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#Wales

# wales - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Wales are one win away from a Grand Slam after hammering Italy
# On Track
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# On Track

Wales are one win away from a Grand Slam after hammering Italy

Mar 13th 2021, 5:00 PM 30,615 Views 48 Comments

Wayne Pivac’s men made it four from four ahead of next weekend’s visit to France.

# wales - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Eddie Jones avoids blaming referee after 'unusual' decisions in Wales defeat
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Eddie Jones avoids blaming referee after 'unusual' decisions in Wales defeat

Feb 27th 2021, 9:40 PM 11,765 Views 23 Comments

Wayne Pivac’s side lifted the Triple Crown after amassing their highest Test score against England.

Wales put 40 points on England to stay on course for Grand Slam
# Triple Crown
From The42
# Triple Crown

Wales put 40 points on England to stay on course for Grand Slam

Feb 27th 2021, 7:22 PM 41,438 Views 49 Comments

The defeat all but ended reigning the champions’ hopes of a successful title defence.

# wales - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Wales boss Pivac applauds ‘exciting’ 20-year-old wing Rees-Zammit after Scotland win
# Main Man
From The42
# Main Man

Wales boss Pivac applauds ‘exciting’ 20-year-old wing Rees-Zammit after Scotland win

Feb 13th 2021, 9:30 PM 6,897 Views 9 Comments

The Gloucester man was the hero with two tries in a stunning performance.

Rees-Zammit the hero as Wales edge past Scotland in thriller
# King Louis
From The42
# King Louis

Rees-Zammit the hero as Wales edge past Scotland in thriller

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 6:56 PM 31,137 Views 61 Comments

Two tries from Welsh wing Louis Rees-Zammit prove crucial as 14-man Scotland pay the price for their indiscipline.

# wales - Friday 12 February, 2021

Record low February temperatures of -15 degrees in England and Wales for second night running
# Baltic
# Baltic

Record low February temperatures of -15 degrees in England and Wales for second night running

Feb 12th 2021, 11:41 AM 17,066 Views 5 Comments

The coldest UK temperature for 65 years was recorded at Braemar in Aberdeenshire on Wednesday night.

# wales - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Top carrier, tackler, passer, and jackler - Tadhg Beirne's best game yet for Ireland
# STANDOUT
From The42
# STANDOUT

Top carrier, tackler, passer, and jackler - Tadhg Beirne's best game yet for Ireland

Feb 9th 2021, 5:18 PM 20,555 Views 30 Comments

The Munster lock was superb as Ireland came up short against Wales last weekend.

Ireland's O'Mahony to face hearing today following red card against Wales
# Discipline
From The42
# Discipline

Ireland's O'Mahony to face hearing today following red card against Wales

Feb 9th 2021, 8:40 AM 11,690 Views 47 Comments

The 31-year-old was sent off for making contact with the head of Tomas Francis.

# wales - Monday 8 February, 2021

'He has been a real bonus for the coaches' - Keenan impresses at 15 for Ireland
# In Form
From The42
# In Form

'He has been a real bonus for the coaches' - Keenan impresses at 15 for Ireland

Feb 8th 2021, 4:42 PM 22,625 Views 34 Comments

The Leinster man’s performance was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

Iain Henderson backs Billy Burns to bounce back from his kicking blunder
# Solidarity
From The42
# Solidarity

Iain Henderson backs Billy Burns to bounce back from his kicking blunder

Feb 8th 2021, 12:08 PM 29,562 Views 56 Comments

The Ireland out-half missed touch with the final kick of yesterday’s game – ending Ireland’s hopes of a sensational come-from-behind win.

# wales - Sunday 7 February, 2021

'Other days, you're the hero... It's the life of the number 10'
# Agonising
From The42
# Agonising

'Other days, you're the hero... It's the life of the number 10'

Feb 7th 2021, 9:43 PM 47,768 Views 79 Comments

Johnny Sexton and Andy Farrell stressed that Billy Burns didn’t cost Ireland the game in Cardiff.

Welsh squad decimated after bruising battle with Ireland
# Walking Wounded
From The42
# Walking Wounded

Welsh squad decimated after bruising battle with Ireland

Feb 7th 2021, 9:14 PM 13,715 Views 1 Comment

Four Welsh starters have already been ruled out of next weekend’s trip to Murrayfield.

'Guys don't do this on purpose' - Farrell backs POM to rebound with Ireland
# Red Card
From The42
# Red Card

'Guys don't do this on purpose' - Farrell backs POM to rebound with Ireland

Feb 7th 2021, 9:14 PM 10,865 Views 30 Comments

The Munster captain was sent off in the 14th minute in Cardiff.

