Frans Steyn

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Last Wednesday week’s dry run for the first Test between the South African As and the Lions was perhaps not only a foretaste of what’s to come but als(...)

Siya Kolisi is a doubt for South Africa’s clash with the Lions on Saturday. Photograph: Behrouz Mefri/Getty/AFP

The Springboks captain Siya Kolisi, hooker Bongi Mbonambi and winger Makazole Mapimpi all appear to be in a race against time to be available for next(...)

Brian O’Driscoll dives over the line to score a try for the of the British and Irish Lions during the first Test against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane in June 2001. Photograph: David Rogers/Allsport

These have been grim times for everybody, but some people had the good fortune to cope with the various lockdowns better than others. For young parent(...)

Damian de Allende is one of four Munster players to have sustained burns in a fire pit accident. File photograph: Ross MacDonald/Getty Images

Damian de Allende has revealed that a petrol can explosion led to him and his fellow Springboks World Cup winner RG Snyman each suffering substantial (...)

 Saracens’ celebrate with the trophy after beating Leinster in last year’s final. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Pool 1 Leinster Coach: Leo Cullen. Captain: Johnny Sexton. Last season: Runners-up. How they qualified: Pro 14 champions. Key man: Sexton is the(...)

 South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus and  captain Siya Kolisi after victory over England  in the World Cup  final  at the International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan.Photograph:  Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

By the end of the 2019 World Cup, all felt right in the rugby world. This feel-good tournament had the ultimate feel-good story; a head coach free of (...)

 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(...)

Makazole Mapimpi dives to score South Africa’s third try in their win ovre Japan. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty

Japan 3 South Africa 26 After all the shocks and surprises, typhoons and earthquakes, The Rugby World Cup has its heavyweight semi-finals. South Afri(...)

South Africa’s Damian Willemse scores his team’s ninth try during their rout of Canada. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Pool B: South Africa 66 Canada 7 South Africa secured their place in the World Cup quarter-finals with an emphatic 66-7 victory over 14-man Canada in(...)

Andy Farrell has urged Ireland to use their Japan setback as a positive. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Farrell points the way forward Indications are strong that Andy Farrell will take Ireland in a progressive direction post World Cup. The Wigan Rugby (...)

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