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Rassie Erasmus pictured in October 2019
Lions refuse to follow Rassie Erasmus social media example
South Africa boss Rassie Erasmus went on social media on Monday morning to highlight an incident from Saturday's first Test.
Jul 26, 16:47
Rassie Erasmus pictured in October 2019
Rassie Erasmus hits out at "reckless and dangerous" Lions play
South Africa's director of rugby criticised the tourists on social media.
Jul 26, 10:35
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland before the match on July 3, 2021
Warren Gatland 'fumes at South African TMO appointment'
New Zealand's Brendon Pickerill was forced to withdraw due to pandemic-related travel issues.
Jul 22, 21:33
Rassie Erasmus pictured in October 2019
South Africa boss calls for "clarity" over controversial Owen Farrell tackles
Rassie Erasmus has used social media to hit back at Warren Gatland.
Jul 16, 14:59
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland before the match on July 3, 2021
Warren Gatland wants clarification following dangerous tackle
The incident resulted in a yellow card for South Africa's star scrum-half.
Jul 15, 13:39
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland before the match on July 3, 2021
Warren Gatland rules out second Lions meeting with South Africa 'A'
Rassie Erasmus said he would "beg" Warren Gatland for another crack at the Lions on Saturday.
Jul 12, 17:29
Siya Kolisi pictured on October 27, 2019
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi tests positive for coronavirus
Covid cases have hindered South Africa's build-up to the British and Irish Lions series.
Jul 11, 10:10
Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland during the announcement on June 2019
A new type of tour for the British and Irish Lions this summer
The World Cup winners are braced for another memorable battle with the tourists.
Jun 25, 08:14
South Africa's Bryan Habana lifts the World Cup in 2007
Bryan Habana: 'Powerful back stories will spur on Springboks'
Ex-Boks winger Bryan Habana lifted the lid on the deep-rooted backgrounds that underpin this summer's hosts.
Jun 24, 18:12
Rassie Erasmus pictured in October 2019
Rassie Erasmus expecting Lions surprises from Warren Gatland
The world champions host the British and Irish Lions this summer.
May 29, 22:19
Rassie Erasmus pictured in October 2019
Rassie Erasmus hopes South Africa use British experience to their advantage
The coronavirus pandemic has kept the Springboks inactive since England were toppled in the 2019 World Cup final.
May 28, 15:12
Rassie Erasmus pictured in October 2019
Rassie Erasmus says Springboks will go to "option Z" to make Lions series happen
The tour's original schedule is in grave doubt due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Jan 18, 16:37
Billy Vunipola pictured in October 2019
Billy Vunipola: 'England will push through the pain barrier against Ireland'
Ireland provide the first meaningful opposition of the campaign for England and have opted for a physical pack to gain a foothold up front.
Nov 20, 22:11
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured during training on November 11, 2020
Five talking points ahead of England's Autumn Nations Cup clash with Ireland
Ireland will be determined to shed their "softies" tag.
Nov 20, 11:27
Siya Kolisi pictured on October 27, 2019
South Africa players dominate shortlist for Rugby Union Writers' Club personality
The Springboks are represented extensively following their success at autumn's World Cup.
Dec 31, 13:09
South Africa players celebrate winning the World Cup on November 2, 2019
Rugby World Cup day 44: South Africa beat England to win World Cup
The Springboks equalled New Zealand's three World Cup wins in Yokohama.
Nov 2, 14:28
England captain Owen Farrell pictured on October 19, 2019
England vs. South Africa: Who will win the Rugby World Cup final?
The showpiece takes place on Saturday morning.
Nov 2, 06:14
England captain Owen Farrell pictured on October 19, 2019
Owen Farrell insists England will throw everything into World Cup final
Only South Africa stand between England and the Webb Ellis Trophy.
Nov 1, 22:31
England boss Eddie Jones pictured on September 22, 2019
Rugby World Cup final preview: England and South Africa battle for glory
The showpiece takes place on Saturday morning.
Nov 1, 19:20
Siya Kolisi pictured on October 27, 2019
Siya Kolisi talks up scale of celebrations if South Africa win World Cup