Ireland leave Cardiff feeling a mix of pride, disappointment and regret
# Up And Down
From The42
# Up And Down

Ireland leave Cardiff feeling a mix of pride, disappointment and regret

Feb 7th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,453 Views 24 Comments

Josh van der Flier says he and the seven-man pack felt ‘comfortable’ at half-time, but errors allowed Wales win back control.

'We didn't get the win today but we can be proud of what we did'
# Stander And Deliver
From The42
# Stander And Deliver

'We didn't get the win today but we can be proud of what we did'

Feb 7th 2021, 5:35 PM 10,244 Views 41 Comments

CJ Stander credits his team mates for giving Wales a massive fright today.

Ireland battle in Cardiff defeat but fail to overcome early O'Mahony red card
# Man Down
From The42
# Man Down

Ireland battle in Cardiff defeat but fail to overcome early O'Mahony red card

Feb 7th 2021, 5:14 PM 39,600 Views 230 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men racked up a big error count in the second half as they came up short.

As it happened: Wales see off 14 man Ireland From The42
Live Feb 7th 2021, 2:09 PM

As it happened: Wales see off 14 man Ireland

Ireland told be on guard against George North's threat
# Dangerman
From The42
# Dangerman

Ireland told be on guard against George North's threat

Feb 7th 2021, 8:51 AM 7,393 Views 7 Comments

The Welshman has had success against Ireland in the past.

Five key questions ahead of Ireland's Six Nations opener against Wales
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Five key questions ahead of Ireland's Six Nations opener against Wales

Feb 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 9,195 Views 2 Comments

We look at the big issues as Andy Farrell’s Ireland kick off their 2021 campaign in Cardiff.

# wales - Saturday 6 February, 2021

'We have to be better, full stop,' says Wales coach Jenkins
# Dragon Fire
From The42
# Dragon Fire

'We have to be better, full stop,' says Wales coach Jenkins

Feb 6th 2021, 7:20 PM 5,689 Views 4 Comments

Wales take on Ireland tomorrow after slumping to seven defeats from 10 games in 2020.

‘What in the name of Jaysus were we doing going into a warzone to play rugby?’
# Cult Hero
From The42
# Cult Hero

‘What in the name of Jaysus were we doing going into a warzone to play rugby?’

Feb 6th 2021, 10:09 AM 48,339 Views 23 Comments

Noel Mannion is best remembered for his iconic try against Wales in 1989 – but his fondest memories come from crossing the border to play in Ulster.

# wales - Friday 5 February, 2021

'It is going to be a war of attrition. We have not won there since 2013'
# Poke The Dragon
From The42
# Poke The Dragon

'It is going to be a war of attrition. We have not won there since 2013'

Feb 5th 2021, 8:01 PM 26,412 Views 23 Comments

Andy Farrell says criticism of Welsh team is unfair.

George North named at centre in Wales team to face Ireland
# In The Red Corner
From The42
# In The Red Corner

George North named at centre in Wales team to face Ireland

Feb 5th 2021, 12:18 PM 14,967 Views 16 Comments

Dan Lydiate has been selected to make his first international start since November 2018.

# wales - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Van der Flier set to start for Ireland in Six Nations clash with Wales
# Back Row
From The42
# Back Row

Van der Flier set to start for Ireland in Six Nations clash with Wales

Feb 4th 2021, 9:55 PM 38,242 Views 41 Comments

The 27-year-old is set to team up with CJ Stander and Peter O’Mahony.

# wales - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Ireland skipper Sexton fit for Wales game after return to full training
# Good To Go
From The42
# Good To Go

Ireland skipper Sexton fit for Wales game after return to full training

Feb 3rd 2021, 4:13 PM 4,655 Views 18 Comments

The 35-year-old has recovered from a hamstring issue.

O'Mahony enjoying chances to show 'the skills and the football' for Ireland
# Wide Role
From The42
# Wide Role

O'Mahony enjoying chances to show 'the skills and the football' for Ireland

Feb 3rd 2021, 3:31 PM 6,221 Views 6 Comments

The Munster man is often tasked with holding width in Ireland’s attacking shape.

# wales - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Injury blow for Ireland as number eight Doris ruled out of Wales clash
# Concussion
From The42
# Concussion

Injury blow for Ireland as number eight Doris ruled out of Wales clash

Feb 2nd 2021, 3:16 PM 26,197 Views 46 Comments

Quinn Roux has also picked up an injury, while Gavin Coombes and Ryan Baird join the squad.

