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#rugby championship

# rugby-championship - Friday 21 June, 2019

Fiji and Japan could join expanded Rugby Championship

Governing body SANZAAR has been working on new models for the southern hemisphere competition.

# rugby-championship - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Springboks withstand fierce second-half pressure to defeat Australia in Port Elizabeth

The victory moved South Africa within two points of leaders New Zealand.

# rugby-championship - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Cheika keeps faith in Beale as Hooper returns to face 'Boks

Rassie Erasmus has also tweaked his team after beating New Zealand last time out.

# rugby-championship - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Sensational Springboks stun the All Blacks in Rugby Championship classic

The All Blacks suffered their first defeat in the Rugby Championship in three years.

# rugby-championship - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Rassie: 'The only thing everyone's been talking about the last few days is, 'Are you going to get fired?''

Despite being backed by South Africa’s rugby chief, the former Munster head coach is unsure about his future.

# rugby-championship - Monday 10 September, 2018

Former Munster coach 'Rassie' Erasmus says job on the line against All Blacks

South Africa head into Saturday’s match on the back of losses to Australia and Argentina.

# rugby-championship - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Mo'unga in for Barrett as All Blacks make seven changes for Argentina

A much-changed New Zealand line-up will take on Argentina in Nelson on Saturday.

# rugby-championship - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Cheika hopes All Black defeats serve as 'watershed moment' for Wallabies Blackout This post contains videos

Cheika hopes All Black defeats serve as 'watershed moment' for Wallabies

“A few little tweaks, but perseverance definitely. It’s not always instant gratification.”

Rassie calls Springbok display in Argentina 'unacceptable' Rugby Championship This post contains videos

Rassie calls Springbok display in Argentina 'unacceptable'

The former Munster boss says the clash with the Wallabies is ‘win at all costs’.

# rugby-championship - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Defiant Cheika unimpressed when questioned over Wallabies future

‘If you are naive enough to think that I’m worried about myself here, then you don’t know me at all.’

# rugby-championship - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Injuries allow Jordie Barrett back in XV as All Blacks promise improved performance against Australia

Steve Hansen’s side can seal the Bledisloe Cup for a 16th straight year with victory in Auckland.

# rugby-championship - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Six Springbok tries compensate for Pollard kicking woes in win over Argentina

Rassie Erasmus’ side opened their campaign with a hard-fought win in Durban.

'It's really disappointing, isn't it?': Cheika and Hooper frustrated by Australia's slump

The All Blacks pulled clear to record a 38-13 win in Sydney this morning.

All Blacks thump Wallabies during breathless Rugby Championship opener in Sydney

New Zealand turned on the style in the second half after Australia had defended superbly to lead at the break.

# rugby-championship - Sunday 1 October, 2017

All Blacks put Argentina to the sword as they retain Rugby Championship title Southern Hemisphere This post contains videos

All Blacks put Argentina to the sword as they retain Rugby Championship title

Already assured of winning the competition, New Zealand claimed a 36-10 victory in Buenos Aires.

# rugby-championship - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Wallabies and Springboks draw again to hand All Blacks Rugby Championship title

Elton Jantjies missed a late penalty as the two sides couldn’t be separated for the second time this championship.

# rugby-championship - Thursday 28 September, 2017

All Black locks get a rest even with title on the line in Buenos Aires

While most countries would be sending out their best, most experienced side, New Zealand are building depth for the 2019 World Cup.

# rugby-championship - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

'Keep our families out of it': Etzebeth tells angry 'Bok fans to direct frustration at players

South Africa have two home matches to rebuild confidence before travelling to Dublin in November.

# rugby-championship - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Vulnerable All Blacks down Argentina with impressive second-half fightback

Argentina had led by 10 points in the second half before a brilliant comeback from Steve Hansen’s side.

# rugby-championship - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Milner-Skudder gets first start since World Cup final as All Blacks make wholesale changes

New Zealand take on Argentina in New Plymouth on Saturday.

