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Sam Underhill enjoyed a fine game for Bath against Leinster. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Despite failing to win all three Champions Cup games this season, Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder has promised a full strength squad will be se(...)

Jordan Larmour races clear to score Leinster’s match-winning try against Bath. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Bath 10 Leinster 17 Leinster march ever onwards but Bath produced an enormous defensive effort to drag the champions into a ferocious contest. It too(...)

Wales head coach Warren Gatland: “I am aghast that people are turning on New Zealand because they are, to me, still the best team in the world.” Photograph: Getty Images

A week after Rassie Erasmus’s final match in charge of Munster last year, South Africa played Ireland in Dublin and suffered their record defeat by a (...)

Duane Vermeulen during South Africa training at Latymer Lower School in London, England. Photo: Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images

South Africa’s number eight Duane Vermeulen expects a bruising forward tussle in the Springboks’ opening November international against England at Twi(...)

Rassie Erasmus takes his Springboks side to Twickenham without a number of frontline players. Photograph: Ross Setford/Reuters

Rassie Erasmus has challenged the rugby world to fight to support the British and Irish Lions’ future. South Africa boss Erasmus believes any impedim(...)

Bath’s Freddie Burns fails to ground the ball to score a try late in the game as he is dispossessed by Maxime Médard of Toulouse during the Heineken Champions Cup game at the Recreation Ground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Bath 20 Toulouse 22 Freddie Burns was guilty of two late blunders as Toulouse continued English clubs’ painful start to the Heineken Champions Cup by(...)

 Kieran Read is back in the New Zealand team to face South Africa. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Captain Kieran Read returns to the New Zealand team as coach Steve Hansen on Thursday named his strongest available side for their last Test in the Ru(...)

South African prop Steven Kitshoff   is tackled by Italian flanker Giovanni Licata. Photograph: Getty Images

Italy 6 South Africa 35 South Africa beat in Padova on Saturday, scoring five converted tries to avenge their shock loss to the Azzurri last year. S(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton  avoids Andries Coetzee during the Ireland v South Africa match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The era of untouchable giants crumbles: the Springboks and Les Bleus can no longer be considered global rugby powers. That Allister Coetzee’s shambol(...)

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

It was probably the most discussed debut of any Irish player. The path of Bundee Aki to his first cap arrived amid a hail of criticism over the reside(...)

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