Thomas Du Toit

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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(...)

Ian McKinley has missed out on a place in Italy’s squad for the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ian McKinley has lost out in the numbers game for Italy’s World Cup squad with head coach Conor O’Shea deciding to take just two outhalves among his 3(...)

Siya Kolisi returns for the Springboks as he bids to prove his fitness ahead of the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Ross Setford/Reuters

Siya Kolisi will start as flanker for South Africa in their one-off test against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, eager to prove his fitness (...)

 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(...)

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(...)

South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus during a team training session at Latymer Lower School, England, on October 29th. Photograph: Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images

There are a few words you might choose to use about England’s pack before you land on the one South Africa’s Warren Whiteley settled on. “Nice” was wh(...)

Munster’s Ian Keatley celebrates scoring Munster’s third try against Racing 92 in the Champions Cup clash at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 22 Racing 92 10 This special, never-to-be-forgotten campaign offers each game as a compelling chapter in an almost miraculous, albeit devas(...)

CJ Stander and Jean Kleyn stand shoulder to shoulder with their Munster team-mates. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The clearest evidence of an ever-deepening crisis in South African rugby was Rassie Erasmus being allowed to escape a crumbling Springbok regime to co(...)

Francis Saili’s return has come at a good time for a depleted Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pro12 preview: Connacht v Munster Venue: Sportsground, 5.30pm TV: Live TG4 An unwritten rule of print journalism is to avoid lists. People trail(...)

Munster’s Jaco Taute scores their third try against Leicester last weekend. Photo: Dan Sherida/Inpho

Irish rugby in December 2016 feels like a harmonious ecosystem. It certainly looks that way from recent results. Everyone, from players to coaches,(...)

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