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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: 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 lays it on the line for France game

Wales coach Warren Galand has warned his faltering champions that another sub-standard Six Nations display against France in Cardiff on Friday could spell the end of their Test careers. Gatland's men suffered a huge setback with a stunning 26-3 defeat by Ireland in Dublin a fortnight ago. And the New Zealander warned a repeat at the Millennium Stadium might spell the end of some players' hopes of appearing at next year's World Cup in England.

RugbyU: Warburton promises 'real' Wales against France

Sam Warburton has promised "everyone the Wales they know" when the faltering Six Nations champions face France in Cardiff a week on Friday. Wales' hopes of an unprecedented third successive outright Six Nations title were dealt a huge blow by a thumping 26-3 loss to Ireland last time out. Although Wales won the Championship with one loss, also to Ireland, last season they cannot afford any more slip-ups given the huge points advantage enjoyed by the currently unbeaten Irish and French, not to mention third-placed England.

RugbyU: Wales release Warburton for club duty

Wales captain Sam Warburton was released back to the Cardiff Blues on Tuesday ahead of this weekend's Celtic League matches. With the Six Nations taking a break after the second round of fixtures, the Welsh Rugby Union said 10 players in all would be heading back to play for regional teams. As well as the Cardiff Blues pair of flanker Warburton and prop Gethin Jenkins, the list included the Ospreys trio of Dan Biggar, Rhys Webb and Ryan Bevington, as well as Scarlets prop Samson Lee.

RugbyU: Wales release Warburton for club duty

Wales captain Sam Warburton was released back to the Cardiff Blues on Tuesday ahead of this weekend's Celtic League matches. With the Six Nations taking a break after the second round of fixtures, the Welsh Rugby Union said 10 players in all would be heading back to play for regional teams. As well as the Cardiff Blues pair of flanker Warburton and prop Gethin Jenkins, the list included the Ospreys trio of Dan Biggar, Rhys Webb and Ryan Bevington, as well as Scarlets prop Samson Lee.

Rugby Union: Ireland too strong for Wales in Dublin

Ireland put a huge dent in Welsh hopes of a record third Six Nations title in a row, with a clinical display in Dublin's Lansdowne Road on Saturday as they ran out 26-3 winners. Warren Gatland's men simply never got close to the hosts, who tactically outmanoeuvred the giants in red, and boasted raw strength and aggression to complete the rout. Ireland have not begun a Six Nations with back-to-back victories since the Grand Slam year of 2009, and this comprehensive result will have them dreaming in Dublin.

RugbyU: Six Nations team guide

Guide to the teams in the 2014 Six Nations Championship: ENGLAND Their pack proved a match for that of world champions New Zealand during a defeat in November but finding a measure of fluency behind the scrum remains a concern for coach Stuart Lancaster just over a year out from England's staging of the 2015 World Cup. Injuries haven't helped England, last season's runners-up, with goalkicking fly-half Owen Farrell one of the few backs relatively certain of his place.

RugbyU: Warburton vows Wales problems won't rock treble bid

Wales captain Sam Warburton insisted Wednesday the civil war within Welsh rugby would not distract his side in their bid for an historic third successive Six Nations title. No country has won Europe's premier international rugby union championship three times in a row but that is the goal in defending champions Wales' sights.

RugbyU: Australia loss no setback for Warburton

Wales captain Sam Warburton insisted his side's 30-26 defeat to Australia at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium wasn't a setback, even though it represented a ninth straight loss to their 2015 World Cup pool rivals. For Wales, this latest reverse was their 22nd defeat in 23 Tests against the southern hemisphere giants of South Africa, New Zealand and Australia under coach Warren Gatland, and their 18th loss in a row against the SANZAR trio since they beat the Wallabies back in 2008.
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