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Shaun Edwards defends Wales coaching team

Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards has rubbished suggestions that the current coaching team no longer have the backing of fans following their 33-30 win against Japan on Saturday.

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Interim Head Coach Rob Howely admitted after the game that the second tier nation were 'the better team' and 'deserved to win' at the Principality Stadium despite Sam Davies' late drop goal leaving Wales with the chance to end their autumn series with three wins from four.


Women's Rugby: Wales 13 - 0 England

Wales women's captain Rachel Taylor poses with the Six Nations trophy Credit: PA photo

Wales women sealed a famous win over their England counterparts at St Helen's, winning a thrilling encounter 13-0.

Prop Catrin Edwards and winger Lauren Harries scored second half tries as Wales inflicted only their second ever defeat on the World Champions.

Harries also kicked a penalty as Wales got their Six Nations campaign off to the best possible start in Swansea.

Welsh Regions back in European action

It's a return to European competition for the Welsh regions today, with all four sides facing crucial matches. A home win is essential for the Ospreys, who host table-topping Racing Metro in Pool 5.

The Scarlets, second in Pool 3 after 2 games, will hope to get something from their trip to Ulster later this evening.

Dan Biggar will hope to continue his Wales form for the Ospreys Credit: PA photo

In the Challenge Cup, it's a clash of two unbeaten teams in Pool 1, where the Blues entertain London Irish at the Arms Park.

Champions Cup: Ospreys v Racing Metro (1500) Ulster v Scarlets (1930)

Challenge Cup: Blues v London Irish (1515)

Gatland announces "most experienced" team for Springbok clash

Gatland says his team will have to play to their full potential if they're to secure a win Credit: PA

Wales coach Warren Gatland has put up his most experienced team to take on the Springboks in Durban tomorrow. Mike Phillips and Dan Biggar have been selected to represent Wales at half back. Meanwhile, Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies will play midfield.

It's also a big game for Adam Jones who will make his 100th international appearance. The 34-12 win against the Eastern Province Kings on Tuesday puts Wales one up against South Africa. But Gatland says will his team have to play to their full potential if they're to secure a win.

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