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Chester Williams of South Africa breaks away from Felipe Contepomi of Argentina  during a Test match in Buenos Aires on November 12th, 2000. Photograph: Fabian Gredillas/AFP/Getty Images

Chester Williams Born: August 8th, 1970 Died: September 6th, 2019 In 1994, one year after he had won his first cap for South Africa and become only t(...)

Rassie Erasmus has sparked an impressive renaissance from the Springboks. Photograph: Ross Setford/Reuters

Pool B New Zealand - 1st (5-4) South Africa - 5th (9-2) Italy - 13th (750-1) Namibia - 23rd (5000-1) Canada - 21st (2500-1) The Contenders Steve Ha(...)

Tempers flare as a fight breaks out between the two teams in Bloemfontein.  Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

South Africa 23 England 12 South Africa profited from a second-half penalty try to inflict more misery on England with a 23-12 victory and a series (...)

Australia’s Israel Folau   is tackled by Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton in his side’s 18-9 Test victory on Sunday. Photograph:   Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Ireland could have won in Brisbane, should have is a leap in the air with Israel Folau. That was the difference, the Wallabies’s best players; Folau o(...)

South Africa’s centre Aphiwe Dyantyi scores a try. Photograph: Getty Images

South Africa 42 England 39 South Africa began a new era for their rugby with a dramatic three-point victory over England in the first test at Ellis P(...)

New Zealand’s Sam Cane escaped punishment for his tackle on Robbie Henshaw which ended the Leinster centre’s involvement in the recent Autumn International at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/ Inpho

The Ed Morrison interview begins like most rugby conversations nowadays: the wonderful All Blacks versus Ireland mini-series flows into deep concerns(...)

Lions’ Elton Jantjies scores a try while being tackled by Highlanders’ Ash Dixon during the Super  Rugby semi-final at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Lions 42 Highlanders 30 Outhalf Elton Jantjies displayed a full array of skills to propel the Lions into their first Super Rugby final as they ended (...)

Dejected Irish fullback Jared Payne after Ireland’s late, late loss to South Africa in the second Test of Ireland’s rugby tour of  South Africa on Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Playing the Springboks, on the high veld of South Africa, in the oxygen depleted air of Ellis Park, is one of rugby’s greatest challenges. If your te(...)

Ireland scrumhalf Conor Murray looks to run past the attempted tackle of South Africa openside Siya Kolisi during the second Test at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

South Africa 32 Ireland 26 For the best of an hour, Ireland had played so well that they were fully worthy of their 26-10 lead and were within 20 min(...)

Paddy Jackson during the Captain’s Run at Ellis Park on Friday. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

South Africa v Ireland Johannesburg, 4pm Not only are Ireland stepping into the lion’s den, there they will find the Springboks are both wounded an(...)

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