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Wales rugby

WORLD CUP HERO: Lloyd Burns represented Wales at New Zealand 2011

‘The World Cup is the pinnacle and I’m so proud of what I achieved’, Lloyd Burns on his rapid rise to be part of Wales’ incredible 2011 campaign

BIG DEFENCE: Dan Lydiate and his Wales teammates will be looking to stop the Australians, English and Fijians in their tracks

Welsh defence can help us make it out of Group of Death, says Jonathan Davies

SKIPPERS: Wales netball captain Suzy Drane with Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton

Wales captains relishing World Cup campaigns

MAN IN THE MIDDLE: Scott Williams is likely to be charged with filling the boots of Jonathan Davies

Scott Williams backed to rise to the World Cup occasion by Wales captain Sam Warburton

STEPPING UP: Newport Gwent Dragons centre Jack Dixon is in the full Wales squad after three Junior World Championships with the Under-20s

Wales hopeful Jack Dixon belongs on the Test scene - Hallam Amos

Baldwin desperate to make his mark in fierce battle to be Wales No 2

Baldwin desperate to make his mark in fierce battle to be Wales No 2

IN THE THICK OF IT: Sam Warburton will be hoping for a better result against England than the 2014 trip to Twickenham in the World Cup in September

Sam Warburton: World Cup rivals England have the depth to cope with setbacks

IRISH AIM: Hallam Amos is desperate win a second cap in the August Irish encounters

Hallam Amos: I’ve worn a grey Wales jersey but I’m desperate to pull on the real thing against Ireland

RUNNING THREAT: Liam Williams has forced his way into the Wales XV

Wales boss Gatland confident Liam Williams will win World Cup fitness race

Jason Strange leaves Ebbw Vale for WRU role

Jason Strange leaves Ebbw Vale for WRU role

Liam Williams a World Cup doubt after foot injury

Liam Williams a World Cup doubt after foot injury

Wales U20 23 Australia U20 28

Wales U20 23 Australia U20 28

ON THE RUN: Lock Seb Davies and Wales U20 will look to give the ball plenty of air in their finale against Australia

Wales expect a fast end to U20 Championship against expansive Aussies

IN THE THICK OF IT: Newport Gwent Dragons and Ebbw Vale number eight Harri Keddie will carry hard for Wales U20s against Australia

Wales U20s ready to give it one last blast against Aussies

NEW BOY: Warren Gatland (left) welcomes Paul Stridgeon to the Wales camp

New fitness coach Paul Stridgeon to combine Wales role with Toulon job

IMPRESSIVE DISPLAY: Newport Gwent Dragons number eight Harri Keddie on the charge in Wales U20s' super win against Ireland

Wales' delight at securing Australia showdown

LEADING FROM THE FRONT: Newport Gwent Dragons openside Ollie Griffiths captained Wales Under-20s to success against Ireland

Wales U20 22 Ireland U20 12

Italy players strike over bonuses ahead of World Cup

Wales U20 dealt Thornton blow

Wales U20 dealt Thornton blow

NEW ROLE: Former Newport Gwent Dragons forwards coach Danny Wilson

Cardiff Blues confirm Danny Wilson as new boss

TRY TIME: Back row forward Tom Phillips crosses for Wales Under-20s against Japan (Picture: World Rugby - Roberto Bregani/Fotosportit)

Wales U20 66 Japan U20 3

NO PUSHOVERS: Japan played some good rugby against England and France in the Under-20 World Championship (Picture: World Rugby)

Wales U20s pledge to give Japan their full respect

HARD TO STOP: Wales captain Rory Thornton clings on to prop Seb Adeniran-Olule (Picture: World Rugby - Roberto Bregani/Fotosportit)

Wales U20 16 England U20 30

FIERCE CONTEST: Richard Hibbard will be battling hard for Wales’ number 2 jersey at the World Cup

