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Argentina to end 2015 with Barbarians clash

Argentina to end 2015 with Barbarians clash

Argentina will bring the 2015 season to a close with a clash against the Barbarians at Twickenham, London on Saturday 21 November, kicking off at 2:30pm.

Hansen to lead the All Blacks through 2017

Hansen to lead the All Blacks through 2017

All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen has been reappointed until the end of the 2017 season, which will see him lead New Zealand through the World Cup and the Lions Tour.

Quade Cooper re-signs with Australian Rugby

Quade Cooper re-signs with Australian Rugby

Wallabies and Reds flyhalf Quade Cooper has committed to Australian Rugby for another year in a deal that will take him through until the end of 2015.

Brodie Retallick named NZ's best player

Brodie Retallick named NZ's best player

All Black Brodie Retallick has backed up his World Rugby International Player of the Year award by being named the Kelvin R Tremain Player of the Year at the 2014 Steinlager Rugby Awards.

Johannesburg, Durban get Rugby Championship Tests

Johannesburg, Durban get Rugby Championship Tests

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has confirmed that Johannesburg and Durban will host Springbok home matches in The Rugby Championship 2015.

Vote for Springbok Player of the Year

Vote for Springbok Player of the Year

One of Nizaam Carr, Marcell Coetzee, Willie le Roux, Handré Pollard or Duane Vermeulen will claim the coveted annual award for the first time in their careers.

2014 Test season review: Wallabies

2014 Test season review: Wallabies

While some might be quick to suggest Australia needs to put 2014 aside and focus on the upcoming season, no Test nation has as many potential improvements.

2014 Test season review: Springboks

2014 Test season review: Springboks

The Springboks have showed they have the breakdown belligerence and attacking sense to match any side in world rugby.

2014 Test season review: All Blacks

2014 Test season review: All Blacks

The World Champions for the most part could pat themselves on the back and claim job well done, winning 12 from 14 and retaining all major titles that were on offer.

2014 Test season review: Los Pumas

2014 Test season review: Los Pumas

Famous wins against the Wallabies in Argentina and France in Paris capped a fruitful year for Los Pumas.

De Villiers' knee surgery a success

De Villiers' knee surgery a success

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has undergone successful surgery on the left knee he injured in the final Test of the season, last Saturday against Wales in Cardiff.

De Villiers requires knee reconstruction

De Villiers requires knee reconstruction

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers will require surgery on his injured left knee and will be in a race against time to be fit for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Hougaard wins 2014 Try of the Year

Hougaard wins 2014 Try of the Year

Francois Hougaard’s spectacular score in South Africa’s win over New Zealand in The Rugby Championship has been named as the International Rugby Players’ Association Try of the Year 2014.

JDV may require knee surgery

JDV may require knee surgery

South Africa suffered a big blow when Springbok captain Jean de Villiers was injured during their 12-6 defeat to Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday.

No panic according to Cheika

No panic according to Cheika

Michael Cheika insisted there would be "no panic" in the Wallaby camp after they ended 2014 with a 26-17 loss to England at Twickenham.

Wales grind down Springboks

Wales grind down Springboks

Wales clinched the sweetest of victories with a 12-6 triumph over South Africa, their first Southern Hemisphere scalp since 2008.

England hold out Wallabies

England hold out Wallabies

England's season finally came good as the hosts saw off a dynamic Wallaby side at Twickenham with a 26-17 win on Saturday.

Preview: England v Australia

Preview: England v Australia

Defeat for England would spell disaster as they round off 2014 by hosting Michael Cheika's Wallabies at Twickenham on Saturday.

Bench confirmed for Wallabies

Bench confirmed for Wallabies

The Wallabies have confirmed their eight-man bench for Saturday’s Cook Cup and Spring Tour clash against England at Twickenham.

Preview: Wales v South Africa

Preview: Wales v South Africa

There's been an awful lot of huffing and puffing in the press this week - both in Wales and South Africa - but not much of it is justified.

Simmons to bring up 50

Simmons to bring up 50

Wallabies lock Rob Simmons will play his milestone 50th Test for Australia in Saturday's clash against England at Twickenham.

Springboks make five changes

Springboks make five changes

South Africa have made five changes to their starting lineup for Saturday's clash with Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

Australia thinking of revenge

Australia thinking of revenge

Wallabies prop James Slipper said his side want to end England's dreams of World Cup glory on home spoil next year as payback for the Red Rose brigade's success 'Down Under' in 2003.

No award drinks for Brodie

No award drinks for Brodie

World Rugby Player of the Year Brodie Retallick has set himself a challenge to improve his game next year in both Chiefs and New Zealand colours.

