Some reports have claimed Faf de Klerk could be out with a hip injury for up to five months. Photograph: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images

World Cup winners Faf de Klerk and Cheslin Kolbe have both been ruled out of South Africa’s Autumn tests against Wales, Scotland and England. Neither(...)

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,(...)

Damian de Allende is one of just three players retained in the Soutyh Africa A side for their game against the Bulls on Saturday. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

As expected, South Africa A have lined up another warm-up game ahead of the Test series on Saturday, against the Bulls, making it the first part of a (...)

Rory Best will captain the Barbarians team to play Wales in Cardiff on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Former Ireland captain Rory Best will captain the Barbarians team to play Wales in Cardiff on Saturday. France centre Mathieu Bastareaud lines up in (...)

 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(...)