Six Nations: How Ireland exploited narrow Welsh defence

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Following Ireland’s bonus point win over Wales in the Six Nations questions were asked regarding the narrow Welsh defence and what it set out to do. Robert Rees takes a look at how Wales’ narrow defence was exploited by the Irish attack, which ultimately lead to their downfall. Ireland carefully plot Welsh Six Nations victory […] READ MORE


Wales squad announcement ahead of Ireland test

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Wayne Pivac has strengthened some basic principles ahead of their first major Six Nations test in Dublin. A bulked-up set-piece is the focus of his Wales squad announcement.  Robert Rees looks at the game plan Pivac will set out to achieve this with, in his second test leading the Welsh team. Wales look at strengthening […] READ MORE





Wales must control the game in order to defeat Ireland

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Wales must control Ireland in order to succeed against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium this Saturday writes Robert Rees. England dominated Wales for far too long and Warren Gatland’s men can’t fall into that trap for two rounds running. Wales must control the kicking game Wales loss to England involved many mistakes and back foot […] READ MORE


Guinness Pro12 Semi-Final Weekend: The Preview

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Ireland has provided six of the last nine winners for the Guiness Pro12 and 60% of the play-off teams for the last five years and no team has won an away semi-final in the Pro12 era. In short: the Welsh battalion has a lot on their hands. Scarlets and Ospreys travel across the Irish sea to take […] READ MORE