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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: 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 back to lead Wales against Ireland

Regular captain Sam Warburton will return to Wales's starting XV for the champions Six Nations international against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday. The back-row forward, who began his comeback from a shoulder injury by coming off the bench against Italy in Wales's opening 23-15 victory over Italy at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium last weekend, replaced Justin Tipuric at openside flanker in the team announced by coach Warren Gatland on Tuesday.

RugbyU: Wales's Allen set for debut, Jenkins 100th cap against Pumas

Cardiff Blues centre Cory Allen is in line to make his Test debut this weekend after being named on Thursday in the starting side to play Argentina. At the other end of the spectrum, prop Gethin Jenkins will become only the fourth player to win 100 Wales caps after Stephen Jones, Gareth Thomas and Martyn Williams when he takes the field at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday. Wales coach Warren Gatland made four changes to the side beaten 24-15 by South Africa in Cardiff last weekend.

RugbyU: Wales's Allen set for debut, Jenkins 100th cap against Pumas

Cardiff Blues centre Cory Allen is in line to make his Test debut this weekend after being named on Thursday in the starting side to play Argentina. At the other end of the spectrum, prop Gethin Jenkins will become only the fourth player to win 100 Wales caps after Stephen Jones, Gareth Thomas and Martyn Williams when he takes the field at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday. Wales coach Warren Gatland made four changes to the side beaten 24-15 by South Africa in Cardiff last weekend.

RugbyU: 'Big loss' as Bowe joins Lions casualty list

Irish winger Tommy Bowe became the third player in two days to be ruled out of the British and Irish Lions tour when he suffered a suspected broken hand against the Queensland Reds Saturday. Bowe will join prop forwards Gethin Jenkins and Cian Healy on the journey home after head coach Warren Gatland said he may need an operation. He left the field early in the second half of the Lions' 22-12 win in Brisbane.

RugbyU: Injured Jenkins out of Lions tour

Wales's Gethin Jenkins is to leave the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia with a calf injury, officials said Saturday, the second prop forward the team has lost in as many days. Jenkins was ruled out after scans indicated a long recovery time for his calf strain, just a day after Ireland's Cian Healy's tour was ended by an ankle injury. "The expected time for recovery is at least three weeks and given the remaining duration of the tour we felt that Gethin should return home and continue his rehabilitation there," Lions head doctor James Robson said.

RugbyU: Cardiff abuzz as England face Wales in grand finale

It's never difficult to tell when there's a major rugby match in Cardiff but Saturday's Six Nations title clash between Wales and England intensified the usually expectant atmosphere. Unlike many grounds of similar size, the 74,500 capacity Millennium Stadium is right in the heart, physically and some would say spiritually, of the city centre so even the casual visitor to the Welsh capital can't ignore the build-up on a 'big game' day.

RugbyU: Grand finale for Six Nations as England face Wales

History beckons for both Grand Slam chasers England and defending champions Wales when they meet at the Millennium Stadium in the key match of Saturday's final day of the 2013 Six Nations Championship. A lacklustre tournament, blighted by the weather -- which won't be an issue in Cardiff after England agreed to the closure of the Millennium Stadium's retractable roof -- is now set for a rousing finale.

Pressure all on England, says Wales forward Evans

(Reuters) - All the pressure will be on England in Saturday's Six Nations decider against last year's grand slam champions Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, according to the home team's lock forward Ian Evans. A win for the visitors would guarantee Stuart Lancaster's unbeaten side the grand slam but Wales can still retain the Six Nations title with victory by at least eight points, or seven so long as England do not outscore them by three tries.
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