Australia’s exciting talent Israel Folau is tackled by Ireland’s Luke Marshall during last season’s 32-15 defeat at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho i

On one level it might look as if Ireland have missed a trick. Whereas England and Wales will each host four Tests in this last November window before (...)

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 (...)

Bismarck du Plessis has been selected to play as hooker for South Africa against New Zealand. Photograph: Getty.

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has made one change to his starting line-up to face New Zealand in their Rugby Championship clash in Johannesburg on (...)

 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(...)

New Zealand’s  Beauden Barrett gets through the tackle of South Africa fullback Zane Kirchner   to score the bonus point winning fourth try during the Rugby Championship match  at Ellis Park  in Johannesburg. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

South Africa 27 New Zealand 38: New Zealand claimed the Rugby Championship title after a breathless final against South Africa in Johannesburg.The lea(...)

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(...)