The Rugby Championship

South Africa narrow down gap over fourth placed England in World Rugby Rankings

South Africa have reduced the gap over fourth placed England in the World Rugby Rankings following their 35-17 win over Australia in Johannesburg.
23 July 2019

Sonny Bill Williams set to return from injury ahead of Springboks clash

New Zealand international Sonny Bill Williams is in line to make a comeback from injury in the upcoming round of the Rugby Championship against South Africa this weekend.
23 July 2019

The Rugby Championship - The view from the North

After the first round of Rugby Championship action, Gareth Hughes takes a look at both games for Talking Rugby Union.
22 July 2019

Steve Hansen admits New Zealand were 'rusty' against Argentina

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen admitted that the All Blacks were 'rusty' in the Rugby Championship opening game against Argentina in Buenos Aires last weekend.
22 July 2019

Video Highlights: New Zealand start Rugby Championship campaign with 16-20 win over Argentina

New Zealand managed to hold off Argentina in the second half to complete a thrilling 16-20 win in Buenos Aires in their Rugby Championship opening round on Saturday. Here are the highlights from the encounter.
21 July 2019

New Zealand edge out Argentina 16-20 in Buenos Aires

New Zealand scored all the points in the first half as they edged out Argentina 16-20 in their Rugby Championship opener in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
21 July 2019

Video Highlights: South Africa beat Australia 35-17 in Rugby Championship opener

South Africa scored five tries including a double from debutant from Herschel Jantjies as they completed a 35-17 bonus point win over Australia at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday. Here are the highlights from the encounter.
21 July 2019

South Africa kick-start Rugby Championship 2019 with bonus-point win over Australia

South Africa made a dream start to the Rugby Championship 2019 tournament as they completed a 35-17 bonus point win over Australia at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday.
21 July 2019

Isi Naisarani set for Australia debut in Rugby Championship opener against Springboks

Australia head coach Michael Cheika has included Melbourne Rebels number eight Isi Naisarani in the starting line-up for the Rugby Championship opener against South Africa in Johannesburg.
19 July 2019

Argentina name matchday squad for clash against All Blacks

Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has confirmed the matchday squad that will take on New Zealand in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
19 July 2019

Five uncapped players in New Zealand's matchday squad for clash against Argentina

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has named five uncapped players in the matchday squad for the Rugby Championship opening game against Argentina to be played in Buenos Aires.
18 July 2019

Scott Sio and Christian Lealiifano ruled out of Australia's Rugby Championship opener

Australia have suffered injury blows ahead of the Rugby Championship opening game against South Africa in Johannesburg with Scott Sio and Christian Lealiifano ruled out of the encounter.
18 July 2019

Eben Etzebeth to lead South Africa in Rugby Championship opener against Australia

South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has named lock Eben Etzebeth as the captain for the opening game of the Rugby Championship against Australia to be played in Johannesburg.
17 July 2019

Argentina - Will it be the same old story?

The Rugby Championship kicks off this weekend and after an Argentine franchise shone in Super Rugby this season, could the Pumas make an impact in this year's tournament?
17 July 2019

Argentina name squad for Rugby Championship opener against New Zealand

Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has named a 30-man squad for the Rugby Championship opening game against New Zealand to be played in Buenos Aires on 20th July.
16 July 2019

South Africa suffer Aphiwe Dyantyi blow ahead of Rugby Championship opener

South Africa have been dealt another injury blow ahead of their Rugby Championship opening game against Australia in Johannesburg with Aphiwe Dyantyi sidelined.
15 July 2019

Ben Smith feels Rugby Championship pivotal for All Blacks' World Cup campaign

New Zealand utility back Ben Smith insisted that the upcoming Rugby Championship will set the precedent for All Blacks' World Cup campaign to be played later this year in Japan.
14 July 2019

Sam Cane to captain New Zealand in Rugby Championship opener against Argentina

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has confirmed back-row Sam Cane to lead the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship opening game against Argentina to be played in Buenos Aires on 21st July.
12 July 2019

James O'Connor and David Pocock to link-up with Australia squad

Fly-half James O'Connor has been handed a Wallabies lifeline as he will train with the Australian squad ahead of their Rugby Championship opening game against South Africa in Johannesburg.
8 July 2019

Australia include Christian Lealiifano in 34-man squad for Rugby Championship opener against South Africa

Australia head coach Michael Cheika has recalled Brumbies fly-half Christian Lealiifano in the 34-man squad for the Rugby Championship opening game against South Africa in Johannesburg.
4 July 2019