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Elliot Daly: 24-year-old  is  earmarked to partner Owen Farrell in England’s midfield. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Elliot Daly of Wasps is set to make an unexpected first start for England on Saturday against South Africa at Twickenham in place of the regular outsi(...)

Alex Corbisiero in action against South Africa in 2012: England now “have a bit of arrogance”. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Alex Corbisiero believes Eddie Jones has developed an element of “arrogance” in England that will see them swagger into their autumn programme. South(...)

 New Zealand’s TJ Perenara scores a try during the record 57-15 victory over South Africa in Duban. Photograph: Rogan Ward/Reuters

The Rugby Championship wrapped up on Saturday in the same way it opened, with a rampaging All Blacks team humbling fallen rivals in their own back yar(...)

Munster’s CJ Stander: one of those to qualify to play for Ireland under the current three-year rule. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

World Rugby are poised to alter the three-year residency loophole that allows Ireland naturalise foreign players. The sport’s governing body have in(...)

Iain Henderson: needs “to get an injury-free season under my belt”. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

The season’s goals are set and Iain Henderson has his sights firmly fixed on managing what would be a rare feat for him, of staying fit for an entire(...)

Former Irish cricket captain Isobel Joyce: smashed 12 boundaries in an undefeated 62. Prakash Singh/AFP via Getty

Ireland beat South Africa by seven wickets to claim a fully deserved consolation win in the fourth and final women’s ODI at The Hills yesterday. Form(...)

The South Africa team during rugby squad training at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

As expected Ruan Cumbrinck, the try-scoring, man of the match debutant in last week’s second test in last week’s comeback win after being introduced a(...)

CJ Stander with some local kids during Ireland’s tour of South Africa. Photo: Inpho

Ireland are expected to revert to the core of the side that pitched up for their victory in the first Test at Newlands when Joe Schmidt announces his (...)

Iain Henderson arrives for squad training at  Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Although Iain Henderson was obliged to watch the last nine minutes of Saturday’s second Test in Ellis Park from the sidelines after being replaced, he(...)

 Aly Muldowney and Bundee Aki celebrate with John Muldoon after Connacht’s Pro12 win over Leinster. Connacht’s success was built on Pat Lam striking the correct balance between homegrown talent and players recruited from elsewhere.

Remarkably, despite two Irish teams each being one victory away from achieving what no Irish team has ever done before, this cannot be considered a gr(...)

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