Six Nations & Dan Lydiate

The Six Nations Championship (referred to as RBS 6 Nations as it's sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland) is an annual international Rugby Union competition involving six European sides: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. Dan Lydiate (born 18 December 1987, Salford) is a Wales international Rugby Union player. A Flanker, Lydiate was raised in Llandrindod Wells and is a product of the Newport Gwent Dragons academy. 5.0/5

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Dan Lydiate to captain Wales against Italy in Six Nations, with Sam Warburton concussed
Wales give starts to Alex Cuthbert, Bradley Davies and Dan Lydiate against France in the Six Nations on Friday.
Sam Warburton on standby for starting berth in Wales's Six Nations opener • Lions' captain has recovered from shoulder injury • Dan Lydiate may miss Italy match to attend birth Sam Warburton was named on Wales's bench against Italy on Saturday after recovering from the shoulder injury he sustained at the end of the autumn Test series, but the Lions' captain may start the champions' opening match of their Six Nations title defence after Dan Lydiate returned to France on Tuesday when his fiancee went into labour. Warren Gatland said he would have no qualms about starting the flanker, despite his lack of match fitness, but the second-row Alun Wyn Jones, who was named captain in place of Warburton, will wear the armband if Lydiate fails to return to the squad's training base by Friday. "I have told Dan to take a few days off and we will be able to accommodate him even if he returns on Friday," Gatland said. "We always stress to players the importance of family and I asked Dan if he wanted the weekend off, ...
Wales name team to face Boks 2013-11-05 Cardiff - Ospreys wing Eli Walker is set to make his Wales debut against the Springboks after being named in coach Warren Gatland's starting side to face the Springboks at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. The 21-year-old has been given his chance after injury ruled out wing Alex Cuthbert from the first of Wales's four November internationals. Meanwhile Rhys Priestland returns at fly-half after missing all of Wales's Six Nations title-winning campaign last season with an Achilles injury. British and Irish Lions skipper Sam Warburton again captains the side from the back-row where Dan Lydiate, one of the stars of the combined side's 2-1 series win in Australia this year, makes his first Wales appearance since 2012 following an ankle injury. Walker has long been regarded as one of the best finishers in the Celtic League but a back injury ruled him out of both the Six Nations and Wales's two-Test pre-season tour of Japan. "Eli has impressed for his region and while w ...
Warren Gatland has selected 11 Welshmen in his squad to face the BarbariansWales will dominate the opening match of the 2013 British & Irish Lions with nine players selected to start against the Barbarians in Hong Kong. Centre pair Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies continue their winning Test partnership in midfield alongside Six Nations try hero Alex Cuthbert. Three Ospreys forwards will start at Hong Kong Stadium including front-row pair Adam Jones and Richard Hibbard as well as flanker Justin Tipuric who gets the nod after tour captain Sam Warburton was ruled out with a knee injury. Tipuric lines up between Newport Gwent Dragons pair Dan Lydiate and Toby Faletau in an all-Wales back-row in front of scrum-half Mike Phillips. The veteran Test number nine will provide crucial experience for half-back partner Owen Farrell who is joined by Saracens team-mate Mako Vunipola. Scotland's trio of tourists, Stuart Hogg, Sean Maitland and Richie Gray all start while 2009 captain Paul O'Connell will lead the team i ...
He's back...Dan Lydiate will start for the Dragons against Ospreys tomorrow night as a host of Welsh stars line up
Wales flanker Dan Lydiate will make his comeback tomorrow after missing the whole of Rugby Union's Six Nations with an ankle injury.
Six Nations preview; Wales v Ireland Wales captain Sam Warburton has held off the challenge of Justin Tipuric and will line-up in his usual openside flanker berth against Ireland on Saturday. Speculation had been rife that Warburton’s position was under-threat and that he may be moved across the back-row to the blinside as a result of Tipuric’s outstanding form and an injury to first choice No.6 Dan Lydiate. But caretaker coach Rob Howley has kept faith with Warburton and Tipuric will start on the bench with Aaron Shingler and Toby Faletau set to pack down at blindside and No.8 respectively. Elsewhere, Dragons lock Andrew Coombs is set to make his Test debut with Wales battling an injury crisis that has sidelined Alun Wyn Jones, Luke Charteris and Bradley Davies. As a result, Coombs will partner Ian Evans in the second row while Adam Jones returns at tight-head prop after missing the autumn whitewash with a knee injury. Dan Biggar gets the nod ahead of James Hook at fly-half with Rhy Priestland also o ...
Dragons flanker Dan Lydiate is set to hand Wales a timely boost as he may be fit for the start of the Six Nations
Great news for Wales and Lions with Dan Lydiate set to be back from broken ankle before the end of the Six Nations
Wales have received a huge boost ahead of the 2013 Six Nations following the news that star flanker Dan Lydiate could potentially be fit in time for their opening clash.
Rugby Union: Wales star set for Six Nations comeback: Wales could be able to call on Dan Lydiate for the latter ...
Wales receive injury boost ahead of Six Nations:
Boost for Wales as Dan Lydiate could be fit for Six Nations: The Dragons flanker broke his ankle against Edinbur...
Rugby News: Dan Lydiate could be fit for Wales defence of Six Nations
Wales set for injury boost as Dan Lydiate targets Six Nations return - WalesOnline
Wales receive some good injury news at last as Dan Lydiate looks set to be fit for start of Six Nations
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