Paul Rees

About Paul Rees

Paul Rees was born in Cardiff and has been a full-time writer on rugby union since 1986, first for the South Wales Echo, then Wales and Sunday and, from 2001, the Guardian and the Observer, having contributed to the former on a freelance basis since 1988.

He has covered every World Cup since 1991 and five Lions tours. When time allows, he also write on cricket, mainly Glamorgan. And away from work, he a season-ticket holder at Arsenal, watching them home and away, including the European Champions League final against Barcelona in Paris in 2006.

Paul Rees's latest articles

England pulls together to win ugly

Paul Rees sees Scotland fail to convert a staggering 70 per cent possession into victory

History says Wales have more chance of a slump than a slam

Paul Rees looks at Wales’s injuries, their bad record in recent fixtures against France, England and Ireland and sees no reason to make them second favourites in this year’s Six Nations.

The Heineken Cup barometer

The Heineken Cup is not a reliable barometer when it comes to the Six Nations, which may be why France are the favourites to win the championship this year while Ireland are dominating the club/provincial scene in Europe.

Wales v Ireland

Wales, like England, have opted for a dash of youth in their Six Nations squad. Six uncapped players in their 35 include the 18-year old wing Harry Robinson, who has made his mark on the sevens circuit.