Franco Mostert

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English lock George Kruis is off to the Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan. Photograph: Getty Images

After England’s last match, back in March, Eddie Jones was asked to say a few words about George Kruis, whose impending move to Japan would bring a ha(...)

 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(...)

Wales’ coach Warren Gatland during a training session at the International Stadium, Yokohama. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Rugby World Cup semi-final: Wales v South Africa Kick-off: 9am Irish time, Sunday. Venue: International Stadium, Yokohama. How to follow: T(...)

New Zealand fullback Beauden Barrett  makes a break during the Rugby World Cup Group B game between New Zealand and South Africa at the International Stadium in Yokohama. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

New Zealand 23 South Africa 13 The significance of Ireland’s victory over Scotland on Sunday was heightened by the extraordinary spectacle the day be(...)

Iain Henderson makes a break against Scotland during the World Cup clash at the  International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan. Photograph: Craig Mercer/Inpho

The incoming Ulster captain deserved a few minutes of our time. Turns out everyone was forced to witness Iain Henderson’s rare burst into open country(...)

 New Zealand’s George Bridge scores the first try. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

New Zealand 23 South Africa 13 Rumours of the champions impending demise may have proved premature. South Africa’s reinvention and rejuvenation unde(...)

 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(...)

Jason Woodward of Gloucester is tackled by Joey Carbery of Munster during the Heineken Champions Cup match between the teams at Thomond Park on October 20th Photograph: Andrew Surma/NurPhoto/Getty

Heineken Champions Cup Pool Two, Gloucester v Munster Venue: Kingsholm Stadium Kick-off: 7.45pm On TV: Live on BT Sport Ever the drama kings, Munste(...)

  Gerbrandt Grobler of Gloucester Rugby beats Sam Skinner of Exeter Chiefs to the ball in the lineout last weekend. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Getty Images

Gloucester v Exeter (7.45pm, Kingsholm Stadium, BT Sport) With Gloucester trying to overhaul Munster at the top of Pool Two, Exeter go into Friday ni(...)

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(...)

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