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Perhaps it doesn't have as much riding on the result as the last time Wales hosted Ireland, but the memories of that Grand Slam humdinger two years ago should not demean the importance of this evening's Six Nations match at the Millennium Stadium.

Ronan O'Gara continues at fly-half for Ireland

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Fans demand compensation for Wales ticket fiasco

Football Supporters' Federation chairman Malcolm Clarke has called for compensation to be paid after an astonishing blunder from the Welsh FA left 951 England fans without tickets for the Euro 2012 qualifier at the Millennium Stadium.

Ticket blunder in England game

The Welsh Football Association has apologised after being forced to ask England supporters to return almost 1,000 tickets for the Euro 2012 qualifier in Cardiff this month.

Welsh FA sorry for England ticket fiasco

The Welsh FA has apologised and expressed its regret over a hugely damaging and embarrassing error which has forced the FA to ask England fans to return 951 tickets for this month's Euro 2012 qualifier in Cardiff.

Old Trafford in pole for 2012 Community Shield

Next year's Community Shield will be played in England even though Wembley Stadium will not be available. Confirmation of the competition dates for the 2012 London Olympics revealed the prestigious men's football final will be played at Wembley on Saturday 11 August.

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Fit Fourie gives Johnson selection dilemma

Martin Johnson, the England manager, must be sorely tempted to leave well alone ahead of his side's Six Nations meeting with Italy at Twickenham this weekend: for one thing, the current lot ended seven years of hurt by finally winning a game on Celtic soil last Friday night; for another, the proximity of the World Cup in New Zealand demands continuity of selection. There again, Hendre Fourie is fit – and as Johnson openly acknowledges, a fit Fourie is difficult to ignore.

Iestyn Harris: Rallying his motley crew under the banner of Welsh pride

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Ricketts determined to raise game for England

Sam Ricketts is confident Wales can match England next month despite a poor start to the Gary Speed era. Speed's first match as Wales manager ended in a limp 3-0 defeat as his side capitulated in the second half of their Carling Nations Cup opener against the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday night.

Jenkins backs Jones as the No 10 to end Wales' lean run

A fortnight is a long time in rugby. Two weeks ago, all the Six Nations talk in Wales was about an Englishman, albeit one born in New Zealand: the hooker Dylan Hartley, who ended up supping in the "last laugh saloon" after helping the former world champions to a highly satisfying victory in Cardiff. Yesterday the Welsh had no option but to talk about their own kind. "We can't hide from the fact that we've lost an awful lot of games," admitted the assistant coach Neil Jenkins, "and we're not hiding from it."

Depleted Crusaders sign wing Williams

Crusaders have signed a local reinforcement to help compensate for the three players they will be without in Cardiff at the weekend.

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