Ruan Pienaar will undergo a fitness test in Dublin next week ahead of South Africa’s opening game of their European tour against Ireland. photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Some good news for Leinster in yesterday’s 36-man Springbok squad for the European tour that begins in Dublin on November 8th as Heyneke Meyer has (...)

South-African born, Irish-qualified Richardt Strauss in action against his native country in 2012. He qualified under Project Player scheme. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster chief executive Mick Dawson says the province will continue to pursue private money to fund rugby in the future. Speaking in the Aviva to pro(...)

 Bismarck du Plessis will line out without his brother Jannie against Wales. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

South Africa have recalled the Japan based duo JP Pietersen and Jaque Fourie for their game against Wales in the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.Fouri(...)

Zane Kirchner (centre). Photograph: Getty Images

Zane Kirchner and Chiliboy Ralepelle have been added to the South Africa squad that will face Australia and New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.Spri(...)

Argentina’s Juan Martin Hernandez falls heavily during the Rugby Championship test match against South Africa at the Soccer City stadium in Soweto. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa 73 Argentina 13: South Africa ran in nine tries as they overwhelmed Argentina 73-13 to ensure an easier than expected start to their R(...)

Seán Cronin: is currently understudy to Richardt Strauss at Leinster. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Seán Cronin has joined the Ireland squad in Carton House as they prepare for a tour of the USA and Canada in June. The Leinster hooker has been bumped(...)