Faf 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(...)

Leinster’s Andrew Porter celebrates scoring the second try of the game against Vodacom Bulls with Ross Molony. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/ ©INPHO

Last weekend’s rugby was like catching up with old friends. Familiar faces back at familiar places. Landsdowne Road, Thomond Park and Ravenhill were a(...)

British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland: he has made six changes and introduced three more players straining at the leash to a much-changed bench. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

South Africa V British & Irish Lions,  Cape Town Stadium, Saturday, 5pm Irish time - Live on Sky Sports, highlights Virgin Media Two And so,(...)

South Africa’s scrumhalf Faf de Klerk congratulates flanker Pieter-Steph Du Toit after he scored a try during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between New Zealand and South Africa on September 21st, 2019. Photograph:  Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images

When the British & Irish Lions team for Saturday’s third Test was unveiled, it again had a slightly untried and unsettled look to it. Warren Gatla(...)

Kyle Sinckler of the Lions is tackled during the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Kyle Sinckler could face a lengthy ban after the British and Irish Lions prop was cited for biting South African lock Franco Mostert during Saturday’s(...)

Stuart Hogg has denied biting Willie Le Roux during the Lions’ second Test defeat in Cape Town. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

The British & Irish Lions fullback Stuart Hogg has “categorically” denied accusations in the South African media and social media that he appeared(...)

 South Africa’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus  on the pitch during the first Test against the Lions in Cape Town. Photograph: Luigi Bennett/EPA

The British and Irish Lions have reacted indignantly to the latest use of social media by Rassie Erasmus in highlighting foul play by the tourist(...)

Maro Itoje  of the Lions in action against  Eben Etzebeth of South Africa. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

South Africa A 17 British & Irish Lions 13 Tour on. The Springboks, in the very transparent guise of the South African A side, landed a significa(...)

Craig Casey: “I remember when we won the AIL in 2009, my father was the coach, and going on to the pitch with them all and just seeing the three days of celebrations they had afterwards.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Craig Casey readily admits he set a goal during the first lockdown last year to win his first cap this season. He hasn’t got there yet but being named(...)

 Faf de Klerk, Mazakole Mapimpi and Tendai Mtawarira celebrate after the Rugby World Cup final win over England at International Stadium Yokohama in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph:  Juan Jose Gasparini/Gallo Images/Getty Images

South Africa 32 England 12 Entering the last 15 minutes of South Africa’s third final, it seemed the Boks were set to complete a third World Cup triu(...)

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