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South Africa’s Makazole Mapimpi  going over for a try during the autumn international against Scotland at Murrayfield. Photograph: Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Scotland 15 South Africa 30 South Africa wing Makazole Mapimpi scored two tries but it was the tourists’ forward dominance that laid the platform for(...)

Leinster’s Andrew Porter celebrates scoring the second try of the game against Vodacom Bulls with Ross Molony. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/ ©INPHO

Last weekend’s rugby was like catching up with old friends. Familiar faces back at familiar places. Landsdowne Road, Thomond Park and Ravenhill were a(...)

 New Zealand captain Ardie Savea lifts the Freedom Cup after his team’s win over South Africa in Townsville. Photograph: Getty Images

New Zealand 19 South Africa 17 New Zealand narrowly justified their number one world ranking with a hardfought 19-17 win over world champions South (...)

Quade Cooper starred as the Wallabies beat the world champions. Photograph: Patrick Hamilton/Getty/AFP

Barry John was the greatest Welsh outhalf of the 1960s and 70s. He was the most mesmeric attacking player of his generation. The images of his awesom(...)

British and Irish Lions’ fly-half Finn Russell dives over the top of South Africa’s  Cheslin Kolbe during the third Test at  Cape Town Stadium. Photograph: Phill magakoe/AFP via Getty Images

South Africa 19 British & Irish Lions 16 (South Africa win the series 2-1) Well, that was one that got away, and in vowing not to die wondering, (...)

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi lifts the Castle Lager Lions Series trophy after the win over the Lions in Cape Town. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

South Africa 19 British & Irish Lions 16 (South Africa win the series 2-1) The Lions had clearly made a vow that they wouldn’t die wondering, yet(...)

British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland: he has made six changes and introduced three more players straining at the leash to a much-changed bench. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

South Africa V British & Irish Lions,  Cape Town Stadium, Saturday, 5pm Irish time - Live on Sky Sports, highlights Virgin Media Two And so,(...)

The British & Irish Lions’ only try in the Test series against South Africa came from  Luke Cowan-Dickie  in the first Test. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The British & Irish Lions approach to Saturday’s series decider against South Africa in Cape Town (kick-off 5pm) knowing that they have scored jus(...)

South Africa’s scrumhalf Faf de Klerk congratulates flanker Pieter-Steph Du Toit after he scored a try during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between New Zealand and South Africa on September 21st, 2019. Photograph:  Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images

When the British & Irish Lions team for Saturday’s third Test was unveiled, it again had a slightly untried and unsettled look to it. Warren Gatla(...)

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(...)

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