Currie Cup

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Italy’s outhalf and place-kicker Tommaso Allan. Photograph: Matt Lewis/Getty Images)

Two years ago this month Tommaso Allan made his debut for Perpignan in a French Top 14 match. Wearing the other number 10 jersey that day was Irela(...)

Ireland centre Jared Payne, seen here holding off George Ford at Twickenham, has become a pivotal part of the Ireland midfield. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

It’s not Jared Payne’s fault that he’s the one filling a position previously held by Ireland’s greatest ever player. Identified in 2010, recruited a (...)

 Jean de Villiers looks set to make his return from injury in time for the Rugby World Cup. Photo: Steve Haag/Getty Images

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer will have been encouraged by the sight of Jean de Villiers running hard at an ongoing national training camp in Johan(...)

Italy’s Quintin Geldenhuys tackles  South Africa’s Jean De Villiers   at the Euganeo Stadium in Padova. Photograph: Alessandro Garofalo / Reuters

Italy 6 South Africa 22 South Africa claimed an unconvincing 22-6 victory over Italy on Saturday with a late try from Bryan Habana adding some (...)

Richardt Strauss: ‘The doctor came in and said ‘Just relax, but it looks like there is a hole in your heart and you might have had a stroke at some stage’. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Perspectives don’t change, they shift. Sometimes they narrow to a point where all that exists is an oval ball and a number on a shirt. There it is, th(...)

The IRFU has appointed John Plumtree as forwards coach. Photograph: Stephen Barker/Inpho/Photosport

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has turned to fellow Kiwi John Plumtree to fill the forwards coach role left vacant by the departure of Gert Smal. The IRFU (...)

South African wing Gerhard van den Heever will join Munster in November. Photograph: Getty Images

South African wing Gerhard van den Heever has signed a two-year deal with Munster. The 24-year-old Currie Cup winner with Western Province will join t(...)

Zane Kirchner in action for South Africa against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium last year. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Leinster are hoping to have new signing Zane Kirchner released before his contract expires on October 31st. This would make him available for t(...)