IRFU had 'preliminary' discussions about a joint bid to host the 2031 World Cup
# RWC31
From The42
# RWC31

IRFU had 'preliminary' discussions about a joint bid to host the 2031 World Cup

Feb 2nd 2021, 9:36 AM 14,662 Views 22 Comments

An RFU spokesperson said a bid with Ireland, Scotland, and Wales was being considered.

# wales - Monday 1 February, 2021

Familiar faces seem likely to lead the charge for Farrell's Ireland in Cardiff
# Ireland
From The42
# Ireland

Familiar faces seem likely to lead the charge for Farrell's Ireland in Cardiff

Updated Feb 1st 2021, 8:03 PM 25,091 Views 60 Comments

The Ireland boss will feel many of his key men are in good form coming into this Six Nations.

# wales - Saturday 30 January, 2021

Four-year-old girl discovers dinosaur footprint on beach in Wales
# Beached Dinosaur
# Beached Dinosaur

Four-year-old girl discovers dinosaur footprint on beach in Wales

Jan 30th 2021, 4:27 PM 75,179 Views 30 Comments

The footprint is 220 million years old.

Man charged after suspicious package sent to coronavirus vaccine site in Wales
# Evacuated
# Evacuated

Man charged after suspicious package sent to coronavirus vaccine site in Wales

Jan 30th 2021, 12:32 PM 13,174 Views 11 Comments

All staff had to be evacuated from the site on Wednesday.

# wales - Friday 29 January, 2021

Wales to continue lockdown for 3 more weeks; schools may return next month
# Wales
# Wales

Wales to continue lockdown for 3 more weeks; schools may return next month

Jan 29th 2021, 7:22 AM 7,553 Views 1 Comment

Rates of coronavirus across Wales have fallen below 200 cases per 100,000 people for the first time since November.

# wales - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Wales boss Wayne Pivac ready for Ireland on Sunday week
# Hotting Up
From The42
# Hotting Up

Wales boss Wayne Pivac ready for Ireland on Sunday week

Jan 28th 2021, 9:35 AM 4,068 Views 11 Comments

Wales won just three out of 10 Tests under Pivac last year – losing twice to Ireland at the Aviva.

# wales - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Alun Wyn Jones set to be fit for Wales’ Six Nations opener against Ireland
# Keeping Up With Jones
From The42
# Keeping Up With Jones

Alun Wyn Jones set to be fit for Wales’ Six Nations opener against Ireland

Jan 27th 2021, 3:26 PM 2,190 Views 2 Comments

The Wales captain has not played since December.

Staff return to work after suspicious package found at Welsh factory where AstraZeneca vaccine is made
# Wrexham
# Wrexham

Staff return to work after suspicious package found at Welsh factory where AstraZeneca vaccine is made

Jan 27th 2021, 2:07 PM 23,347 Views 14 Comments

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford said “we are working with local police and the military to find out more about this incident”.

# wales - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Furlong 'in fantastic shape' as he gets set to return for Leinster on Saturday
# 11 Months Later
From The42
# 11 Months Later

Furlong 'in fantastic shape' as he gets set to return for Leinster on Saturday

Jan 26th 2021, 6:00 AM 10,374 Views 8 Comments

The Wexford man is in line to feature against Scarlets this weekend.

# wales - Saturday 23 January, 2021

Welsh Tory leader quits after politicians found drinking following pub alcohol ban
# Controversy
# Controversy

Welsh Tory leader quits after politicians found drinking following pub alcohol ban

Jan 23rd 2021, 6:15 PM 29,156 Views 12 Comments

Paul Davies said the controversy over his conduct had become a ‘distraction’ for the party.

# wales - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Welsh politicians 'caught drinking wine' in tea room of country's parliament days after a pub alcohol ban
# Senedd
# Senedd

Welsh politicians 'caught drinking wine' in tea room of country's parliament days after a pub alcohol ban

Jan 20th 2021, 10:09 PM 26,222 Views 15 Comments

The four say they did not consume alcohol not bought from parliamentary premises.

# wales - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Williams to miss Wales' Six Nations opener against Ireland due to suspension
# Banned
From The42
# Banned

Williams to miss Wales' Six Nations opener against Ireland due to suspension

Jan 14th 2021, 1:26 PM 12,011 Views 12 Comments

The 29-year-old was sent off during the Scarlets’ defeat to Cardiff Blues last weekend.

# wales - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Welsh minister says new virus variant is a factor in rapid rise of country's cases
# Wales
# Wales

Welsh minister says new virus variant is a factor in rapid rise of country's cases

Dec 20th 2020, 4:20 PM 16,648 Views 29 Comments

Wales has changed its rules on social interactions ahead of Christmas.