Ben O Keeffe

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British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland: he has made six changes and introduced three more players straining at the leash to a much-changed bench. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

South Africa V British & Irish Lions,  Cape Town Stadium, Saturday, 5pm Irish time - Live on Sky Sports, highlights Virgin Media Two And so,(...)

South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus on the sideline during the second Test as Lions scrumhalf Conor Murray and South Africa winger Cheslin Kolbe talk on the pitch. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

South Africa 27 British & Irish Lions 9 So Rassie won, and the Springboks deservedly and emphatically did so too, to such an extent that the phys(...)

Kyle Sinckler of the Lions is tackled during the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Kyle Sinckler could face a lengthy ban after the British and Irish Lions prop was cited for biting South African lock Franco Mostert during Saturday’s(...)

Stuart Hogg has denied biting Willie Le Roux during the Lions’ second Test defeat in Cape Town. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

The British & Irish Lions fullback Stuart Hogg has “categorically” denied accusations in the South African media and social media that he appeared(...)

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi celebrates after tackling Robbie Henshaw to prevent a Lions try. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

A relieved and eminently satisfied Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber hailed his team and particularly his captain Siya Kolisi and his leadership,(...)

Lions number eight Jack Conan fails to stop South Africa wing Makazole Mapimpi as he scores the first try of the second Test in Cape Town. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP via Getty Images

South Africa 27 Lions 9 As with the pre-match agenda, so the post-match analysis will probably revolve around the effects of the Rassie Erasmus Twitt(...)

Lions head coach Warren Gatland chats to South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus ahead of the first Test in Cape Town. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Rassie Erasmus has denied he is one of the men behind the Jaco Johan Twitter account which he has been referencing on his own account in the last coup(...)

Referee Ben O’Keeffe gives England’s Manu Tuilagi a red card against Wales. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Rugby Football Union has apologised to referee Ben O’Keeffe for comments made by England head coach Eddie Jones after the Guinness Six Nations vic(...)

Joe Marler could be cited for grabbing Alun Wyn Jones by the testicles during England’s win over Wales. Photograph: Charlotte Wilson/Getty

Joe Marler could be cited and potentially face a ban after the England prop was caught on camera grabbing the genitals of Alun Wyn Jones during Englan(...)

Rory Best couldn’t persuade Jaco Peyper to go the TMO to check on a try for  Fekitoa  which was disputed by the home side during the defeat against New Zealand in November 2016. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

South African referee Jaco Peyper will take charge of an Ireland Test match for the fourth time when Andy Farrell’s side take on England at Twickenham(...)

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