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.

Wandisile Simelane dazzles for Lions


Former boy wonder Wandisile Simelane delivered a coming of age performance that helped propel the Lions to a 61-31 win ...

Ref’s whistle sounds a piercing alarm on rugby rule variations


It’s too early to judge efforts to declutter the game, but there are signs they might be doing it a disservice

Lions captain Elton Jantjies out of crunch clash against table-topping Cheetahs


The Lions' prospects of upstaging the table topping Cheetahs in their Super Rugby Unlocked clash at Ellis Park on ...

Stormers in first win of their campaign


For 50 or so minutes the Lions succeeded in avoiding the Stormers' clutches on Saturday night.

Bulls succumb to the Cheetahs


The more incisive, and ultimately decisive Cheetahs kept the Bulls at arm's length for large chunks of their Super ...

Lions will scrum towards the Stormers’ elephant in the room


If there’s an elephant in the room‚ there’s often no point scrumming away from it. At least that’s the way the Lions ...