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Referees appointed for The Rugby Championship

Referees appointed for The Rugby Championship

World Rugby has announced the match official appointments for The Rugby Championship which gets underway on July 17 in Christchurch.

Kick-off times confirmed for Rugby Championship

Kick-off times confirmed for Rugby Championship

SANZAR has confirmed kick-off times for The Rugby Championship 2015, which kicks off in Christchurch on Friday 17 July.

Injury update from Springbok training camp

Injury update from Springbok training camp

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer reiterated that the national team will keep the interests of the Super Rugby franchises firmly in mind when it comes to player management.

Two Springbok squads named

Two Springbok squads named

South African national selectors have named two squads of 44 players each for the Springboks’ first two training camps of the season, in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Overseas players available for Wallaby selection

Overseas players available for Wallaby selection

The Australian Rugby Union has announced changes to its Player Contracting Policy by allowing an elite group of overseas-based players to be eligible for Wallabies selection.

All Blacks' selectors eye Sopoaga

All Blacks' selectors eye Sopoaga

Highlanders flyhalf Lima Sopoaga has emerged as a possible replacement for injured Chiefs pivot Aaron Cruden in the All Blacks squad.

Wallabies announce re-signing of Foley

Wallabies announce re-signing of Foley

Waratahs Super Rugby-winning flyhalf Bernard Foley has signed a three-year contract extension with the Australian Rugby Union.

Kuridrani re-commits to Australian Rugby

Kuridrani re-commits to Australian Rugby

Brumbies and Wallabies centre, Tevita Kuridrani, has signed a two-year contract extension that will take him through until at least the end of the 2017 season.

Meyer pays tribute to Gurthrö Steenkamp

Meyer pays tribute to Gurthrö Steenkamp

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer paid tribute to Gurthrö Steenkamp after the veteran prop announced his retirement from international rugby with immediate effect.

South Africa wants 2023 Rugby World Cup

South Africa wants 2023 Rugby World Cup

The South African Rugby Union confirmed its interest in bidding for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, following the announcement of the tender process by World Rugby.

Larkham, Grey to join Wallaby staff

Larkham, Grey to join Wallaby staff

The Australian Rugby Union has confirmed the appointment of two new assistant coaches for the Wallabies in Stephen Larkham and Nathan Grey.

Oldest living Wallaby passes away

Oldest living Wallaby passes away

The Australian Rugby community is mourning the loss of Australia’s oldest Wallaby, Charles ‘Gordon’ Stone, who passed away peacefully at the age of 100 on Saturday 7 February.

International rugby returns to 2015!

International rugby returns to 2015!

The first round of the 2015 Six Nations has begun, with defending champion's Ireland beating Italy, while England and France accounted for Wales and Scotland respectively.

Boks and WP to work together on JdV's rehab

Boks and WP to work together on JdV's rehab

The Springbok medical team and their counterparts from Western Province will work together to ensure Jean de Villiers has every opportunity to feature in the Rugby World Cup.

Wayne Smith to re-join All Blacks in 2015

Wayne Smith to re-join All Blacks in 2015

One of world rugby's leading coaches, Wayne Smith, is to return to the All Blacks coaching staff for the 2015 season.

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.

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.

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