Chester Williams scored four tries in South Africa’s 42-14 1995 quarter-final win over Western Samoa. Photograph: Getty

The 1995 Rugby World Cup is remembered not only for of the rugby but also because of what it symbolised for a post-Apartheid South Africa. Indeed, th(...)

Eric Rush, one of the lucky few All Blacks who avoided food poisoning prior to the 1995 World Cup final, believes if the game had been played a day earlier New Zealand wouldn’t have been able to put a side out. Photograph: Getty

The 1995 World Cup final provided one of the most iconic moments of all time, not just within sport and certainly not just within rugby, as Nelson Man(...)

Leinster interim head coach Leo Cullen at an open training session at Edenderry RFC yesterday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leo Cullen has a sensible face. Elderly, almost. It’s always been like that. The prospective Leinster head coach is just one of those chaps of whom(...)

Italy have confirmed they will bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023 — the first nation to cement their opposition to Ireland, although South Africa signal(...)

A still from the Victoria’s Secret Super Bowl advert: getting their hair and lipgloss out but leaving the rest to the imagination

It has been a week of not-so-sporting stereotypes. Women’s tennis was rocked by “twirlgate” after a courtside reporter asked top player Eugenie Bou(...)

A South African singer performs a tribute to mark the first year death anniversary of former South African president Nelson Mandela who provided the defining image of the 1995 World Cup. Photo: Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

The Irish bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup has many things going for it. Not least, it has a unique flavour which may appeal to members of the World R(...)

  Schalk Burger of South Africa will line out against Ireland on Saturday.  Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Today Schalk Burger is urbane, courteous, a smiling, open book. Yes, there’s Luke Fitzgerald, who may hold a bolder view on the Springbok flanker. (...)

South African CJ Stander in full flight: “Munster gave me a chance, and I came here to play for Munster and then the possibility of one day playing for Ireland popped up.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Three weeks ago, CJ Stander sat on the bench for the fifth time in the Heineken Cup. He expected to maybe get 15 minutes or so. Less than 20 mi(...)

Former South African rugby captain Francois Pienaar at the official announcement of the One Young World 2014 summit at Trinity College in Dublin. The charity gathers together young people between 18 and 30 from around the world, and endeavours to empower them to make lasting connections to create positive change. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

South Africa’s 1995 World Cup winning captain Francois Pienaar is enjoying a dual purpose visit to Ireland. Yesterday afternoon, he s(...)

An iconic moment in history as  Francois Pienaar of South Africa receives the William Webb Ellis Trophy from Nelson Mandela in 1995.

Following Nelson Mandela’s passing last week Zane Kirchner made a promise to “read up a bit more and understand what everything was about.”But inheren(...)

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