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Rob Howley

Robert Howley (born 13 October 1970 in Bridgend) is a former Welsh rugby union footballer. He was considered one of the greatest ever scrum-halves and gained 59 caps for Wales, 22 of them as captain.

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Ben Te'o one of few to impress in tour opener. Rob Howley says he can be 'point of difference'
Its a Warren Gatland and Rob Howley team. Did anyone expect anything else?
I mean with Rob Howley as the attack coach, what did you all expect?
Rob Howley is stealing a living as a coach. Top player but awful coach.
A group of players who got off a plane to NZ 3 days ago, who have never played together before, coached by Rob Howley.
Has a ever had a head coach replacement after the first game? What is Rob Howley doing there as well?!
Rob Howley's 'dynamic' attack coaching in evidence here! Really poor stuff from but surely will improve
Rob Howley limited coaching ability on show once again
This reminds me of a team coached by gatland and howley
I wouldn't trust Rob Howley to tie his shoelaces.
Probably rob howley as most of backs stuff has been rubbish
Rob Howley going to turn a 30 year old injury prone 10 into Jamie Roberts
Can we get rid of Rob Howley as the attack coach already?
Only Rob Howley could manage to blunt the attack of the northern hemisphere *best players
Rob howley bringing his creative magic to the lions
The Lions have spent the first half reminding us that they're being coached by Rob Howley.Lots of good players looking ordinary
Rob Howley is a strong and stable attack coach
Still find it absolutely bananas how rob howley is the attack coach!
Common denominator with tonight and Scarlets?? No rob howley!
Rob Howley looks like he needs this haka like a hole in the head.
It is - so there's hope. However just look at Jon Davies form with Wales and scarlets - Howley will…
If they want someone they can take the *** out of behind his back, that's what Rob Howley is for
Good Rob Howley impression by Sanjay behind you!
Rugby Heaven Wow Simply Wow ! This is the best running rugby any club on earth is playing are you…
Not long before the joy vacuum that is Rob Howley *** his form, talent and ability out of him by forc…
Rob Howley has had his day, Time for him to go!
Stephen Jones to replace Rob Howley as backs/skills coach
It's on page 47,987 of the Rob Howley coaching manual. He'll get there by 2031. Wales are just too risk averse.
As well I think Stephen jones should take over from rob howley as backs coach 👍
Redemption? There is a *** sight more for Rob Howley and Wales to play for than that old chestnut
Wales coach Rob Howley on his selection: "There is a lot of experience in our group and you don’t become a bad team overnight…
"There's no way he can turn around and name an unchanged team for Ireland on Friday week". on Rob Howley…
Not with Rob Howley as coach will this ever happen and without changes to the team.
No change for Wales as Howley anticipates positive response.
Wales players can redeem themselves after their Scotland defeat when they face Ireland on Friday, says Rob Howley…
Rob Howley: Welsh players can redeem themselves
AWJ was on top table with Rob Howley. Coach tends to field majority of the questions on team announcement day.
Wales prop Tomas Francis says he was relieved when coach Rob Howley named an unchanged team to face Ireland…
.underperformers given another chance ahead of Ireland clash:
"You don't become a bad team overnight". Rob Howley. Mate!! It's not happened overnight trust me.
Join the debate as we deliver the verdict on Rob Howley's surprising team selection
This is why Rob Howley's unchanged teamsheet has left everyone so confused
Listen to the latest episode of the podcast as the writers discuss Rob Howley's surprise unchanged team
Me listening to Rob Howley giving his usual uninspiring interview
Rob Howley been taking advice of Roberto Martinez by the looks , no thanks cuz I'd rather slag them off from my sofa 😆
Sam Warburton wants to give Welsh public performance they are 'owed' as Rob Howley hands players second chance: The…
Exciting to know Rob Howley shares General Melchett's philosophy in game planning.
Furious reaction from Welsh fans to Rob Howley's team selection and reasons given.
We are up against Rob Howley, Wayne Barnes and Ireland! So no chance Sam. I fear the worst Friday
Wales and Ireland unchanged as Rob Howley keeps faith with George North
It's hardly a surprise, given this is Rob Howley we're dealing with. It's entirely predictable. Ireland must be pissing the…
Rob Howley the most boring predictable coach ever!
