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Siya Kolisi returns for the Springboks as he bids to prove his fitness ahead of the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Ross Setford/Reuters

Siya Kolisi will start as flanker for South Africa in their one-off test against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, eager to prove his fitness (...)

Francois Steyn returned to the Sprinsboks fold against Australia. Photograph: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty

Rugby World Cup winner François Steyn admits he was a bag of nerves before his return to the South Africa side in their 35-17 Rugby Championship victo(...)

 New Zealand after winning the Rugby Championship last year. Photograph: Getty Images

With the Rugby Championship being seen as little more than a World Cup warmup for the southern hemisphere’s top four nations the abridged tournament c(...)

Tadhg Furlon on Lions Test duty in 2017. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Summer’s lease has an even shorter date for rugby union followers. The English season creeps into June this weekend and will stay there for at least t(...)

Players such as Willie le Roux could be left in limbo before the official World Cup window opens. Photograph: Henry Browne/Getty Images

English Premiership Rugby has threatened World Rugby with legal action in an escalating row over player insurance that is set to hamper a number of na(...)

Wales could be without the likes of Liam Williams for their opening World Cup warm-up match against England at Twickenham on August 11th. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty

An insurance wrangle between World Rugby and the English Premiership is threatening to severely hamper World Cup preparations for nations such as Wale(...)

 Johnny Sexton is engulfed by his teammates after scoring the winning  drop goal in Paris. Photograph:  Getty Images

The clock has passed the 77 minute mark. Ireland trail France by 13-12 and their goose looks cooked. Anthony Belleau is lining up a kickable penalty a(...)

Rassie Erasmus takes his Springboks side to Twickenham without a number of frontline players. Photograph: Ross Setford/Reuters

Rassie Erasmus has challenged the rugby world to fight to support the British and Irish Lions’ future. South Africa boss Erasmus believes any impedim(...)

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(...)

 Ireland outhalf  Paddy Jackson  makes a break past South Africa flanker  Siya Kolisi during the first Test  at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Although it’s hard to think of a better one-off Irish win, or certainly a better one day, Joe Schmidt struggled to put this epic 14-man Irish victory(...)