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# the-rugby-championship - Friday 25 September, 2020

Michael Cheika takes role with Argentina for upcoming Rugby Championship
# Cheika Mate
# Cheika Mate

Michael Cheika takes role with Argentina for upcoming Rugby Championship

Sep 25th 2020, 4:56 PM 8,290 Views 0 Comments

Pumas boss Mario Ledesma previously worked under Cheika with the Wallabies and Stade Francais.

# 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
# Tonking
# Tonking

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

Aug 10th 2019, 2:47 PM 11,904 Views 7 Comments

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
# Bad Boy
# Bad Boy

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

Aug 8th 2019, 8:08 AM 8,098 Views 13 Comments

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
# Neighbours
# Neighbours

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

Jul 31st 2019, 7:58 AM 7,142 Views 3 Comments

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
# Springboks
# Springboks

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

Jul 27th 2019, 6:09 PM 11,280 Views 9 Comments

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
# Blow
# Blow

Shoulder injury leaves All Blacks with World Cup concern for Retallick

Jul 27th 2019, 1:52 PM 11,640 Views 12 Comments

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

Lealiifano enjoys winning Wallabies comeback against dismal Pumas
# Rebound
# Rebound

Lealiifano enjoys winning Wallabies comeback against dismal Pumas

Jul 27th 2019, 1:22 PM 8,450 Views 3 Comments

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
# Second Chance
# Second Chance

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

Jul 23rd 2019, 4:43 PM 8,913 Views 1 Comment

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
# Boks
# Boks

Two-try debutant Herschel Jantjies stars for Springboks

Jul 20th 2019, 8:08 PM 15,606 Views 16 Comments

The Rugby Championship got underway in Johannesburg.

Cheika prepared to leap before he’s pushed after World Cup
# Win Or Bust
# Win Or Bust

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

Jul 20th 2019, 1:10 PM 8,599 Views 1 Comment

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
# Prodigal Son
# Prodigal Son

James O'Connor wanted behavioural clauses in Rugby Australia deal

Jul 17th 2019, 10:04 PM 22,730 Views 11 Comments

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
# Big In Japan
# Big In Japan

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

Jul 12th 2019, 8:10 AM 7,959 Views 2 Comments

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
# Comeback Kid
# Comeback Kid

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

Jul 4th 2019, 10:42 AM 7,375 Views 6 Comments

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
# Nations Championship
# Nations Championship

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

Mar 22nd 2019, 8:09 PM 5,415 Views 14 Comments

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
# Upward Curve
# Upward Curve

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

Nov 29th 2018, 6:03 PM 4,464 Views 2 Comments

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
# Call Me
# Call Me

Rugby Australia hang up on Jake White after Wallabies coach bid

Nov 29th 2018, 1:00 PM 12,296 Views 11 Comments

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
# Wallabies
# Wallabies

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

Oct 7th 2018, 4:20 AM 10,620 Views 0 Comments

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
# Back To Black

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

Sep 30th 2018, 9:44 AM 10,699 Views 3 Comments

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

Cheika defiant despite Wallabies woes after Springboks loss
# Pressure
# Pressure

Cheika defiant despite Wallabies woes after Springboks loss

Sep 30th 2018, 6:30 AM 5,882 Views 1 Comment

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'
# The Rugby Championship
# The Rugby Championship

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

Sep 27th 2018, 8:01 PM 7,708 Views 10 Comments

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
# No Excuses
# No Excuses

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

Sep 15th 2018, 2:55 PM 14,607 Views 28 Comments

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
# Rassie

Defeating the All Blacks the pinnacle of Erasmus' coaching career

Sep 15th 2018, 1:42 PM 13,226 Views 15 Comments

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"'
# Wallabies
# Wallabies

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

Sep 8th 2018, 5:02 PM 20,144 Views 2 Comments

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
# Relief
# Relief

Injury-hit Australia break losing streak as Springboks stumble again

Sep 8th 2018, 1:59 PM 8,793 Views 10 Comments

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

All Blacks survive stern Argentina challenge to maintain winning championship run
# Still Unbeaten
# Still Unbeaten

All Blacks survive stern Argentina challenge to maintain winning championship run

Sep 8th 2018, 11:29 AM 12,702 Views 13 Comments

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
# Rugby Championship
# Rugby Championship

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

Sep 5th 2018, 8:34 PM 7,334 Views 19 Comments

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
# Rassie
# Rassie

Erasmus focused on Springboks amid Bulls talk

Sep 2nd 2018, 2:29 PM 12,899 Views 16 Comments

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
# Rugby Championship

Rassie calls Springbok display in Argentina 'unacceptable'

Aug 26th 2018, 9:58 AM 13,864 Views 3 Comments

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
# Good Neighbours Become...
# Good Neighbours Become...

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

Aug 23rd 2018, 2:32 PM 9,181 Views 7 Comments

“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'
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

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

Aug 22nd 2018, 9:41 AM 9,121 Views 10 Comments

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
# The Rugby Championship
# The Rugby Championship

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

Aug 13th 2018, 7:51 PM 6,767 Views 0 Comments

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
# Southern Hemisphere
# Southern Hemisphere

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

Aug 1st 2018, 1:47 PM 6,681 Views 4 Comments

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
# Chance
# Chance

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

Oct 19th 2017, 6:30 AM 4,983 Views 0 Comments

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
# All Blacks
# All Blacks

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

Oct 17th 2017, 8:25 AM 8,816 Views 1 Comment

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
# Wallabies
# Wallabies

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

Oct 8th 2017, 8:55 AM 5,736 Views 1 Comment

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
# Rehab
# Rehab

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

Sep 22nd 2017, 9:10 AM 2,626 Views 0 Comments

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
# Bonus Boys

Australia come from behind to seal first Rugby Championship win

Sep 16th 2017, 3:40 PM 8,245 Views 1 Comment

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
# Black Ops

Ruthless All Blacks humiliate Springboks with record-breaking shutout

Sep 16th 2017, 2:06 PM 13,150 Views 11 Comments

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
# Kane Is Able
# Kane Is Able

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

Sep 13th 2017, 8:49 PM 6,044 Views 3 Comments

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
# Sbw

All Blacks cleared of misconduct over Sonny Bill Williams head knock

Aug 24th 2017, 10:46 AM 3,738 Views 2 Comments

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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