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Giteau, Palu return for Wallabies

Giteau, Palu return for Wallabies

Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika has made four changes to his squad for next weekend's clash with the All Blacks in Sydney.

SANZAR appeals Hooper hearing

SANZAR appeals Hooper hearing

An appeal has been lodged against the outcome of a judicial hearing that found Michael Hooper of Australia guilty of contravening Law 10.4 (a).

Title rivals take a pit stop ahead of Bledisloe clash

Title rivals take a pit stop ahead of Bledisloe clash

The 2015 edition of The Rugby Championship has delivered the prospect of a titanic conclusion with a winner-takes-all Bledisloe Cup match in Sydney on August 8.

Louw to miss Argentina games

Louw to miss Argentina games

Springbok flanker Francois Louw is set to be sidelined for at least three weeks with a shoulder injury suffered against New Zealand.

JvD still 'some way' from his best

JvD still 'some way' from his best

Western Province coach John Dobson has warned that Springbok centre Jean de Villiers is still some way short of his best form.

Simmons plays down wrist injury

Simmons plays down wrist injury

Wallabies lock Rob Simmons is not too worried over a wrist injury sustained in Saturday's triumph over Argentina in Mendoza.

Hooper banned for a week

Hooper banned for a week

Australia flanker Michael Hooper will be available to face New Zealand in Sydney after being suspended for one week by a SANZAR Judicial Hearing.

Try pleases 'stoked' Mumm

Try pleases 'stoked' Mumm

Australia second-row Dean Mumm was delighted to get over for a score in his side's 34-9 victory against Argentina at Estadio Malvinas on Saturday.

Cheika hails consistent All Blacks

Cheika hails consistent All Blacks

Australia head coach Michael Cheika believes New Zealand are way ahead of their closest rivals as they prepare for The Rugby Championship decider.

Michael Hooper cited

Michael Hooper cited

Michael Hooper of Australia has been cited for alleged foul play during a Rugby Championship match at the weekend.

Wallabies prevail in Mendoza

Wallabies prevail in Mendoza

Australia outscored Argentina by four tries to none, gaining revenge for their 2014 defeat by winning 34-9 in Mendoza on Saturday.

NZ edges another Bok classic

NZ edges another Bok classic

A late Richie McCaw try helped the All Blacks clinch a closely-fought clash with the Springboks at Ellis Park on Saturday, winning 27-20.

Pumas start Imhoff, Camacho

Pumas start Imhoff, Camacho

Argentina head coach Daniel Hourcade has made several changes to his starting line-up that will face Australia at Estadio Malvinas in Mendoza.

PREVIEW: South Africa v New Zealand

PREVIEW: South Africa v New Zealand

It's been six years since South Africa managed back-to-back wins over New Zealand and Saturday's clash represents an important chance to lay down a marker.

Pocock in as Wallabies change seven

Pocock in as Wallabies change seven

Michael Cheika has rung the changes in his Australia side with seven in total for the clash with Argentina in Mendoza on Saturday.

PREVIEW: Round 2

PREVIEW: Round 2

In a shortened Rugby Championship, the two losers of week one are practically in last chance saloon while victories for week one’s winners would set up a winner-takes-all Bledisloe.

Brussow to play first Test since 2011

Brussow to play first Test since 2011

Heinrich Brussow will play his first Test since the 2011 World Cup when he starts for South Africa in Saturday's Rugby Championship clash with New Zealand in Johannesburg.

Changing perception of Aussie scrum

Changing perception of Aussie scrum

Scrum guru Mario Ledesma believes the Wallabies are on the right track in changing preconceived ideas about Australian weakness at scrum time.

Pumas primed for Aussie challenge

Pumas primed for Aussie challenge

Argentina are ready to make it two in a row against Australia on Saturday according to Pumas fullback Joaquin Tuculet.

Foster: NZ must improve discipline

Foster: NZ must improve discipline

All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster believes his team's discipline must improve when they face the Springboks in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Burger appointed Bok captain

Burger appointed Bok captain

Experienced loose forward Schalk Burger will become the 55th Springbok captain on Saturday when he leads South Africa out against New Zealand in Johannesburg.

All Blacks wary of Bok backlash

All Blacks wary of Bok backlash

The All Blacks will be in the firing line when they take on the Springboks in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Wallabies lose Giteau to injury

Wallabies lose Giteau to injury

Wallabies utility back Matt Giteau will miss his team's clash with Argentina in Mendoza on Saturday due to a sternum injury.

Meyer: Boks still on track

Meyer: Boks still on track

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer, says everything was still on track for his team ahead of the Rugby World Cup in England later this year.

Boks call for Van der Merwe

Boks call for Van der Merwe

The Springboks have called Flip van der Merwe into their squad but are sweating over the fitness of Victor Matfield and Marcell Coetzee for Saturday's clash with New Zealand.

