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Dan Lydiate is aiming for fresh Test glories

Wales aren’t short of depth in the back row

Lydiate to captain Wales as Gatland makes 14 changes

All the team news for the Test against Georgia at the Principality Stadium

Lydiate to undergo shoulder surgery

Dan Lydiate will undergo surgery this weekend on the shoulder injury that saw him ruled out of Wales’ summer tour to New Zealand. The Ospreys have revealed the flanker sustained a “significant injury to the AC joint in his right shoulder” in the game against England at Twickenham last Sunday. He is expected to be […]

Dan Lydiate out of New Zealand tour

Uncapped Cardiff Blues flanker Ellis Jenkins has been called into the Wales squad as a replacemenet for Dan Lydiate to tour New Zealand. Lydiate captained Wales in the absence of Sam Warburton during the 27-13 defeat against England on Sunday but limped off midway through the first half with a hamstring and shoulder injury. Jenkins […]

Lydiate to captain Wales against England

Dan Lydiate will lead Wales against England at Twickenham on Sunday as Warren Gatland’s side begin their five match summer tour. Lydiate continues with the captain’s duties after leading Wales to their record-breaking (67-14) victory against Italy in their last outing. The captain will start at openside with Ross Moriarty at blindside and Taulupe Faletau […]

Dan Lydiate joins the Ospreys on dual-contract

As expected, Dan Lydiate has joined the Ospreys to become the first player to join Wales Captain Sam Warburton on a National Dual Contract between the Welsh Rugby Union and the Regions. The British and Irish Lions back row is returning to Wales after being released from his contract by Racing Metro in October. Lydiate […]

Lydiate offered dual-contract by WRU

Dan Lydiate has been offered a dual contract by the WRU it was revealed today. The unattached flanker, who left Racing Metro last month, is one of 12 players whom a contract was sent to “for the players’ full consideration”. Wales captain Sam Warburton is currently the only dual contracted player. Head coach Warren Gatland […]

Peter Jackson: Dan Lydiate saga shows Warren Gatland has more to worry about than his squad’s fitness

The smoke signals coming out of Paris have different meaning for different people but one underlying fact cannot be disputed. Racing Metro have come to the conclusion that some of their expensive Welsh contingent are no longer worth the candle. Two months into the season, the Parisians have taken steps to cutting their losses on […]

Dan Lydiate will leave the Dragons

After many weeks of speculations, the Newport-Gwent Dragons announced today that Dan Lydiate will leave the Welsh region at the end of the season for “an undisclosed European team”. Despite suffering a broken and dislocated ankle earlier this year, the 24-year-old Wales flanker, who was named player of the tournament in last year’s 6 Nations, […]

Dragons also want WRU help to keep Lydiate

Newport Gwent Dragons say if Cardiff Blues and the Welsh Rugby Union struck a deal to keep Wales centre Jamie Roberts in Wales, they would expect the same for Dan Lydiate. The Wales flanker is out of contract at Rodney Parade in the summer and has raised interests from Racing Metro across The Channel. As […]

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