Josh Adams challenges the Stormers’ Juan de Jongh during Saturday’s final warm-up game. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Stormers 3 British & Irish Lions 49 A report in the South African Sunday Times has said that a decision has been agreed between the South African(...)

Accommodating the Rainbow Cup while shortening and devaluing the Pro14 was always a high-risk strategy.

Confirmation that the Rainbow Cup will proceed without the four South African teams is imminent, and ought to cause huge embarrassment for the organis(...)

Ellis Park in Johannesburg is due to host the third Test between South Africa and the Lions on August 7th. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Plans to have the Lions squad based exclusively in Johannesburg have been modified so as to incorporate a middle leg of three matches, perhaps includi(...)

Connacht head coach Andy Friend: ‘We have the talent to improve, so it’s 100 per cent a mental thing.’ Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht Rugby has set its seasonal goal as a top-two finish in its Guinness Pro14 Conference, which coach Andy Friend says will require a 90 per cent(...)

Curwin Bosch of the Cell C Sharks runs with the ball during a Super Rugby match between Cell C Sharks and Emirates Lions in May. Photo: Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images

The South African Rugby Union has, as expected, voted to explore entering the four Super Rugby franchises into an expanded Guinness Pro16 as well as r(...)

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(...)

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