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HAT-TRICK: Ebbw Vale's Ronnie Kynes. Picture from files


WELCOME RETURN: Matt O'Brien, pictured against Aberavon in 2014, will start for Newport at fly-half

O'Brien to pull the strings for Newport against title rivals Aberavon

OPPORTUNITY: Bryce Morgan, pictured in action for Bedwas in the Challenge Cup, will make his Wales U20 debut this evening (Picture: IAN LOVELL)

Dragons lock Morgan to lead the lineout in first Wales U20 start

ON THE FRONT FOOT: Dan Biggar will pull the strings from fly-half for Wales against Scotland

'Lazarus' Biggar can bring Wales' attacking game back to life - Gatland

TEAM NEWS: Same again for Wales against Scotland

TEAM NEWS: Same again for Wales against Scotland as 'Lazarus' Biggar passes fitness test

KNOCKOUT CLASH: Cross Keys and Leon Andrews will be attempting to secure Swalec Cup progress at Bridgend

Keys gunning for cup glory while Gwent rivals eye Premiership play-offs push

Captain Taylor ruled out of Wales' clash with Scotland

Captain Taylor ruled out of Wales' clash with Scotland

STRONG DISPLAY: Rob Evans was impressive at loosehead for Wales in Dublin

McBryde: Wales face big test against Scotland's meaty tight five

BRIGHT PROSPECT: Harri Keddie in action for Wales at last summer's World Rugby U20 Championship (55612294)

Patient Dragons prospect Keddie happy to keep learning in bid for regional rugby

NOT RELEASED: Wales have kept hold of Dragons wing Hallam Amos

Wales opt to give Amos the chance to fight for a spot in training rather than by shining for Dragons

Sian Williams with WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips and air commodore Adrian Williams

Sian Williams becomes Wales' first full-time female rugby player

SIGNED UP: Cwmbran's Jamie Bird, right, with Cardiff City CEO Ken Choo

Cwmbran teenager signs pro contract with Cardiff City

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Keys edge out Newport in Challenge Cup clash

BULLISH: Scotland lock Jonny Gray is confident they can fight back from their opening day disappointment against Wales on Saturday

Lock Gray - Scotland can cope with red-hot Cardiff atmosphere

GOOD DISPLAY: Rhys Priestland did well off the bench for Wales in Dublin after Dan Biggar's injury blow

Springboks icon impressed with Priestland as Wales get Biggar boost

Wales: Biggar making excellent progress from ankle injury

Wales: Biggar making excellent progress from ankle injury

EXPERIENCE: Pooler have plenty of experience in their ranks in the form of players like Sam Mills

Tonkin: Pooler will take time to appoint right man for back coach role

VERSATILE: Dragons ace Hallam Amos has played most of his senior rugby on the wing but can also play full-back or centre

Just like Gav, versatility will be a virtue for Wales ace Amos - Dragons boss Jones

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Llanelli 48 Cross Keys 22

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

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

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