Springboks skipper ready for World Cup final challenge against England.
Nov 1, 08:21
Rassie Erasmus pictured in October 2019
Rassie Erasmus to step down as South Africa head coach after World Cup final
The former Munster head coach will remain in his post as South Africa director of rugby after Saturday's final.
Oct 31, 10:25
South Africa's Cheslin Kolbe celebrates scoring their first try against Italy on October 4, 2019
Cheslin Kolbe returns for South Africa in Rugby World Cup final
Kolbe replaces Nkosi in the number 14 jersey.
Oct 31, 07:02
Steve Borthwick pictured during an England training session on November 9, 2018
World Cup final: A closer look at the backroom staff of England and South Africa
England and South Africa meet in Yokohama on Saturday.
Oct 30, 18:05
Rassie Erasmus pictured in October 2019
Rassie Erasmus admits South Africa still need to improve ahead of World Cup final
The Springboks have won few fans with their physical approach in Japan.
Oct 29, 15:40
England boss Eddie Jones pictured on September 22, 2019
England vs. South Africa: Eddie Jones-Rassie Erasmus head to head
Jones was the Springboks' assistant coach when they beat England in the 2007 final.
Oct 29, 13:09
England boss Eddie Jones pictured on September 22, 2019
Eddie Jones alert to South Africa "surprises" in World Cup final
The England head coach knows South Africa are capable of playing in a variety of styles.
Oct 28, 13:54
Warren Gatland pictured in August 2019
Rassie Erasmus: 'Warren Gatland is an absolute legend of the game'
The Springboks boss lavishes praise on the Wales head coach.
Oct 24, 11:38
South Africa's Cheslin Kolbe celebrates scoring their first try against Italy on October 4, 2019
Cheslin Kolbe ruled out for South Africa against Wales
The Springboks wing has lit up the World Cup with his skill.
Oct 24, 09:28
Japan coach Jamie Joseph pictured on September 19, 2019
Erasmus doubts Japan will join Rugby Championship
South Africa overcame the World Cup hosts 26-3 in Tokyo.
Oct 20, 16:55
Yutaka Nagare pictured on October 17, 2019
Yutaka Nagare backs Japan to pull off another upset against South Africa
The Brave Blossoms will be banking on a high-tempo game plan in the Tokyo quarter-final.
Oct 19, 10:22
Beauden Barrett in action for New Zealand on September 21, 2019
New Zealand boss Steve Hansen tips Beauden Barrett to be star of World Cup
Barrett tipped to boss the World Cup in Japan.
Sep 21, 15:16
Scott Barrett crosses for New Zealand on September 21, 2019
Result: New Zealand claim hard-fought victory over South Africa
Beauden Barrett inspired the All Blacks to victory from full-back.
Sep 21, 13:34
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen pictured in July 2019
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen accuses South Africa of pressuring referees
Reigning world champions New Zealand launch their World defence against South Africa on Saturday.
Sep 19, 07:09
South Africa's Bryan Habana lifts the World Cup in 2007
Interview: Bryan Habana: 'Rugby World Cup is too close to call'
Sports Mole speaks to former South Africa winger Bryan Habana about the upcoming World Cup in Japan and why as many as seven teams are in contention to win it.
Feb 18, 21:48
Wales' Ellis Jenkins receives oxygen as he leaves the pitch on a stretcher after sustaining an injury on November 24, 2018
Wales flanker Jenkins could miss Six Nations after suffering serious injury
The 25-year-old is almost certain to miss the 2019 Six Nations with suspected knee ligament damage.
Nov 24, 21:14
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England coach Eddie Jones dismisses confrontation with South Africa fans
England head coach Eddie Jones brushes aside talk of a confrontation with South Africa fans in Saturday's first Test match at Ellis Park.
Jun 10, 20:05
South Africa captain Francois Pienaar is given the William Webb Ellis Cup by president Nelson Mandela after winning the 1995 World Cup final
Francois Pienaar backs South Africa's World Cup chances
South Africa World Cup-winning captain Francois Pienaar backs the Springboks to recover from their recent poor form in time for the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Mar 9, 09:55

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Thursday's key events


ROWING
· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

HOCKEY
· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

CANOE SLALOM
· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

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