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#Wales

# wales - Friday 11 December, 2020

Welsh nationalist party pledges to hold independence referendum by 2026
# Plaid Cymru
# Plaid Cymru

Welsh nationalist party pledges to hold independence referendum by 2026

Dec 11th 2020, 7:34 AM 14,130 Views 22 Comments

Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price said the devolved Welsh administration was “under attack” by Boris Johnson’s government.

# wales - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Wayne Pivac confident Wales will be Six Nations contenders in 2021
# Not Likely
From The42
# Not Likely

Wayne Pivac confident Wales will be Six Nations contenders in 2021

Dec 5th 2020, 10:42 PM 3,586 Views 2 Comments

The Wales head coach managed only three Test wins in his first year in charge.

Wales conclude Autumn Nations Cup with stuttering win over Italy
# On The Slide
From The42
# On The Slide

Wales conclude Autumn Nations Cup with stuttering win over Italy

Dec 5th 2020, 7:56 PM 8,012 Views 3 Comments

Wayne Pivac’s team finished fifth in the tournament but their only wins in 2020 have come against Italy and Georgia.

# wales - Saturday 28 November, 2020

England defeat Wales to secure place in Autumn Nations Cup final
# On A Roll
From The42
# On A Roll

England defeat Wales to secure place in Autumn Nations Cup final

Nov 28th 2020, 6:07 PM 17,392 Views 14 Comments

Victory for Eddie Jones’ side means Ireland cannot now reach the inaugural final of the competition.

# wales - Thursday 26 November, 2020

George Ford back in England team for Wales clash
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

George Ford back in England team for Wales clash

Nov 26th 2020, 11:24 AM 5,238 Views 0 Comments

The out-half made his comeback from an Achilles injury as a replacement in last weekend’s win over Ireland.

# wales - Sunday 22 November, 2020

Virimi Vakatawa's try helps France to victory away in Scotland From The42

Virimi Vakatawa's try helps France to victory away in Scotland

Nov 22nd 2020, 5:28 PM 10,354 Views 11 Comments

Stuart Hogg and co. made some costly errors in the closing stages.

# wales - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Wales end losing streak with unimpressive win over Georgia
# Winning Ways
From The42
# Winning Ways

Wales end losing streak with unimpressive win over Georgia

Nov 21st 2020, 7:53 PM 11,449 Views 0 Comments

An 18-0 victory has eased some of the pressure on Wayne Pivac.

# wales - Thursday 19 November, 2020

'Work carries on as normal' for high-flying Wales despite Ryan Giggs' absence
# Onwards
From The42
# Onwards

'Work carries on as normal' for high-flying Wales despite Ryan Giggs' absence

Nov 19th 2020, 8:45 AM 3,465 Views 0 Comments

Robert Page is in interim charge as uncertainty reigns over Giggs’ position.

# wales - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Wales set new unbeaten record to secure Nations League promotion
# Going Up
From The42
# Going Up

Wales set new unbeaten record to secure Nations League promotion

Nov 18th 2020, 9:55 PM 7,638 Views 3 Comments

The Welsh finished at the top of Ireland’s group thanks to tonight’s win over Finland in Cardiff.

# wales - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

'Gibson-Park has the potential to cause defences a huge amount of problems'
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

'Gibson-Park has the potential to cause defences a huge amount of problems'

Nov 17th 2020, 10:26 AM 8,772 Views 13 Comments

The Ireland scrum-half came in for praise on this week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

# wales - Monday 16 November, 2020

Roux proud to play part for Ireland with family watching on from South Africa
# Physical
From The42
# Physical

Roux proud to play part for Ireland with family watching on from South Africa

Nov 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 8,159 Views 4 Comments

The Connacht lock is hopeful he has done enough to keep his place against England.

# wales - Sunday 15 November, 2020

'I have no doubts I will be a success' - Defiant Kenny looks to future after Wales defeat
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

'I have no doubts I will be a success' - Defiant Kenny looks to future after Wales defeat

Nov 15th 2020, 8:49 PM 10,977 Views 35 Comments

The Irish boss spoke of what will be added to his squad next year by all of those who have missed recent games.

Second-half Brooks header means toothless Ireland lose again
# Familiar Feeling
From The42
# Familiar Feeling

Second-half Brooks header means toothless Ireland lose again

Nov 15th 2020, 7:04 PM 61,011 Views 152 Comments

Wales were 1-0 winners in Cardiff, as Stephen Kenny’s bad start to international management went on.

