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#the rugby championship

# the-rugby-championship - Saturday 10 August, 2019

'Next week it's do or die' - Read laments missed tackles as All Blacks concede record points haul

Australia beat New Zealand 47-26 in the Rugby Championship and All Blacks captain Kieran Read pulled no punches in his assessment.

# the-rugby-championship - Thursday 8 August, 2019

O'Connor to make first Wallabies start since 2013 in Bledisloe opener

Michael Cheika has made four changes for Saturday’s showdown

# the-rugby-championship - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Sonny Bill to sit out Bledisloe opener as New Zealand trim squad to 34

Shannon Frizell and Karl Tu’inukuafe are among the men to miss out as the window to reach the World Cup narrows.

# the-rugby-championship - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Rassie Erasmus satisfied after 'lucky' Springboks deny All Blacks in Wellington

South Africa’s director of rugby had mixed feelings after his side’s draw with New Zealand on Saturday.

Shoulder injury leaves All Blacks with World Cup concern for Retallick

New Zealand face an anxious wait for further updates on Brodie Retallick’s dislocated shoulder.

Lealiifano enjoys winning Wallabies comeback against dismal Pumas Rebound This post contains videos

Lealiifano enjoys winning Wallabies comeback against dismal Pumas

The former Ulster man chipped in with 11 points as Australia got the better of Argentina.

# the-rugby-championship - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

'Tuesday nights, James was always out' - Genia backs newly mature O'Connor to shine for Wallabies

Will Genia believes James O’Connor will grasp his chance if a six-year Wallabies exile comes to an end when Australia face Argentina.

# the-rugby-championship - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Two-try debutant Herschel Jantjies stars for Springboks

The Rugby Championship got underway in Johannesburg.

Cheika prepared to leap before he’s pushed after World Cup

Australia endured a miserable 2018 and there is no room for error in a World Cup year. But can their mixed bag of a squad succeed?

# the-rugby-championship - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

James O'Connor wanted behavioural clauses in Rugby Australia deal

The 29-year-old is set for a first Wallabies appearance in six years.

# the-rugby-championship - Friday 12 July, 2019

Wallabies' Bernard Foley to leave Waratahs and Australia after World Cup

The 29-year-old is set to move to Japan’s Top League.

# the-rugby-championship - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Former Ulster star earns Wallabies recall for first time in three years after overcoming cancer

Christian Lealiifano has been included in the 34-man squad for their Rugby Championship opener.

# the-rugby-championship - Friday 22 March, 2019

World Rugby urges tier-one nations to be open-minded about global championship

Rugby’s tier-one nations should have the future of the sport in mind when they consider World Rugby’s proposed changes, says Brett Gosper.

# the-rugby-championship - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Captain Kolisi proud to restore respect for Springboks in Rassie's first year

The former Munster boss has led a resurgence in South African rugby that could lead them to a World Cup clash with Ireland.

Rugby Australia hang up on Jake White after Wallabies coach bid

White has offered to replace under-siege Michael Cheika ahead of the World Cup.

# the-rugby-championship - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Wallabies stage record comeback to beat Pumas and ease pressure on Michael Cheika

The Wallabies avoided finishing bottom of the table and back-to-back losses to the Pumas for the first time in history.

# the-rugby-championship - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Much-changed All Blacks bounce back to retain Rugby Championship crown Back To Black This post contains videos

Much-changed All Blacks bounce back to retain Rugby Championship crown

Rieko Ioane’s double against Argentina helped secure another title for the world champions.

Cheika defiant despite Wallabies woes after Springboks loss

The Wallabies have lost four of five games and eight of their past 10 Tests but boss Michael Cheika is digging in.

# the-rugby-championship - Thursday 27 September, 2018

'All Blacks are well known for coming back strong after a defeat... they don't experience a lot of them'

New Zealand boss Steve Hansen has made changes for a clash with Argentina after losing at home to South Africa.

