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Wales avenged last year's heartbreaking Rugby World Cup semifinal defeat by France on Saturday, clinching the Six Nations title with a 16-9 home victory that left Warren Gatland's team with a perfect record in this season's competition.

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France beat 14-man Wales to reach Rugby World Cup finalupdated: Sun Oct 16 2011 08:46:00

France beat heroic 14-man Wales 9-8 in Auckland Saturday to reach the final of the Rugby World Cup.

Auckland's Rugby World Cup sightsupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 10:51:00

Travel past the Viaduct Basin, the Sky Tower and One Tree Hill on the way to the RWC final venue, Eden Park.

Second-half spree gives Wales record win at Rugby World Cupupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 10:51:00

Wales scored 59 second-half points against Namibia on Monday to seal a record 81-7 victory at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

Fourth missing miner found dead, Wales police sayupdated: Sat Sep 17 2011 04:53:00

The search for missing workers in a flooded Wales coal mine ended tragically Friday as rescuers discovered the fourth and final man's body, South Wales police said.

3 found dead in search for trapped miners in Wales, police sayupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 11:04:00

A third miner was found dead Friday in a flooded mine in Wales, police said.

Welfare staff on trail of horse that tried to board trainupdated: Thu May 19 2011 11:57:00

Animal welfare officers in Wales were on Thursday trying to trace a man seen trying to board a train with a pony.

Tiger feels the heat in Walesupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 14:10:00

Tiger Woods faces a barrage of hostile questions ahead of the 2010 Ryder Cup in Wales.

Search teams find 2nd victim of UK floodingupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 09:51:00

A woman's body was found in a river in Wales, police said Tuesday, the second death from severe flooding that has hit England and Wales since late last week.

Late Shanklin try keeps Wales bid aliveupdated: Sat Mar 14 2009 15:25:00

Wales saw their hopes of a successful Six Nations title defense almost reduced to ruins in Rome, as substitute Tom Shanklin's 72nd-minute try saw them scrape a 20-15 victory against a battling Italy side on Saturday.

Wales boosted ahead of French showdownupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 11:54:00

Six Nations champions Wales have been boosted by the availability of several key players ahead of next week's floodlit clash against France at the Stade de France in Paris.

Wales hang on for famous win over Wallabiesupdated: Sat Nov 29 2008 13:04:00

Six Nations Champions Wales had to withstand a withering late assault by Australia to hold on for a 21-18 win at the Millenium Stadium -- their first victory over a Tri Nations side for three years.

Gatland hailed for Wales' glory daysupdated: Sun Mar 16 2008 10:23:00

Coach Warren Gatland deserves all the credit for transforming Six Nations champions Wales' rugby fortunes, according to one of the Principality's playing legends.

Wales romp to Grand Slam triumphupdated: Sat Mar 15 2008 16:49:00

Wales clinched the Six Nations title and wrapped up the Grand Slam with a thrilling 29-12 win over France at the Millenium Stadium on Saturday.

Wales on verge of another Grand Slamupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 10:52:00

Wales are looking for their second Grand Slam in four years when they meet France in Cardiff on Saturday.

France rugby coach goes for experienceupdated: Mon Mar 10 2008 17:49:00

France have made six changes for the Six Nations Championship decider against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

Wales claim Triple Crown in Irelandupdated: Sat Mar 08 2008 12:44:00

Wales rallied to win 16-12 away to Ireland on Saturday afternoon and keep alive its hopes of winning the Six Nations Grand Slam. Wikipedia's Wales Hit Over Expensesupdated: Wed Mar 05 2008 12:00:00

Virtually anyone can edit an entry on Wikipedia, the popular online encyclopedia. But its founder is finding it's not so easy to cover his tracks after a messy breakup with a TV personality and a dustup over his expenses began playing out on the Web.It's not the first time that Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia's de facto leader, has found his behavior questioned -- especially since no subject appears too arcane for dissection by Wikipedia's passionate community of users. The latest episodes, however, reverberated beyond the usual die-hards.A former lover -- political pundit Rachel Marsden -- let out steamy and embarrassing online chats with Wales, and dumped his clothes on eBay. Wales, 41, also became the subject of an eyebrow-raising blog entry by Danny Wool, who until last year worked for the nonprofit, donor-supported Wikimedia Foundation that runs the encyclopedia.Wool wrote that Wales had asked the foundation to reimburse him for costly items like a $1,300 dinner for four at a Florida steakhouse. Wool alleged

Wales maintain Six Nations winning runupdated: Sat Feb 23 2008 14:24:00

Wales maintained their 100 percent record in the Six Nations Championship when they overpowered Italy 47-8 in Cardiff while luckless Scotland suffered a third successive defeat when they crashed 34-13 in Ireland.

