Francois Louw

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Ireland’s Johnny Sexton  avoids Andries Coetzee during the Ireland v South Africa match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The era of untouchable giants crumbles: the Springboks and Les Bleus can no longer be considered global rugby powers. That Allister Coetzee’s shambol(...)

  Bundee Aki takes a picture with his   daughter Adrianna Aki and family members after the match. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It was probably the most discussed debut of any Irish player. The path of Bundee Aki to his first cap arrived amid a hail of criticism over the reside(...)

South Africa’s players react to their defeat  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

Andries Coetzee Ireland’s aerial bombardment made life very difficult especially as most of the ball was contestable and so the fullback wasn’t able (...)

 Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale scores his  late try. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rob Kearney Out of action more often than not these past two years and it showed. Jumped for high balls only to land empty handed. Failed to mop up (...)

South Africa head coach Allister Coetzee after the defeat to Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Allister Coetzee cannot explain what is happening. It all seems so cruel, Springbok rugby is utterly lost. South Africa’s head coach – presumably not (...)

Ireland winger  Andrew Conway makes a break for the opening try during the Guinness Series match against South Africa  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 38 South Africa 3 In the end it was a pummelling, but Ireland had to put in plenty of hard graft and tackles before decorating the game with (...)

The South African team line up after the Captain’s Run at the Radisson St Helen’s Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

15 Andries Coetzee Age: 27 Height: 5’11” Weight: 92kg (14st 7lbs) Caps: 9 Points: 0 He has played in every test for South Africa this year. One aspect(...)

Rory Best training with the Ireland rugby squad at Carton House, Co Kildare. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Sometimes it seems Rory Best is all too fundamentally steeped in rural decency to be playing hardball with the media. Alone behind the large desk in (...)

South Africa  coach Allister Coetzee: “We need to adapt and there will be challenges Saturday.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Continuity was the buzz word as Springbok coach Allister Coetzee named a side with just three changes from the one that lost to New Zealand by a point(...)

Springbok captain Eben Etzebeth shakes hands with  coach Alister Coetzee following the Rugby Championship match     between the All Blacks and the South African’s   on September 16th, 2017, in Auckland which  the  New Zealand side won 57-0.  Photograph:  Phil Walter/Getty Images

The picture tells the story. In the foreground of the shot taken by Phil Walter of Getty, Springbok captain Eben Etzebeth stands with his arms almost (...)

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