Under 19Wales 37, Ireland 6 The Welsh boys warmed-up for their trip to the IRB Under 19 World Cup in Durban next month with a six try thumping of the Irish. This was the side's fifth game ahead of their daunting opening challenge against New Zealand in South Africa and it was just the boost they needed. With victories over Scotland, Italy and Ireland, and defeats at the hands of England and France, the side will need to step up a gear on the world stage. The Irish had been beaten 47-6 by England the previous weekend and conceded a first minute try to Cardiff wing Nick Gill. Two tries by hooker Ken Owens, of Carmathen Athletic, enabled Wales to lead 22-6 at the break. Outside half Gareth Williams-Davies converted two and kicked a penalty. After the break Owens completed his hat-trick and Neath Atheltic centre Jon Spratt and Carmarthen Quins flanker Stuart Phillips rounded off proceedings with a two try flourish in the closing stages. All the Irish could muster were two penalties from full back Rob Kearney.
Despite drawing with Ireland in the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations, Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards believes the championship 'is still in our hands' as he prepares his side to face Scotland at Principality Stadium tomorrow.
Meet the members of the WRU's inaugural Youth Board - after an online selection process which saw a host of high calibre candidates submit video applications the WRU has made its first 15 appointments.The board is made up of individuals aged between 16 and 21, and will meet for the first time at Principality Stadium on Monday 15th February.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose