Ronan O’Gara with Jean de Villers during the latter’s solitary season with the province. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The solution to an immediate Munster problem seems so obvious when uttered by a Springbok captain. Of course Jean de Villiers is much more than that. (...)

Johann Van Graan: the Sprinboks’ head coach Allister Coetzee says van  Graan will be a big loss to the Springboks but a massive gain for Munster. Photograph: Getty Images

Johann Van Graan will be released from his commitments to the Springboks after their forthcoming games against Ireland and France over the next two Sa(...)

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee: from July he will only be able to select overseas-based players who have more than 30 international caps

South African rugby coach Allister Coetzee will from July only be able to select overseas-based players who have more than 30 international caps in a (...)

Head coach  Rassie Erasmus: “I would like players to have the feeling that we are committed because we don’t want to disappoint one another.”  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

As the figurehead of the Munster organisation this season, Rassie Erasmus has handled himself with dignity and class at all times, hardly putting a f(...)

South Africa head coach Allister Coetzee (right). Photograph: Getty Images.

At the end of what he described as a terrible year, South Africa’s head coach, Allister Coetzee, has chosen the rawest Springboks side in the professi(...)

South Africa’s Bryan Habana has lost his place since the defeat to  Italy. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

South Africa head coach Allister Coetzee says it is not the end for Bryan Habana after he dropped the Springboks’ star wing. Habana, who has won 124 (...)

 South Africa coach Allister Coetzee. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Allister Coetzee’s respect for the qualities of an Irish side he yesterday described as “outstanding” appears genuine, and perhaps more real than some(...)

South Africa coach Allister Coetzee congratulates  Lionel Mapoe after the second Test victory over Ireland  at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Photograph:  Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Smart half-time changes and a tongue lashing from new coach Allister Coetzee proved the catalyst for a rousing second-half comeback as South Africa c(...)

Paddy Jackson puts boot to ball against South Africa in Cape Town. Photograph: Getty Images

The new Springboks head coach, Allister Coetzee, has claimed that Ireland “weren’t interested in playing” in last Saturday’s first test in Cape Town, (...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Necessity being the mother of invention, both Ireland and South Africa are likely to unveil much changed line-ups when Joe Schmidt and Allister Coetze(...)

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