# rugby championship

July 2023
South Africa survive Argentina onslaught in Rugby Championship win
The Springboks held on to win 22-21 in Johannesburg.
'We can be a bloody good team' – Jones has hope for Wallabies despite Bledisloe defeat
The Wallabies were crushed 38-7 by New Zealand in Melbourne on Saturday.
All Blacks crush Wallabies 38-7 to retain Rugby Championship title
Eddie Jones’s gamble with a new-look side backfired spectacularly.
Jones says struggling Wallabies can 'shock' All Blacks
Australia haven’t got their hands on the Bledisloe silverware since 2002.
The Rugby Championship launches its own annual U20 tournament
New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and Argentina will play in the round-robin tournament.
'The All Blacks are back... this has Joe Schmidt's stamp all over it'
New Zealand had an impressive 35-20 win over South Africa last weekend.
'It felt like we were chasing ghosts,' says Springbok Kitshoff
A brilliant start by the All Blacks saw them score two tries and 17 points in as many minutes.
Last-gasp try sees Argentina upset Australia in Rugby Championship
A stirring 34-31 win for the Pumas will only ramp up the pressure on Australia coach Eddie Jones.
Will Jordan dazzles as All Blacks romp to 35-20 home win over South Africa
New Zealand got off to a flying start to lead 20-3 at half-time in Auckland.
Etzebeth captains imposing Springboks team for All Blacks clash
Munster lock RG Snyman is included on an impressive South African bench.
Springboks show their range as Jones has dismal start with Wallabies
Despite sending key men ahead to New Zealand, the South Africans were dominant in Pretoria.
Fast-starting All Blacks overwhelm Argentina with seven tries
New Zealand led 31-0 at the break before running out 41-12 winners in Mendoza.
Eddie Jones' Australia return off to nightmare start as South Africa romp to easy win
Kurt-Lee Arendse scored a hat-trick of tries amid a comprehensive victory.
Rest of world watching as All Blacks, Boks, Pumas, and Wallabies kick-off
The World Cup countdown moves up a gear as the Rugby Championship gets underway.
Jones right to build Wallabies around Leinster 'kryptonite' Skelton
The huge La Rochelle lock is set to be a key part of Australia’s shot at World Cup glory.
Surplus to Ireland's requirements, 'monster player' Kleyn gets Boks shot
The 29-year-old has had a remarkable journey in rugby so far.
Ex-Ireland lock Kleyn to start on Springboks debut against the Wallabies
His Munster team-mate RG Snyman is included on the bench.
This year
Cane retains captaincy as Foster includes 5 uncapped players in All Blacks squad
There had been question marks over Cane’s leadership after New Zealand slumped to defeat in four of their first six Tests last year.
Last year
All Blacks edge out Australia in 76-point thriller to close in on Rugby Championship title
Jordie Barrett scored a try at the death to settle the clash.
Wallabies out to avoid 'world of hurt' against All Blacks
The Rugby Championship is one of the tightest in recent memory with Thursday’s clash crucial to both teams’ title hopes.
'We're good enough': All Blacks coach demands end to inconsistent form
Jason Ryan said it should not take a setback to fire up New Zealand.
South Africa earn first win on Australian soil in nine years with overpowering display
The Springboks picked up a 24-8 win to get their Rugby Championship campaign back on track.
Rennie keeps faith with Wallabies team that beat South Africa as wounded Boks prepare for 'final'
The hosts start with an unchanged side for the first time since Dave Rennie took over as coach from Michael Cheika.
Argentina coach Cheika laughs off favourites tag against All Blacks
The Pumas sit atop the Rugby Championship standings at the midway point.
Under-fire Foster defends naming unchanged All Blacks team
Foster has backed his players to deliver a response in their Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Hamilton.
Springboks lose Pollard and Am but receive injury boost ahead of Australia clash
Jacques Nienaber says reinforcements will only be added if absolutely necessary, as he threw down gauntlet to others to stake a claim.
South Africa's winless run on Australian soil continues as Wallabies bounce back
The Springboks have not tasted victory in Australia since 2013.
Foster demands more All Blacks improvement against beefed-up Pumas
New Zealand ended a run of three straight defeats with the 35-23 victory in Johannesburg just under two weeks ago.
Under-pressure Foster expects to remain All Blacks coach
Speculation is rife that Foster is about to be replaced by Scott Robertson of the Crusaders.
O'Connor deputises for Cooper as Wallabies and Pumas make four changes apiece
Australia and Argentina meet again in San Juan on Saturday.
Springbok triumph adds to woes of embattled All Blacks
New Zealand went into the game having lost four of their previous five matches.
Struggling New Zealand ring the changes for South Africa Test
Head coach Ian Foster has made nine changes to the matchday 23 beaten by Ireland last month.
Rugby Championship to continue 20-minute red card trial
The law trial was previously implemented for the 2021 Rugby Championship.
Should South Africa join the Six Nations at Italy's expense?
There could be change ahead with SA Rugby aligning itself to the Northern Hemisphere.
All time
South Africa beat All Blacks in instant classic as sides swap lead four times in final minutes
The Rugby Championship finale did not disappoint as the Springboks edged a 31-29 thriller.
Six Argentine players barred from Wallabies clash after Covid breach
It’s another major headache for coach Mario Ledesma, whose team have lost all five of their tournament games so far.
Rugby bosses apologise to Argentina for photo shoot 'error'
A fuming Mario Ledesma slammed the decision to go ahead with the shoot.
Argentina 'felt really disrespected' by Rugby Championship photoshoot
‘All of a sudden we’re 1,400km away, cannot get here and they take the freaking picture.’
Wallabies make it three in a row with convincing Argentina win
It has been a remarkable turnaround for Australia.
New Zealand pip South Africa in 100th Test to claim Rugby Championship
The unbeaten All Blacks now have an unassailable lead in the Rugby Championship with one round remaining.