slam champions Wales in the second round of the Six Nations tournament. Andy Farrell’s side went in front, then defended for their lives and sniped for scores as Wales lost in this Championship for the first time in nine games and the first time under Wayne Pivac, in Pivac’s first away game in charge. It was their previous trip here in the Six Nations when Wales were last beaten. This was not the 37-27 see-saw match of 2018,
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Motivation for Wales and the Welsh Rugby Team ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‰

It’s Six Nations Game Day… The Welsh Nation Is Behind You ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ … It’s Time To Stand Shoulder To Shoulder Against The Irish โ˜˜๏ธ In Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช … It’s Time To Get Your War Paint On… And Do It For The Flag… Do It For The Badge… Do It For The Dragon… Do It For The Fans… Do It For Yourselves… Do It For The Silverware… And Do It For Your Country… Common Wales!… It’s Time To Go 2 From 2!…
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The Wales 15 to face Ireland on Saturday ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

The Wales XV looking to make it two wins from two when they take on Ireland on Saturday ๐Ÿ‘‡ ๐Ÿ‰ On the bench Rhys Carre, Adam Beard, Gareth Davies and Owen Williams replace Rob Evans, Cory Hill, Rhys Webb and Jarrod Evans
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Storm Ciara to interfere with returning Welsh Rugby Fans this weekend โ›ˆ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‰

Ferry operators have warned of expected disruption this weekend due to storm Ciara, meaning Wales fans heading back from the Dublin for the weekend’s Six Nations clash could face problems getting home. Officials from Natural Resources Wales said people living near the Welsh coast should be prepared for possible flooding and urged them to check the latest alerts and weather warnings over the weekend . “We are also warning people to avoid visiting the seafront due to the risk of being swept away by large waves or hit by wave and wind-blown debris,” said NRW’s Richard Preece.
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Age Connects are hosting fundraising Six Nations Events in Cardiff ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ

Cardiff Charity for the Elderly, Age Connects are Hosting Six Nations Events in Cardiff this year for their fundraising activities – Source: Introbiz News… โ€” Read more on www.introbiz.co.uk/age-connects-hots-six-nations-events/
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Ireland v Wales game biggest test of Pivacโ€™s coaching career ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ

Wales coach Wayne Pivac says the Six Nations trip to Ireland will prove the biggest test he has faced so far as a coach. Wayne is preparing for his first Wales Test away from Cardiff following the comfortable 42-0 Six Nations win over Italy on the opening weekend of the Six Nations, and an uncapped victory against the Barbarians in November 2019. Wales have not defeated Ireland in the Six Nations in Dublin since 2012. When asked whether this was the biggest test of his coaching career, Pivac replied: “Yes definitely.“ The former Fiji and Scarlets boss added: “It will
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Liam Williams is to miss the next two Wales games in the Six Nations Tournament ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ

Full Back Liam Williams is out of Wales’ next two Six Nations matches against Ireland and France but could face England, says defence coach Byron Hayward. The Scarlets-bound back has not played since Wales beat France in the World Cup quarter final last October. “It’s probably a bit too early for Liam, we’re looking at the fourth and fifth game,” said Hayward. Hooker Elliot Dee, scrum-half Gareth Davies and centre Owen Watkin are fit after missing out on Saturdays comfortable 42-0 win over Italy.
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Nick Tompkins has been picked for this weekends Six Nations Clash with Ireland ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ

New Wales player, centre Nick Tompkins has been given his first Wales start for the Six Nations trip to face Ireland as Wayne Pivac makes one change to the team that comfortably defeated Italy on the opening weekend of the Six Nations on Saturday. Saracens centre, Nick Tompkins will line up alongside Hadleigh Parkes with George North switching to his more familiar wing position. Scarlets wing Johnny McNicholl drops to the replacements bench. Centre Tompkins made his debut against Italy on Saturday and scored a superb solo try and set up another as a replacement. New Welsh Coach Wayne Pivac
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