Wales and Ireland unchanged as Rob Howley keeps fait...
Rob Howley is right, you don't become a bad team overnight. It's been a slow and steady decline over a number of years.
Got to love Rob Howley, he hasn't got a clue bless him...
The Welsh Rugby Podcast: Our experts attempt to understand Rob Howley's rationale for sticking to his guns: Simon…
Despite defeat to Rob Howley names unchanged side to face 1830 BBC ONE
I thought that Friday rugby was enough to ruin Wales/Ireland for me and then Rob 'Phillip Hammond' Howley stepped in...
Warren Gatland receives news of Rob Howley's team selection
Luke Charteris still undergoing concussion tests ahead of Wales v Ireland Six Nations match, says coach Rob Howley…
So Wales have named their side to play Ireland Watch Rob Howley's press conference live from 1pm here: htt…
We're LIVE from Wales' press conference as Rob Howley and Alun Wyn Jones preview Friday's game against Ireland. ➡️📺
After another underwhelming team announcement, I suggest Rob Howley takes some inspiration from physicist Albert Einstein
Rob Howley raised the ire of Welsh fans today
How Wales boss Rob Howley justified his 'you don't become a bad team overnight' comment: Howley raised eyebrows…
Justin Tipuric is set to win his 50th cap for as Rob Howley names an unchanged team for htt…
Rob Howley defends team selection for Ireland clash but admits Wales must be more clinical
Wales coach Rob Howley names an unchanged team and bench as they host Ireland in the Six Nations on Friday.
The reasons why Rob Howley's 'same again' selection has left us so perplexed, as coaches fail to recognise past…
Andy Powell seems to have picked up Rob Howley, Shaun Edwards and Alex King for a lift...
Williams says Howley to blame for Cuthbert flak. Wales great Shane Williams said interim coach Rob Howley needed to stop picking Alex Cuthb…
.column: Rob Howley has to take responsibility and remove Alex Cuthbert from Wales firing line…
- Steve Borthwick expects Wales to alter tactics for England, Under interim head coach Rob Howley the Wels...
Six Nations should be about Vern Cotter, not Eddie Jones, as Rob Howley looks to reignite 2013 .. -
Wales coach Rob Howley says they'll need to be on their "A-game" when their Six Nations campaign kicks off in Italy.
Wales interim coach Rob Howley says new skipper Alun Wyn Jones has "put his footprint on the captaincy" since taking over from Sam Warburton
Rob Howley insists Sam Warburton still has a key role to play with Wales in Six Nations
Hey. On this form do you think Kristian Dacey and Stef Evans should make it into Rob Howley's plans for 6N
question for the team. Will Rob Howley think outside the box re selection for this years 6N? Thoughts?
For next pod we need your Eg A tabloid to finally leak the incriminating pictures Rob Howley has of Warren Gatland.
A man with his priorities in the right place. Have a read Warren Gatland an Rob Howley. You may learn something.
pair him with a good Attack coach, you'll be fine; how about Rob Howley??!! He's won 3 out of last 4 games!!
Can Santa pick up Rob Howley on his round today and drop him at The Ricoh to watch Thomas Young
Rob Howley 'earn the right to offload' Claxon
Scrum V pundits on England, George North’s injury scare and Rob Howley
Warren Gatland names Steve Borthwick, Rob Howley and Andy Farrell in Lions backroom team
Steve Borthwick, Andy Farrell & Rob Howley have been named as assistants to British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland for the NZ tour
Warren Gatland confirms Steve Borthwick, Andy Farrell and Rob Howley as Lions coaches
Rob Howley, Steve Borthwick and Andy Farrell were today announced as part of Warren…
Warren Gatland still wants an assistant attack coach for the Lions. Also, Rob Howley on the criticism he faces:
Warren Gatland declares Wales 'the worst place in the world for criticism' during staunch defence of Rob Howley: He…
Gatland says Rob Howley is better off with the Lions and claims Wales is "worst place in the world for criticism".