Wales make six changes for Italy gameupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 09:05:00

Stephen Jones and Dwayne Peel will be the Welsh half-back pairing for Saturday's Six Nations Championship match against Italy in Cardiff.

Confident Wales set to name team earlyupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 12:16:00

Wales, buoyed by two straight wins at the start of their Six Nations campaign, will take the unusual step of naming their team to face Italy fully 11 days ahead of the match.

France and Wales seal second victoriesupdated: Sat Feb 09 2008 13:19:00

Defending champions France and Wales maintained their 100 per cent records in the Six Nations Championship with their second victories on Saturday.

Gatland calls up Roberts for debutupdated: Tue Feb 05 2008 17:24:00

Cardiff Blues winger Jamie Roberts will make his debut as Wales try to maintain their momentum in the Six Nations Championship when they follow their remarkable 26-19 defeat of England with a home game against Scotland on Saturday.

England star Wilkinson in the clear updated: Mon Feb 04 2008 13:33:00

England star Jonny Wilkinson has escaped action over a weekend tackle against Wales and is free to play in Sunday's Six Nations Championship match with Italy in Rome.

Wales stun England in Six Nations openerupdated: Sat Feb 02 2008 14:14:00

Wales fought back from 10 points down to stun World Cup finalists England 26-19 in their Six Nations opener and win at Twickenham for the first time in 20 years.

Fortune: Old media meets empowered customersupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 10:44:00

Right after the close of the DLD tech/Net/media conference in Munich this week, I was running on a treadmill, looking out at the cathedral and church spires, the only things higher than the hotel's top-floor gym. Europeans respect and preserve the past. What consistently amazes me is how aggressively some in Europe are simultaneously pursuing the future.

Williams, Edwards boost Wales' bidupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 10:20:00

Wales have received a double boost ahead of rugby's Six Nations next month, with flanker Martyn Williams cutting short his international retirement and Shaun Edwards signing on as part-time defense coach until January 2010.

Springboks farewell White with winupdated: Sat Nov 24 2007 12:15:00

World champions South Africa marked coach Jake White's final full international in charge with a 34-12 victory against Wales in a one-off Test at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

Gatland signs four-year Wales dealupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 10:11:00

Former All Black Warren Gatland has been confirmed as the new coach of the Wales rugby team on a four-year contract, taking him up to the end of the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand.

Springboks stars will face Walesupdated: Sat Oct 27 2007 07:41:00

Wales will face a close to full strength South Africa side when the world champions visit Cardiff for a test match next month.

Gloomy Toshack ponders his futureupdated: Sat Oct 13 2007 17:09:00

Wales coach John Toshack was left questioning his future in the job after a bitterly disappointing 3-1 Euro 2008 defeat by Cyprus in Nicosia.

Fiji stun Wales to make last eightupdated: Sat Sep 29 2007 17:23:00

Wales were sent tumbling out of the Rugby World Cup by Fiji 38-34 after a topsy-turvy and extraordinary match in Nantes which was in doubt until the final whistle.

11-try Wales crush gallant Japanupdated: Thu Sep 20 2007 17:31:00

Wales scored 11 tries as they overpowered Japan 72-18 to give themselves confidence for their final Pool B clash against Fiji in Nantes on Saturday week.

Australia see off battling Walesupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 05:17:00

Australia shrugged off the loss of injured playmaker Stephen Larkham to withstand a second half rally by Wales and wrap up a 32-20 victory at the Millenium Stadium.

Wales survive scare to beat Canadaupdated: Sun Sep 09 2007 14:08:00

Wales opened their rugby World Cup campaign with a victory, but they survived a huge scare to beat Canada 42-17 in their Pool B clash in Nantes.

World Cup hosts France show styleupdated: Sun Aug 26 2007 05:22:00

World Cup hosts France eased to an impressive 34-7 win over Wales in their final warm-up at the Millennium Stadium on Sunday.

Resilient Poles grab Moscow draw updated: Wed Aug 22 2007 04:35:00

Poland struck twice in the second half to hold Russia to a 2-2 draw in a friendly on Wednesday. Wonder of Walesupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 00:30:00

Ask the guys in your foursome what they think ofWales, and they'll probablysay, "Ah, magnificent creatures." Forgolfers who love the links game,Wales -- the principality, not themammals -- suffers in the longshadow cast by the great courses ofScotland and Ireland.

