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Wales Dragons squads are confirmed

Simon Thomas: If Wales had brought a bigger squad to South Africa, their first Test preparation could have been better

Wales will be hoping history repeats itself at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit this weekend.<p>If it doesn’t, then Warren Gatland and his fellow …

Nigel Owens' World Cup column: Introducing rugby-style citing would cut out the play-acting and diving in football

Great games, great goals, great drama... shame about the play-acting.<p>Football really is a beautiful game and the first week of this World Cup has …

Wales fly-half Dan Biggar reveals hurt of defeat to South Africa, declaring: 'We want to make people proud again'

Dan Biggar says the Welsh team are determined to make people proud again by putting on a much better show in Saturday’s second Test against the …

South Africa v Wales: Mike Phillips not taking place for granted

South Africa v Wales<p><b>Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips admits he could be dropped for the second Test against South Africa on Saturday.</b><p>Scarlets number nine Gareth Davies impressed on his debut as a replacement for Phillips in Wales' 38-16 defeat against the Springboks in Durban.<p>Phillips says he his not …

South Africa

Ryan Jones: Bristol forward sent for ankle operation after final loss

<b>Wales forward Ryan Jones looks set to miss his country's summer tour of South Africa because of an ankle injury.</b><p>The former captain, 33, sustained suspected ligament damage while playing for Bristol on Wednesday.<p>Jones, tipped to be on the stand-by list for the two-Test tour, was due to be assessed …

Sam Warburton

London Welsh take firm control of play-off final with victory over Bristol

Exiles claim 27-8 win at the Kassam Stadium to give themselves some margin for the return leg at the Memorial Stadium in a week's time<p>Justin Burnell, the London Welsh coach, enjoyed the moment but left his players in no doubt about the enormity of the task facing them in the Greene King IPA …

X-rays

Baker ready to rise to Trial challenge

Swansea: The latest news, sport, what's on and business from Swansea and Gower

Welcome to <b>SwanseaOnline</b> - your home for the best news, sports and what's on coverage from Swansea. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter …

Bryan Habana issues apology for taking a dive in Heineken Cup Final

<b>Toulon winger Bryan Habana has issued a public apology for what can only be described as a football-like dive in yesterday's Heineken Cup final. This</b> …

Alun Wyn Jones welcomes Hook with open arms

RaboDirect PRO12<p>Alun Wyn Jones welcomes Hook with open arms<p>ESPN Staff<p>May 21, 2014<p>Alun-Wyn Jones and James Hook belt out the national anthem while on …

Pro 12: Ospreys confirm bid to re-sign Perpignan's James Hook

<b>The Ospreys have confirmed they are in talks to re-sign James Hook.</b><p>The utility back, 28, who has won 75 Wales caps, left the Liberty Stadium to join Perpignan in July 2011 and signed a four-year extension last September.<p>But it is thought he has a get-out clause that can be activated after the …

Welsh Rugby

Roger Lewis: 'French clubs are endangering the European game'

This is a delicate, sensitive moment for Welsh rugby. In public, hard words have been spoken – most of them by senior figures associated with the …

Ambition pays off for Cefn Cribwr

Wales regions' chorus of anger finds voice against WRU's Roger Lewis

You have to be of a certain age to remember the moment 41 years ago when Derek Quinnell, paterfamilias of one of the grand dynasties of Welsh rugby, fought his way through a scrum of stewards and blazers gathering in the tunnel of the North Stand of the National Stadium Cardiff Arms Park (to give …

Roger Lewis, once rock's most powerful man, seeks harmony in Welsh rugby

When he was head of music at Radio 1 in the 1980s, Roger Lewis mixed with the leading stars of the day, invited to a party by Madonna, hanging out with Elton John and spending two weeks at the house of Bob Geldof. He was described at the time as the most powerful man in rock music, but in the …

Shane Williams believes James Hook would thrive playing his…

Shane Williams believes James Hook would thrive playing his rugby in Japan - if his club Perpignan are relegated from the French Top 14 and he wants a move.<p>Hook, 28, and reaching the end of his third season at the Stade Aime Giral, has been linked with a move to the Far East if the Blood and Gold drop into the second division.<p>Perpignan are currently in a desperate fight at the foot of the table, currently occupying the second relegation spot and locked on 50 points with Oyonnax and Bayonne.<p>Were …