Nic Berry

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South Africa’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus during the second Test at the Cape Town Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rassie Erasmus is poised to continue in his role as South Africa’s director of rugby for the decisive third Test of the British and Irish Lions series(...)

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi celebrates after tackling Robbie Henshaw to prevent a Lions try. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

A relieved and eminently satisfied Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber hailed his team and particularly his captain Siya Kolisi and his leadership,(...)

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi during the captain’s run at the Cape Town Stadium. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

The Springboks captain Siya Kolisi has supported claims by Rassie Erasmus that he was not treated with the same respect as his British and Irish Lions(...)

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi and British and Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones at the coin toss with referee Nic Berry. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Like a batsman seeing out the final over before the close of play, predictably a typically taciturn Alun Wyn Jones played a string of straight bats in(...)

South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber did not dispute   referee Nic Berry’s questionable call. Photograph:  Steve Haag/PA Wire

As proud Springboks, the home side was hurting profoundly after their first defeat since their opening World Cup pool game against New Zealand, but th(...)

Referee Jaco Peyper of South Africa consults with the TMO during the tour match between South Africa “A” and the British & Irish Lions at Cape Town Stadium. Photograph: Ashley Vlotman/Getty Images

Although the British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland is thought to be furious that the former South African referee Maruis Jonker has been(...)

Leinster’s Josh van der Flier after being cleared out by Northampton’s Tom Wood during last Saturday’s Champions Cup game at the RDS.

Is rugby staring into the abyss? Can it save itself? Who will play it? These are the inevitable questions arising from the horrifying revelations o(...)

Ireland v Georgia: The scrums were shambolic and referee Mathieu Raynal penalised incessantly, without ever changing player behaviour.  Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

The Aviva Stadium saw a poor, grim performance by Ireland, way, way below their international Tier One status. Very hard to watch. Georgia can be more(...)

Ireland’s Conor Murray with referee Mathieu Raynal during the meeting with Wales last year. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland v Scotland Referee: Mathieu Raynal Raynal, who red carded CJ Stander for a collision that knocked out Springbok outhalf Patrick Lambie in 20(...)

Referee Jaco Peyper shows a red card to Frances’s Sebastien Vahaamahina during the  Rugby World Cup quarter-final in Oita. Photograph:  Ashley Western/PA Wire

South African referee Jaco Peyper will take charge of Ireland’s clash against England at Twickenham on Sunday, February 23rd . Peyper was ruled out o(...)

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