Schmidt coached Strauss at Leinster and believes that his return is a bonus for Ireland ahead of the Six Nations campaign
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Friday 16 August 2013
Gathering for 34 South African miners shot dead by police is boycotted by ANC
Wednesday 14 August 2013
Almost a decade after they were dismissed as "window dressing", racial quotas are on their way back to South African sport.
Tuesday 06 August 2013
George Smith, who once scored four times for Manchester City in a derby rout of Manchester United, died just five days before the passing of his friend and team-mate Bert Trautmann. Like the celebrated German goalkeeper, the 92-year-old's story was one of triumph over adversity inflicted by the Second World War: Smith became a prolific goalscorer despite a shocking injury sustained under "friendly fire" while serving in East Africa.
Nelson Mandela receives notice threatening to turn off the electricity supply for not paying utility bill
Monday 05 August 2013
The City of Johannesburg has apologised to Nelson Mandela and his family for mistakenly posting a non-payment notice on the former South African president's house threatening to cut his electricity off.
Ashes 2013 third Test day three match report: Kevin Pietersen century saves England but there is still plenty of work to do
Sunday 04 August 2013
Australia 527-7 dec England 294-7: Tourists are still on top despite star turn's disciplined century, but with bad weather forecast England can clinch the series at Old Trafford
Friday 02 August 2013
Hats off to David Warner. How many other cricketers could inspire an Old Trafford crowd to feel protective towards a Yorkshireman?
Great getaways: Rand adventure in South Africa, Côte d'Azur camping, cruise news and newly-wed bed at Lake Como
Saturday 27 July 2013
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Both parties remain confident out-of-court settlement can be reached
Wednesday 24 July 2013
View From The Middle: I can’t really explain my recent form. I’m trying to keep things as simple as possible
Thursday 18 July 2013
South Africans have been asked to mark his 67 years of public service by spending 67 minutes on charitable acts
Ashes 2013: Michael Clarke called Shane Watson 'a cancer on the team' alleges fired Australia coach Mickey Arthur
Tuesday 16 July 2013
Leaked documents for unfair dismissal case reveal full extent of the split in Australian camp
Saturday 06 July 2013
Sky leader looks forward to today’s climbs after Cavendish loses out in sprint again
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Even before Mandela’s illness, the political parties of South Africa were at loggerheads over their versions of the anti-apartheid struggle. Now the struggle is intensifying
Tuesday 02 July 2013
England's men beat the hosts Malaysia 2-1 in their final pool match of the World League to book a quarter-final place against Japan.
Sunday 30 June 2013
It is a pity that Nelson Mandela’s illness has stopped America’s first black President from meeting the first black President of South Africa, not least because such a meeting would have brought home the great transformation that has occurred in both countries.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'