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The Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein ahead of the Cheetahs’ Pro14 clash with Munster. Photograph: Inpho

The Pro14 is poised for further expansion with three more South African sides set to join the competition by the start of the 2020/21 season. Celtic(...)

Connacht’s Matt Healy scores a try despite the efforts  of Craig Barry and Niel Marais of the Cheetahs during the Guinness PRO14 clash at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein. Photograph: Frikkie Kapp/Backpage Pix/Inpho

Cheetahs 26 Connacht 25 No excuses and none given. Kieran Keane’s Connacht suffered a “gut-wrenching” last-minute defeat in Bloemfontein that sees t(...)

Ultan Dillane: back to aid Connacht in the Pro14 clash with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht are enjoying warmer climes this week on their first Pro14 visit to South Africa for Saturday’s joust with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. Hav(...)

 Connacht’s Craig Ronaldson in actio against Munster in their recent Pro 14 match at the Sportsground. Craig Ronaldson will partner Tom Farrell in the centre  against Cheetahs. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht has every reason to be wary of first-time visitors, the Cheetahs, to the Galway Sportsground on Saturday evening (7.35pm). The South African(...)

Jamie Heaslip during training last month: the Leinster number 8 has been ruled out for the games against the Kings and Cheetahs. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Leinster are hoping that Jamie Heaslip will be fit to play when the team returns from two Pro14 games in South Africa against the Kings and Cheetahs. (...)

 Ian Keatley steps in for Tyler Bleyendaal in the only change from the opening win against Benetton. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster v Cheetahs, Thomond Park, Saturday, 5.15pm (TG4) The neutrals can only hope Cheetahs will improve from last week’s 42 point sacking by U(...)

Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, home of the Southern Kings who, alongside Toyota Cheetahs, have been added to  Pro14

What is new tournament called? The Guinness Pro14. What teams have been added? The South African franchises the Southern Kings and Toyota Cheetahs ha(...)

Kieran Marmion:   “The derbies are probably the most anticipated games of the year for the players and for the fans”. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

You could read it as a desperate act. Pulling two South African teams out of the hat like a white rabbit as a solution to a Pro 12 league marketing is(...)

The Jaguares’ Martin Landajo in action against the Toyota Cheetahs at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Photograph: Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images

There’s one major lesson I learned as the scores rolled in last weekend. Political parties are no different from a myriad of sporting organisations. (...)