CNNMoney: Wikia details plans for rival to Googleupdated: Sat Jul 28 2007 21:03:00

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said Friday he is putting the building blocks in place for a community-developed Web search service that would rival search engines such as Google or Yahoo.

Giggs brings down curtain on Walesupdated: Wed May 30 2007 04:33:00

Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs announced his retirement from international soccer with Wales on Wednesday. Mild Strain of Human Bird Flu in Britainupdated: Tue May 29 2007 17:40:00

Four people have tested positive for a mild strain of bird flu, British authorities said Friday

Ruddock appointed Worcester coachupdated: Tue May 01 2007 07:57:00

Former Wales coach Mike Ruddock was confirmed as Worcester's new director of rugby on Tuesday and immediately promised to develop an exciting brand of free-running rugby similar to that which helped Wales win the Grand Slam in 2005.

Business 2.0: The Wales Rules for Web 2.0updated: Wed Apr 04 2007 14:30:00

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales was in the Web 2.0 business before there was such a term. He has five rules for tapping the enthusiasm of users.

Business 2.0: Building a Wiki Worldupdated: Tue Apr 03 2007 10:00:00

Jimmy Wales may have created the world's largest encyclopedia, but he can't keep his inbox in order. In the back of a black London cab, careening from one high-powered meeting to the next, Wales si...

Wales setback as skipper ruled outupdated: Wed Mar 14 2007 06:05:00

Wales suffered a setback as they bid to avoid the embarrassment of a Six Nations wooden spoon with captain Stephen Jones forced out of Saturday's final match against England at the Millennium Stadium.

Referee sorry for misunderstandingupdated: Sun Mar 11 2007 09:33:00

Referee Chris White has apologised to Wales for the "misunderstanding" at the end of the Six Nations match with Italy in Rome on Saturday.

Bergamasco gives Italy another winupdated: Sat Mar 10 2007 12:44:00

A late try by flanker Mauro Bergamasco gave Italy an historic 23-20 win over Wales at Rome's Stadio Flaminio on Saturday.

France triumph after early frightupdated: Sat Feb 24 2007 17:05:00

Reigning Six Nations champions France remain on target for the Grand Slam after overcoming an 11-point deficit to record a 32-21 win over Wales at the Stade de France here Saturday.

Fortune: Wikipedia's next stepsupdated: Thu Feb 22 2007 16:16:00

At my daughter's New York City high school her teachers tell her to not to use Wikipedia. When I talked to Jimmy Wales in Davos a few weeks ago, I expected him to be dismissive, perhaps even contemptuous, about such attitudes.

Fortune: At Davos: citizenship, apostasy and $100 laptopsupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 13:57:00

I was sitting in a session at Davos idly doing e-mail when I suddenly slapped my laptop closed and listened, amazed. Nestle CEO Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, on stage, was asserting that global warming doesn't much matter, that Al Gore deliberately omitted contradictory information from his movie "An Inconvenient Truth," and that the world would be better off using money it is spending to comply with the Kyoto Protocol to improve water supplies.

Two that are trueupdated: Thu Dec 07 2006 09:13:00

It's true! It turns out Mother did know best about these two old standards:

Hook shines as Wales hammer Canadaupdated: Fri Nov 17 2006 16:33:00

Wales ran in nine tries to crush Canada 61-26 at the Millennium Stadium on Friday to gain a confidence booster ahead of their testing clash with the All Blacks next week.

Australia coach makes five changesupdated: Wed Nov 08 2006 08:19:00

Australia coach John Connolly has made five changes to the side which drew 29-29 with Wales, for Saturday's test against Italy.

Wales and Australia in spectacularupdated: Sat Nov 04 2006 13:14:00

Wales and Australia warmed up for next year's World Cup showdown in Cardiff by sharing 58 points at the Millenium Stadium - the first draw between the teams in 24 Tests.

All Blacks continue rotation planupdated: Wed Nov 01 2006 09:55:00

All Blacks coach Graham Henry has rested some key players for Sunday's game against England, saying his aim was to arrive at the third match of their tour, against France in Paris, with a fresh first-choice team.

Horsman forced to miss Welsh testupdated: Wed Nov 01 2006 04:19:00

Wales prop Chris Horsman will miss Saturday's test against Australia after his club Worcester refused to release him for the match.

Thomas returns to the Welsh foldupdated: Tue Oct 31 2006 09:51:00

Former captain Gareth Thomas returns to the Wales side for the first time in nine months for Saturday's Test against Australia at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.

