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HONOURS EVEN: Wales and Ireland shared the spoils in a tense Six Nations opener

Wales centre Jamie Roberts: We're kicking ourselves after gifting Ireland a draw

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Wales' Tom James (right) is tackled by Ireland's Keith Earls during the 2016 RBS Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Ireland 16 Wales 16: Gatland's men forced to settle for share of spoils

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ON THE CHARGE: Wales wing George North tries to barge through the Ireland defence

Wales boss Gatland flat after Dublin draw

LIVE: Ireland v Wales - RBS 6 Nations

LIVE: Ireland v Wales - RBS 6 Nations

Keys cup clash postponed

Swalec Cup fixtures washed out

WELCOME RETURN: Centre Jonathan Davies will add spark to the Wales back line after missing the World Cup through injury

BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Wales can get off to Six Nations flyer thanks to Ireland's wounded warriors

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Away wins needed on route to Principality Stadium

INJURY BLOW: Sean O'Brien misses out with a hamstring injury

TEAM NEWS: Ireland's injury woes deepen - but Wales coach Howley expects that to fire up hosts

Howley: There's no better place for Wales to start Six Nations than Dublin

Howley: There's no better place for Wales to start Six Nations than Dublin

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Gwent teams bidding for Swalec Cup glory on the road

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WING WIZARD: Hallam Amos has shone for the Dragons and Wales out wide - but Warren Gatland sees his future at full-back

Wales boss Warren Gatland: I want Dragons speedster Hallam Amos to force his way in at 15

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Wales Women out to repeat shock win over champions Ireland

STRONG RUNNER: Wales Under-20s back rower Harri Keddie has impressed with Ebbw Vale and the Dragons Premiership Select XV in the British and Irish Cup

Six Nations campaign can held young Dragons Keddie make the next step - Wales boss Strange

NO HOLDING BACK: Wales captain Sam Warburton will give it everything against Ireland on his return from injury

Wales captain Warburton ready to hit the ground running to burst Ireland's bubble

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Ryan Jones lands WRU job

FINE FORM: Wing Tom James has earned his Wales recall thanks to strong displays with Cardiff Blues, including a trying-scoring performance at Newport Gwent Dragons in December

Wales wing James: I had to grow up at Exeter to earn my international recall

RECALLED: Tom James gets the nod out wide for Wales

Tom James selected ahead of Hallam Amos for Wales' Six Nations opener

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UNDER PRESSURE: Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies are competing with Cory Allen and Tyler Morgan for their spots

Up-and-coming Morgan keeping Wales midfield on their toes

HARD TO REPLACE: Ireland talisman Paul O'Connell has retired from the Test scene

Ireland will pack a punch even without O'Connell - Wales forwards coach McBryde

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Newport thump Ebbw in Challenge Cup clash

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Liam Williams winning fitness race for Six Nations opener

Liam Williams winning fitness race for Six Nations opener

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Strange wants Wales youngster to go on the attack on plastic pitch in Dublin

RUNNING FREE: George North wants to get his hands on the ball in the Six Nations after a frustrating time with Northampton

North ready to go on the run with Wales

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Newport move Bedwas Challenge Cup clash to Ystrad Mynach

DERBY BATTLE: Rhodri Jones is tackled by Thomas Bell

Bedwas 42 Newport 28

AT THE DOUBLE: Ebbw Vale flanker Ronny Kynes crossed twice

Ebbw Vale 14 Llandovery 6

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CONSOLATION: Flanker Tom Lampard crossed for a try but it wasn't enough for Cross Keys

Llanelli 48 Cross Keys 22

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FORWARD BATTLE: Newport hooker Evan Whitson will be in the thick of the action at Bedwas

Gwent rivals prepare for big battle up front in derby reunion

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Pooler quietly going about their business in promotion bid

Ebbw face crunch clash with leaders Llandovery

Ebbw face crunch clash with leaders Llandovery

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DERBY BATTLE: Newport wing Wes Cunnliffe is tackled by Bedwas fly-half Richard Powell in the September clash at Rodney Parade

Newport hope squad strength keeps them in the mix for Premiership title

KEYS RETURN: Fly-half Josh Prosser started for the Dragons Premiership Select XV last week after a spell out with injury

Cross Keys prepare to start again at Llanelli

PATIENT: Dragons flanker James Benjamin is eyeing a recall

Flanker Benjamin aiming to force his way back into the Dragons XV after BIC exploits

Rogerstone to host Doddie Weir on eve of Scotland Six Nations clash

ON THE CHARGE: Wales flanker Josh Turnbull in action for Cardiff Blues against Newport Gwent Dragons

Turnbull not worried about the number on his back after shock Wales recall for Six Nations

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HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP: Rodney Parade CEO Stuart Davies wants to work closely with County

Rodney Parade boss Stuart Davies responds to County director's comments

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Bedwas on brink of Challenge Cup semis as Keys and Newport clash

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John promoted to WRU board

Wales to host Japan in Under Armour autumn series

Wales to host Japan in Under Armour autumn series

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Dragons can hold their heads high after BIC campaign, says coach Woods

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Bedwas bidding to return to Challenge Cup top spot

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Newbridge out to stun title-chasing Swansea

NATIONAL DUTY: Dragons academy winger Lloyd Lewis will play for Wales sevens in New Zealand and Australia

Dragons speedster Lewis gets Wales 7s call for Down Under

STEP UP: Number eight Harri Keddie and a raft of Dragons academy talent has been exposed to a higher level of rugby in the British and Irish Cup

Dragons reap rewards of BIC campaign despite dead rubber against Connacht

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Ebbw beat Keys to go top in Challenge Cup group

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Pooler to finish season against rivals for Premiership promotion

FIERCE BATTLE: Jamie Roberts says the Six Nations is wide open as Wales aim to get over their World Cup quarter-final anguish

Roberts hoping history repeats with Welsh Six Nations success

ON THE MOVE: Owen Williams has signed for Newport from Ebbw Vale

Owen Williams makes move from Ebbw to Newport

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Young Dragons Amos and Morgan selected in Wales' Six Nations squad

Young Dragons Amos and Morgan selected in Wales' Six Nations squad

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Dragons quintet called up by Wales U20s

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