Wallabies drop to fifth in the world

Wallabies drop to fifth in the world

Australia's 26-23 loss to Ireland has seen them slip to fifth spot - equalling their lowest ever position since the Rankings were introduced in 2003.

Doubt and defiance defines McCaw

EDITORIAL: Doubt and defiance defines McCaw

“Start again.”

Boks satisfied with victory

Boks satisfied with victory

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer and captain Jean de Villiers both lauded their team's performance in their 22-6 win over Italy in Padova on Saturday.

Retallick crowned the world's best

Retallick crowned the world's best

All Blacks second row Brodie Retallick has been named the World Rugby Player of the Year 2014 by an independent panel, the fourth New Zealander to win the prestigious award.

Ireland edge Wallabies in thriller

Ireland edge Wallabies in thriller

Ireland claimed their second Southern Hemisphere scalp of the month with a 26-23 victory over Australia in a thrilling clash in Dublin on Saturday.

Los Pumas down resurgent French

Los Pumas down resurgent French

Argentina showed their experience to hold on for an 18-13 win over France in a low-quality affair at the Stade de France.

All Black finish 2014 on a high

All Black finish 2014 on a high

Three tries in the final ten minutes saw New Zealand - in Richie McCaw's 100th game as captain - beat Wales 34-16 at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

Springboks squeeze past Italy

Springboks squeeze past Italy

South Africa were made to work very hard to beat Italy 22-6 in an error-strewn clash at Stadio Euganeo in Padova on Saturday.

No big deal - McCaw

No big deal - McCaw

Although he will lead the All Blacks for the 100th time in a Test, Richie McCaw is not fussing over the significance of his achievement.

Preview: Ireland v Wallabies

Preview: Ireland v Wallabies

Claiming the scalp of Australia on Saturday to go with South Africa's would surely see Ireland's Rugby World Cup odds come falling down.

Preview: France v Argentina

Preview: France v Argentina

It's now been seven years since Argentina shocked the rugby world by turning over France twice at their home World Cup.

Welsh talk doesn't bother All Blacks

Welsh tough talk doesn't bother All Blacks

Aware that the local Welsh press seem to suggest the New Zealand are there for the taking, Steve Hansen remains unmoved.

Preview: Italy v Springboks

Preview: Italy v Springboks

Fans in South Africa who are assuming Saturday's clash with Italy will be an armchair ride for the Springboks had better think again.

Preview: Wales v All Blacks

Preview: Wales v All Blacks

The All Blacks' end-of-year tour hits Cardiff where they will face an under-fire Wales team in front of of a capacity Millennium Stadium crowd on Saturday.

Tries of the year revealed

Tries of the year revealed

The contenders for the International Rugby Players’ Association (IRPA) Try of the Year 2014 have been revealed by World Rugby, with the winner to be announced by the end of the year.

Beale on Wallabies bench

Beale on Wallabies bench

Australia head coach Michael Cheika has confirmed his replacements for Saturday's game against Ireland, with Kurtley Beale named in jersey 23.

Strong Irish for Australia

Strong Irish for Australia

Ireland have recalled hooker Rory Best for his 78th cap when they take on Australia this Saturday in Dublin.

Carter ruled out for Wales

Carter ruled out for Wales

After an inconsistent performance against Scotland, New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen says Dan Carter needs more game time after a long layoff.

Speight to debut for Wallabies

Speight to debut for Wallabies

Wallabies winger Henry Speight will make his Test debut for Australia in Saturday's November Test against Ireland in Dublin.

Ireland to third, Wallabies to fourth

Ireland to third, Wallabies to fourth

The Wallabies 26-29 loss to France in Paris will result in Australia moving to fourth position overall in the IRB rankings.

New tighthead for Springboks

New tighthead for Springboks

Golden Lions prop Ruan Dreyer has been called up to the South Africa squad as injury cover for tighthead Jannie du Plessis.

Carter happy with his body

Carter happy with his body

On his return to Test rugby, All Blacks playmaker Dan Carter was pleased to emerge unscathed from a bruising Murrayfield battle, but admitted he had much to work on after a hot-and-cold performance against the Scots.

Meyer: Boks played conditions well

Meyer: Boks played conditions well

South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer was pleased with how his team handled the conditions in Saturday's win at Twickenham.

England reeling after two defeats

England reeling after two defeats

Stuart Lancaster's reign is now under unprecedented scrutiny following consecutive losses to New Zealand and South Africa.

French stun Wallabies

French stun Wallabies

Teddy Thomas' wonder try helped France to a thrilling 29-26 win over Australia in a bruising encounter at the Stade de France.

Scots push All Blacks hard

Scots push All Blacks hard

Jeremy Thrush's late try finally killed off a valiant Scottish challenge as New Zealand scrapped to a 24-16 win at Murrayfield.

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