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Hadleigh Parkes of Wales stretches clear of South Africa’s  Andries Coetzee to score his side’s third try. Photograph: Getty Images

Relief was quickly followed by reality for Wales. Victory against a side that could only be identified as South Africa by the colour of the jerseys co(...)

Jesse Kriel and Courtnall Skosan’s failure to smash Darren Sweetnam into touch was completely unacceptable. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

The greatest enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect one. Where future World Cups end up after this bizarre week only time will tell, but where(...)

South Africa prop Tendai Mtawarira in action against Australia last month. His absence this weekend is a massive blow to the home side. Photograph: Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images/Getty Images

World champions New Zealand are expected to complete another clean sweep of the Rugby Championship as they finish this year’s campaign away in South A(...)

Bernard Laporte: allegedly intervened on behalf of Mohed Altrad and Montpellier. Photograph: Jean Catuffe/Getty

French president Emmanuel Macron’s decision to withdraw from France’s delegation to World Rugby in London on September 25th is the latest bodyblow in (...)

England’s Alastair Cook walks off after the close of play during day one of the first Test against the West Indies at Edgbaston, Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

Old-firm centurions Alastair Cook and Joe Root provided England’s bankable constants in an ever-changing world at Edgbaston. Day one of this country(...)

England’s  Moeen Ali hits a six during day three of the fourth  Test against South Africa  at  Old Trafford. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Moeen Ali, who contrives to be both irrepressible and phlegmatic at the same time, ensured that England will begin the fourth day against South Africa(...)

Day four of the third Investec Test match between England and South Africa at The Oval, London, England. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

This England side has kept us guessing this summer. But for four days at The Oval they have been Jekylls rather than Hydes, delivering an honourable, (...)

 Toby Roland-Jones: has been given the nod in place of Mark Wood for the third Test against South Africa. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Reuters

It must have been a long week for the England cricketers – the men, that is. While the women have been justly feted for their exploits, not least for (...)

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis leaves the field after losing his wicket for 63 during play on the third day of the second Test match between England and South Africa at Trent Bridge. Photograph: Getty Images

We know the equation now. And we think we know the outcome. England need 474 runs to win and they have two days and 10 wickets in hand to do it. The h(...)

South Africa’s Hashim Amla  hits a shot past England’s Alastair Cook during play on the first day of the second Test. Photograph: Getty Images

Joe Root wanted his England side to be stretched and the South Africans duly obliged on a dreamy day at Trent Bridge. Here was Test cricket as we crav(...)

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