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Pontypool sport

Ebbw face stiff Exiles challenge

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BACK ON FORM: George North hit top form for Wales in the Six Nations finale against Italy

There's so much more growth in giant wing George North, says Wales boss Warren Gatland

FIFTY UP: George North will win his 50th cap for Wales on Saturday

Warren Gatland names Wales team to face Ireland

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Sam Burgess

League icon Burgess worthy of England World Cup call-up, insists coach Lancaster

Sam Burgess named in England Rugby World Cup squad

Sam Burgess named in England Rugby World Cup squad

VICTORY CHARGE: Sam Warburton and Wales will hope to repeat their Six Nations triumph against Ireland on Saturday

Wales captain Sam Warburton: A win in Dublin would be perfect tonic for tough Twickenham tasks in World Cup

TRAINING: Wales preparing for the World Cup

WATCH the Wales team in training for the Rugby World Cup

BACK TO RODNEY PARADE: Scrum-half Ryan James has left Cross Keys for Newport for the second time

Newport secure Ryan James return and snap up promising centres

Four-year doping ban for flanker Carl Townsend

FANTASTIC FINISHER: Hallam Amos can do plenty of damage on the Wales wing believes his former Newport Gwent Dragons teammate Lee Byrne

Let Hallam Amos loose out wide with Wales, urges Lee Byrne

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INJURY BLOW: Newport's Geraint O'Driscoll is out until 2016 with a knee injury

Newport suffer O'Driscoll hammer blow

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Geraint John lands WRU role as elite coach development manager

Geraint John lands WRU role as elite coach development manager

Torfaen Tigers looking to finish fine season strongly

Torfaen Tigers looking to finish fine season strongly

OLD FRIENDS: Ebbw Vale return to Pontypool Park tomorrow afternoon.

Pooler and Ebbw set for derby clash

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Fiji call on former Dragon Talei for World Cup

Fiji call on former Dragon Talei for World Cup

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CAPTAIN: Aussie skipper Stephen Moore

No place for former skipper Horwill in Wallabies' World Cup squad

MAKE MINE A TRIPLE: Ryan Jones celebrates after winning a third Grand Slam with Wales

Ryan Jones was a true champion for the Ospreys and Wales, says former boss Lyn Jones

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Wales great Ryan Jones hangs up his boots

Wales great Ryan Jones hangs up his boots

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Change of venue for Newport's friendly with Abercarn

Change of venue for Newport's friendly with Abercarn

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TOUGH NUT: Gloucester's Ross Moriarty impressed on his Wales debut against Ireland

Tough nut Ross Moriarty could be a World Cup hit for Wales, says former captain Ryan Jones

NEW SKIPPER: Lock Adam Brown is determined to lead Newport up the table

New captain Adam Brown: Black and Ambers determined to turn heads after humiliating campaign

VICTORY: Wales Deaf celebrate their famous win

Captain's delight as Wales Deaf make history

Tigers' play-off hopes ended after being overpowered by Bears

Tigers' play-off hopes ended after being overpowered by Bears

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WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Torfaen Tigers U15s beat Cardiff City Spartans in a tense final

Torfaen Tigers U15s win Welsh title

BIG CROWD: FoNR hope that a big Exiles crowd can help boost their coffers by enjoying the Rodney Parade beer festival

FoNR to field strong line-up at Rodney Parade beer festival

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Ebbw Vale and Newport downed by strong English opposition

Ebbw Vale and Newport downed by strong English opposition

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Premiership trio ready to face English opposition

Premiership trio ready to face English opposition

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Tigers have no margin for error in play-off bid

Tigers have no margin for error in play-off bid

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Young Dragon Dixon released by Wales - along with Lions Hibbard, Hook and Phillips

Young Dragon Dixon released by Wales - along with Lions Hibbard, Hook and Phillips

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HEARTBREAK: Wales hooker Richard Hibbard scored in the loss to Ireland last weekend but has been cut from the World Cup squad

Seven tough calls to make after Gatland ends World Cup dreams of Lions trio

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NEW BOSS: Nigel Davies

Backs coach Nick Wakley: Ebbw Vale aiming to maintain upward curve under new boss Nigel Davies

Torfaen and Pill youngsters going for glory

Keys to have Pandy Park tune-up as Premiership sides prepare for big kick-off

Keys to have Pandy Park tune-up as Premiership sides prepare for big kick-off

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Warburton: North's break a blessing for Wales

Warburton: North's break a blessing for Wales

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WRU award latest batch of presidents' caps

WRU award latest batch of presidents' caps

NEW SIGNING: Cross Keys have snapped up former Newport Gwent Dragons and Wales scrum-half Richie Rees

Cross Keys swoop for ex-Wales and NGD scrum-half Richie Rees

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HARD WORK AHEAD: Jake Ball and the Wales tight five endured a tough afternoon against the Irish

Jake Ball: Wales face plenty of tight five graft

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TESTING TIME: Ireland celebrate Felix Jones' try, their fifth in a dominant display

Tipuric: Ireland loss hurts but it won't matter come September

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Dragons duo will profit from Millennium experience - Gatland

Dragons duo will profit from Millennium experience - Gatland

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BRIGHT: Dragons teenager Tyler Morgan grew into the game on Test debut

Wales 21 Ireland 35

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LIVE: Wales v Ireland

LIVE: Wales v Ireland

Shaun Edwards (13698293)

Shaun Edwards: Warm-up result will mean everything to Wales' World Cup hopefuls

CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR: Dragons ace Hallam Amos, pictured going close to scoring against Tonga on Test debut, will hope to put in an all-round display against Ireland

WALES v IRELAND: Dragons young guns have to thrive in the ugly stuff to prove their World Cup credentials

AUDITION: Eli Walker is ready for his Wales debut

Wales new boy Walker still dreaming of the World Cup

Wales coach urges Dragons tyro Tyler Morgan to show his defensive steel

Wales coach urges Dragons tyro Tyler Morgan to show his defensive steel

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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: Tyler Morgan will hope to take his dazzling Newport Gwent Dragons form onto the Test stage

Dragons poster boy Tyler Morgan hoping to make a World Cup statement

UNDER PRESSURE: Mike Phillips

Mike Phillips has to show he's worth a World Cup spot - Wales coach Rob Howley

Ireland give World Cup audition to Lions tourist Keith Earls in Cardiff

TEAMMATES: Hallam Amos has been picking the brains of Leigh Halfpenny, who is pictured tackling in Newport Gwent Dragons clash with Cardiff Blues in 2013

Wales tyro Hallam Amos to profit from Leigh Halfpenny's advice on return to 15

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