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Liverpool forward Woodburn could make Wales squad

Ben Woodburn is Liverpool's youngest ever goalscorer Credit: PA

Liverpool teenager Ben Woodburn could join Wales' World Cup campaign against the Republic of Ireland next week - and end doubts over his international future.

Woodburn became the youngest scorer in Liverpool history - at the age of 17 years and 45 days - when he netted in the 2-0 EFL Cup victory over Leeds in November.

His Liverpool debut came as a substitute against Sunderland in November, and he has now made seven appearances.

Woodburn's Liverpool team-mate Harry Wilson—who became Wales' youngest player at the age of 16 years and 207 days when he played against Belgium in October 2013—is also under consideration for a call-up after impressing at Anfield in recent months.

Wilson, now 19, made his Liverpool debut in the FA Cup victory at Plymouth in January and was also on the bench for the weekend win against Burnley.

It is Woodburn who has made the big recent impact though, and while he has yet to start a Premier League game he produced an impressive cameo off the bench in the Reds' 2-1 triumph against Burnley on Sunday and Wales assistant manager Osian Roberts told S4C that he is close to a senior call-up.

He's knocking on the door now. What's definite is that there are a lot of young players in this group doing that. And we need that. We're really pleased with them.

A lot of them have already been in our camps for a week at a time to get that experience, so they can make that step when the chance comes.

It's important we have that freshness as we move on.

– Osian Roberts

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Scotland beat Wales in RBS 6 Nations

Delight for Scotland at last against bogey team Wales. Credit: PA

Scotland ended 10 years of hurt against Wales as they kept alive their RBS 6 Nations title hopes at Murrayfield.

Wings Tommy Seymour and Tim Visser scored second-half tries, while 19 points from fly-half Finn Russell saw Scotland home 29-13 as they posted a first victory over Wales since 2007.

For a full report and highlights, visit ITV's dedicated 6 Nations website

Good news for Wales: Gareth Bale back in training at Real Madrid

Gareth Bale has given club and country a boost by returning to training.

Bale has not played since November because of ankle surgery, but Real Madrid tweeted a photograph of the 27-year-old training at their headquarters on Sunday.

News of Bale's imminent return will please Wales boss Chris Coleman ahead of next month's vital World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin.

Late Daly try sees England beat Wales in Cardiff

Daly scored a late try to win it for England. Credit: PA

England extended their winning run to 16 Tests as wing Elliot Daly's late try clinched a dramatic RBS 6 Nations victory over Wales in Cardiff.

The first defeat of Eddie Jones' coaching reign appeared to be looming large as Wales led by two points with four minutes left, but Daly finished off brilliantly following a poor Jonathan Davies clearance, and Owen Farrell's conversion saw England home 21-16. Watch highlights and read a full match report on our dedicated Six Nations site.

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£3million cash injection set for Welsh steel industry

Red hot metal being moved across a heavy forge Credit: PA

The Welsh Government is investing almost £3 million to help secure hundreds of jobs in the steel industry.

Economy Secretary Ken Skates said £2.8 million would be spent, creating 90 new jobs and safeguarding a further 477.

The investment at Code Serve in Brynmawr, Dyfed Steels in Llanelli, Express Reinforcements in Neath and Celsa Steel in Cardiff would help to secure a sustainable future for the Welsh steel industry, he said.

He added: "The future of the steel industry and steel related businesses are hugely important to manufacturing in Wales.

"At a time when the sector faces extremely difficult trading conditions and stiff global competition, the safeguarding of existing jobs is more important than ever to the sustainability."

Wales beat Italy 33-7 in RBS 6 Nations

Wales wing Liam Williams touches down for a try. Credit: PA

Wales staged a strong second-half recovery to begin their RBS 6 Nations campaign in winning fashion against Italy at Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

After a slow start, the Welsh triumphed 33-7 thanks to the boot of Leigh Halfpenny and tries in the final quarter from centre Jonathan Davies, plus wings Liam Williams and George North.

Visit ITV's RBS 6 Nations website to watch highlights of the match

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