Warren Whiteley has been named the 58th Springbok captain and will get his first opportunity to lead the team when a much-changed squad, which includes eight uncapped players, gets together for the June Test Series against France at a training camp in late May.
New Zealand and South Africa have been placed in Pool B together, while Australia is in Pool D with Wales. Argentina find themselves in Pool C with England and France.
The pool draw for Rugby World Cup 2019 will take place on Wednesday 10 May in the historic Japanese city of Kyoto at the iconic Kyoto State Guest House. Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa await which Pool they will be drawn into for the tournament.
Perth Stadium will play host to the state’s first ever Bledisloe Cup match when the Wallabies and New Zealand clash at the new 60,000-capacity Western Australian venue in 2019.
The Wallabies led at the interval but a strong second half by England, who were aided by some key Wallaby errors, saw the home side record a 37-21 victory at Twickenham.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made four changes ahead of the clash against England at Twickenham Stadium in London.
Eddie Jones’ side stretched their unbeaten run to 13 games as England continued their winning run with a courageous victory over Argentina, having played 74 minutes of the game with 14-men.
An electrifying second half resurgence hasn't been enough to keep Australia's hopes of a Grand Slam alive after a 24-27 defeat to a spirited Ireland in Dublin.
The new look Springbok team started out frenetically and showed glimpses of promise late in the game but they weren’t consistent enough to prevent the Welsh from inflicting a 27-13 defeat in Cardiff.
Finishing the season with a 24-19 win against a resurgent France the All Blacks retained the Dave Gallagher trophy to reflect on a pretty successful year.
Argentina have named their side for their 13th and final Test of the year against England at Twickenham with some key changes.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has welcomed back more than 300 Test caps of experience for the clash against Ireland at Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Jamba Ulengo and Uzair Cassiem will make their Springbok debuts against Wales in Cardiff while a fourth uncapped player, Jean-Luc du Preez, has been included on the bench for the final match of the November Tour.
The final All Blacks team of the year has been selected for the fourth Test of the Northern Tour. The All Blacks next Test will be against the British & Irish Lions in 2017.
Italy made history winning their first ever Test against South Africa with a 20-18 victory at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence.
A brave Argentina saw a draw at Murrayfield stolen by a final penalty goal that saw Scotland win a hard-fought match in Edinburgh 16-13.
All Blacks firepower and finesse when their few opportunities occurred denied Ireland their sought-after double winning 21-9 in a tough encounter in Dublin.
The Wallabies showed their mettle to overcome a spirited French outfit 25-23 in a nailbiting match at Stade de France. David Pocock, leading the Wallabies as captain was instrumental forcing crucial turnovers and halting the French attack with his brick-wall defence.
Argentina head coach Daniel Hourcade has announced a virtually unchanged line-up to take on Scotland in Edinburgh. The Pumas lost narowly to Wales 20-24 in their last match.
Record try-scorer Bryan Habana is back at left wing for the Springboks when they face Italy in Florence on Saturday, while Nizaam Carr will get his first start for South Africa against the same opponents he made his Test debut against two years ago.
Centre Kyle Godwin is set to make his Test debut with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika making twelve changes to his starting side for the Test against France at Stade de France in Paris.
The All Blacks team has been named to play Ireland in the eagerly-anticipated Test at Aviva Stadium, Dublin. The Irish won the last encounter in Chicago two weeks ago thus ending the All Blacks world record Test run.
New Zealand's Beauden Barrett has been named Men's Player of the Year, head coach Steve Hansen Coach of the Year and the All Blacks Team of the Year at the 2016 World Rugby Awards in London.
Argentina fell four points short of a win in Cardiff as Wales returned to the winners circle after grinding out hard-fought 24-20 victory.
Ten tries to one and a scoreline of 68-10 showed the difference between a team of emerging All Blacks and a wayward Italian side who struggled in Rome.
England ultimately cruised to a first victory in 10 years over South Africa, scoring four tries to two in a 37-21 win at a wet Twickenham.
The Wallabies have escaped Murrayfield Stadium with a dramatic one-point victory over Scotland, keeping their Grand Slam hopes alive in a 23-22 cliffhanger.
Argentina head coach Daniel Hourcade has made three changes to his starting fifteen ahead of their meeting with Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.
Sweeping changes have been made to the All Blacks by selectors with 12 changes to the side that lost 40-29 to Ireland in Chicago last weekend.
The Springboks have made several changes for the Test against England at Twickenham. Only five players who started in the 31-31 draw against the Barbarians last week are included in a much changed line-up for the Test.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made just the one change to his starting side for the Test against Scotland. Will Genia goes straight into the starting side after completing club duties with Stade Francais.
Argentina started their November Test campaign with an impressive 54-20 win over Japan at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium in Tokyo.
South Africa were denied a morale-boosting victory at the start of their Autumn tour as a 10-try thriller at Wembley Stadium against the Barbarians ended 31-31.
After 29 meetings and 111 years of trying, Ireland finally have a win over New Zealand. Joe Schmidt's sie entered the history books with a strong five-try performance against the reigning World champions in Chicago.
The Wallabies have defeated Wales 32 to 8 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Sunday morning in great style to get their Grand Slam tour off to a winning start.
Patrick Lambie will lead a new-look Springbok team, which includes six uncapped players in the starting line-up and a number of Currie Cup stars, against the Barbarians at Wembley Stadium in London.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made two changes to his starting side for the Test against Wales in Cardiff. David Pocock will wear the number six jersey, with Dean Mumm suspended, while Tevita Kuridrani returns to the centres in the absence of Samu Kerevi.
The All Blacks team to play Ireland at Soldier Field, Chicago, on Saturday 5 November, has been named, with new All Black Scott Barrett, the brother of Beauden Barrett, set to make his Test debut from the bench.
World Rugby has unveiled the shortlists for seven top awards, including the men's and women's sevens players of the year, to be presented at the World Rugby Awards 2016 dinner in London on 13 November.
England, France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales have announced their sqauds for the various November Tests in Europe against the All Blacks, Pumas, Springboks and Wallabies.
Wallaby Coach Michael Cheika has named a 32-man squad for the Spring Tour for Tests against Wales, Scotland, France, Ireland and England.
The Wallabies, All Blacks, Pumas and Springboks all head to Europe in November for Test matches against the best from the Northern Hemisphere…
Several promising young players who have shot to prominence on the domestic scene this year, have been included in the 30-man Springbok squad for the international clash against the Barbarians on 5 November at the Wembley Stadium in London.
The All Black selectors have announced the 36-man squad that will play Tests in November against Ireland, Italy and France. The squad contains two new caps, Rieke Ioane and Liam Coltman.
Blackout and the statistcis prove it ! The 2016 Rugby Championship saw the conquering All Blacks win an historic perfect clean sweep – winning all six matches with six bonus points.
Australia ended the Rugby Championship with a win as they overcame Argentina 33-21 at Twickenham, London to finish in second spot.
New Zealand equalled the record of 17 consecutive Test wins with a 57-15 victory over the Springboks at Kings Park. They also completed a perfect Rugby Championship clean sweep – six wins six bonus points.
Argentina head coach Daniel Hourcade has made four changes to his starting XV for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with Australia at Twickenham.
Faf de Klerk and Damian de Allende are back in the Springbok starting line-up to face the All Blacks in the final Test of the 2016 Rugby Championship.
All Black selectors have brought fresh players back into the playing group which they deem vital at this time of the year as they expect to be facing a very confident South African team after their win over Australia.