Congratulations to Rob Howley, Steve Borthwick & Andy Farrell as they join Warren Gatland's Coaching Team…
Wales reveal their head coach for summer tour as Rob Howley joins Warren Gatland on Lio
Rob Howley should concentrate on Wales rather than accept a coaching role with the British and Irish Lions says Jonathan Davies
Rob Howley: Interim coach should focus on Wales, says Jonathan Davies
Interim coach Rob Howley should focus on Wales and not accept a role with the Lions, says Jonathan Davies.…
Borthwick and Andy Farrell are nailed down. Wouldn't be surprised to see Rob Howley (attack) and Greg Feek (scrum) in there
'A wasted opportunity' . That's how Shane Williams describes Rob Howley's decision not to start Sam and Keelan. 📻 https:…
Parents - have a child who just won't sleep? Insomniacs - just can't get any shut-eye? Just play a Rob Howley interview. Sonic valium.
He could walk into Test rugby tomorrow... Rob Howley reminded about the forgotten Welshman at Leicester Tigers:…
The Wales team under fire head coach Rob Howley should pick to face South Afr
Wales 24 Argentina 20: Rob Howley's men hang on in Cardiff to end their losing streak 
Rob Howley praises 'world-class' lock Alun Wyn Jones who starred following the death of his father, Tim, as Wales…
- Wales 24-20 Argentina: Home side survive real scare by the Pumas to ease pressure on coach Rob Howley, N...
looks like Howley is either giving him 2 weeks rest or other O/S players needed to cover other positions so he's out
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Pride restored in the Wales jersey. 👊. That's Rob Howley's verdict on the victory in Cardiff... Read:
Wales 24-20 Argentina match report: More bite, set-piece solidity and Gethin's right foot see Rob Howley's men home https:/…
We put the pride back in the jersey says relieved Wales boss Rob Howley. His full post-match Q&A.
Wales coach Rob Howley on why he's dropped Jamie Roberts to the bench & left Sam Davies out of the 23 to face Pumas.
Rob Howley: I won't have sleepless nights because we were much improved in the second half
Rob Howley backs Ross Moriarty to make a successful transition from flanker to number eight in the absence of regular Taulupe Faletau
Rob Howley and Gregor Townsend being considered by Warren Gatland with Andy Farrell, Graham Rowntree and Borthwick also under consideration
How can Rob Howley leave Tom James out of the Welsh squad with the form he's in?! Absolute madness 😅🤔
Uncapped Sam Davies and Rory Thornton named in Rob Howley's Wales squad for the Autumn Tests. Leigh Halfpenny & Ale…
Rob Howley looks to be the favourite to succeed Warren Gatland in 2019. Tune in tonight at 6&9 for a special sports round-up.
Rob Howley overwhelming favourite to succeed Warren Gatland in 2019
Rob Howley the overwhelming favourite to succeed Warren Gatland in 2019 as WR
Rob Howley on brink of being named Warren Gatland's successor in 2019 as WRU boss admits he 'warrants the…
Rob Howley is on the brink of being named Warren Gatland's successor.
WRU chiefs will monitor Rob Howley's performance as a 'trial' for their coaching succession plan, with Warren Gatland's c…
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Wales contract no obstacle to Rob Howley joining up with Warren Gatland on Lions tour
Gareth Davies defends new WRU deals for Rob Howley and Robin McBryde.
'Warren says they'll deliver'... WRU boss Gareth Davies defends new deals for Rob Howley and Robin McBryde
we got Rob Howley and they got Andrew Johns as skills/attack coach 😩
.I'm not holding my breath. New Zealand v Wales: Rob Howley wants 'siege mentality' against world champions
Rob Howley being lined up to replace Lions-bound Warren Gatland as Wales coach probably from as early as September-Rugby Paper
this is the golfing equivalent of Rob Howley's try for Wasps against Toulouse. Just to put it in your language 😃⛳🏉
Rob Howley would be delighted with that I'm sure.
Warren Gatland, Gareth Chilcott, Rob Howley, Tim Rodber all on table next to me. I have a brilliant idea.
Good luck today We should be looking at an apology from World Rugby, the WRU and Rob Howley.
Last Osborne bankrupts economy & Banks rip off SMEs We are all in it together https:/…
Wales coach Rob Howley praises Sir Clive Woodward for his support of Warren Gatland ahead of crunch Six Nations
I agree with Josh. Rugby coaching was excellent at my (state) school. We managed to produce Rob Howley!! ;-)
Rob Howley is guest speaker and your entry includes a three course meal. Email aledto reserve yours!
