Peter O’Mahony captains Munster against Connacht on Saturday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Pro14: Connacht v Munster, Saturday January 9th, the Sportsground (kick-off 7.35pm, eir Sport, TG4) Connacht are on the hunt for famous back-to-back (...)

South Africa’s Damian Willemse scores his team’s ninth try during their rout of Canada. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Pool B: South Africa 66 Canada 7 South Africa secured their place in the World Cup quarter-finals with an emphatic 66-7 victory over 14-man Canada in(...)

Wales’ Liam Williams scores his side’s second try during the autumn international against South Africa at The Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Wales 20 South Africa 11 Wales completed a first clean sweep of autumn Tests and extended their unbeaten run to nine after toppling South Africa at t(...)

 South Africa’s Duane Vermeulen: “If we don’t win we are out. We have to give our all. I’m ready to do that.” Photo:  Steve Haag/Gallo Images

A history of violence. Recent cuddlings of these gargantuan men is drenched in bloody yet wincingly enjoyable rugby. There have been 50-pointer(...)