Bundee Aki takes a picture with his   daughter Adrianna Aki and family members after the match. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

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Rory Best training with the Ireland rugby squad at Carton House, Co Kildare. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Sometimes it seems Rory Best is all too fundamentally steeped in rural decency to be playing hardball with the media. Alone behind the large desk in (...)

South Africa  coach Allister Coetzee: “We need to adapt and there will be challenges Saturday.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Continuity was the buzz word as Springbok coach Allister Coetzee named a side with just three changes from the one that lost to New Zealand by a point(...)

Devin Toner and Iain Henderson at Ireland  squad training in Carton House, Co Kildare. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Even Iain Henderson finds it hard to credit that he made his debut all of five years ago, at the age of 20, in the corresponding Guinness Series opene(...)

South African celebrate Siya Kolisi’s try during the match in Port Elizabeth. Photograph: EPA

South Africa 37 Argentina 15 Ghana-born wing Raymond Rhule scored his first international try as South Africa claimed victory over Argentina in their(...)