Flanker Smith captains Wallabiesupdated: Mon Oct 30 2006 06:45:00

Flanker George Smith will captain Australia for the first time in their European Tour opener against Neath-Swansea Ospreys in Wales on Wednesday.

Slovakia hit five past sorry Walesupdated: Sat Oct 07 2006 12:00:00

Slovakia condemned Wales to their heaviest home defeat since 1908 with a 5-1 Euro 2008 Group D qualifying win in Cardiff.

Marcelo hits debut goal for Brazilupdated: Tue Sep 05 2006 16:40:00

Teenage defender Marcelo marked his debut with the opening goal as Brazil completed a successful London tour with a 2-0 win over Wales at White Hart Lane on Tuesday.

Ronaldinho back for Wales friendlyupdated: Mon Sep 04 2006 09:17:00

Ronaldinho has recovered from injury and will play for Brazil in their friendly international against Wales in London on Tuesday.

Fortune: Wikis go for-profitupdated: Thu Aug 31 2006 10:34:00

Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has become one of the fastest-growing and buzziest destinations on the Web, thanks in large part to the devoted community that slaves over its authoritative entr...

Sebo nets Slovakia debut hat-trickupdated: Tue Aug 15 2006 17:14:00

Filip Sebo scored a hat-trick on his debut as Slovakia beat Malta 3-0 in a friendly on Tuesday.

Jimenez chases repeat win in Walesupdated: Tue May 30 2006 04:59:00

Miguel Angel Jimenez will be trying to follow up his third-place finish in the PGA Championship by carving a slice of history in the seventh edition of the Wales Open.

Jenkins is named Wales rugby coachupdated: Thu Apr 27 2006 15:24:00

Llanelli Scarlets coach Gareth Jenkins has been appointed as Wales coach after a meeting of Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) directors.

Church sorry for prophet cartoonupdated: Tue Mar 21 2006 04:53:00

The Anglican Church in Wales has apologized to Muslims after a cartoon satirizing the Prophet Mohammed was printed in its Welsh-language magazine.

Laporte is calm after storming winupdated: Mon Mar 13 2006 11:47:00

Bernard Laporte was in no mood to celebrate on Monday despite the euphoria of the French media following Sunday's 31-6 thrashing of England.

Italy fight back for Cardiff drawupdated: Sat Mar 11 2006 10:53:00

Italy came desperately close to their first away win in the Six Nations before having to settle for an 18-18 draw with holders Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

Scot Murray back after sending offupdated: Tue Mar 07 2006 07:35:00

Scotland have made two changes to the side that shocked England in the Calcutta Cup with Scott Murray and Nathan Hines returning for Saturday's Six Nations clash in Ireland.

Ireland too good for ragged Walesupdated: Sun Feb 26 2006 14:31:00

Ireland all but ended Wales' hopes of retaining their Six Nations title with an assured 31-5 victory at a windswept Lansdowne Road.

Welsh skipper Thomas out 12 weeksupdated: Tue Feb 21 2006 13:23:00

Wales rugby union captain Gareth Thomas was sidelined for 12 weeks Tuesday with a neck injury, missing the rest of the Six Nations tournament.

Holders Wales back to winning waysupdated: Sun Feb 12 2006 12:02:00

Holders Wales got back to Six Nations winning ways with a 28-18 victory over Scotland - aided by a 23rd-minute red card for visiting lock Scott Murray.

Unchanged Wales have second chanceupdated: Wed Feb 08 2006 13:40:00

Wales coach Mike Ruddock has kept faith with the starting lineup that lost to England for the Six Nations match with Scotland at the Millennium Stadium on Sunday.

Hartson quits international arenaupdated: Mon Feb 06 2006 12:27:00

Wales striker John Hartson announced his retirement from international soccer on Monday.

England give Wales six of the bestupdated: Sat Feb 04 2006 12:19:00

England scored six tries to crush Six Nations title holders Wales 47-13 in their opening clash of this year's tournament at Twickenham on Saturday.

Wales include new quartet in squadupdated: Tue Jan 17 2006 09:04:00

Wales coach Mike Ruddock has called up four new faces in the squad which the injury-stricken Six Nations Grand Slam champions hope will defend their title this season.

Morgan adds to Wales casualty listupdated: Fri Dec 30 2005 10:45:00

Wales center Kevin Morgan has joined the Six Nations champions' casualty list after dislocating a foot during a club match.

