The 2019 Rugby World Cup will draw to a close when England meet South Africa for the final in Yokohama on Saturday morning.
Alun Wyn Jones
Wales coach Warren Gatland admitted his side paid the price for conceding too many penalties as they suffered an agonising 19-16 defeat to South Africa in their World Cup semi-final.
Jake White believes that Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones could be destined to lift the Rugby World Cup.
Neil Jenkins has paid Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones a glowing tribute as he prepares to lead his country in Sunday’s World Cup semi-final against South Africa.
Duane Vermeulen believes South Africa have to find a way to improve on perfection to combat Wales’s “talisman” Alun Wyn Jones’ lineout threat.
Wales coach Warren Gatland admitted he felt relieved after his side advanced into the World Cup semi-finals with a come-from-behind 20-19 victory over France in Oita.
Wales are on course to have a fully-fit squad – including Jonathan Davies and Dan Biggar – for next Sunday’s World Cup quarter-final against France.
Alun Wyn Jones has highlighted Wales’ intense preparations to face World Cup rivals Australia by revealing “there was a bit of red stuff flowing” in training.
Alun Wyn Jones will become Wales’ most-capped player when he leads his country against World Cup rivals Australia on Sunday.
Wales launched their World Cup campaign in bonus point fashion by seeing off Georgia 43-14 at City of Toyota Stadium.
Wales boss Warren Gatland says that skipper Alun Wyn Jones is a player that “deserves all the accolades” as he prepares to equal his country’s cap record.
Flanker Aaron Wainwright will make his Rugby World Cup debut in Wales’ tournament opener against Georgia on Monday.
Alun Wyn Jones insists the World Cup starts in Dublin on Saturday after Wales face Ireland at the Aviva Stadium.
Warren Gatland says it is important that Wales are “rugby-ready” as they move towards their World Cup opener against Georgia.
Scarlets fly-half Rhys Patchell will feature in a Wales team showing 15 changes for Saturday’s final World Cup preparation game against Ireland.