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Autumn internationals

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Wales international Leigh Halfpenny ruled out of RBS 6 Nations match against England

Wing Leigh Halfpenny has been ruled out of contention for Wales’ RBS 6 Nations opener against England in Cardiff on Friday night. The Cardiff Blues player suffered a sprained ankle during Wales training yesterday, and joins Gethin Jenkins, Adam Jones, Tom Shanklin, Andrew Bishop, George North and Richie Rees on the sidelines. A scan, though, … Continue reading

Guest blog: The WRU tries to find solution to the worrying decline in Millennium Stadium ticket sales

Just one of Wales’ autumn international games sold out this year at the Millennium Stadium. Not even the world champions South Africa could draw in the punters. By Sam Shead The first match against Australia had 20,000 spare seats, which is one of the lowest recorded attendances since the stadium was built. The game against … Continue reading

Wales v New Zealand: match report

Wales 25-37 New Zealand Dan Carter broke Jonny Wilkinson’s world Test points record at the Millennium Stadium as New Zealand completed their third Grand Slam tour of Britain and Ireland in six seasons. All Blacks fly-half Carter missed four first-half kicks, but an early long-range penalty took him past England star Wilkinson’s mark of 1,178. … Continue reading

Wales v New Zealand: minute-by-minute report

More at ITV.com/Wales Wales v New Zealand: minute-by-minute-report gives you all the news, views and nonsense from the Millennium Stadium. Get involved by emailing tim.hart@itvwales.com, or tweet him @Timwellspent. ———————————————————————————————— By Tim Hart Published: 3pm 26 November 2010 Tim’s Twitter FULL-TIME: Wales 25-37 New Zealand 7.07pm: Simply put New Zealand were far more clinical and … Continue reading

James and North named in squad to face All Blacks

It’s all change for most of the Wales squad ahead of this weekend’s match. Wales have brought Blues wing Tom James straight into their starting line-up as they make wholesale changes for the final Autumn Internationals clash with New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium this Saturday. Leaving just three players in place from the 16 … Continue reading

Jenkins, Powell and Warburton fit for New Zealand game

Gethin Jenkins, Sam Warburton and Andy Powell are fit for squad consideration ahead of Saturday’s Test against New Zealand in Cardiff on Saturday. All three were unable to play during last week’s 16-16 draw against Fiji. But Deiniol Jones (broken cheekbone) joins Shane Williams (shoulder) on the injury list for the Millennium Stadium game. Warren Gatland’s … Continue reading

Wales v New Zealand: ban hit Keven Mealamu hard

New Zealand hooker Keven Mealamu has described the fall-out from his ban for striking England captain Lewis Moody with his head as the toughest period of his eight-year international career. The 31-year-old Blues forward was initially handed a four-week suspension after being cited over the incident, which appeared to show him butting Moody as the … Continue reading

Wales v Fiji: match report

Wales 16-16 Fiji Fiji fly-half Seremaia Bai kicked a last-gasp penalty to earn his side a deserved draw against a mediocre Wales at the Millennium Stadium. The South Sea Islanders had dumped Wales out of the 2007 World Cup the last time the sides met, and they looked set to claim a first win over … Continue reading

Wales v Fiji: minute-by-minute report

More at ITV.com/Wales Wales v Fiji: minute-by-minute report gives you all the news, views and nonsense from the Millennium Stadium. Get involved by emailing tim.hart@itvwales.com, or tweet him @Timwellspent. ———————————————————————————————— By Tim Hart Published: 6pm 19 November 2010 Tim’s Twitter FULL-TIME: Wales 16-16 Fiji 21.29: If Wales play like this against New Zealand they will … Continue reading

Fiji coach Sam Domoni makes eight changes for Wales match

Fiji coach Sam Domoni has made eight changes to his starting XV to face Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Friday night. Watch an interview with Ospreys and Wales player Adam Jones Gloucester flanker Akapusi Qera drops to the bench after starting Saturday’s 34-12 defeat to France in Nantes while Clermont flyer Napolioni Nalaga is … Continue reading

