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Concerns over Springboks scrum

Concerns over Springboks scrum

By dominating the scrums in their recent Test in Salta, Argentina exposed South Africa's growing deficiency at Test level.

All Blacks extend margin in world rankings

All Blacks extend margin in world rankings

New Zealand have slightly increased their advantage at the top of the IRB World Rankings after their record 51-20 victory over Australia in round two of The Rugby Championship.

Australian Rugby tweaks eligibility rules

Australian Rugby tweaks eligibility rules

The Australian Rugby Union has announced significant changes to its player contracting protocols in a move that will help retain Australia’s best Rugby talent.

Wallabies squad to face the Springboks

Wallabies squad to face the Springboks

The Wallabies have announced a 30-man squad for the next stage of their 2014 Rugby Championship campaign against South Africa in Perth.

All Blacks will heed Jim Carrey’s lessons

All Blacks will heed Jim Carrey’s lessons

In 2007 Hollywood released the psychological thriller ‘The Number 23’ and while the leading man, Jim Carrey, might have received mixed reviews for the movie, the All Blacks will do well to note the overriding lesson.

Pumas name 28-man touring squad

Pumas name 28-man touring squad

Argentina head coach Daniel Hourcade has named his touring squad for the Rugby Championship fixtures in Australia and New Zealand.

Plantel Los Pumas para la gira por Oceanía

Plantel de Los Pumas para la gira por Oceanía

La Gerencia de Rugby de la UAR confirmó el plantel de Los Pumas que participará de la gira por Nueva Zelanda y Australia, correspondiente al segundo bloque del Rugby Championship.

Matfield returns for Springboks

Matfield returns for Springboks

Lock Victor Matfield is over his injury problems and will rejoin the Springbok squad when they get together for the Australasian leg of the Rugby Championship.

More world records for McCaw

More world records for McCaw

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, who already holds plenty of records, notably the most capped New Zealand Test player and the most experienced international forward ever to play the game, has taken a couple more.

Springboks captain praises replacements

Springboks captain praises replacements

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers praised the impact made by the South African replacements as they recorded a hard-fought 33-31 Rugby Championship victory over a gallant Argentina in Salta on Saturday afternoon.

Camaradería total

Camaradería total

Springboks y Pumas cerraron la primera etapa del Rugby Championship con un tercer tiempo que se desarrolló el sábado por la noche, tras la victoria de los sudafricanos en el Padre Martearena, por 33 a 31.

ITM Cup boosted by 10 All Blacks

ITM Cup boosted by 10 All Blacks

New Zealand's coaching team have released 10 players from their squad to play in the third round of the ITM Cup.

Los Pumas could have "psychological issue"

Los Pumas could have "psychological issue"

Argentina skipper Agustin Creevy bemoaned his side's inability to close out the game when they were leading the Springboks in Salta on Saturday.

Bearded menace Crotty ruled out

Bearded menace Crotty ruled out

New Zealand centre Ryan Crotty has been ruled out for four weeks after fracturing a facial bone during the weekend's win over the Wallabies.

Jean de Villiers praises reserves

Jean de Villiers praises reserves

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers praised the impact made by the South African replacements as they recorded a hard-fought 33-31  Rugby Championship victory over a gallant Argentina in Salta on Saturday afternoon.

Pinetree among recognised All Blacks

Pinetree among recognised All Blacks

Eleven legends of New Zealand rugby have been inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame at a special ceremony in Auckland on Friday August 21, staged the night before a Bledisloe Cup match in Eden Park. 

Concerns over McCabe's neck for 3rd time

Concerns over McCabe's neck for 3rd time

Australia wing Pat McCabe suffered a recurrence of his neck injury against New Zealand and is a doubt for the rest of the Rugby Championship.

Boks leave Pumas heartbroken in Salta

Springboks leave Pumas heartbroken in Salta

The Springboks have held off a very impressive Los Pumas team to win 33-31 in Salta, overcoming a 12-point deficit to remain unbeaten against Argentina, thus completing the second round of The Rugby Championship.

All Blacks drop a half-ton of misery

All Blacks drop a half-ton of misery

New Zealand produced rugby from another planet as they bounced back from the draw in Sydney with a blistering 51-20 win over Australia.

Preview: Argentina v South Africa

Preview: Argentina v South Africa

If the recent past is anything to go by, South Africa will have to pass a stern examination in order to seal victory in Argentina on Saturday.

Preview: New Zealand v Australia

Preview: New Zealand v Australia

Round Two of the Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup sees both teams dried out and ready to fire as New Zealand host Australia.

5 things learned after Springboks v Pumas

5 things learned after Springboks v Pumas

It was a different beginning for a rivalry that is looking closer with each passing year, and the home team will be very confident after pushing the South Africans all the way on their own patch losing by just seven points.

10 revelations after Round One of #TRC2014

10 revelations after Round One of #TRC2014

While Mother Nature believed, in hindsight correctly, that wet weather would even the first weekend of the 2014 edition of The Rugby Championship, the two slugfests would answer plenty of questions about the four teams.

Argentina make two changes for Boks

Argentina make two changes for Boks

Argentina have made two changes to the starting team for the return Rugby Championship match against South Africa in Salta.

Pumas entrenaron con equipo confirmado

Los Pumas entrenaron con equipo confirmado

En una jornada que contó con tres turnos de entrenamiento, el Head Coach del Seleccionado argentino, Daniel Hourcade, confirmó la formación inicial para enfrentar a Sudáfrica, el sábado 23 de agosto.