McClean and Molumby start as Kenny rings changes for Wales clash
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

McClean and Molumby start as Kenny rings changes for Wales clash

Nov 15th 2020, 3:48 PM 6,771 Views 9 Comments

Gareth Bale starts for Wales.

# wales - Friday 13 November, 2020

Farrell hails 'dominant' Irish win but injuries a concern for Twickenham trip
# Power
From The42
# Power

Farrell hails 'dominant' Irish win but injuries a concern for Twickenham trip

Nov 13th 2020, 10:48 PM 11,147 Views 14 Comments

The Ireland head coach knows his team will need to improve on ‘everything’ to beat England.

Lowe and Roux tries help Ireland to winning start in the Autumn Nations Cup
# Job Done
From The42
# Job Done

Lowe and Roux tries help Ireland to winning start in the Autumn Nations Cup

Nov 13th 2020, 8:59 PM 44,740 Views 97 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men came out on top but captain Johnny Sexton is an injury concern ahead of the England clash.

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Autumn Nations Cup From The42
Live Nov 13th 2020, 6:10 PM

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Autumn Nations Cup

The five key issues facing Ireland against Wales tonight
# Bouncing Back
From The42
# Bouncing Back

The five key issues facing Ireland against Wales tonight

Updated Nov 13th 2020, 3:00 PM 33,737 Views 29 Comments

The Autumn Nations Cup gives Andy Farrell the chance to perfect his game-plan after an inconsistent Six Nations, writes Garry Doyle.

Keenan excited to link with Lowe and Stockdale in Ireland's new-look back three
# Show Time
From The42
# Show Time

Keenan excited to link with Lowe and Stockdale in Ireland's new-look back three

Nov 13th 2020, 1:01 AM 5,535 Views 3 Comments

The Leinster man will win his third cap against Wales in Dublin this evening.

# wales - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Kenny unconcerned by Doherty's 'embarrassed' reaction to England defeat
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Kenny unconcerned by Doherty's 'embarrassed' reaction to England defeat

Nov 12th 2020, 11:49 PM 17,107 Views 16 Comments

The Irish boss also confirmed Seamus Coleman will miss the remaining games with Wales and Bulgaria.

'Responsibility is shared,' says AWJ as Welsh crisis comes to Dublin
# Wounded Animal
From The42
# Wounded Animal

'Responsibility is shared,' says AWJ as Welsh crisis comes to Dublin

Nov 12th 2020, 6:44 PM 5,979 Views 3 Comments

Wales have lost five games on the spin ahead of tomorrow’s opening Autumn Nations Cup match.

# wales - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist

Nov 11th 2020, 7:00 PM 10,218 Views 5 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men will be looking to make improvements in a defensive sense in the Autumn Nations Cup.

Changes kept to a minimum as Wales name team to face Ireland on Friday night
# Opposition
From The42
# Opposition

Changes kept to a minimum as Wales name team to face Ireland on Friday night

Nov 11th 2020, 12:39 PM 9,531 Views 19 Comments

The Aviva Stadium hosts the Autumn Nations Cup opener.

# wales - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Lowe starts for Ireland against Wales with Burns set for debut off bench
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Lowe starts for Ireland against Wales with Burns set for debut off bench

Nov 10th 2020, 12:52 PM 38,172 Views 87 Comments

Head coach Andy Farrell has named a much-changed matchday 23 for the Autumn Nations Cup clash.

# wales - Monday 9 November, 2020

Sexton keen to move on and see Ireland improve consistency
# November Tests
From The42
# November Tests

Sexton keen to move on and see Ireland improve consistency

Nov 9th 2020, 3:25 PM 6,110 Views 27 Comments

‘We don’t want to go with a massive performance then massive dip.’

# wales - Sunday 8 November, 2020

Wales rocked ahead of Ireland clash as defence coach quits
# Upheaval
From The42
# Upheaval

Wales rocked ahead of Ireland clash as defence coach quits

Nov 8th 2020, 2:05 PM 18,663 Views 2 Comments

Byron Hayward has left his role just five days ahead of the Nations Cup meeting with Ireland.

# wales - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Wales' miserable run continues as Scotland end Six Nations with away win
# Tough Watch
From The42
# Tough Watch

Wales' miserable run continues as Scotland end Six Nations with away win

Oct 31st 2020, 4:12 PM 11,642 Views 4 Comments

Gregor Townsend’s men edged it as Wayne Pivac’s difficult start to his tenure continued.