Some straight talking needed about our lack of attacking edge Rob Howley cannot be happy?
The futures of Rob Howley and Robin McBryde have to be questioned-Graham Price who says Wales need to be more positive in attack
If there were proper KPIs, Rob Howley would not be in his current job
we need more attacking flair maybe bring in a southern hemisphere attack coach and let Rob Howley learn from him
Is it officially a feast of rugby yet? 3 tries in the first 30 minutes. Rob Howley can only dream of such things 🏉
Rob howley really earning his money then 😁
I think Rob Howley should be the head coach after Gatland but I've never met a scrum half who knows about the intricacies of back play!
What worries me is if Rob Howley worked his magic in a Wales training run to unlock Sean Edwards' defence edwards would probably fill him in
What is Rob Howley doing with those men?
Absolutely - we've been saying this for as long as rob howley has been backs coach...oh...coincidence ?
Rob Howley must make a cracking cup of tea. Do we actually have an attack coach?
Shaun Edwards is doing a great job with our defence, Rob Howley? Attack coach? Up your game or get replaced!!
Incredible that they procrastinated over extending Shaun Edwards contract yet Rob Howley extended NQA.
Wonder if Paul John and Rob Howley share notes on how to not score a try.
No strategy in attack again. Absolute inability to convert possession in the opponent's 22 into points. How is Rob Howley still in a job!?
Rob Howley isn't adding anything to the Welsh attack. It has to come down to him. In the red zone, Wales fail. Every time.
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How does rob howley still have a job!!??
Wales need to change attack coach. Pathetic in every game under Rob Howley
Rob Howley is still my most favourite ever rugby player
Don't rate Howley at all, rate Gatland highly.
good press conference by Rob Howley yesterday😀
Howley laments Wales' injury woes: Wales assistant coach Rob Howley admitted some players' availability is in ...
you have much, muchmore faith in Howley's favourite scrum half than I obviously mun
Wales anxious over Jonathan Davies as No13 faces fitness test for crucial France showdown
Rob Howley admits Wales must Wales to 'go up the gears' against France
Time to up the gears! Wales must produce more says Rob Howley
Rob Howley says Wales need to go up through the gears against France.
Third time lucky Wales must 'go up the gears' to claim Six Nations win against France, says Rob Howley
Rob Howley calls for Wales to hit 'third or fourth gear' against France.
LIVE: Rob Howley says Wales will be looking to hit third and fourth gear against France.
Assistant coach Rob Howley has confirmed wing George North has been training in midfield as a precaution, if Jonathan Davies declared unfit.
Rob Howley's hoping Corey Allen's injury isn't as bad as first thought. Jonathan Davies is in training.
Wales Assistant coach Rob Howley's hoping Corey Allen's injury won't be as bad as first thought.
Stage is set for Rob Howley to speak to the media at 13.00
Wales lock Luke Charteris is "continuing his rehab" from a knee injury according to Wales assistant Rob Howley.
LIVE: Rob Howley provides updates on Wales' injury concerns ahead of France.
Rob Howley speaking to media today "We have huge respect for Guy Noves and you can already see his impact on the squad"
Liam Williams was rubbish, Wales more toothless in attack than a OAP with a mouth full of gummy worms. Time for Rob Howley to go.
fantastic win. Good to see you on top of score board aka Rob Howley
Today's rugby legend on a train is Rob Howley.
When we got Rob Howley I ran around the house for weeks shouting "We got Rob Howley! - we bl**dy got Rob Howley!"
Rob Howley admitted yesterday he has 'no idea' what Taulupe Faletau will do. Still think it's stay with Dragons-brilliant v Munster-or Bath
Gareth Edwards, Rob Jones, Rob Howley, Terry Holmes...inside half factory! Mike ranks in top 5 but Webb is a huge talent
The board will find another great coach. Rob Howley was the interim coach for the 2013 Six Nations. Why not him ?!
Wales coach Rob Howley desperate to avenge despair of 2011 defeat by France
Injuries will not stop us reaching the Rugby World Cup final, says Wales coach Rob Howley: Wales coach Rob Howley…
Rob Howley says Scott Williams and Hal Amos will be assessed tomorrow by a consultant but are out of RWC. More on
Rob Howley on the potential impact of recalled stars Mike Phillips and Eli Walker
The streetfighter's return: Rob Howley glad to have Mike Phillips back in the Wales ranks
Rob Howley's described Mike Phillips as a "street fighter." He might want to rethink that description before people start the online search.
