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Wales

# wales - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Tipsy ‘beaver’ steals blackcurrant cordial in botched nightclub theft

Unfortunately for the beaver, he was caught on CCTV.

# wales - Saturday 29 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie First gay marriage takes place in England and Wales I Do

First gay marriage takes place in England and Wales

Same-sex couples who were married abroad are now recognised under the new law in England and Wales.

# wales - Saturday 15 March, 2014

From The Score GIF: Dirty Hogg sent off for late shoulder on Dan Biggar 6 Nations

GIF: Dirty Hogg sent off for late shoulder on Dan Biggar

Scotland are headed for a trouncing in Cardiff.

# wales - Monday 10 March, 2014

This Welsh local news story will leave a bad taste in your mouth

A football pitch tuck shop fell victim to two very unsavoury characters.

# wales - Thursday 6 March, 2014

From The Score VIDEO: Gareth Bale scored a magnificent solo goal against Iceland On Your Own

VIDEO: Gareth Bale scored a magnificent solo goal against Iceland

Wales’ talisman inspired a 3-1 win by scoring one and setting up the other two.

# wales - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

From The Score Jonathan Davies returns to Welsh team that includes 12 Lions Midfield Boost

Jonathan Davies returns to Welsh team that includes 12 Lions

Head coach Warren Gatland has restored the Scarlets centre to his side ahead of the trip to Twickenham.

# wales - Monday 3 March, 2014

From The Score Tuilagi back in England squad for big bash against Wales Midfield

Tuilagi back in England squad for big bash against Wales

Marland Yarde has also been handed a recall as the Championship enters its decisive final weeks.

# wales - Monday 24 February, 2014

From The Score Just one Irishman makes our Six Nations team of the weekend Dream Team

Just one Irishman makes our Six Nations team of the weekend

After another exciting weekend of European international rugby, here’s the XV we felt stood out.

# wales - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

From The Score Wales drop Mike Phillips as France make just one change Starting XVs

Wales drop Mike Phillips as France make just one change

George North starts in the centre for the Welsh, as Saint-André make three switches to the French bench selection.

# wales - Monday 17 February, 2014

From The Score Schmidt’s biggest test yet awaits as his Ireland travel for first time Proving Ground

Schmidt’s biggest test yet awaits as his Ireland travel for first time

The New Zealander appears to have carried many of the strengths that made him a success at Leinster into international rugby.

# wales - Thursday 13 February, 2014

From The Score Analysis: Finding space the key to Ireland’s kicking against Wales Analysis

Analysis: Finding space the key to Ireland’s kicking against Wales

Joe Schmidt identified potential weaknesses in the Welsh defensive system and his players pursued them ruthlessly.

From The Score Analysis: Ireland win the battle of the chop tackle to stifle Wales Analysis

Analysis: Ireland win the battle of the chop tackle to stifle Wales

Joe Schmidt’s men showed signs that they had prepared themselves for the Welsh defensive tactics.

From The Score Nora Stapleton column: Katie Taylor told us we had inspired her Triple Crown

Nora Stapleton column: Katie Taylor told us we had inspired her

The Ireland out-half writes about beating Wales to set up a Triple Crown-decider with England in the Six Nations.

# wales - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

From The Score Woodwork and wonder save ensure Cardiff v Villa ends in stalemate Midweek Madness

Woodwork and wonder save ensure Cardiff v Villa ends in stalemate

David Marshall’s late stop prevented Andreas Weimann from securing all three points.

From The Score ‘I thought it was easy in my first season’ – Sexton hungry for trophy success Ambition

‘I thought it was easy in my first season’ – Sexton hungry for trophy success

The Ireland out-half is excited about the challenge that awaits against Owen Farrell’s England at Twickenham.

# wales - Monday 10 February, 2014

From The Score Roberts dismisses ‘frustrating’ O’Mahony comments as Wales regroup Confidence

Roberts dismisses ‘frustrating’ O’Mahony comments as Wales regroup

The Racing Métro centre believes that his side are still in a good position to win the Six Nations this year.

From The Score ‘Everyone has had a part to play’ – Healy lauds Ireland’s collective spirit Passion

‘Everyone has had a part to play’ – Healy lauds Ireland’s collective spirit

The loosehead prop says Joe Schmidt’s side are keen not to let their emotional intensity slip.

# wales - Sunday 9 February, 2014

From The Score Peter O’Mahony: Ireland ‘wanted it more than’ Wales Man Of The Match

Peter O’Mahony: Ireland ‘wanted it more than’ Wales

The man of the match says Joe Schmidt’s structures are now being ‘player-driven’.

From The Score Ireland’s Best is good enough to exert ‘physical dominance’ over Wales Game Plan

Ireland’s Best is good enough to exert ‘physical dominance’ over Wales

The Ulster hooker explains how Joe Schmidt’s training methods are making the national team more adaptable.

