The Springboks: pressure is on the team to record a win before heading to compete in the World Cup in England. Photograph:  Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Black and white international rugby players have approached South Africa’s largest union to complain about the lack of transformation in the ethnic(...)

Jamie Heaslip of Ireland charges upfield during the International match between Wales and Ireland at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

So Pool D runners-up will be playing New Zealand on 17th October. Ahhh. But Pool D winners will have the reward of Argentina a day later. Neither Irel(...)

Argentina’s lock Tomas Lavanini gets ready to clear the ball during the Test match between South Africa and Argentina  in Durban. Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

Argentina have prided themselves on their Pumas spirit to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds and Saturday’s 37-25 victory over South Africa is ano(...)

Ireland’s Tomas Quinlan kicked the match-winning penalty against Argentina. Photo: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Ireland 18 Argentina 16 Ireland got their World Rugby Under-20 Championship off to a winning start but it could hardly have been much tighter on a sco(...)

Ireland’s Joey Carbery takes the number 10 slot in Parma in the absence of the injured Ross Byrne. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Coach Nigel Carolan believes his men will be forced to dig deep to get their World Rugby Under-20 Championship off to a winning start against Argenti(...)

Ireland’s Six Nations decider against France in Paris was the most watched sports event on Irish television this year. Photograph: Inpho.

The power of international sport to draw big television audiences has again been demonstrated this year. The GAA’s All-Ireland finals have come in i(...)

Argentina surprised Les Bleus, who headed into tonight’s game having beaten Australia last weekend, winning 18-13 at the Stade de France

France 13 Argentina 18Argentina confirmed they are a bete noir for France when they play in Paris by kicking four drop goals, including three by flyha(...)

 Argentina’s Lionel Messi warms up before the international friendly soccer match between Argentina and Portugal at Old Trafford. Photo: Jose Sena Goulao/EPA

Argentina captain Lionel Messi has given the strongest hint yet he could consider leaving Barcelona, saying “things can change a lot in soccer ” befor(...)

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 (...)

Tatafu Polota Nau of the Waratahs is key to Wallabies’ hopes.  Photograph:  Matt King/Getty Images

Australia v Argentina Gold Coast, 10.05am Sky Sports 2The sandy beaches and glitzy night-spots of the Gold Coast have long catered to Australians comi(...)