# rugby-championship - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Hansen defends All Blacks lock Retallick after Cheika outburst

The Wallabies head coach was not happy after his side’s last-gasp defeat in Dunedin yesterday.

# rugby-championship - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Resurgent South Africa make it four-in-a-row as the Rugby Championship kicks off

Elton Jantjies kicks 17 points as Boks run out 37-15 winners.

Ruthless All Blacks thrash Wallabies in Sydney with record points tally

Eight tries for New Zealand in today’s Rugby Championship opener at the Olympic Stadium.

Argentina arrive to put pressure on 'Boks team still with plenty to prove despite French Tests

Allister Coetzee briefly eased the pressure with three wins over Les Bleus, but France are a very poor state.

# rugby-championship - Friday 18 August, 2017

Shadow of bug bitterness, Scotland and Sonny Bill lingers as NZ get back in Bledisloe business

Both sides have points to prove as the Rugby Championship begins, and that’s bad news for the Wallabies.

# rugby-championship - Monday 7 August, 2017

Julian Savea dropped by All Blacks for Rugby Championship

Coach Steve Hansen insisted ‘The Bus’ still has a future with his side.

# rugby-championship - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Sonny Bill cleared to face Australia as NZ win appeal claiming 'game of 3 halves' should count in ban

40 minutes against Counties Manukau and 40 minutes against Taranaki now counts as the fourth match in SBW’s suspension.

# rugby-championship - Saturday 8 October, 2016

Kerevi at the double as Wallabies tame Pumas Standing Out This post contains videos

Kerevi at the double as Wallabies tame Pumas

Australia outscored Argentina four tries to two, with forwards Adam Coleman and Dean Mumm also crossing.

All Blacks thrash South Africa for record-equalling 17th consecutive win

New Zealand hammered the Springboks in a 42-point victory in Durban.

# rugby-championship - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Timani to make first Wallabies start in Argentina clash at Twickenham

Michael Cheika’s side can still finish second in the Rugby Championship if results go their way.

# rugby-championship - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Steyn boots 'Boks to victory against Australia

Morne Steyn made his recall to the South African number 10 slot count.

# rugby-championship - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Magic Damian McKenzie in line for All Black debut in Argentina Depth Chart This post contains videos

Magic Damian McKenzie in line for All Black debut in Argentina

The Chiefs back is among the replacements for Saturday night’s clash in Buenos Aires.

# rugby-championship - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Lambie returns to Spingboks for first time since Stander red-card incident Back In Action This post contains videos

Lambie returns to Spingboks for first time since Stander red-card incident

Fullback Willie le Roux has also been recalled by under-fire head coach Allister Coetzee.

# rugby-championship - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

22-year-old Savea gets first All Blacks start for Springboks clash

The Hurricanes openside ripped up Super Rugby this year.

# rugby-championship - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Pressure eased on Michael Cheika as Australia dig deep to see off the Springboks

The Wallabies avoided a seventh straight defeat.

All Blacks surge past Pumas with second-half blitz

New Zealand have never lost against the Argentines.

# rugby-championship - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Lienert-Brown drops out as All Blacks make one change for visit of Argentina

Ryan Crotty returns to the midfield after an injury for Saturday’s clash with the Pumas in Hamilton.

# rugby-championship - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Late drama sees Argentina earn first-ever home win over South Africa

The hosts were temporarily reduced to 14 men when tighthead prop Ramiro Herrera was sin-binned.

# rugby-championship - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Cheika recalls Quade Cooper in a bid to spark Wallaby revival in Wellington

Bernard Foley will start in the centre as the World Cup runners-up look to avenge their 42-8 home humbling.

# rugby-championship - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

All Blacks hand debut to 21-year-old centre for Wallabies clash in Wellington

Anton Lienert-Brown has been named to start by Steve Hansen in Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test.

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