Mike Phillips showed maturity when he was left out of Wales Rugby World Cup squad, says Rob Howley.
Breaking news: Rob Howley announced as player/coach for World Cup campaign after horrific injury for Rhys Webb
Leigh Halfpenny becomes the second Welshman to win both European Cups, following in the footsteps of Rob Howley.
thanks for that sat watching daughters netball tournament & just got 2 tickets for £2 & rob howley was here good day all round
The very same! Made the more memorable as it was try scorer Rob Howley’s final game as a professional player.
Wales' attack coach Rob Howley has told players if they want to make the Rugby World Cup, Judgement Day is their chance to impress!
Send a message to Warren on Judgement Day, Howley tells players
Rob Howley urges Judgement Day World Cup hopefuls to send a message to Warren Gatland: With just weeks to go before…
Send us a World Cup message! Howley's nudge to Judgement day hopefuls.
attack coach Rob Howley says is 'important for a lot of our players'
Rob Howley knows what he's on about but it won't get any easier with mr Cheika picking these boyos
'Giteau's Law' no surprise to Wales coach Rob Howley, who hails
Wales attack coach Rob Howley welcomes the potential return of Matt Giteau for World Cup group rivals Australia.
'Disappointing and unfair'... Rob Howley hits back at Irish pundit's outrageous Gatland snipe http:/…
Wales assistant coach Rob Howley says Sam Warburton will be 'fit and available' for next week's RBS 6 Nations showdown against Ireland -
If that's not exciting enough, we've then got Rob Howley & Scott Andrews back at our club to give us insight into our wonderful game 🔰🏉🔰
Or you can hire the B-Team: Warren Gatland, Rob Howley, Shaun Edwards and Robin
No Warren Gatland after early team named but assistant coach Rob Howley set to address media.
Wales coach Rob Howley stunned by Toulon's slur of Halfpenny
Alun Wyn impresses Howley: Assistant coach Rob Howley has praised the leadership of Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones...
Wales assistant coach Rob Howley has revealed that Warren Gatland is considering a move to bring South African-born Ospreys winger Hanno Dirksen into the Red Dragons international setup.
Wales must find "another level" to beat England in the Six Nations on Sunday, says backs coach Rob Howley
Belfast TelegraphWales' head coach Warren Gatland who will lead a Test team for the 100th time when Wales face Tonga on Friday at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. 22 November 2013. Rob Howley has led the tributes to Wales head coach Warren Gatland as he…
Rob Howley congratulates Gethin Jenkins after the 2013 Six Nations win over England in Cardiff
Howley admits Davies “will be sorely missed” November 12, 2013 Jamie No comments howley 2 Wales assistant coach Rob Howley has admitted that it is a huge blow for the future of Welsh rugby that star centre Jonathan Davies has agreed a move to French giants Clermont Auvergne from the beginning of next season. Davies will move to last season’s Heineken Cup finalists after spending his formative years at the Llanelli Scarlets – a path that is becoming increasingly well trodden for Wales’ top players. Howley, speaking to Wales Online at a press conference this morning, paid tribute to the departing star. “I think it’s a big blow for Wales. I was with Jon in 2009, [when] he played his debut in Canada. He has come on a fair way since then. He was a bit like a rabbit in headlights there but in the summer he was exceptional for the Lions. “Jon has been outstanding on and off the field and he will be sorely missed. The Scarlets did all they could and I have been aware of the decision Jon wanted to ...
Wales v South Africa, top table press conference in full, with Warren Gatland, Sam Warburton, Robin Mcbryde and Rob Howley: Copyright Ioan Dyer/Gtfm radio
Wales’ mental hurdle still looms large Wales remain more hopeful than convinced that they will break through the mental barrier in Saturday's showdown with the Springboks, reports JON CARDINELLI in Cardiff. 'Always great to see you, Rob, but where's Warren?' This was one of the first questions put to Wales assistant coach Rob Howley at Thursday's press conference held at the Vale Resort outside Cardiff. Head coach Warren Gatland was initially scheduled to sit with the media on Tuesday, but a meeting with the IRB resulted in that conference being pushed to Thursday. And then on Thursday, to the annoyance of the local media, Gatland didn't pitch. The reasons given for his absence were vague. 'He's unavailable,' said the Wales media manager. 'Uh, I think at this moment in time, he is meeting some of our players,' offered Howley nervously. 'He's unavailable, and that's all.' Gatland was a no-show at Thursday's press conference, but then you wonder what he could have said. Indeed, while he has been successfu ...
