South African Johann van Graan has been appointed as the new Munster head coach. Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

New Munster coach Johann van Graan comes highly recommended on a contract up to June 2020. The honest Rassie Erasmus recently stated he wanted van Gra(...)

Johann van Graan will take over as Munster’s new Director of Rugby. Photo: Getty Images

The Springboks’ assistant coach Johann van Graan will succeed Rassie Erasmus as the Munster Director of Rugby. The Irish Times has learned that van Gr(...)

Richard Cockerill has joined the coaching staff at Toulon days after being sacked by Leicester Tigers. Photograph:  PA/David Davies

Richard Cockerill has joined three-time European Cup winners Toulon’s coaching staff, just four days after being sacked by Leicester Tigers. The form(...)

South Africa head coach Allister Coetzee (right). Photograph: Getty Images.

At the end of what he described as a terrible year, South Africa’s head coach, Allister Coetzee, has chosen the rawest Springboks side in the professi(...)

Joe Schmidt with Ulster duo Iain Henderson and Jared Payne after Ireland’s 26-20 win over South Africa at Newlands. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s 26-20 win over South Africa on Saturday will live long in the memory. Not only was it a historic victory in itself but it also highlighted (...)

Ronan O’Gara  tackles Schalk Burger  during the second Test of Ireland’s last tour to South Africa in 2004. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

A three-Test tour to South Africa at the end of a year-long World Cup season may be what World Rugby’s global Test itinerary demands, but it is not ex(...)

Anthony Foley’s Munster could miss out on Champions Cup qualification. Photograph: Inpho

Munster are in a right fine mess. The bald facts are the Anthony Foley-led, indigenous coaching ticket has been damaged on the back of a season which (...)

Allister Coetzee was on Tuesday unveiled as the South Africa Springboks’ new rugby coach in Randburg, outside Johannesburg. Photograph: Reuters

Allister Coetzee was on Tuesday unveiled as the coach to lead South Africa to the Rugby World Cup in Japan, ending four months of speculation over wh(...)

Paul O’Connell is stretchered off at half-time after receiving a serious leg injury during Ireland’s pool match against France at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Amid the prevailing end-of-year doom and gloom, lest we forget that was the year that produced the greatest World Cup ever – as well as Super Saturday(...)

Heyneke Meyer is to stand down as coach of South Africa. Photograph: Afp

Heyneke Meyer has decided to stand down as South Africa coach. The South African Rugby Union announced on its official Twitter feed that Meyer had ad(...)