Liam Del Carme Sports reporter

Liam Del Carme has been a sports writer for more than 25 years. He specialises in rugby but also writes about cricket, tennis and golf for the Sunday Times.

Liam Del Carme Sports reporter
Sympathy for the Springboks after defeat to New Zealand

The Springboks took some positive strides but it still left them coming up short 19-17 against their great adversaries in their Rugby Championship ...

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Narrow defeat to New Zealand has Springboks on their knees

The qualities that helped the Springboks scale rugby's summit deserted them in their 100th Test against the All Blacks in Townsville yesterday.

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Western Province Rugby faces tough choices

While one half of Western Province's warring parties attempts to keep the wolves at bay, the other is courting legal eagles.

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Bulls taught a lesson by assertive, quick Leinster

The Bulls were always in for a baptism of fire on their United Rugby Championship (URC) debut away to Leinster in Dublin.

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Bulls thumped by Leinster in URC opener

The Bulls were always going to be in for a baptism of fire on their United Rugby Championship (URC) debut away to Leinster in Dublin.

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Skinstad: In the URC SA teams will need to try and try again

Former Springbok captain Bob Skinstad warns of the demands in the new URC

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Kriel back in the pack for the Lions

Stalwart Jaco Kriel is back in the Lions starting line-up for their United Rugby Championship (URC) opener against Zebre in Parma on Friday.

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Good as green & gold: Faf perplexed by discipline decisions going against Boks

One hundredth Test against All Blacks aside, Boks just want to ‘give their best and be a better team than last week’

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Faf de Klerk perplexed by discipline decisions going against the Boks

Scrumhalf believes he was wrongfully yellow-carded against Australia

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Hearing clears Wiese, but he’s already sidelined for Boks vs All Blacks

Bok loose forward escapes further sanction for his dangerous ruck clean out