# wales - Monday 26 October, 2020

Wales to review lockdown guidance after Tesco mixup over selling period products
# Wales
# Wales

Wales to review lockdown guidance after Tesco mixup over selling period products

Oct 26th 2020, 7:28 PM 67,042 Views 36 Comments

Tesco earlier apologised after wrongly suggesting sanitary products were “non-essential” and could not be sold.

# wales - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones to equal McCaw's appearance record
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones to equal McCaw's appearance record

Oct 22nd 2020, 4:09 PM 6,692 Views 2 Comments

The 35-year-old will win his 148th cap on Saturday when Wales take on France.

# wales - Monday 19 October, 2020

Wales to begin two-week 'firebreak' lockdown to limit spread of Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Wales to begin two-week 'firebreak' lockdown to limit spread of Covid-19

Oct 19th 2020, 2:24 PM 23,455 Views 21 Comments

The “sharp and deep” lockdown will begin at 6pm on 23 October.

# wales - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Wales win in Bulgaria to reclaim top spot in Ireland's Nations League group
# State Of Play
From The42
# State Of Play

Wales win in Bulgaria to reclaim top spot in Ireland's Nations League group

Oct 14th 2020, 10:23 PM 7,008 Views 0 Comments

The defeat for the Bulgarians is a boost to Stephen Kenny’s side’s hopes of avoiding relegation.

'It's hard to believe we didn't score' - Ireland didn't deserve Finland defeat, says Kenny
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

'It's hard to believe we didn't score' - Ireland didn't deserve Finland defeat, says Kenny

Updated Oct 14th 2020, 9:42 PM 39,840 Views 57 Comments

The Irish manager stood by Darren Randolph and cursed his side’s luck as they were beaten again.

# wales - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Kenny and FAI to review flight plans ahead of Helsinki trip
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Kenny and FAI to review flight plans ahead of Helsinki trip

Oct 11th 2020, 9:00 PM 34,143 Views 25 Comments

The Irish boss lost five players over a single Covid positive test last night, with four players identified as close contacts because of seating on the plane.

'It's the same old story, in that we haven't finished our chances' - Duffy
# Stalemate
From The42
# Stalemate

'It's the same old story, in that we haven't finished our chances' - Duffy

Oct 11th 2020, 4:56 PM 8,431 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland captain says their depleted Ireland squad had to dig deep to earn a 0-0 draw against Wales at the Aviva Stadium.

Wales hold Ireland to another goalless draw
# Honours Even
From The42
# Honours Even

Wales hold Ireland to another goalless draw

Oct 11th 2020, 4:04 PM 40,327 Views 93 Comments

An understrength Irish side, weakened by Covid-19, showed more signs of encouragement but again failed to score.

As it happened: Republic of Ireland v Wales, Nations League From The42
Live Oct 11th 2020, 1:07 PM

As it happened: Republic of Ireland v Wales, Nations League

Molumby starts as Kenny forced to make significant changes for Wales clash
# Chaotic Preparation
From The42
# Chaotic Preparation

Molumby starts as Kenny forced to make significant changes for Wales clash

Oct 11th 2020, 1:00 PM 13,653 Views 17 Comments

Jack Byrne is among just five outfield players on the bench.

Plane saga dominates build-up as Kenny searches for important win against Wales
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Plane saga dominates build-up as Kenny searches for important win against Wales

Oct 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 29,209 Views 2 Comments

With the Euros dream dead, Ireland need to start getting results to improve their seeding for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers draw.

# wales - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Ryan Giggs: 'Ireland were the better team against Slovakia and got no luck'
# Nations League
From The42
# Nations League

Ryan Giggs: 'Ireland were the better team against Slovakia and got no luck'

Oct 10th 2020, 3:26 PM 8,194 Views 4 Comments

Welsh manager hails Stephen Kenny’s new look Irish side but plans to give Aaron Ramsey a rare international start in tomorrow’s game in Dublin.

# wales - Friday 9 October, 2020

Ben Davies fires out warning shot to Ireland ahead of Sunday's derby
# Point To Prove
From The42
# Point To Prove

Ben Davies fires out warning shot to Ireland ahead of Sunday's derby

Oct 9th 2020, 11:54 AM 7,281 Views 0 Comments

Wales are seeking to bounce back after losing 3-0 to England at Wembley last night.