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Wales rugby and football

WIN: Newport's Lee Evans

U21s: Luxembourg 1 Wales 3

AMBITION: Wales' Aaron Ramsey in action against Cyprus on Thursday

Fans want a party but we still have a job to do, says Aaron Ramsey

WORLD CUP BID: Cory Allen, pictured making a tackle at the 2012 Junior World Championhship, will get the chance to impress for Wales this weekend

Wales centre Cory Allen delighted the World Cup dream is alive

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Wales' Gareth Bale ris mobbed by teams after scoring his side's first goal of the game during the UEFA European Championship Qualifying match at the GSP Stadium, Cyprus. Picture date: Thursday September 3, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Cyprus. Photo credit sh

Bale's brilliant header puts Wales on the verge of major tournament qualification

SUPERSTAR: Wales depend on Newport Gwent Dragons number eight Taulupe Faletau

Taulupe Faletau is our Mr Reliable and is hitting his prime but we can't take him for granted, says Wales boss Warren Gatland

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Wales are gambling with just two World Cup hookers, admits Warren Gatland

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NO REST: Taulupe Faletau will take on Italy again

No rest for Faletau as key man is included for Wales final tune-up

Wales given pre-Cyprus rankings lift

Wales rise above England in FIFA rankings

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Trust to update financial target as Butcher hits transfer trail

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TARGET: Wales' Gareth Bale reacts after being fouled against Cyprus last year

You won't bully Bale, Wales boss warns Cyprus

THE BOSS: Wales head coach Warren Gatland

Gatland: England may have more options but Wales are tried and tested

FITNESS RACE: Alun Wyn Jones is unlikely to play for Wales before their World Cup clash with England

Alun Wyn Jones won't be undercooked for England encounter, says Wales boss Warren Gatland

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‘He is an animal!’ Wales captain Sam Warburton says Taulupe Faletau is in the shape of his life

Wales' Chris Gunther (centre) during a training session at the Vale Resort, Glamorgan.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 31, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Paul Harding/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to

Hennessey: We're all buzzing about being on duty with Wales

C:ASS ACT: Justin Tipuric was superb against the Irish

Gatland: Captain Sam knows he's no Wales shoo-in

Hallam Amos get World Cup nod

Hallam Amos gets World Cup nod

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LIVE: Wales' World Cup squad announcement

LIVE: Wales' World Cup squad announcement

Gatland: There's plenty more to come from Wales

Gatland: There's plenty more to come from Wales

Ireland 10 Wales 16

Ireland 10 Wales 16

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LIVE: Ireland v Wales

LIVE: Ireland v Wales

HARD GRAFT: Exeter prop Tomas Francis, pictured tackling Newport Gwent Dragons' Nick Crosswell, is set for his Wales debut

The weight is finally over as powerhouse prop Tomas Francis makes long-awaited Test debut

RUNNING MAN: Hallam Amos can secure a World Cup spot if he impresses off the bench for Wales in Dublin

Show off on the big stage, Wales coach Neil Jenkins urges talented World Cup hopeful Hallam Amos

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Wales flanker Dan Lydiate hopes to reap rewards of first 'proper' pre-season since last World Cup

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

Injury concern Gareth Bale won't move to England this summer, warns manager Chris Coleman

Injury concern Gareth Bale won't move to England this summer, warns manager Chris Coleman

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

Chris Coleman names Wales squad  for vital qualifiers

Chris Coleman names Wales squad for vital qualifiers

TRAINING: Wales preparing for the World Cup

WATCH the Wales team in training for the Rugby World Cup

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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Geraint John lands WRU role as elite coach development manager

Geraint John lands WRU role as elite coach development manager

Newport's Lee Evans named in Wales U21 squad

Newport duo named in Wales U21 squad

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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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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

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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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

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

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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

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