‘This is a huge moment, it’s bigger than rugby’ – the Springboks captain uniting South Africa

Siya Kolisi is married to Rachel, and has a son called Nicholas and a daughter called Keziah South Africa v England, first Test Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg Date: Saturday, 9 June Kick-off: 16:05 BST Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and online. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app “Siya […]

Carbery starts at 10 for Ireland against Australia

Carbery will earn his 11th Ireland cap in Brisbane First Test: Australia v Ireland Date: Saturday, 9 June Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Kick-off: 11:00 BST Coverage: Score updates and match report on BBC Sport website Joey Carbery will start Ireland’s first Test against Australia on Saturday at fly-half. Head coach Joe Schmidt has chosen to […]

Wales beat much-changed South Africa in Washington

Winning try-scorer Ryan Elias was making just his third Wales appearance Wales v South Africa Wales (14) 22 Tries: Amos, Williams, Elias Cons: Anscombe 2 Pens: Anscombe South Africa (3) 20 Tries: Ismaiel, Mapimpi Cons: Jantjies 2 Pens: Jantjies, Du Preez Ryan Elias’ late try gave Wales a 22-20 victory against a much-changed South Africa […]

I was kicking an Aussie rules ball – Vunipola comes clean over latest injury

Billy Vunipola “stitched himself up” by injuring his hamstring before the semi-final with Wasps Billy Vunipola says kicking an Australian rules football was behind his most recent injury. The Saracens number eight, who heads to South Africa with England on Saturday, had to come off at half-time in the Premiership semi-final win over Wasps with […]

England tour of South Africa: Scott Wisemantel vows to stand up to Eddie Jones

Wisemantel is a former Australia Under-19 coach England’s new attack coach Scott Wisemantel insists he will not be afraid to challenge head coach Eddie Jones over tactics this summer. The 48-year-old assisted fellow Australian Jones with the Wallabies and Japan teams and has been brought in for the three-Test South Africa tour. “If I disagree, […]