Sport Sam Warburton is the first to sign a Welsh central contract

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

Lions call-up Matt Stevens will be in action for Sarries today

British and Irish Lions 2013: Matt Stevens targeting starting place on tour

The Saracens prop was one of the surprise inclusions in the squad

Sam Jones

Wasps flanker Sam Jones included in Barbarians squad for games against England and the Lions

There are now 22 confirmed players in a strong squad

George North: The wing’s proposed move out of Wales started the latest row

WRU head accused of damaging Welsh rugby

Regional Rugby Wales has accused the Welsh Rugby Union chief executive of “overseeing the decline of Welsh rugby outside the international tier” as relations between the two bodies threaten to break down.

Wales scrum-half Lloyd Williams faces month out of action

Williams was hurt during Cardiff Blues' RaboDirect PRO12 defeat against the Ospreys

International school project will track ospreys

Thousands of children from across Europe and Africa are to be brought together in a pioneering project to create a new generation of conservationists.

Dan Biggar

Wales fly-half Dan Biggar agrees new deal with Ospreys

The 23-year-old will remain at Liberty Stadium until 2016

Steve Walsh presides over Wales' victory
3 - Adam Jones (Wales): Missed out on the team of the weekend last time out and his performance on Saturday showed why. Hugely talented and when he is at his best he is unstoppable in the scrum, forcing Marler to be substituted just after half-time and continued his torment of England against Mako Vunipola, who had a good impact with a high tackle count bu couldn't stop Jones. Form may see him take Lions shirt over Dan Cole.

Six Nations: Adam Jones backs England props to recover from Wales defeat

England were beaten 30-3 in the Six nations decider

Gethin Jenkins alongside Sam Warburton

Six Nations 2013: Gethin Jenkins chosen ahead of Sam Warburton to captain Wales against England

Sides meet in Six Nations decider this Saturday

An impressive display against Scotland lifts Alun Wyn Jones’s chance to lead his country

Six Nations 2013: Alun Wyn Jones battles Sam Warburton to lead Wales in title decider against England

Second-rower emerges as a major threat to No 7 reclaiming the armband in Cardiff

Sam Warburton returns

Six Nations: Wales prop Gethin Jenkins misses out on Scotland clash

Wales announce team to play Scotland

h Rob Howley

Six Nations: Wales lock Ian Evans recognises selection dilemma for Rob Howley

Wales play Scotland at Murrayfield next weekend

Sergio Parisse and his side

Six Nations: Wales prepared for Italy whatever the outcome of Sergio Parisse hearing

The Azzurri captain could be suspended for the remainder of the Six Nations

Wales captain Sam Warburton

Six Nations: Sam Warburton's place on the bench for Wales confirmed

Wales take on Italy in Rome this weekend

Lions coach Warren Gatland

'I would happily pick 15 English players': Warren Gatland moves to clarify comments regarding England players

Lions coach said he was wary of the 'circus' which can follow England players

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