No South African teams will take part in the first 11 rounds of the new Pro14 season. File photograph: Inpho

Pro14 organisers and the South African Rugby Union are in early discussions about potentially expanding the tournament to include more South African f(...)

 South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus and  captain Siya Kolisi after victory over England  in the World Cup  final  at the International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan.Photograph:  Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

By the end of the 2019 World Cup, all felt right in the rugby world. This feel-good tournament had the ultimate feel-good story; a head coach free of (...)

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(...)

IRFU chief executive  Philip Browne:  he   queried whether Rugby World Cup Ltd examined reasons for the Commonwealth Games being take out of Durban in a “substantive manner”. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

World Rugby and the South African Rugby Union (SARU) have privately expressed disappointment at critical reactions from Ireland and France after last (...)

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne at the 2023 Rugby World Cup bid presentation at the Royal Garden Hotel, London in September. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The war of words between the Ireland 2023 Oversight Board, the IRFU and World Rugby continues to escalate on a daily basis, with the union’s chief exe(...)

Springbok captain Eben Etzebeth shakes hands with  coach Alister Coetzee following the Rugby Championship match     between the All Blacks and the South African’s   on September 16th, 2017, in Auckland which  the  New Zealand side won 57-0.  Photograph:  Phil Walter/Getty Images

The picture tells the story. In the foreground of the shot taken by Phil Walter of Getty, Springbok captain Eben Etzebeth stands with his arms almost (...)

Ireland captain Rory Best could miss the November tests through injury. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland captain Rory Best could miss the November test series matches against South Africa, Argentina and Fiji after a training injury with Ulster was(...)

Munster’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus: initial reports suggesting he would return to South Africa in a capacity as director of rugby surfaced in April. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Munster’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus invoked a release clause in his contract last spring notifying the province and the IRFU of an intention to(...)

Anthony Foley’s Munster could miss out on Champions Cup qualification. Photograph: Inpho

Munster are in a right fine mess. The bald facts are the Anthony Foley-led, indigenous coaching ticket has been damaged on the back of a season which (...)

Anthony Foley will no longer be in charge of picking the team at Munster. Photograph: Inpho

The Munster CEO Garrett Fitzgerald yesterday confirmed that the province’s newly appointed director of rugby, Johan ‘Rassie’ Erasmus, will supersede e(...)

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