Juan Smith to start for Springboks

Juan Smith to start for Springboks

Juan Smith will complete a remarkable return to international rugby when he runs out for the Springboks against Argentina in Salta on Saturday, in the second Test of the Rugby Championship.

Springboks tribute to young Argentinean

Springboks pay tribute to young Argentinean

The Springboks on Tuesday honoured the life of Mateo Uriburu, a young Argentinean rugby player who sadly passed away during a tour of San Isidro Club’s Under-18 side to South Africa earlier this year.

Three changes for All Blacks

Three changes for All Blacks

The All Blacks team to play the second Bledisoe Cup Test match of The Rugby Championship in Auckland this weekend has been named.

Pumas entrenaron pensando en Sudáfrica

Los Pumas entrenaron pensando en Sudáfrica

Con la presencia de más de 400 fanáticos y en un clima agradable, el Seleccionado argentino de rugby llevo a cabo hoy su primer entrenamiento de campo, en las instalaciones del Jockey Club de Salta.

5 things learned: Wallabies v All Blacks

5 things learned after Wallabies v All Blacks

While both teams and many supporters might have been overwhelmed with a sense of what “may have been” after the 12-12 draw at ANZ Stadium, it has only heightened the sense of drama as the two nations head to one of world rugby’s greatest citadels.

Still no Victor for Springboks

Still no Victor for Springboks

The Springboks will be without Victor Matfield for a second straight week as he continues his rehabilitation on a knee injury.

Kaino and Nonu in doubt

Kaino and Nonu in doubt

All Blacks centre Ma'a Nonu and flanker Jerome Kaino are "highly unlikely" to face the Wallabies in Auckland on Saturday.

Pumas hungry for revenge

Pumas hungry for revenge

Argentina captain Agustín Creevy is targeting revenge against South Africa after his men's narrow defeat in Pretoria.

Boks arrive in Argentina

Boks arrive in Argentina

It took 22 hours of travel time, but the Springboks arrived in Buenos Aires on Monday afternoon excited about showing improvement in the second Test.

Wallabies unchanged for All Blacks

Wallabies unchanged for All Blacks

The Wallabies have announced an unchanged 23-man line-up for Saturday night’s second Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup Test against New Zealand in Auckland.

Springboks battle past tough Pumas

Springboks battle past tough Pumas

South Africa got their Rugby Championship campaign off to a winning start on Saturday thanks to a hard-fought 13-6 victory over Argentina at a very wet Loftus Versfeld.

Wallabies deny All Blacks record

Wallabies deny All Blacks record

Australia and New Zealand couldn't be separated in a wet slugfest of a game in Sydney, battering each other into a 12-12 draw.

Preview #TRC2014: Los Pumas

Preview #TRC2014: Los Pumas

While this may be the third campaign for Argentina in The Rugby Championship, coach Daniel Hourcade’s now obvious selection principles means that if anything, we know less about the South Americans than ever before.

Fekitoa replaces Smith in midfield

Fekitoa replaces Smith in All Blacks midfield

New Zealand centre Conrad Smith has withdrawn from Saturday's Rugby Championship opener against Australia to return home for the birth of his child, team officials said on Friday.

Preview: Australia v New Zealand

Preview: Australia v New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand clash for the 150th time in a Test this weekend as the Rugby Championship kicks off at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Saturday.

Preview #TRC2014: Springboks

Preview #TRC2014: Springboks

The second ranked nation in world rugby were runners-up in The Rugby Championship last year, are on a six match winning streak and have been building nicely under coach Heyneke Meyer, who is breaking mould and introducing plenty of youth into the team.

Los Pumas recall big guns for Boks

Los Pumas recall big guns for Boks

Juan Martín Hernández has been named at inside centre for Argentina for their clash with South Africa in Pretoria on Saturday.

De Allende to make Springboks debut

De Allende to make Springboks debut

Damian de Allende will make his Springbok debut next to returning national captain Jean de Villiers when South Africa open their Rugby Championship campaign against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.

All Blacks select Ben Smith at fullback

All Blacks select Ben Smith at fullback

The All Blacks team to play the eagerly-awaited opening Bledisoe Cup Test match of The Rugby Championship this weekend has been named.

Preview #TRC2014: Wallabies

Preview #TRC2014: Wallabies

The Wallabies will kick off their Rugby Championship campaign as the most recent poster boy for the Southern Hemisphere thanks to a dramatic triumph by the Waratahs.

Preview #TRC2014: All Blacks

Preview #TRC2014: All Blacks

We begin our previews of each of the competing nations in The Rugby Championship for 2014, and it is only fitting that we begin with the defending champions.

Beale to start at No. 10 for new-look Wallabies

Beale to start at No. 10 for new-look Wallabies

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has announced a revamped line-up for the opening clash of The Rugby Championship against New Zealand at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.

Nueva camiseta alternativa de Los Pumas

Nueva camiseta alternativa de Los Pumas

Para la tercera edición del Personal Rugby Championship, el torneo más importante del Hemisferio Sur, el seleccionado argentino tendrá una nueva camiseta alternativa con un diseño original y la última tecnología, que fue presentada hoy por Nike.

Cuenta regresiva para Pumas en Pretoria

Cuenta regresiva para Los Pumas en Pretoria

Cinco días restan para que el Seleccionado argentino de rugby haga su debut en la tercera edición del Personal Rugby Championship.

Folau laughs off try-scoring drought

Folau laughs off claims of a try-scoring drought

Australia full-back Israel Folau has laughed off talk that he may be in a lean spell after he failed to cross in Super Rugby's closing fortnight.

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