Cheslin Kolbe

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South Africa outhalf Handre  Pollard scores one of his two tries in the Rugby Championship match against  Argentina  at the Ernesto Martearena stadium in Salta, Argentina. Photograph: Jan Touzeau/EPA

Argentina 13 South Africa 46 A Handre Pollard-inspired South Africa warmed up for the World Cup in superb style by beating Argentina 46-13 in the sou(...)

Herschel Jantjies scores his match-saving try for the Springboks against the All Blacks. Photograph: Mark Tantrum/Getty

South Africa Who are they Not too long ago, South African rugby was in the doldrums. The once mighty Springboks were beaten by Italy at the end of 2(...)

Francois Steyn returned to the Sprinsboks fold against Australia. Photograph: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty

Rugby World Cup winner François Steyn admits he was a bag of nerves before his return to the South Africa side in their 35-17 Rugby Championship victo(...)

 New Zealand after winning the Rugby Championship last year. Photograph: Getty Images

With the Rugby Championship being seen as little more than a World Cup warmup for the southern hemisphere’s top four nations the abridged tournament c(...)

Toulouse’s Yoann Huget  celebrates scoring a try with team-mates during the French Top 14 final against   Clermont Auvergne at the Stade de France in  Paris. Photograph:  Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

Toulouse 24 Clermont Auvergne 18 Two tries by Yoann Huget proved the difference as Toulouse capped a superb season by beating Clermont Auvergne 24-18(...)

Ireland’s Greg O’Shea  after scoring a try against Australia in 2018. ‘The fitness level required for Sevens is insane.’ Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Back in the summer of 2015, the then Munster academy player and current member of the upwardly mobile Ireland Men’s Sevens team, Greg O’Shea, borrowed(...)

James Low dives to score Leinster’s opening try against Toulouse. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Leinster 30 Toulouse 12 Under a sky of blue, and amid a sea of blue, Leinster saw off the dangerous and spirited challenge of Toulouse in a manner th(...)

Conor O’Brien scores a try for Leinster against Ulster in the Pro14 clash at the RDS earlier this month. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

In January, 2008, Conor O’Brien, aged 11, played for Mullingar minis during the half-time interval of a Heineken Cup match between Leinster and Toulou(...)

Munster’s Tadhg Beirne blocks a kick by Exeter Chiefs Nic White during the clash at Thomond Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Typical. Iain Henderson and Tadhg Beirne are both named Heineken man of the match after their respective wins with Ulster and Munster, whereupon bot(...)

 Leinster’s Dave Kearney fields Ross Byrne’s crossfield kick to score a try desptie the attempted tackle from  Toulouse’s Romain Ntamack at the RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 29 Toulouse 13 As their historic double demonstrated, last season Leinster didn’t just have the best team in Europe but the best squad. Thi(...)

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