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Tipuric: training schedule is tough

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Justin Tipuric believes that Wales' pre-World Cup training schedule is the toughest he has experienced in his rugby career.

Wales' punishing preparations for a so-called pool of death - they are in the same group as former World Cup winners England and Australia, with only two teams making the quarter-finals - have seen them visit Switzerland and Qatar for intensive training camps.

And after making a powerful statement with their fitness at the last World Cup four years ago - Wales reached a first semi-final since 1987 - head coach Warren Gatland has again overseen a demanding itinerary.

I'm not going to lie, it's tough - the toughest training I have experienced, without a doubt. But it is what you expect. You are going to a World Cup and you don't expect it to be easy. We were fit in 2011 but you want to be fitter again, so you have to push it further. Qatar with the heat and Switzerland with the altitude are different kinds of things that we are not used to.

– Justin Tipuric, Flanker

Teenager, 16, arrested after man stabbed

A 16 year old teenager has been arrested after a man was stabbed in Cardiff.

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The incident happened around 7.15pm this evening in the Grangetown area of the city.

A man, 67, suffered stab wounds and has been taken to University Hospital Wales. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

I would like to reassure the public that the incident in Newport Street, Grangetown tonight is an isolated incident which is domestic in nature. We have one male person in custody and we are not seeking any one else in connection with this incident.

We are carrying out a thorough investigation and I would ask anyone who might have information that could help us with our enquiries to come forward.

– Supt Edward Ough, South Wales Police


Armed police respond to 'incident' at Cardiff property

Emergency services including armed police and an ambulance are responding to an incident at a property in Cardiff this evening.

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An ambulance was called to a property in the Grangetown area of the city along with three police units including firearms officers at around 7.15pm this evening.

A person is believed to have been taken away in an ambulance

A person is said to have taken away in an ambulance and police are currently searching the property in Newport Street.

Neighbours say they're shocked to have seen such a heavy police presence in the area.

South Wales Police say officers are presently engaged in an incident at that location and enquiries ongoing.

There are no more details at present.

Weather warning: watch out for waves and wind

Big waves and blustery winds are predicted for coastal areas through tonight and Tuesday.

Waves of between 2-4 metres (about 6-12ft) are expected through the peak of the swell early on Tuesday, says the Met Office.

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There will also be strong winds, with the potential for gale force gusts around coasts in western areas – which may make for difficult conditions for those camping. People are being urged to take care.

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Large waves could make some normal coastal activities we take for granted significantly more risky; the force of surging water or breaking waves can easily knock you over and quickly and drag you out of your depth and once in the water it can be difficult to get out.

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