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RugbyU: Warburton could be out for season - Gatland

Wales captain Sam Warburton is set to miss the rest of the European season and the tour of South Africa after suffering a suspected dislocated shoulder injury against Scotland. Back-row forward Warburton completed Wales' record 51-3 rout of Scotland in their Six Nations finale at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. However, after the match the Cardiff Blues flanker, who did not attend the subsequent press conference, was seen with his arm in a sling. "I don't think he's very good," Wales coach Warren Gatland told reporters.

RugbyU: Wales thrash 14-man Scotland

Wales inflicted Scotland's heaviest Six Nations defeat with a crushing 51-3 victory at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday. The Scots never recovered from having to play nearly an hour a man down after full-back Stuart Hogg was sent off for a late tackle on Wales fly-half Dan Biggar. The visitors, seeking a first win in Cardiff in 12 years, took an early lead but from then on it was one-way traffic as Wales, unable to win a third successive title following last week's 29-18 defeat by England, took complete control of their final match of the 2014 Championship.

RugbyU: Warburton could be out for season - Gatland

Wales captain Sam Warburton is set to miss the rest of the European season and the tour of South Africa after suffering a suspected dislocated shoulder injury against Scotland. Back-row forward Warburton completed Wales' record 51-3 rout of Scotland in their Six Nations finale at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. However, after the match the Cardiff Blues flanker, who did not attend the subsequent press conference, was seen with his arm in a sling. "I don't think he's very good," Wales coach Warren Gatland told reporters.

RugbyU: Gatland tells Wales to finish with a flourish

Wales coach Warren Gatland insists there is a "lot at stake" for both his side and opponents Scotland even though they risk being the unappetising filling in Saturday's final day Six Nations 'sandwich'. Neither of the Celtic nations can win the title, which will be decided by a combination of the results in the early kick-off in Rome between Italy and England and the concluding fixture of the 23014 Championship in Paris where France face leaders Ireland.

RugbyU: Wales ring changes for Scotland

Wales coach Warren Gatland named six changes Thursday in his side to play Scotland on Saturday as the champions look to finish the Six Nations with a flourish. Wales' 29-18 loss to England at Twickenham on Sunday ended their hopes of becoming the first side to win an unprecedented third successive Six Nations title. Gatland responded by making changes across the team, although several are injury-enforced.

RugbyU: Warburton's 'Welshness' under attack

You might think Wales captain Sam Warburton would have enough to worry about ahead of Sunday's Six Nations international against England at Twickenham without having his patriotism called into question. Yet that is what happened after the flanker, also captain of the British and Irish Lions last year, responded to comments from English players saying they were "hated" by their Welsh rivals.

RugbyU: Gatland glad to see Wales back in title hunt

Warren Gatland got exactly the reaction he wanted from his Welsh side as they thrust themselves back into the Six Nations title race with their biggest win over France in 64 years. The Wales coach issued a stern ultimatum to his players after the 26-3 defeat in Ireland that their international careers were on the line at the Millennium Stadium and they responded with a 27-6 victory in Cardiff on Friday. "It was more a reminder than a threat," said Gatland, whose team are bidding to become the first to win three successive outright Six Nations titles.

RugbyU: Wales overwhelm France to restore title hopes

Wales coash Warren Gatland was an unusually happy man on Friday after a try in each half earned a third successive win over France and put them back in the hunt to retain their Six Nations crown. Wales triumphed 27-6 after Irish referee Alain Rolland, in his last Test, had sent three players to the sin-bin in the second half, two of them from the French pack, as the visitors were well beaten at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. Gatland had warned his players he wouldn't tolerate another performance like the one that led to a 26-3 defeat by Ireland in Dublin last time out.

RugbyU: Wales drop Phillips for France match

Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips has been demoted to the bench for Friday's crunch Six Nations international against unbeaten France in Cardiff. Phillips, who has won 82 caps and was the British and Irish Lions Test number nine in Australia last year, was replaced by Rhys Webb, who will make his first Wales start, in the team announced by coach Warren Gatland on Wednesday. In the absence through injury of Scott Williams, George North moves from wing to centre, with Liam Williams replacing North out wide.

RugbyU: Wales drop Phillips for France match

Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips has been demoted to the bench for Friday's crunch Six Nations international against unbeaten France in Cardiff. Phillips, who has won 82 caps and was the British and Irish Lions Test number nine in Australia last year, was replaced by Rhys Web, who will make his first Wales start, in the team announced by coach Warren Gatland on Wednesday. In the absence through injury of Scott Williams, George North moves from wing to centre, with Liam Williams replacing North out wide.
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