Marcell Coetzee

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Francois Steyn returned to the Sprinsboks fold against Australia. Photograph: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty

Rugby World Cup winner François Steyn admits he was a bag of nerves before his return to the South Africa side in their 35-17 Rugby Championship victo(...)

 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(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale scores a try despite Damian McKenzie and Aaron Smith of New Zealand during the Guinness November Series win over the All Blacks. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The season just gone lingers into the next campaign, and particularly the World Cup, with barely a pause for breath, especially for the players and ba(...)

No O’Brien, no Leavy - all eyes now turn to Josh van der Flier to step up and deliver at the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

No miracle for Seanie Silence the imagination. Fifty-five minutes into a hellish World Cup quarter-final against the Springboks and Seán O’Brien is f(...)

Munster’s Mike Haley is tackled by Rhys Ruddock of Leinster in last Saturday’s Guinness Pro14 semi-final at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo

Munster are not Saracens. No other club team are capable of doing what Saracens do so effectively. The Champions Cup final proved as much. As did last(...)

Can Paul O’Connell be the answer for Munster? Photograph: Dave Winter/Icon Sport via Getty Images

Munster’s purgatory Munster will come back stronger says Johann van Graan. Irish rugby needs this to be true. Leinster playing at about 65 per cent (...)

 Pete Horne of Glasgow Warriors catches a  kick to run through and score his team’s sixth try during the Guinness Pro 14 semi-final against  Ulster at Scotstoun Stadium. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Glasgow 50 Ulster 20 Hopes of an all-Irish Guinness Pro14 final next weekend final were cruelly crushed on Friday night at Scotstoun where a rampant (...)

Munster’s last trophy came in 2011 - beating Leinster in the Pro12 final. Photograph: Inpho

Best Club in the World In 2011 the Red Army lorded it over Leinster in Thomond Park a week after their arch-rivals were crowned European champions. T(...)

Ulster’s Darren Cave and Rory Best leave the field after their win over Connacht at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ulster 21 Connacht 13 The scoreline certainly doesn’t flatter Connacht, who gave it their all in a throbbing and vibrant Guinness Pro14 quarter-final(...)

Rory Best: all set for a farewell home appearance at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Ulster v Connacht, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Kick-off: 5.35pm. (On TV: Live on eir Sport)   This intriguing first play-off meeting between them(...)

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