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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

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Tipuric given chance to shine as Warburton consigned to the bench

In-form Ospreys flanker to start against Samoa as Wales opt to rest Lions' potential next captain

Wales secured their third Grand Slam in eight years, and their second under Warren Gatland, in this year’s Six Nations

Jamie Roberts: Leaving Cardiff is tough but nothing beats the red jersey of Wales

Millennium Eye: We want to take the next step – beating southern hemisphere sides

Alun Wyn Jones reveals 'tingle' factor of staying with Wales

If French clubs had the pick of Wales' star players then it is likely that Alun Wyn Jones would feature prominently on their shopping lists.

Wales centre Jamie Roberts

Wales centre Jamie Roberts to leave Cardiff Blues

Wales and Lions centre Jamie Roberts will leave Cardiff Blues at the end of the season, the region have announced.

Ospreys prop Aaron Jarvis set to make Wales debut

Ospreys prop Aaron Jarvis will make his Wales debut in Saturday's autumn Test series opener against Argentina at the Millennium Stadium.

Freddie Burns scored 17 points

Gloucester display flair and determination

Gloucester 27 Leicester 21

The England prop Dan Cole’s battle with his Wales counterpart Adam Jones will be key to deciding tomorrow’s result

Heineken Cup: Leicester need to ruffle Ospreys' feathers amid chill economic winds

It should be one of the premium games of the Heineken Cup pool stage: Leicester, two-time European champions desperate to revisit past glories, against Ospreys, dangerous underachievers who have an unerring knack of getting on the Midlanders' nerves.

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Gavin Henson is fired by Cardiff Blues for drunkenly throwing ice cubes at passengers on a 7am flight. Henson had issued an apology on Sunday branding his behaviour “inexcusable” and saying he would “co-operate 100 per cent” with the club’s wishes, but it did not save his position.

Latest new start for Gavin Henson

Premiership newcomers London Welsh have confirmed the signing of Wales centre Gavin Henson.

Wales name unchanged side for Australia clash

Wales have named an unchanged side for their third Test against Australia in Sydney on Saturday.

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Gethin Jenkins said Wales had learned a lot against Australia

Australia name unchanged side for second Test against Wales

While Wales caretaker coach Rob Howley sweats on the fitness of George North and Scott Williams, Australia have given a vote of confidence to the side that won the first Test 27-19.

Osprey spreads its wings in California

Rich Californian shoppers are a target for the British-based upmarket handbag and accessories business Osprey London.

Dan Biggar kicked the decisive conversion for Ospreys in Dublin

Williams bows out by sealing final win for Ospreys

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Unfortunately for the Ospreys, the 2012 European player of the year, Rob Kearney (pictured) has been passed fit and will be at full-back for a Leinster team showing some changes but no glaring weakness

Kearney's fitness boosts Leinster

Sean O'Brien, the 2011 European player of the year who was man of the match in last week's Heineken Cup final, will be absent when Leinster take on the Ospreys in the RaboDirect Pro12 final in Dublin this afternoon. The flanker has a knee injury. Unfortunately for the Ospreys, the 2012 European player of the year, Rob Kearney has been passed fit and will be at full-back for a Leinster team showing some changes but no glaring weakness. Brian O'Driscoll has also passed a fitness test and starts in the centre; Joe Schmidt, the head coach, is able to drop an All Black World Cup winning lock, Brad Thorn, to the bench.

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