# the-rugby-championship - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Hansen not 'bitching' about ref call in All Blacks' shock loss

The New Zealand coach would not blame referee Nigel Owens or fly-half Beauden Barrett for the defeat to South Africa.

Defeating the All Blacks the pinnacle of Erasmus' coaching career Rassie This post contains videos

Defeating the All Blacks the pinnacle of Erasmus' coaching career

What a moment for the former Munster director of rugby.

# the-rugby-championship - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Cheika: 'I rang the coach and said, "mate, I need this bloke back on a plane"'

Despite the late withdrawals of Adam Coleman and Israel Folau, Australia secured a hard-fought 23-18 victory over South Africa.

Injury-hit Australia break losing streak as Springboks stumble again

The Wallabies scored a five-point win against South Africa.

All Blacks survive stern Argentina challenge to maintain winning championship run

It was a far from convincing victory from the All Blacks.

# the-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.

# the-rugby-championship - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Erasmus focused on Springboks amid Bulls talk

The 45-year-old says he will not be leaving his role as South Africa head coach to take over the Bulls.

# the-rugby-championship - Sunday 26 August, 2018

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’.

# the-rugby-championship - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Cheika rubbishes Hansen's claim of disrespect to 100-cap Whitelock

“To say that we lack respect is a little bit of a stretch from Steve Hansen.”

# the-rugby-championship - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

'There's no one hurting more than me when I walk down the tunnel and see my two kids there crying'

Michael Cheika is building up to another crack at the All Blacks.

# the-rugby-championship - Monday 13 August, 2018

Beale backs Hodge to fill Wallabies' centre gap for All Blacks clash

Samu Kerevi, who played 13 through the June series with Ireland, will miss out through injury.

# the-rugby-championship - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

SBW to miss out on Bledisloe clashes, Coles set for club duty

The All Blacks will take on Australia without the influential centre and hooker this month.

# the-rugby-championship - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Sopoaga earns first All Blacks start in two years as Beauden Barrett is ruled out with concussion

Lima Sopoaga will make his first All Blacks start for over two years in the absence of Beauden Barrett in Brisbane.

# the-rugby-championship - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Hansen defends under-fire Sonny Bill Williams after calls to drop the centre

Simple – ‘He is playing well.’

# the-rugby-championship - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Australia overcome Pumas in hard-fought win to finish second in Rugby Championship

The Wallabies completed their Rugby Championship with victory over Argentina in Mendoza.

# the-rugby-championship - Friday 22 September, 2017

All Blacks confirm Israel Dagg is out for the season with a knee injury

Israel Dagg will spend the rest of 2017 resting a knee injury after a stop-start year for the All Blacks and Crusaders.

# the-rugby-championship - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Australia come from behind to seal first Rugby Championship win Bonus Boys This post contains videos

Australia come from behind to seal first Rugby Championship win

Israel Folau broke a six-Test scoring drought in a very important victory for the Wallabies.

Ruthless All Blacks humiliate Springboks with record-breaking shutout Black Ops This post contains videos

Ruthless All Blacks humiliate Springboks with record-breaking shutout

New Zealand scored eight tries in Albany to move a step closer to another Rugby Championship triumph.

# the-rugby-championship - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Kane Hames gets his first start as All Blacks make 7 changes for Springboks

New Zealand take on South Africa in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.

# the-rugby-championship - Thursday 24 August, 2017

All Blacks cleared of misconduct over Sonny Bill Williams head knock Sbw

All Blacks cleared of misconduct over Sonny Bill Williams head knock

New Zealand were not guilty of a “deliberate failure” to deal with Sonny Bill Williams’ blows to the head, according to SANZAAR.

From TheJournal.ie All Blacks cleared of misconduct over Sonny Bill Williams head knock Sbw

All Blacks cleared of misconduct over Sonny Bill Williams head knock

New Zealand were not guilty of a “deliberate failure” to deal with Sonny Bill Williams’ blows to the head, according to SANZAAR.

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