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South Africa centre  Damian de Allende will join Munster next season on a two-year deal. Photograph: Ashley Western/PA Wire

Damian de Allende, the Springboks’ World Cup winning centre, has agreed a two-year deal with Munster. The Irish province and head coach Johann van Gra(...)

South Africa’s AB de Villiers has been struggling with an elbow injury for past six months. Photograph: Reuters.

AB de Villiers has resigned as South Africa’s Test captain, opening the way for childhood friend Faf du Plessis to take over on a permanent basis. De(...)

South Africa captain Adriaan Strauss  shows his dejection after the defeat to Italy at during the international match between Italy v South Africa at the Artmio Franchi Stadium in Florence. Photograph:  Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

South African rugby is at an all-time low according to former captain Jean de Villiers after the Springboks ailing fortunes plunged still further with(...)

Opening bowler Boyd Rankin will return to play international cricket for Ireland from January. Photograph:  Inpho/ICC

Irish cricket has been handed an early Christmas present with the news that Boyd Rankin has confirmed his return to international cricket. Rankin met(...)

South Africa are out to banish their pre-tournament tags. Photograph: Indranil Mukharjee/Getty Images

The World Cup semi-final between New Zealand and South Africa at Eden Park today has more at stake than a first final for the winner.Both teams will h(...)

Rahat Ali is mobbed by his Pakistan team-mates. Photograph: AFP

Pakistan’s Cricket World Cup revival continued with a 29-run Duckworth/Lewis win in a close encounter against South Africa in Auckland on Saturday — a(...)

Gary Wilson’s 80 off 69 balls helped get Ireland’s run chase back on track in their two wicket win over the UAE at The Gabba, Brisbane. (Photograph: INPHO/PHOTOSPORT/Tertius Pickard)

Ireland followed up their opening World Cup win over the West Indies with another against the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday morning and now they h(...)

Jean de Villiers will win his 100th cap this weekend. Photograph: Reuters

Springboks captain Jean de Villiers cannot quite believe that he is about to play his 100th test match, given he felt he might not even get a second a(...)

Australia’s Michael Clarke sets the field during the third day of the third test match against South Africa. Photograph: Shaun Roy/Reuters

Australia took complete control of the deciding third test against South Africa on an elongated third day in Cape Town. Replying to Austr(...)

South Africa’s  Bismarck Du Plessis  hits New Zealand outhalf Dan Carter  during The Rugby Championship match  at Eden Park  in Auckland. Photograph: Sandra Mu/Getty Images

New Zealand 29 South Africa 15: Two tries from captain Kieran Read helped New Zealand grab the lead in the Rugby Championship on Saturday after a 29-1(...)