Wales assistant coach Rob Howley claims that Mike Phillips stands a "realistic" chance of playing at the 2015 World Cup.
WGatland will go if / when NZ job is available to him. Rob Howley will take over Wales so we will have some continuity.
I know mate hubby was like a 20 year old throwing passes like he was rob howley lol
Selling radios at the cricket was fun actually. Warren Gatland and Rob Howley wouldn't buy any from me though!
Lancaster 3/1 to lead Lions next. Stuart Lancaster is the early favourite at 3/1 with Ladbrokes to be in charge of the Lions for their next tour, in New Zealand, in 2017. The British and Irish Lions sealed a memorable series victory over Australia with a 41-16 triumph against the Wallabies in Sydney and in four years time they will bid for another success against southern hemisphere opposition, in the shape of the All Blacks. The England coach is 3/1 to lead the tourists in that one while Warren Gatland is a 6/1 chance at Ladbrokes to still hold the post and Rob Howley is 4/1. However, a win for the Lions in 2017 is considered unlikely, Ladbrokes pricing the hosts as 2/7 favourites and making the Lions 5/2 outsiders. Elsewhere, Ladbrokes post 1/5 against the Lions being named ‘team of the year’ at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards and they also go 6/1 about Alun Wyn-Jones captaining the side in New Zealand. Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes told Betrescue: “When it mattered most the Lions delivere ...
Rob Howley believes George North can have a huge impact for the British & Irish Lions
Rob Howley has announced his Wales team to face England in Cardiff on Saturday
George North will be fit for the first Test, says Rob Howley. Jamie Roberts and Manu Tuilagi highly unlikely.
Follow British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton is a doubt for Saturday's tour opener against the Barbarians. Assistant coach Rob Howley said the Wales flanker picked up a knoc...
Rob Howley thinks that Stuart Hogg will do a good job at fly half ? Even though he hasn't played before he would do a pretty *** good job
6N highlights: That win and the Roger Lewis choke tackle on Rob Howley after the whistle in Paris. Worth a yellow at least.
coach Rob Howley out buying boot polish at Tesco's this morning WRU chief exec Roger Lewis tells me live on
So, who do we think will be Wales captain on Saturday? Gethin Jenkins, Alun Wyn Jones or Sam Warburton? Big, big call for Rob Howley.
Wales v England By their own admission they've got there the hard way but Wales have now trained their sights on defending their RBS 6 Nations title - and interim head coach Rob Howley has promised England the warmest of welcomes at the Millennium Stadium. Trailing 30-3 to Ireland just after half-time in their Championship opener at Cardiff, Wales have been fighting back ever since, ending that game with 19 unanswered points before heading to Paris. In France, a dogged performance was rewarded with victory following George North's late try before Italy were the next to succumb to the Wales road show. Arriving in Scotland with both sides knowing victory would keep their title hopes alive, it was Leigh Halfpenny who won the battle of the boots with Greig Laidlaw - Wales sealing a 28-18 victory to ensure they would have a fighting chance of back-to-back titles against England. They would have no doubt expected England's 18-11 win over Italy to be of a greater margin however, but Sergio Parisse's spirited sid ...
Scott Johnson and Rob Howley will tomorrow announce their teams for the Scotland v Wales RBS 6 Nations clash at Murrayfield on Saturday. Will they make many or any changes to their winning side's from Round 3? Can either side end up with the title? Who is going to win at the weekend?
If Collison continues with this form surely Rob Howley will consider pairing him with Jamie Roberts against Scotland next week
Wales coach Rob Howley has released seven players back to their regions ahead of this weekend's domestic action.