Travel information for Wales v Fiji

Fiji are the visitors to Cardiff this Friday, where they play Wales in their third Autumn international at the city’s Millennium Stadium. Kick off is at 7:30pm and fans travelling to the match are advised to plan their journeys well in advance, arrive early and be aware of road closures in the city centre. Fans … Continue reading

Ryan Jones will captain Wales against Fiji in third autumn international on Friday

Ryan Jones has regained the Wales captaincy and will take charge of a much-changed team against Fiji at the Millennium Stadium on Friday night. If flanker Dan Lydiate wins his fitness race to overcome an ankle problem, there will be nine switches from the side beaten 29-25 by world champions South Africa. Watch former Wales … Continue reading

Match report: Wales v South Africa

Souh Africa came from the abyss to somehow inflict their 12th successive victory over Wales beating them 25-29 at the Millennium Stadium. Teenager George North scored two tries on his Test debut, but Wales blew another golden opportunity to claim a coveted Tri Nations scalp. Watch interviews with Wales players and much more news at … Continue reading

Wales v South Africa: minute-by-minute report

More at ITV.com/Wales Wales v South Africa: minute-by-minute report gives you all the news, views and nonsense from the Millennium Stadium. Get involved by emailing tim.hart@itvwales.com, or tweet him @Timwellspent. ———————————————————————————————— By Tim Hart Published: 8am 13 November 2010 Tim’s Twitter 16.26: Our Swansea reporter Dean Thomas on Twitter: “Ahhhhh! OK performance by Wales but … Continue reading

Scarlets starlet George North will make his Wales debut against South Africa

Teenage wing George North will make his Wales debut in Saturday’s clash against world champions South Africa at the Millennium Stadium. The 18-year-old Scarlets prospect, replaces Will Harries as one of three changes following last weekend’s 25-16 loss to Australia. Full-back Lee Byrne returns after recovering from a broken bone in his hand, which means … Continue reading

Wales v Australia: minute-by-minute report

More at ITV.com/Wales Wales v Australia: Live blog brings you the latest news, views and nonsense from the Millennium Stadium. Get involved by emailing tim.hart@itvwales.com, or tweet him @Timwellspent. ———————————————————————————————— By Tim Hart Published: 8am 6 November 2010 Tim’s Twitter Sam Warburton gets his chance today as he starts for Wales against Australia, replacing his … Continue reading

Wales name team for Australia match

Cardiff Blues flanker Martyn Williams has failed to win a starting place for the autumn Test series opener against Australia on Saturday. Williams, who has won 95 caps, has to be content with a place on the bench behind his Blues colleague Sam Warburton. Warburton has been handed Williams’ number seven shirt and packs down … Continue reading

Wales rugby team open their training session to fans

The Wales rugby team will have an open training session at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff tomorrow. Fans will be able to watch the training as well as meet the players and get autographs. Entry to the stadium is free. The entire squad will be put through their paces by head coach Warren Gatland and … Continue reading

Matthew Rees named as Wales captain for the Autumn international match against Australia

Matthew Rees will captain Wales for the Invesco Perpetual Series 2010 opener against Australia at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday 6 November. Rees, the Scarlets captain who has 39 caps to his name, will take over  the captains’ arm band from the injury hit Ryan Jones. He will become the 128th player to captain Wales. … Continue reading

Wales announce squad for rugby Autumn internationals

    Wales head coach Warren Gatland has not named a captain as part of his 33-man squad for their autumn international fixtures against Australia, South Africa, Fiji and New Zealand. Watch an interview with Warren Gatland at ITV.com/Wales Ospreys forward Ryan Jones was handed the captaincy by Gatland upon the Kiwi’s arrival in 2007 … Continue reading

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