Wales and England secure home winsupdated: Sat Nov 26 2005 11:44:00

Wales sealed their first win over Australia in 18 years with a thrilling 24-22 victory at the Millenium stadium in Cardiff on Saturday.

Dunning returns to Australian sideupdated: Thu Nov 24 2005 12:51:00

Australia coach Eddie Jones has recalled prop Matt Dunning to an otherwise unchanged starting side for Saturday's Test against Wales in Cardiff.

Jones wins 50th against Springboksupdated: Fri Nov 18 2005 13:40:00

Stephen Jones will win his 50th Wales cap in Saturday's clash with South Africa at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff.

James starts as Wales shuffle sideupdated: Wed Nov 16 2005 10:58:00

Dafydd James is named on the right wing for Six Nations champions Wales against South Africa on Saturday in his first international start in three years.

Gear treble sparks rout of Walesupdated: Sat Nov 05 2005 13:01:00

Rico Gear scored a hat-trick as the All Blacks began their Grand Slam tour of the British Isles with a crushing 41-3 victory in the Centenary Test against Wales at the Millennium Stadium here Saturday.

Byrne earns a place in Wales squadupdated: Tue Oct 25 2005 07:37:00

Llanelli Scarlets full-back Lee Byrne is the only uncapped player named in Wales' injury-hit squad for the November Test series against New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Fiji.

'I'd be an invalid without this device'updated: Thu Sep 29 2005 09:43:00

Michael Conway, 62, is a musician and singer from Swansea in south Wales. Three years ago he had an implanted defibrillator embedded in his chest, which ensures his heart beats at a regular rate.

Henson ruled out of Welsh campaignupdated: Wed Sep 28 2005 05:26:00

Six Nations rugby union champions Wales must tackle a tough autumn campaign without inspirational center Gavin Henson.

England scramble to win over Walesupdated: Sat Sep 03 2005 11:43:00

England kept their World Cup qualifying hopes on track but were made to work hard for a 1-0 victory over Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

3 held in Wales under terror lawsupdated: Fri Aug 26 2005 06:41:00

British police were questioning three men Friday detained in South Wales under anti-terrorism laws.

Mavericks who bring election aliveupdated: Thu Apr 21 2005 09:18:00

We in the media tend at election times to represent the Hang On What About Me Party, pointing out the snags in the parties' manifestoes and identifying those who are likely to lose out as a result of their policies. There is also no shortage of people who reckon they have something special to offer the nation and who are prepared to take on the Law of Averages.

Lion Quinnell announces retirementupdated: Mon Mar 28 2005 08:08:00

Wales and British Lions forward Scott Quinnell has announced his retirement from rugby.

O'Connell relieved at two-week banupdated: Wed Mar 23 2005 12:43:00

Irish lock Paul O'Connell has been banned for two weeks after being found guilty of punching in Saturday's Six Nations match against Wales in Cardiff.

Wales launch defense at Twickenhamupdated: Wed Mar 23 2005 11:26:00

Champions Wales will launch their Six Nations title defense against England at Twickenham on February 4 next year, organizers said on Wednesday.

Wales beat Ireland for grand slamupdated: Sat Mar 19 2005 12:22:00

Wales won their first grand slam for 27 years when they beat Ireland 32-20 in a Six Nations showdown overflowing with passion and commitment.

Ireland unchanged for final chargeupdated: Tue Mar 15 2005 11:15:00

Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan has picked an unchanged team for their final Six Nations match against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday.

Savage quits Wales after omissionupdated: Mon Mar 14 2005 11:31:00

Wales midfielder Robbie Savage has announced his retirement from international football after an acrimonious row with manager John Toshack.

Wales stay on track for grand slamupdated: Sun Mar 13 2005 12:12:00

Wales swept aside Scotland with a record 46-22 victory on Sunday to remain on course for their first Six Nations grand slam in 27 years.

Wales appoint Owen as new captainupdated: Fri Mar 04 2005 08:26:00

Number eight Michael Owen will replace the injured Gareth Thomas as Wales captain for their next Six Nations match against Scotland.

Wales shock France in Six Nationsupdated: Sat Feb 26 2005 12:44:00

Martyn Williams scored two tries early in the second-half as Wales staged a stunning comeback to beat France 24-18 at the Stade de France and remained on course for their first Six Nations grand slam since 1978

Welsh match pivotal says Michalakupdated: Thu Feb 24 2005 11:24:00

Frederic Michalak believes Saturday's clash against resurgent Wales will be a Six Nations and Grand Slam decider.

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