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India’s Rishabh Pant during the third day of the third Test against South Africa at Newlands stadium in Cape Town. Photograph: Getty Images

India’s Rishabh Pant scored a superb unbeaten century but hosts South Africa made major strides towards winning the third and final Test, and the seri(...)

Ireland’s Ryan Baird makes a break during the victory over Argentina at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The big three of New Zealand, South Africa and Australia having been beaten on the same day for the first time since 2002 on Saturday, Ireland complet(...)

Bundee Aki back in training with Connacht at the Sportsground on Tuesday. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

An Irish squad numbering in the mid-30s for the forthcoming November Tests against Japan, New Zealand and Argentina will be announced in the middle of(...)

 Liam Williams:  Lions missed a crucial chance to offload with the try line beckoning during the third and deciding Test against South Africa at Cape Town. Photogaph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Liam Williams and Tom Curry, please explain. When the Lions trekked off at half-time they led 10-6, whereas the score should have been, at least, 20-(...)

  Lions’ Dan Biggar  will have to undergo World Rugby’s strict six-stage, graduated return-to-play protocols. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Dan Biggar is the British & Irish Lions’ primary concern moving on to next Saturday’s second Test in Cape Town, when a win would secure a first se(...)

Springboks’ Jean de Villiers is tackled by Jamie Roberts of the Lions during the 2009 tour. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The moral quandary of whether sporting events should proceed amid a pandemic has been revived by the British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa to(...)

 British & Irish Lions  head coach Warren Gatland has chosen not to start Conor Murray, Farrell and Liam Williams. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Few, if any, Lions first Test selections are met with universal approval. Some of the choices will be questioned on the premise of form, past achievem(...)

South Africa’s Siya Kolisi is set to line out against the British & Irish Lions in Saturday’s first Test. Photograph: PA

These Springboks may have had a decidedly troubled build-up and be the most under-cooked World Cup champions to host the Lions of all time, but if eve(...)

David Nucifora: “Covid has affected us all in different ways . . . Personally, it’s put different stresses on me, separated from my family  [in Australia], which is difficult.”  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Appropriately after such a challenging 15 months, especially financially, David Nucifora was notably less bullish than in his previous end-of-year or (...)

  The Lions pack causes problems for South Africa during the Third Test match   on July 4th, 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

A final decision on this summer’s British & Irish Lions tour will be taken by the end of March with officials increasingly keen to host it on home(...)

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