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End of year tour preview: All Blacks

End of year tour preview: All Blacks

The World Champions head to America and the United Kingdom in what is the ultimate live fire training run, for in less than 12 months the All Blacks will re-tread the same soil as they seek to defend the Webb Ellis Cup.

Folau crowned Australia's top player

Folau crowned Australia's top player

Wallabies and Waratahs fullback Israel Folau has been handed the ultimate honour in Australian rugby after being named the John Eales Medallist for 2014.

Cheika appointed as Wallabies coach

Cheika appointed as Wallabies coach

The Australian Rugby Union today announced NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has been appointed Wallabies head coach on a three year contract, effective immediately.

Kirwan calls up Slade to Baa-Baas

Kirwan calls up Slade to Baa-Baas

The Barbarians have called up last weekend’s Bledisloe Cup match winner Colin Slade to take on Australia at Twickenham on November 1.

All Blacks extend lead

All Blacks extend lead as November beckons

New Zealand’s last-gasp win over Australia in Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup match in Brisbane sees the world’s number one team improve their position at the top of the IRB World Rankings by 0.55 of a point.

Wales ready for SANZAR big three

Wales ready for SANZAR big three

Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland has named an experienced 34-man squad for the forthcoming series including a Test against the All Blacks that features just one uncapped player.

Ireland name 37 players

Ireland name 37 players for Boks and Wallabies

The Ireland management team has named a squad of 37 players for the forthcoming Series which features Tests against South Africa, Georgia and Australia.

Scotland squad for Pumas and All Blacks

Scotland squad for Pumas and All Blacks

Head coach Vern Cotter has named Edinburgh Rugby lock Grant Gilchrist as captain of a 33-man Scotland squad selected for the 2014 Autumn Tests.

Larkham turns down Wallabies

Larkham turns down Wallabies

Stephen Larkham will not tour with the Wallabies on their November Tour of Europe, instead choosing to focus on the Brumbies 2015 campaign.

Boks not getting ahead of themselves

Springboks not getting ahead of themselves

Jean de Villiers isn't assuming that because South Africa defeated New Zealand at Ellis Park that they're the finished article.

Meyer adds eight more players to Boks

Meyer adds eight more players to Springboks camp

Following the elimination of the Sharks and the Bulls from the Absa Currie Cup and the conclusion of the First Division, eight more players have been invited to the Springboks’ training camp in Stellenbosch.

All Blacks touring squad for USA and UK

All Blacks touring squad for USA and United Kingdom

The All Blacks selectors Steve Hansen, Ian Foster and Grant Fox have selected their squad for the four-Test Northern Tour against the USA, England, Scotland and Wales.

McKenzie resigns as Wallaby coach

McKenzie resigns as Wallaby coach

Ewen McKenzie has resigned as head coach of the Wallabies following the team's narrow loss to New Zealand in Brisbane on Saturday night.

Preview: Australia v New Zealand

Preview: Australia v New Zealand

Dead rubber? There may no longer be any silverware to play for but Bledisloe III in Brisbane on Saturday will be anything but 'dead.'

5 things learned about Los Pumas

5 things learned about Los Pumas

At last! Argentina created a special piece of history this year when defeating the Wallabies 21-17 in Mendoza, but it is what else has happened around Los Pumas that suggest further victories will not be far away.

All Blacks look to bounce back in Brisbane

All Blacks look to bounce back in Brisbane

The All Blacks XV features two changes from the front row which started the Test against South Africa 12 days ago, with Dane Coles and Wyatt Crockett returning.

Additional players invited to Bok camp

Additional players invited to Boks’ Stellenbosch camp

Four additional players, Trevor Nyakane, Lood de Jager, Teboho “Oupa” Mohoje and Lizo Gqoboka, have been invited to the Springboks’ training camp in Stellenbosch next week.

5 things learned about the Wallabies

5 things learned about the Wallabies

Major crisis or a series of off field events that some sections of the media are building to tabloid proportions, the rugby reality for the Wallabies is not as disastrous as it seems and they deserve some credit.

AAC set for 100th Wallaby cap

AAC set for 100th Wallaby cap

Wallabies winger Adam Ashley-Cooper will become just the sixth player in Australian rugby history to reach the prestigious 100-game Test milestone.

Draw revealed for The Rugby Championship 2015

Draw revealed for The Rugby Championship 2015

The Rugby Championship gets underway on Friday 17 July when the three-time winners, the All Blacks, host Argentina in Christchurch. See the full draw here!

Cooper returns to the Wallaby fold

Cooper returns to the Wallaby fold

Reds playmaker Quade Cooper returns as part of the Wallabies 32-man squad for their upcoming Test against New Zealand at Suncorp Stadium on 18 October.

Pulu named in All Blacks travelling squad

Pulu named in All Blacks travelling squad

Chiefs scrumhalf Augustine Pulu has been called into the All Blacks squad for the Brisbane Test against Australia.

5 things learned about the All Blacks

5 things learned about the All Blacks

The All Blacks second defeat in 44 Test matches was met with mixed reaction throughout the rugby world, not enough to prevent New Zealand from claiming The Rugby Championship, but it did stop a tournament whitewash for the third straight season.