Wales spoiled for choice at hooker, says forwards coach

NATIONAL SERVICE: Luke Garrett in action for Cross Keys

Dragons quartet set to face England in World Rugby U20 Championship

Ex-Osprey and All Black star Jerry Collins dies in car crash

Ex-Ospreys and All Black star Jerry Collins dies in car crash

Prop Francis aims to cap remarkable rise with Wales World Cup spot

Prop Francis aims to cap remarkable rise with Wales World Cup spot

ON THE CHARGE: Dragons number eight Harri Keddie on the attack for Wales U20 (Picture: World Rugby - Roberto Bregani/Fotosportit)

Wales U20 10 France U20 19

Gareth Anscombe (15215903)

Howley backs 'high risk, high reward' Anscombe to grasp his Wales chance

SKIPPERS: Wales U20 captain Rory Thornton with his Pool A counterparts Kosuke Horikoshi (Japan), Lucas Bachelier (France) and Charlie Ewels (England). Picture: Roberto Bregani/Fotosportit (World Rugby)

Wales young guns looking for a flying start

Jack Dixon named in Wales' World Cup training squad

Jack Dixon named in Wales' World Cup training squad

UNDER PRESSURE: Ross Moriarty could be a rival for Dan Lydiate's spot in Wales' back row

Ross Moriarty a genuine World Cup contender - Wales forwards coach Robin McBryde

ON THE CHARGE: Dragons centre Jack Dixon will be giving Wales captain Sam Warburton more defensive problems in World Cup camp

Talented Jack Dixon can muscle his way in to World Cup squad, says Wales coach Rob Howley

STARTING SPOT: Ollie Griffiths

Four Dragons start for Wales U20s

Netani Talei (2777325)

Former Dragon Talei named in Fiji's World Cup training squad

Dragons ace Tyler Morgan gets Wales call-up

Dragons ace Tyler Morgan gets call-up to Wales World Cup training squad

Wales centre Jonathan Davies ruled out of World Cup

Wales centre Jonathan Davies ruled out of World Cup

JINX: A fractured shin has ended Gavin Henson's World Cup dream

World cup dream over for Gavin Henson

PREMIERSHIP PRODUCT: Newport Gwent Dragons, Wales and Lions star Taulupe Faletau started life in the Principality Premiership with Cross Keys

Principality Premiership chairman hits back over Gareth Davies remarks

NATIONAL SERVICE: Tyler Morgan in action against Fiji during last year's Junior World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand

Seven Gwent youngsters head for under-20 world championships

RELIABLE BOOT: Geraint O'Driscoll kicked two conversions and a penalty for Newport who got a much needed victory

Newport secure vital last-gasp victory against Drovers

HEAD INJURY: George North receives treatment from the Northampton medical staff

Wales wing George North to sit out Saints' European quarter

INTERNATIONAL: The Welsh Rugby Union tweeted a picture of Dragons fly-half Angus O'Brien being presented with his jersey by WRU chairman Gareth Davies and president Dennis Gethin, along with fellow new boys Rhodri Williams (left) and Ben Roach (right)

Wales edged out by England in Hong Kong 7s

Quins confirm Adam Jones move

Quins confirm Adam Jones move

LIVEWIRE: Liam Williams was a constant menace for Wales in Rome

Shaun Edwards: Foolish to think Wales can be as flamboyant against big guns as they were in Rome

OPENING SCORE: Jamie Roberts barges over for Wales' first try in their Rome romp

Mature Wales in great shape for World Cup - Jamie Roberts

REMARKABLE RUGBY: Wales crossed for seven of their eight tries in the second half with wing George North bagging a hat-trick

Wales did their bit but sadly the madness was contagious on remarkable final day of Six Nations

LIVEWIRE: Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb was in the thick of the action in Rome

Wales have shown there's more to our game than just brute force - Rhys Webb

SUPERB DISPLAY: Sam Warburton leads Wales on their lap of honour after their stunning 61-20 win in Rome

Sam Warburton: Wales have proved their mental strength

STAR MAN: Sam Warburton

Italy v Wales - player ratings

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