The Rugby Championship

The Rugby Championship will be a true test for Boks – Jaco Kriel

Gloucester’s Jaco Kriel admits this year’s Rugby Championship will provide a stern test for South Africa.
18 August 2018

Dominant second half performance powers New Zealand to 13-38 win in Rugby Championship opener

New Zealand came up with a strong second-half performance as they kick-started their Rugby Championship title defence with a 13-38 win over trans-Tasman rivals Australia at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Saturday.
18 August 2018

Australia's Taniela Tupou to miss Bledisloe Cup clash with New Zealand with injury

Australia have been dealt another injury blow ahead of the Bledisloe Cup clash with New Zealand scheduled on Saturday in Sydney with replacement prop Taniela Tupou ruled out with a hamstring injury.
18 August 2018

Argentina recall Juan Figallo for clash against Springboks

Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has recalled prop Juan Figallo for the upcoming Rugby Championship clash against South Africa scheduled in Durban on Saturday.
17 August 2018

Eben Etzebeth, Malcolm Marx and Warren Whiteley return to South Africa line-up

South Africa will be boosted by the return of forwards Eben Etzebeth, Malcolm Marx and Warren Whiteley in their line-up for the Rugby Championship opening clash against Argentina.
17 August 2018

Injury hit Australia name squad for Bledisloe opener

Australia head coach Michael Cheika has named Waratahs prop Tom Robertson in the starting line-up for the Rugby Championship opening game against World Champions New Zealand scheduled to be played in Sydney on Saturday.
17 August 2018

New Zealand leave out Richie Mo'unga for Rugby Championship opener

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has left out Crusaders fly-half Richie Mo'unga for the Rugby Championship opening clash against Australia set to be played in Sydney on Saturday.
17 August 2018

Israel Folau vows to continue being aggressive despite his latest one-match ban

Australia fullback Israel Folau insisted that he will not change his approach of being aggressive during the upcoming Rugby Championship opening game against New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday.
14 August 2018

Vaea Fifita left confused after omitted from All Blacks squad

Hurricanes loose forward Vaea Fifita said he was surprised by the reason given by All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen on his omission from the Rugby Championship squad.
14 August 2018

Eben Etzebeth to start for South Africa in their Rugby Championship opener against Argentina

South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus is set to include Stormers lock Eben Etzebeth in the line-up for the upcoming Rugby Championship opening clash against Argentina to be played in Durban on Saturday.
14 August 2018

Will Genia prefers Bledisloe Cup triumph over World Cup

Australia international Will Genia believes winning the Bledisloe Cup against All Blacks will be a greater recognition than even lifting the World Cup.
13 August 2018

New Zealand leave out Sonny Bill Williams and Nehe Milner-Skudder for Rugby Championship opener

New Zealand coach has confirmed a trimmed 32-man squad that will be in contention for the opening Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia in Sydney on next Saturday.
13 August 2018

Beauden Barrett to start at number 10 against Australia confirms All Blacks selector Grant Fox

New Zealand selector Grant Fox has confirmed that Beauden Barrett will start at fly-half in the Rugby Championship opening clash against Australia in Sydney next Saturday.
13 August 2018

Rieko Ioane to remain on the wing - Steve Hansen

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen confirmed that Reiko Ioane will remain at wing despite his success at centre in the 'Game of Three Halves'.
11 August 2018

Richie Mo'unga talented but Beauden Barrett is world class - Michael Cheika

Australia boss Michael Cheika is expecting Beauden Barrett to be the preferred number 10 over Richie Mo'unga for the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship opener in Sydney next Saturday.
11 August 2018

New Zealand's defeat to Australia last year still hurts admits All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster

New Zealand assistant coach Ian Foster admitted that the All Blacks' defeat to Wallabies in October last year is still hurting the team as they head into the Rugby Championship 2018 opener against the same opponent on 18th August in Sydney.
10 August 2018

Michael Hooper signs record deal with Rugby Australia

Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper has committed his future to Rugby Australia after signing a new five-year deal for $6 million.
9 August 2018

Argentina name six uncapped players in squad for Rugby Championship

Incoming Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has named six uncapped players in the squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship tournament that kicks-off on 18th August.
8 August 2018

Michael Hooper declared fit ahead of Rugby Championship opener

Australia have received a much-needed boost ahead of the Rugby Championship opening game against New Zealand with skipper Michael Hooper declared fit.
7 August 2018

Francois Louw and Damian Williemse included in South Africa squad for Rugby Championship

South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus has named three uncapped players in the 35-man squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship tournament.
6 August 2018