# wales - Saturday 8 February, 2014

From The Score 5 lessons from Ireland’s superb win over Wales Talking Points

5 lessons from Ireland’s superb win over Wales

Ireland’s forwards and a perfectly-executed kicking game feature following the 26-3 victory.

From The Score Discipline a great way to put teams under pressure — O’Connell Reaction

Discipline a great way to put teams under pressure — O’Connell

A suspected fractured arm for Dan Tuohy is the only bad news from Ireland’s impressive win today.

From The Score VIDEO: Cheap shot can’t take gloss off Jackson try or Ireland win Ouch

VIDEO: Cheap shot can’t take gloss off Jackson try or Ireland win

PJ brushed off the late hit, but the row broke out around him.

From The Score Out of 10: How Ireland rated in today’s Six Nations clash with Wales Player Ratings

Out of 10: How Ireland rated in today’s Six Nations clash with Wales

Here’s how we felt Ireland’s players performed in their superb 26-3 win over Wales in Dublin.

From The Score Ireland break down every part of Welsh game to bring Triple Crown into view Match Report

Ireland break down every part of Welsh game to bring Triple Crown into view

Paddy Jackson and Chris Henry provided the tries as Ireland’s defence kept Wales to a single opportunity.

From The Score VIDEO: Henry touches down as Ireland maul trundles over Welsh pack 6 Nations

VIDEO: Henry touches down as Ireland maul trundles over Welsh pack

John Plumtree deserves his IRFU pay packet this month.

From The Score Forward coach McBryde backs Welsh ‘experience’ against Ireland in Dublin Irevwal

Forward coach McBryde backs Welsh ‘experience’ against Ireland in Dublin

The old rivals meet at Lansdowne Road this afternoon.

From The Score 4 tactical areas to watch out for when Ireland take on Wales today Talking Points

4 tactical areas to watch out for when Ireland take on Wales today

Can Joe Schmidt create an irresistible force to get around the immovable Welsh champions?

From The Score Les Kiss: Discipline the key for Ireland in land of the giants Breakdown

Les Kiss: Discipline the key for Ireland in land of the giants

“We’re not about evaporating away from the ruck area, we’ll pick and choose when we go for it,” says the defence coach.

# wales - Friday 7 February, 2014

From The Score RTÉ have gone all medieval on the promo for Ireland v Wales Family Row

RTÉ have gone all medieval on the promo for Ireland v Wales

Banshees, King BOD and putting the ‘hairies’ on the back foot. Tom McGuirk is in his element.

From The Score Heaslip ready to meet familiar fire with fire The Big One

Heaslip ready to meet familiar fire with fire

“The way Wales play the game, you have to be physical to negate that.”

From The Score Schmidt has struggled to find weaknesses amidst Welsh strengths Tactics

Schmidt has struggled to find weaknesses amidst Welsh strengths

Ireland’s head coach has pinpointed discipline and dealing with Wales’ kicking game as essential in Dublin tomorrow.

From The Score O’Connell wary of Welsh ‘subtlety’ behind Gatland’s power game Rivalry

O’Connell wary of Welsh ‘subtlety’ behind Gatland’s power game

The Ireland captain feels that the focus on Wales’ big men obscures the skill they play with.

# wales - Thursday 6 February, 2014

From The Score O’Connell and D’Arcy return to Ireland team ahead of Wales clash Experience

O’Connell and D’Arcy return to Ireland team ahead of Wales clash

Head coach Joe Schmidt has made just two changes to his starting XV after last weekend’s victory over Scotland.

From The Score Ireland’s front row face true test against world class Welsh Tight Five

Ireland’s front row face true test against world class Welsh

The influence of referee Wayne Barnes has been highlighted as a key in Saturday’s clash.

# wales - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

From The Score Ireland U20s make one change ahead of Wales clash The Future

Ireland U20s make one change ahead of Wales clash

Cian Kelleher comes in on the right wing, while there are three personnel switches on the bench.

From The Score Analysis: Is Ireland’s midfield combination working? Analysis

Analysis: Is Ireland’s midfield combination working?

Joe Schmidt has an important selection call to make at inside centre; physical power or familiarity?

Welsh local newspaper reports breaking news of woman wearing same cardigan for 54 years

Pam Hopkins says her cosy knit has never lost a button.

From The Score Ireland’s maul ‘not a nuclear bomb yet’ but the signs are good Forward Power

Ireland’s maul ‘not a nuclear bomb yet’ but the signs are good

Ireland forwards coach John Plumtree gives a little insight into the theory behind the maul.

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From The Score ‘We want to be a team that delivers every week’ – Ireland’s Chris Henry Back Row Battle

‘We want to be a team that delivers every week’ – Ireland’s Chris Henry

The Ireland flanker feels it’s time for Ireland to string wins together, with Wales next in their sights.

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