Rugby union

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Quade Cooper in right place at right time to get Wallabies recall for Bledisloe Cup | Bret Harris
One of the most polarising figures in Australian rugby is in Dave Rennie’s squad and stands a chance of playing against the All Blacks

Bret Harris

26, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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South Africa’s Rassie Erasmus has abandoned grace and dignity | Robert Kitson
Rassie Erasmus’s behaviour during the Lions tour is within the rules, but does the sport no credit

Robert Kitson in Cape Town

26, Jul, 2021 @3:53 PM

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All Blacks will play US Eagles at Washington NFL stadium in October
International at FedEx Field precedes Ireland game in Las Vegas as USA prepares bid to host World Cup

Martin Pengelly in New York

26, Jul, 2021 @3:36 PM

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Silent sevens: Olympics fail to capture spirit from Rugby World Cup | Justin McCurry
An Olympic run by Japan’s sevens team would be the perfect antidote to the empty seats but their hopes hang in the balance after a rocky start

Justin McCurry at Tokyo Stadium

26, Jul, 2021 @2:53 PM

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Lions win mind games battle after TMO Marius Jonker left high and dry
The morning after the night before and it was hard not to feel a degree of sympathy for the South African TMO Marius Jonker after the British & Irish Lions won the first Test

Gerard Meagher in Cape Town

25, Jul, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Lions have destiny in their own hands after stirring comeback | Robert Kitson
Warren Gatland is confident while South Africa have psychological scars to heal and look a shadow of 2019 world champions

Robert Kitson in Cape Town

25, Jul, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Lions coach Warren Gatland piles pressure on ‘desperate’ South Africa
British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland said South Africa would be ‘incredibly desperate’ before the second Test after losing the first match in Cape Town

Gerard Meagher in Cape Town

25, Jul, 2021 @9:00 PM

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‘Next Test will be tougher,’ warns Warren Gatland after Lions stun South Africa
Warren Gatland has warned his British & Irish Lions squad to beware a desperate Springbok backlash in next Saturday’s second Test

Robert Kitson at the Cape Town Stadium

24, Jul, 2021 @8:32 PM

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Lions’ Maro Itoje strikes first in battle with South Africa’s Faf de Klerk
The England forward has not always produced his best against the Springboks but he put in an immense performance in the tourists’ victory in the first Test

Gerard Meagher at the Cape Town Stadium

24, Jul, 2021 @8:12 PM

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South Africa 17-22 British & Irish Lions: first Test player ratings
The superb Courtney Lawes dominated and Alun Wyn Jones’s leadership was key while Faf de Klerk shone for the Springboks

Luke McLaughlin

24, Jul, 2021 @7:56 PM

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British & Irish Lions rally in second half to win first Test against South Africa
British & Irish Lions fought back from a 12-3 half-time deficit to win 22-17 with superb performances from Courtney Lawes and Maro Itoje

Robert Kitson at the Cape Town Stadium

24, Jul, 2021 @6:43 PM

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South Africa 17-22 British & Irish Lions: first Test – as it happened
Second half turnaround delivers crucial victory for the Lions

Lee Calvert

24, Jul, 2021 @6:20 PM

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