De Klerk

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Some reports have claimed Faf de Klerk could be out with a hip injury for up to five months. Photograph: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images

World Cup winners Faf de Klerk and Cheslin Kolbe have both been ruled out of South Africa’s Autumn tests against Wales, Scotland and England. Neither(...)

Quade Cooper starred as the Wallabies beat the world champions. Photograph: Patrick Hamilton/Getty/AFP

Barry John was the greatest Welsh outhalf of the 1960s and 70s. He was the most mesmeric attacking player of his generation. The images of his awesom(...)

British & Irish Lions hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie (fourth from right) celebrates with team-mates after scoring the first  try of the first Test against South Africa at Capte Town Stadium. Photograph:  Rodger Bosch/AFP via Getty Images

South Africa 17 British & Irish Lions 22 Trailing 12-3 at the break, the Springboks had the Lions exactly where they wanted them, but as one susp(...)

Argentina’s Hugo Porta in action with Ireland’s Kenny Murphy in 1990. ‘I have always felt in Ireland things are just that little bit more fun and the people are so lovely,’ says Porta. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Argentina’s greatest rugby player Hugo Porta is still directing operations beautifully, just not from outhalf. At 68 years old he is doing it off the (...)

Many of the  attacking skills of great players such as New Zealand’s Jeff Wilson were learned through unsupervised play on the local green or on the school playground. Photograph:  David Rogers/Allsport

I have consciously stayed away from the dregs of social media during the pandemic. The world is depressing me at every glance. Reading tweets from th(...)

 Saracens’ celebrate with the trophy after beating Leinster in last year’s final. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Pool 1 Leinster Coach: Leo Cullen. Captain: Johnny Sexton. Last season: Runners-up. How they qualified: Pro 14 champions. Key man: Sexton is the(...)

South Africa’s Makazole Mapimpi, Faf de Klerk and Lukhanyo Am all had excellent tournaments. Photograph: Inpho

15 Beauden Barrett (New Zealand) It’s too reactive to say that Barrett’s switch to fullback didn’t work on the basis of their semi-final exit, as Eng(...)

South Africa’s Faf de Klerk scores a try at the  Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Japan in  Tokyo Stadium on Sunday.  Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Mark Twain. This is a country where size is not everything, whe(...)

New Zealand’s players salute the crowd after defeating South Africa. Photograph: Getty Images

In front of the eyes of the world, these fierce rivals, separated by 7,000 miles of ocean and connected by a century of rugby games, put on an extrava(...)

 New Zealand’s George Bridge scores the first try. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

New Zealand 23 South Africa 13 Rumours of the champions impending demise may have proved premature. South Africa’s reinvention and rejuvenation unde(...)

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