::Howley hails composed Wales:: Rob Howley: Delighted with victory in Rome Rob Howley hailed his Wales side after they adapted superbly to testing conditions at a soaking Stadio Olimpico to beat Italy in the 6 Nations. Torrential rain made life treacherous for the reigning Six Nations champions, but second-half tries by centre Jonathan Davies and wing Alex Cuthbert sent Italy packing 26-9. Full-back Leigh Halfpenny chipped inwith 16 points from four penalties and two conversions as Wales recorded a fourth successive Six Nations away win for the first time since the championship began 13 years ago. And it sets them up for appointments with Scotland and England next month, knowing that a retention of Six Nations silverware they won in Grand Slam fashion last season is not beyond them. "I am very pleased," Wales' interim head coach Howley said. "We adapted really well to the conditions and the deluge. We showed patience and composure and we took our opportunities. "Our scrum was very impressive and gave us t ...
Centre Jonathan Davies says Wales will be better prepared to face Italy after coach Rob Howley's decision to confirm the team early.
Sam Warburton is unlikely to start against Italy after interim Wales coach Rob Howley says he will stick with team that beat France.
Jamie Roberts is adamant the players are behind Rob Howley despite their awful run
Wales centre Jamie Roberts has lent his backing to under-fire interim coach Rob Howley ahead of thei...
Good luck next saturday, France are their for the taking. You guys owe the welsh public and Rob Howley a big performance mate
When we interviewed Rob Howley earlier and we asked the burning question, does he know what he's doing.
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pick players on form&get a motivational coach.Rob Howley great player but to be honest don't think he'd inspire me
Shaun Edwards should be coaching Wales not Rob Howley! He was an average scrum half and below average coach!
Rob Howley will deliver! Top player and will be a top coach
Rob Howley has no leadership or dynamic qualities.
I wish Rob howley would take your advice
Anybody else noticed that Rob Howley bears a stricking resemblance to Stan Laurel?
Rugby: Delme Parfitt: Rob Howley must act now and find a way to lift Wales: Wales might have launched a spirited...
Rob Howley "we need to start better!" can't we get him on mastermind. Going a long Six Nations
Great player, but no way is Rob Howley a coach/manager. Unfortuately, should be fired immediately. Talented players tho.
Well done Italy Passion and commitment Rob Howley hope you were watching ??
The continued employment of Rob Howley by the WRU, is my best guess.
Rob Howley,Robin Mcbride,and Shaun Edwards.MURDERERS...they've killed welsh rugby.
.ROB HOWLEY!!! Great player but not as a coach in my opinion
Would like to thank Rob Howley for yesterday because I couldn't stand watching the second half so I went out and fixed my lorry door which now works perfectly :-)
The leek is wilting,the flower has faded and the cockrel is in the pot. Will the real France turn up next week i pity Wales.Scotland could be out of it next week Italy at home.the irish game will be a ***
Rob Howley has just crossed 'France are favourites to win' off his list: 'Reasons why losing wasn't my fault'.
.in reply to your comment about Rob Howley coming of age as a coach. Hope he proves me wrong but I can see a wooden spoon..
Who r playing the French next week in Paris? That will b a tough game. I can hear the faint scratching of a wooden spoon being carved!
A lot of unhappy Frenchman on Rome today. Cracking game, grandstand finish and what a result. Really enjoyed that, FairPlay Italy, showed reall backbone. Rob Howley please watch and learn.
Dear Rob Howley. Watch the Italy game and take some tips. Love Wales.
Probably see Rob Howley at the Jobcentre by March ..
Dear Rob Howley... are you watching this
Has Rob Howley been coaching France too? Looks like it
Looks as if Wales have got to be even more worried about Italy than France. The pressure's really on Rob Howley now
anyway yesterday was just a blip France will never be able to compete with us when we have such a great coach in Rob Howley...
After seeing all the teams perform this week in the Six Nations someone should ask rob howley what wood he wants the spoon made out of...
The way Italy are playing we seriously need to up our game. Hopefully Rob 'The Howler' Howley will have ceded responsibility to Edwards
I hope Rob Howley is watching this France Italy game. Crisp passing and attacking rugby.
.apparently Rob Howley has a City & Guilds in Painting & Decorating. Anyone got his number so that I can text him later?
