The Rugby Championship

World Rugby announces 'historic' new competition from 2026

World Rugby has unveiled a fresh competition set to commence in 2026, marking a pivotal transformation of the men's international calendar.
24 October 2023

The northern hemisphere giants are raring to go but how are their southern counterparts shaping up ahead of the World Cup?

With some of the top northern hemisphere sides kicking off their World Cup warm-up matches this weekend, their southern counterparts have already been in competitive action in The Rugby Championship.
3 August 2023

Codie Taylor heaps praise on coaching team after New Zealand's Rugby Championship success

All Blacks hooker Codie Taylor lavished praise on the coaching team as they claimed the Rugby Championship title.
1 August 2023

Elton Jantjies omitted from South African squad

South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber has omitted fly-half Elton Jantjies from the 26-man squad that will travel to Argentina for the Rugby World Cup warm-up game.
30 July 2023

Match Centre: South Africa 22-21 Argentina

South Africa managed to overcome a late surge from Argentina as they edged them out with a one-point victory at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.
29 July 2023

Match Centre: Australia 7-38 New Zealand

New Zealand have ran six tries as they defeated Australia 38-7 in Melbourne to claim the Rugby Championship title and the Bledisloe Cup.
29 July 2023

Eddie Jones backs Australia to shock New Zealand

Australia head coach Eddie Jones has backed his side to emerge victorious in the Bledisloe Cup opener in Melbourne on Saturday.
28 July 2023

Ardie Savea to captain New Zealand in Bledisloe Cup opener against Australia

New Zealand head coach Ian Foster has named Ardie Savea as the captain for the upcoming Bledisloe Cup opener against Australia in Melbourne on Saturday.
27 July 2023

Australia make seven changes for Bledisloe Cup opener in Melbourne

Australia head coach Eddie Jones has made seven changes to the starting line up for the Bledisloe Cup opener against New Zealand in Melbourne on Saturday.
27 July 2023

Anton Lienert-Brown wary of Australia challenge

New Zealand centre Anton Lienert-Brown is wary of the challenge posed by the Wallabies as the two teams take on each other in the Bledisloe Cup opener in Melbourne on Saturday.
26 July 2023

Duane Vermeulen to lead South Africa against Argentina

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has made nine changes to the side to take on Argentina in the third round of the Rugby Championship at Ellis Park on Saturday.
25 July 2023

Cheslin Kolbe excited to play his first Test at Ellis Park

South Africa winger Cheslin Kolbe expressed his enthusiasm for the possibility of participating in his inaugural Test match at Ellis Park this Saturday.
25 July 2023

Under-20 Rugby Championship to be launched from 2024

SANZAAR has announced the launch of new Under-20 Rugby Championship from 2024 season.
20 July 2023

Argentina climb to seventh in World Rugby Rankings, All Blacks continue to remain third

Argentina have climbed to the seventh position in the World Rugby Rankings following the latest round of the Rugby Championship.
17 July 2023

Grant Williams happy to find his way in Springboks squad

South Africa scrumhalf Grant Williams is pleased to contribute as he looks to cement his place in the Rugby World Cup squad.
16 July 2023

Michael Cheika wants Argentina to improve further despite win over Wallabies

Argentina head coach Michael Cheika has urged his side to improve further despite a thrilling win over the Wallabies in the second round of the Rugby Championship in Sydney.
16 July 2023

Match Centre: Rugby Championship: Australia 31-34 Argentina

Juan Martin Gonzalez scored the decisive try in the closing stage as Argentina edged out Australia 34-31 in the second round of the Rugby Championship in Sydney.
15 July 2023

Match Centre: Rugby Championship: New Zealand 35-20 South Africa

New Zealand maintained their perfect start in the ongoing Rugby Championship as they defeated World Champions South Africa 35-20 in the second round in Auckland.
15 July 2023

Ollie Hoskins Exclusive: 'I don't think I have cried that much in a long time'

In-depth interview: Following the collapse of London Irish, the 30-year-old discusses his move to Saracens, how much the Exiles still mean to him and the prop also offers his thoughts on Australia and The Rugby Championship.
14 July 2023

Eben Etzebeth decides to play for South Africa against All Blacks

South Africa have confirmed that captain Eben Etzebeth will be available to lead the team in the second round of Rugby Championship game against New Zealand despite the recent death of his father.
14 July 2023