Faf de Klerk

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Sale have three options regarding their scrumhalf and Springboks international Faf de Klerk: ‘rehab, surgery or crack on’. File photograph: Getty

Sale, who are in Ulster’s Heineken Champions Cup pool, may be forced to do without their influential Springbok Faf de Klerk for an extended period if (...)

South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus on the sideline during the second Test as Lions scrumhalf Conor Murray and South Africa winger Cheslin Kolbe talk on the pitch. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

South Africa 27 British & Irish Lions 9 So Rassie won, and the Springboks deservedly and emphatically did so too, to such an extent that the phys(...)

Lions number eight Jack Conan fails to stop South Africa wing Makazole Mapimpi as he scores the first try of the second Test in Cape Town. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP via Getty Images

South Africa 27 Lions 9 As with the pre-match agenda, so the post-match analysis will probably revolve around the effects of the Rassie Erasmus Twitt(...)

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(...)

Robbie Henshaw and Marcus Smith are both named in the Lions starting XV for Satuday’s game against the Stormers. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Warren Gatland has intimated that only a third or so of the British & Irish Lions starting XV for the first Test is nailed on, with the remainder (...)

Pierre Bourgarit (left) of La Rochelle stretches to grab Tom Curry around the face and is sent off  during the Champions Cup  match between Sale Sharks and La Rochelle   in Salford, England. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

It is a long way from Yokohama to Salford, but for England’s Tom Curry the backdrop is incidental. The outstanding flanker was the deserved man of the(...)