The Rugby Championship

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

Michael Cheika names six uncapped players in squad for Bledisloe Cup opener

Australia head coach Michael Cheika has named a 36-man squad for the Bledisloe Cup opening clash against New Zealand to be played in Sydney on 18th August.
5 August 2018

'Home advantage in knockouts is unbelievably important' - Bryan Habana

In Part Two of Talking Rugby Union’s interview, the Springbok legend talks about Super Rugby, The Rugby Championship, positive steps for South Africa and why Siya Kolisi is an inspiration.
3 August 2018

New Zealand announce training squad ahead of Rugby Championship

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has named a 29-man training squad that will take place in Christchurch for the next two days.
1 August 2018

Jake White slams Rassie Erasmus for releasing Duane Vermeulen ahead of Rugby Championship

World Cup winning former South Africa coach Jake White has slammed new Springboks head coach Rassie Erasmus for allowing back-row Duane Vermeulen to pull out of the upcoming Rugby Championship tournament.
25 July 2018

Schalk Burger urges South Africa to swap Rugby Championship with Six Nations

Former South Africa back-row Schalk Burger has urged the Springboks to participate in the Six Nations tournament instead of the Rugby Championship.
24 July 2018

South Africa name training squad ahead of Rugby Championship

South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has named five uncapped players in their training squad ahead of the upcoming Rugby Championship.
18 July 2018