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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Cape Town

This year
Crowds of 9,000 expected in Thomond Park this evening to welcome home Munster Rugby champions
Munster defeated the DHL Stormers by 19-14 on Saturday in Cape Town.
Last year
Pete Wilkins: Adam Byrne's omission from South Africa tour 'no big story'
Byrne will have to wait until at least the first home game against Munster next month to make his debut.
Fiji dazzle to beat New Zealand in World Cup Sevens final
Meanwhile, Australia denied New Zealand a third successive women’s title.
Ireland beat Australia to win bronze at Sevens World Cup
Terry Kennedy provided two moments of magic as Ireland won 19-14 at the Cape Town Stadium.
Ireland fall short after pushing New Zealand all the way in Sevens World Cup semi-final
Elsewhere, the Ireland women delivered an impressive performance against England to secure a seventh-place finish.
Superb Ireland stun hosts South Africa to secure Sevens World Cup semi-final spot
Ireland’s men’s 7s team reached a famous semi-final but there was disappointment for the women’s team.
Ireland's men's and women's 7s teams reach World Cup quarter-finals
Both teams will play in the final eight on Saturday night in Cape Town.
'When we’re on it, we can beat the best in the world' - Ireland aiming high at World Cup
Captain Billy Dardis is feeling confident ahead of this weekend’s tournament in Cape Town.
Kolisi scores as Springboks outmuscle Wales to win series
South Africa outmuscled Wales to win the third Test 30-14 on Saturday.
All eyes on Frawley at 10 but Leinster's pack must lead charge in Cape Town
Leo Cullen has rotated his side again as Leinster look for a big win against the Stormers.
Irish internationals and Luke Marshall return as Ulster confirm South Africa touring squad
The squad travelled to Cape Town yesterday ahead of the upcoming URC games.
Terrorism charge for man accused of setting fire to South Africa's parliament building
Zandile Mafe, 49, today appeared in a courtroom in Cape Town for a bail hearing.
Man suspected of starting fire that gutted South Africa parliament buildings appears in court
The complex in the centre of Cape Town includes some buildings that are 130 years old.
South Africa parliament fire restarts after initially being brought under control
President Cyril Ramaphosa told reporters yesterday that a man had been held and that the building’s sprinkler systems had apparently failed.
One arrest made after huge fire completely destroys South African parliament building
President Cyril Ramaphosa told reporters at the scene that an arrest had been made.
All time
Desmond Tutu's body lies in state for second day in South Africa
The globally revered anti-apartheid icon died peacefully aged 90 on Sunday.
South Africa begins week of mourning following the death of Desmond Tutu
The anti-apartheid activist passed away yesterday at the age of 90.
History repeats itself as 37-year-old Steyn kicks Boks to victory over the Lions
The replacement out-half slotted two late penalties to win it for the Boks.
Time to press the Bundee button: Talking points ahead of the final Lions Test
With the sides tied at one win apiece, the series will be decided in Cape Town on Saturday.
'We don't want to stifle ourselves too much relying on the kicking game'
Alun Wyn Jones is looking forward to seeing Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw playing together.
Bundee Aki starts for the Lions as Gatland makes six changes for final Test
Ali Price, Liam Williams, Josh Adams, Ken Owens, and Wyn Jones all start too.
The talking is finally done and the Lions have a shot at the series
The kicking and set-piece contests will be crucial again this evening.
Gatland's Lions overcome half-time deficit in brilliant first Test victory
The Boks led 12-3 at the break but the tourists were outstanding in the second half.
Lions and Springboks' clash in Cape Town has the makings of a classic
Warren Gatland’s tourists will need to get out in front in the first half.
Henshaw, Furlong and Conan start for Gatland's Lions in the first Test
Conor Murray and Tadhg Beirne have been included on the bench.
Confirmed: All three Lions Tests will take place at sea level in Cape Town
Johannesburg is at the centre of the third wave of Covid-19 in South Africa.
Conan among the tries as Lions finish Test build-up with win over Stormers
Tadhg Beirne also impressed as the tourists racked up a 49-3 victory.
Lions suffer first loss as Erasmus' South Africa serve reminder of their class
Warren Gatland’s men were second best in an enthralling encounter in Cape Town.
This Lions tour is about to go up a few notches tonight in Cape Town
Conor Murray leads the Lions for their biggest challenge yet.
'The schedule is the schedule' - Lions won't accommodate Rassie's wish
Warren Gatland’s men are due to face the Stormers this weekend.
Lions could play Stormers on Wednesday with uncertainty over Boks camp
Robbie Henshaw is close to a return from his hamstring strain.
Wildfire at Cape Town's Table Mountain brought under control after forcing evacuations
Devil’s Peak was lit up by flames as the fire raged through the night.
Springboks star nearly lost leg after freak injury
Pieter-Steph du Toit suffered a haematoma, a solid swelling of clotted blood within the tissue.
Terry Kennedy scorches in last-gasp winner as Ireland 7s shock Australia
‘To come out and put on a performance like that against a side that pumped us last week is really encouraging.’
Man arrested over murder of John Curran in Cape Town
The charity worker was found dead at his apartment earlier this month.
This plan could see an iceberg being towed to Cape Town to ease drought conditions
Earlier this year, Cape Town came within weeks of forcing residents to queue for water rations at public stations as a result of a drought.
Here's all you need to know about the Australian cricket scandal
We take a look at the chain of events and subsequent fallout from the incident.
Two die abseiling on Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain
Hundreds were stranded for hours during the subsequent rescue effort.
Trial begins of South African man accused of murdering family
Henri van Breda has blamed the murders on a masked intruder.
Murdered because he was jealous of her success: women at risk in South Africa
“For every ten cases in which we arrest the perpetrator, eight complaints are withdrawn because he is the breadwinner”.