5 things learned about the Springboks

5 things learned about the Springboks

South Africa finished second overall courtesy of their Ellis Park derring-do against New Zealand, and for but five points, the collective margin of defeat against the Wallabies in Perth and All Blacks in Wellington, it could have been a massive celebration for the team.

IRB selects referees for November Tests

IRB selects referees for November Tests

The International Rugby Board has announced the match official appointments for upcoming November internationals.

ARU refers Beale to Code of Conduct Tribunal

ARU refers Beale to Code of Conduct Tribunal

The Australian Rugby Union announced it has referred a new allegation involving Kurtley Beale to an independent Code of Conduct Tribunal for review and assessment.

Kerr-Barlow out for six to nine

Kerr-Barlow out for six to nine

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has confirmed that Tawera Kerr-Barlow faces a six to nine month recovery period.

Is this the team of TRC2014?

Is this the team of TRC2014?

Now that the dust has settled in the southern hemisphere, we have chosen our XV of the Rugby Championship.

Pumas enter top ten, Wallabies to fourth

Pumas enter top ten, Wallabies to fourth

Rugby World Cup 2015 hosts England have moved up to third in the latest IRB World Rankings as a result of Argentina’s historic win over Australia at the weekend.

"This is a triumph for everybody."

Hourcade: "This is a triumph for everybody."

Argentina head coach Daniel Hourcade hailed the work of his squad and staff following their first win in the Rugby Championship.

"We are relieved that this is done now."

Meyer: "We are relieved that this is done now."

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer described his side's 27-25 win over New Zealand as one of the best matches in which he had been involved.

Los Pumas create tournament history

Los Pumas create tournament history

Argentina came back from a 14-0 deficit to record their first-ever Rugby Championship victory, 21-17 over Australia in Mendoza.

Springboks beat All Blacks in classic

Springboks beat All Blacks in classic

South Africa ended New Zealand's 22-game unbeaten streak on Saturday with an incredible 27-25 victory in Johannesburg.

10 stats about Los Pumas v Wallabies

10 stats about Los Pumas v Wallabies

Ahead of the final weekend of Rugby Championship action, we bring you ten interesting facts and stats as the Pumas take on the Wallabies in Mendoza.

10 stats about Springboks v All Blacks

10 stats about Springboks v All Blacks

Ahead of the final weekend of Rugby Championship action, we bring you ten interesting facts and stats as the Boks take on the All Blacks at Ellis Park.

JDV: We are good enough

JDV: We are good enough

The All Blacks have not lost a match in two years, but Springbok captain Jean de Villiers believes his side can beat the world champions in Johannesburg on Saturday.

No further penalty for Cruden

No further penalty for Cruden

All Blacks pivot Aaron Cruden has paid his dues after going out drinking and missing the team's flight to Argentina last month, New Zealand rugby chiefs said on Friday.

Preview: South Africa v New Zealand

Preview: South Africa v New Zealand

If Saturday's clash at Ellis Park is even half as good as the spectacle this fixture produced last year, it'll still rank as one of the best Test matches of the year.

Preview: Argentina v Australia

Preview: Argentina v Australia

The term 'dead rubber' was whispered in Johannesburg before being quashed. Of course the same has happened before Argentina versus Australia.

Horwill and Higginbotham in, Beale out

Horwill and Higginbotham in, Beale out for Wallabies

The Wallabies have announced two changes to their starting line-up for Saturdaynight’s final Rugby Championship clash against Argentina in Mendoza.

Moody and Thrush to start for All Blacks

Moody and Thrush to start for All Blacks

The All Blacks team to play South Africa in their final Rugby Championship match in Johannesburg, South Africa, this weekend has been named.

Vermeulen bracketed for All Blacks Test

Vermeulen bracketed for All Blacks Test

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen will be given as much time as possible to recover from injury while Bismarck du Plessis will start Saturday’s final round Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

Argentina change five for Australia

Argentina change five for Australia

Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade has made five changes to his starting XV for Saturday's clash with Australia in Mendoza.

Equipo de Los Pumas para el último partido

Equipo de Los Pumas para el último partido

El Head Coach del Seleccionado Argentino de Rugby, Daniel Hourcade, confirmó la formación inicial para enfrentar a Australia por la última fecha del Rugby Championship 2014. 

Deans still keen for All Blacks chance

Deans still keen for All Blacks chance

Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has revealed he still hopes to coach his native New Zealand, saying his overseas experience would help him with the All Blacks.

Vermeulen may miss All Blacks

Vermeulen may miss clash against All Blacks

Springbok back-row Duane Vermeulen's recovery from injury will be managed this week in the build-up to Saturday's Test against New Zealand in Johannesburg.

TRC2014 Team of the week after Round 5

TRC2014 Team of the week after Round 5

Now that the dust has settled in the southern hemisphere, we pick out the stand-out performers of Round Five.

Top three in the world remain unchanged

Top three in the world remain unchanged

The Wallabies remain number three in the world with England fourth after Round Five of The Rugby Championship.

Springboks bench blitz was planned

Springboks bench blitz was planned

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says his team's late surge to race past the Wallabies at Newlands on Saturday was no accident.

No guarantees for Retallick

No guarantees for Retallick

New Zealand could be without second row Brodie Retallick for their final game of the Rugby Championship because of a head injury.

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