Rugby

Stormers captain Siya Kolisi says his players are well-prepared for their Super Rugby opener against the Jaguares at Newlands on Saturday, having enjoyed a fruitful pre-season. The Stormers have managed to keep the bulk of last season’s squad, though they start the campaign without a few stalwarts, such as injured Springboks Eben Etzebeth and Frans
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Conor O’Shea has backed Ireland to win the 2018 Six Nations title following the Azzurri’s 56-19 defeat to Joe Schmidt’s side in Dublin. Italy captain Sergio Parisse believes Ireland “play much better rugby” than England, assessing the two most-fancied teams in the tournament after Italy lost to both in their opening matches. “If you were
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The Six Nations threw up its fair share of thrills and spills in the opening weekend to set up a tantalising second round of fixtures. England’s clash with Wales promises to be great viewing after both sides recorded impressive first-up wins, but it might be in Dublin where fantasy points are flowing when Ireland host
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