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Warburton became the first to agree a deal with the Welsh Rugby Union that will keep him playing for the Cardiff Blues

Missing wildlife camera captures eagle selfie

The camera trap was meant to capture images of crocodiles in Australia, but a sea eagle mistook the device for something tasty to eat instead

A disconsolate Wales team can't bare to look as Australia celebrate their win at the Millennium Stadium

Wales 26 Australia 30 match report: Wales edged out by battling Wallabies

Two tries from George North cannot prevent Australia from coming out on top in a thrilling finale to November internationals

Jonny Wilkinson (in red) and his Toulon team-mates hoist aloft the Heineken Cup after victory over Clermont Auvergne back in May

French clubs flinch in latest Heineken Cup twist

Teams meet  to discuss their next move in the long-running row

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Wales v Australia: Alex Cuthbert makes a surprise return to Wales team

The British and Irish Lions wing has missed the three Tests Wales have played so far

Gloucester sign Sila Puafisi to boost forward drive

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George North (centre) shares a joke with his team-mates during the warm-up in training

Wales v South Africa: Wales lose Eli Walker but door opens for Liam Williams

The move was innocuous enough. Eli Walker, set for his Wales debut on Saturday and keen to prove a point against his more experienced team-mates, was using the pace and guile that had earned him the call-up in the first place.

Heineken Cup round-up: Peace on the cards for European game

Compromise is not a thought in the mind of any rugby player as he thunders into action, but for the blazers, it could lead to salvation.

MoD rings up a £271,000 bill calling '118' Directory Enquiries

While frontline soldiers faced redundancies and budget cuts, staff at the Ministry of Defence have spent £271,000 on calls to Directory Enquiries, figures have revealed.

Jamie Roberts hurt his ankle while playing for Racing Metro

Blow for Wales as Jamie Roberts written off for autumn

Influential inside centre has operation on injured ankle and will miss all four November Tests

Welsh to have big say in new European club competitions

The Six Nations champions and Lions heroes will hold sway in debate over what will replace the Heineken Cup

Andy Goode scored 16 points in Wasps' 30-26 defeat at Exeter

Round-up: Baxter relief as Exeter almost let 18-point lead slip

Rob Baxter, the Exeter coach, was relieved to hear the final whistle at Sandy Park on Saturday as his side came perilously close to throwing away the points against Wasps.

Round-up: Kiwis triumph as Bismarck du Plessis is sent off

Two tries from captain Kieran Read helped New Zealand move to the top of the Rugby Championship after a 29-15 victory over South Africa in a match marked by the dismissal of Bismarck du Plessis for two contentious yellow cards.

Queensland Reds 12 British and Irish Lions 22: Third injury sours the Lions' 'fourth Test' win

Magnificent Vunipola rises from the pack to help beat the Reds and provide some good news as Bowe joins Healy and Jones on the plane home

Tongue lashing: Mike Phillips scores a mouthwatering second try as the Lions open their summer tour with a 59-8 thrashing of the Barbarians in Hong Kong yesterday

Barbarians 8 British and Irish Lions 59 match report: Enter the Dragons - Welsh trio slay Baa-Baas

Phillips, Faletau and Jones make case for Test inclusion with outstanding performances in eight-try rout on first outing of the Lions tour

Bradley Davies named Wales captain in Sam Warburton's absence

Cardiff Blues lock to return from injury to lead Wales on tour of Japan

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