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Wales International Dies and Welsh Victory Now ‘Non-Negotiable’ in Today’s Rugby News

Latest Rugby Headlines: Remembering Wales International Ian Buckett

Former Wales rugby international Ian Buckett has passed away at the age of 56, leaving behind a legacy of talent and dedication to the sport. Buckett, who played for Swansea, Oxford University, and London Welsh, had a successful career that included three senior caps for his country.

Flint RFC, where Buckett served as chairman, paid tribute to him on their Facebook page, describing him as one of their most illustrious players. His impact on Welsh rugby was also felt at Swansea RFC, where he played for 10 seasons.

Buckett’s contributions extended beyond the field, as he used his experience as a professional player and solicitor to help clubs like RGC and the North Wales Barbarians. His passing has been deeply felt by the rugby community in Wales and beyond.

In other rugby news, Wales U-20s will face Australia in the World Rugby Under 20s Championship, while Wales senior team is gearing up for a crucial match against Australia this weekend. Centre Owen Watkin emphasized the importance of securing a win to break their winless streak.

Meanwhile, Ireland hooker Ronan Kelleher is focused on the upcoming Test match against South Africa, aiming to bounce back from their recent defeat. Despite the frustrations of their first Test, Kelleher and his teammates are determined to improve and compete at their best in the series finale.

The rugby world mourns the loss of Ian Buckett while gearing up for exciting matchups and pivotal moments on the field.

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