Chester Williams of South Africa breaks away from Felipe Contepomi of Argentina  during a Test match in Buenos Aires on November 12th, 2000. Photograph: Fabian Gredillas/AFP/Getty Images

Chester Williams Born: August 8th, 1970 Died: September 6th, 2019 In 1994, one year after he had won his first cap for South Africa and become only t(...)

 Iain Henderson (Ulster), Dean Budd (Bennetton Treviso), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Isa Nacewa (Leinster), CJ Velleman (Southern Kings), Mark Bennett (Edinburgh) and Cory Hill (Newport Gwent Dragons) at the launch of the Guinness PRO14 season at the Aviva. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

From a Pro14 press release: “It promises to be a sensational season . . . ” Guinness and Sky Sports certainly hope so. The good folk behind Europe’s (...)

CJ Stander and Jean Kleyn stand shoulder to shoulder with their Munster team-mates. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The clearest evidence of an ever-deepening crisis in South African rugby was Rassie Erasmus being allowed to escape a crumbling Springbok regime to co(...)

 Munster’s director of rugby, Rassie Erasmus. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Despite holding their nerve with back-to-back bonus-point wins to secure a top-six finish and their customary place in this season’s European Champio(...)

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 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(...)

Newcastle  Falcons outhalf Jimmy Gopperth will join up with Leinster next season. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Apart from the traditional glut of players retiring, moving, coming and going, the season’s end is also heavily nuanced by the changing of the guard a(...)