South African president Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Photograph: Siyabulela Duda/EPA

The scale of the alleged corruption involving South Africa’s elite that has emerged in recent months is a concern for the ruling African National Cong(...)

CJ Stander and Jean Kleyn stand shoulder to shoulder with their Munster team-mates. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The clearest evidence of an ever-deepening crisis in South African rugby was Rassie Erasmus being allowed to escape a crumbling Springbok regime to co(...)

Ireland’s Dave Kearney is left grounded after Guilhem Guirado of France’s tackle during the Six Nations game in Paris. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

At face value it looks like carnage. For the opener against Wales, Ireland had nine frontline players ruled out through injury, a figure which rose t(...)