Burger praises Aussie fightback

Burger praises Aussie fightback

Springbok number eight Schalk Burger admitted his side's final 20 minutes cost them victory over the Wallabies in their Rugby Championship opener.

Naholo to miss World Cup

Naholo to miss World Cup

New Zealand wing Waisake Naholo has been ruled out of the World Cup due to a cracked fibula suffered in Friday's win over Argentina.

Harsh but valuable lesson for Boks

Harsh but valuable lesson for Boks

Bok coach Heyneke Meyer gave credit to the Wallabies for a strong finish in Brisbane as the visitors started The Rugby Championship with a 24-20 loss.

Cheika: 'I yelled to kick for goal'

Cheika: 'I yelled to kick for goal'

Australia head coach Michael Cheika admitted to shouting 'kick for goal' when Stephen Moore pointed to the corner late on against South Africa.

Horne, Genia out of Wallaby tour

Horne, Genia out of Wallaby tour

The Wallabies have announced a 31-man touring squad for the next round of The Rugby Championship in Argentina on Saturday, 25 July.

Carter, SBW won't travel

Carter, SBW won't travel

Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams will not travel to South Africa for Round 2 of The Rugby Championship next weekend.

Wallabies stun Boks at the death

Wallabies stun Boks at the death

Australia overturned a 13-point deficit to beat South Africa 24-20 in an enthralling Rugby Championship contest in Brisbane on Saturday.

All Blacks off to winning start

All Blacks off to winning start

New Zealand kicked off their Rugby Championship campaign with a comfortable 39-18 win over Argentina in Christchurch on Friday.

PREVIEW: Australia v South Africa

PREVIEW: Australia v South Africa

There are many questions that need answers as the Wallabies and Springboks kick off their international seasons in the Rugby Championship in Brisbane on Saturday.

McCaw expects improved showing

McCaw expects improved showing

All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw believes his side will bounce back with an improved performance in Friday's Rugby Championship opener against Argentina.

Creevy: All Blacks have no weakness

Creevy: All Blacks have no weakness

Argentina captain Agustin Creevy believes his side must play the best game of their careers to beat the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship opener in Christchurch on Friday.

Meyer backs youth, praises Giteau

Meyer backs youth, praises Giteau

South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer has stressed the importance of letting combinations bed in as The Rugby Championship kicks off this week.

PREVIEW: New Zealand v Argentina

PREVIEW: New Zealand v Argentina

The Rugby Championship's most successful team kicks off against the least successful when New Zealand host Argentina on Friday.

Giteau, Cooper, Genia to start

Giteau, Cooper, Genia to start

Matt Giteau, Quade Cooper and Will Genia return to the Wallabies starting line-up for an epic encounter against the Springboks at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.

SANZAR begins search for new CEO

SANZAR begins search for new CEO

SANZAR has commenced a global search for a new Chief Executive Officer to replace Greg Peters who has moved to Unión Argentina de Rugby.

Burger back in Springbok starting line-up

Burger back in Springbok starting line-up

Schalk Burger is back in the Springboks’ starting line-up for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash against Australia at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Hourcade reveals Argentina team

Hourcade reveals Argentina team

Argentina head coach, Daniel Hourcade, has confirmed the Pumas team that will tackle New Zealand in Friday's opener of The Rugby Championship.

Naholo to make All Blacks debut

Naholo to make All Blacks debut

The All Blacks team to play Argentina The Rugby Championship-opening match has been named, with exciting winger Waisake Naholo to make his Test debut.

Simmons: Wallabies will bounce back

Simmons: Wallabies will bounce back

Wallabies lock Rob Simmons believes a fine showing in their Rugby Championship opener against South Africa will help restore his team's credibility on the international stage.

TEAM PREVIEW: Argentina

TEAM PREVIEW: Argentina

We preview each of the team's prospects ahead of the upcoming Rugby Championship. Next up, it's los Pumas from Argentina.

TEAM PREVIEW: South Africa

TEAM PREVIEW: South Africa

We preview each of the team's prospects ahead of the upcoming Rugby Championship. Next up, it's South Africa.

TEAM PREVIEW: Australia

TEAM PREVIEW: Australia

We preview each of the team's prospects ahead of the upcoming Rugby Championship. Next up, it's Michael Cheika's Wallabies.

TEAM PREVIEW: New Zealand

TEAM PREVIEW: New Zealand

We preview each of the team's prospects ahead of the upcoming Rugby Championship. First up, it's reigning champions New Zealand.

Dixon remains focused

Dixon remains focused

Maori All Blacks back-row Elliot Dixon has played down suggestions that he should be selected for the All Blacks.

Clean bill of health for Boks

Clean bill of health for Boks

All 31 players in the Springbok touring squad were given the green light to be considered for selection for Saturday's Rugby Championship opener against Australia.

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