Marcell Coetzee is out for nine months with a knee injury. Photograph: Getty

Ulster’s new signing Marcell Coetzee has been ruled out for nine months with a knee injury. The South African flanker was stretchered off during the (...)

Ulster’s Chris Henry has played in just one game in the past six weeks after injuring his shoulder against Toulouse in December. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

It’s not just youth that suffers from impetuosity. Chris Henry sustained a shoulder injury that he initially thought relatively innocuous, before pla(...)

Ulster’s new signing Marcell Coetzee in action for the Sharks. Photograph: Getty Images

Ulster have confirmed the signing of South Africa international back row forward Marcell Coetzee on a three-year contract. The 24-year-old has been c(...)

South Africa’s flanker Marcell Coetzee in  action against Ireland in 2014. Photograph: Getty Images

Ulster Rugby will confirm the signing of South African flanker Marcell Coetzee in the coming weeks according to media reports in the province. Having(...)

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer says he has the full backing of his players after the country’s largest trade union accused him of making ‘racist choices’ when picking his squad. Photograph: Getty

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer says he has the full backing of his players and is committed to a transformation in Springbok rugby after coming unde(...)

Jean de Villiers has not played a competitive fixture since last November having had a complete reconstruction of his knee. Photo: Nick Bothma/PA

Jean de Villiers is set to make his return for South Africa when they face Argentina in their final Rugby Championship test of the year in Durban on A(...)

Victor Matfield is an injury doubt for South Africa ahead of their upcoming New Zealand game. Photograph: EPA

South Africa’s injury woes continue unabated with captain Victor Matfield and flank Marcell Coetzee serious doubts for the Rugby Championship clash wi(...)

Tevita Kuridrani’s last minute try gave Australia an opening victory over South Africa in the Rugby Championship. Photograph: Afp

Tevita Kuridrani scored a last gasp try to give Australia a dramatic 24-20 victory over South Africa in their Rugby Championship opener at Lang Park o(...)

“Two hours each morning, two hours each evening, ‘three on, one off, double splits’. The gym was the one place I had control. I didn’t have to spea(...)

South Africa’s Duane Vermeulen tries to stop Ireland outhalf Johnny Sexton at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: PA.

On 41 minutes and 39 seconds Devin Toner rose unopposed to field Seán Cronin’s lineout throw. Ireland had once again varied the target and this one(...)