Big discussion with at the moment, who is the worst welsh coach in history? Rob howley his shout.Gareth Jenkins mine
Top stuff from the young Scarlets side. Great to see the Tigers pack retreating faster than Rob Howley's long-term coaching plans
And that is the Tigers comprehensively beaten!!! SGOR TERFYNOL / FINAL SCORE: SCARLETS 40-19 CAERLYR/LEICESTER
Rob Howley has the Welsh boys putting their hands together in prayer… practicing the Dai Lama Try Celebration!
Rob Howley is currently handing out crumpets and giving neck rubs. "Remember boys, it doesn't matter as long as you're enjoying yourselves."
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Well done Rob Howley u shown u suck
Wales 22 Ireland 30: match report via training for Lions backs. I'm Rob Howley your attack coach
Might as well add Rob Howley to your list!
- winning 2nd half is irrelevant, as Ireland had done enough in 47minutes. Rob Howley is not a head coach 0/8?
Whereabots ( in a cottage ) ? Been for a walk and watched Rob Howley's career go down the kharzi. Oh dear.
The more I think about it the angrier I get about Rob Howley being in charge of Wales.
rob howley and Sam Warburton must be/have the worst records and changes need to be made. Difficult with howley but warburton?
Did Rob Howley tell Wales the wrong start time? 20min in and they are still on the bus.
Rob Howley blames slow start. What do you blame it on?
get rob Howley out n Shaun Edwards in !
'If you look at the stats, Wales are the best side at coming from behind" -Rob Howley, Wales Coach... I nearly chocked on my Protein shake when i heard this little soundbite gem on the Radio just now. I don't know which coaching manual Rob Howley has been reading but i am reasonable sure that being 20 points down at home by half time is a reckless game plan for a team on a 7 match losing streak. Armando Ianucci would be proud of that line had he written it for The Thick of it or VEEP, I was jokingly suggesting yesterday that with Wales next 3 matches away, Their injury list and Scotlands improvement, that Wales would get the wooden spoon in this years 6 nations, if the comment from the coach is symptomatic of their mindset i will have to reevaluate my prediction - Wales will be lucky to win the wooden spoon this year!!
Lets state the bloody obvious - you gotta fall on your sword Howley - Wales interim coach Rob Howley says their lacklustre start in the home Six Nations loss to Ireland left them with too much to do..
Wales different team under rob howley. The guys don't seem to wanna play for him, with gatland they play for him 🏉🏉
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Just read paper rob Howley going to wield the axe ha ha played 9 lost 9 under him I think I know where the axe should fall
if Wales showed up in the first half it might of been a different story. Rob Howley is NO number one
What a bad bad manager you turned out to be bash , may aswel be coach with rob howley . Stinking !! Lol x
The only care-taking job Rob Howley should be involved in should involve a broom and a bucket
Also, how is Rob Howley going on the Lions tour?
Howley says he has 100% backing from the players shame he can't say that about the supporters Rob I think it's time to go.
STS Rugby - Howley left to bemoan Wales' slow start - Wales interim head coach Rob Howley admits his side paid the p...
I,ve spent my money once again, I bought a bottle of cheap champagne, A further Grand Slam I could see, Oh dear,oh dear.OH SILLY ME. For gawds sake will nobody inform Rob Howley et al that they are supposed to play for 80 minuets, not just the last 25.It,s time The Old Boy culture was removed from the heirachy of the RWU and new Welsh talent be allowed to take over various duties,ranging from the Boardroom down (their cosy little jobs could also be under the microscope) Had this been football, Howley would have long been history and he should do the decent thing and fall on his sword.As I,ve often said we need to get back to grassroots because that is where the the strong trunks and branches will grow from.Young players should be nurtured and steeped in Welsh Rubgy traditions as well as encouraged to realise that one of the finest honours in life would be to don the RED JERSEY of the Dragon and play for their country.Come on then,do it,the talent is there just waiting to be groomed so that even the Mighty ...
Was a huge fan of Rob Howley as a player, but as a coach not been impressed! Huge difference between him an Gatland.
Rob Howley's side. Had Gatland not been sitting in his Lions tie being neutral Wales might have started the game earlier :(
Just reflecting on Wales today in the rugby - lack of imagination, no desire, poor execution, no discipline, if that's the best we can offer then Rob Howley and Robin McBride et al need sacking. From Grand Slam Champions to playing like "merchant bankers" in twelve months is some achievement. So much for building on success!
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