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All Blacks squad for title defence

All Blacks squad for title defence

The All Blacks selectors, Steve Hansen, Ian Foster and Grant Fox, have today named a squad balanced with experience and youth for The Rugby Championship in 2014.

Nine players locked in by All Blacks

Nine players locked in by All Blacks

New Zealand Rugby is celebrating further good news on the player retention front, with an abundance of All Blacks re-committing to the national body.

McKenzie believes gap is closing

McKenzie believes gap is closing

Australia head coach Ewen McKenzie believes his charges are showing the signs they are ready to defeat New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.

Pumas to play matches against Grenoble

Pumas to play matches against Grenoble

Top 14 club Grenoble have flown their entire squad to Argentina, where they will play two friendly games against los Pumas.

McKenzie names his Wallaby squad

McKenzie names his Wallaby squad

Fiji-born Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been included in Australia's squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship.

Ayerza se suma al plantel de Los Pumas

Ayerza se suma al plantel de Los Pumas

El experimentado pilar de Leicester Tigers, Marcos Ayerza, se sumará al plantel de Los Pumas con vistas a la preparación para el Rugby Championship.

Pumas v Springboks moved back 30 minutes

Pumas v Springboks moved back 30 minutes

SANZAR advises that the Argentina v South Africa match scheduled for Saturday 23 August will now kick off at 16:40 local time.

Fourie du Preez to miss Championship

Fourie du Preez to miss Championship

Fourie du Preez will miss The Rugby Championship following an ankle injury sustained by in last week's 55-6 Test victory over Scotland in Port Elizabeth.

Weakened Springboks smash Scotland

Weakened Springboks smash Scotland

A weakened Scotland side were thrashed 55-6 by South Africa in Port Elizabeth, as the Springboks stayed unbeaten in June.

Preview: South Africa v Scotland

Preview: South Africa v Scotland

After both snatched victory from the jaws of defeat last weekend, South Africa and Scotland round off the June Tests in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Scotland looking for perfect June tour

Scotland looking for perfect June tour

Number eight Adam Ashe becomes the seventh new cap of Scotland's tour against South Africa in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Agustín Creevy nuevo capitan de Los Pumas

Agustín Creevy nuevo capitan de Los Pumas

Agustín Creevy nombrado capitán de Los Pumas / Agustin Creevy has been named captain of Argentina by head coach Daniel Hourcade.

Pollard to make Springbok debut

Pollard to make Springbok debut

Handré Pollard is one of five uncapped players who have been named in the Springboks’ match-23 for Saturday’s final Test encounter against Scotland.

Springboks donate to Missionvale Care Centre

Springboks donate to Missionvale Care Centre

Four members of the Springbok squad, who hail from the Eastern Cape, donated R15,000 on behalf of the team to the Missionvale Care Centre in Port Elizabeth.

Adriaanse, Lewies called up by Boks

Adriaanse, Lewies called up by Boks

Lourens Adriaanse and Stephan Lewies of the Sharks have been called up to the Springbok squad in Port Elizabeth, where they face Scotland on Saturday.

Referees appointed for The Rugby Championship

Referees appointed for The Rugby Championship

The International Rugby Board has announced the match official appointments for The Rugby Championship with Jaco Peyper to get the series underway.

Meyer: 'that was my best win yet'

Meyer: 'that was my best win yet'

Heyneke Meyer commended the support of the 25 500 strong Mbombela Stadium crowd and stated the win was the best since he started coaching the Springboks in 2012.

Wales unable to seal Springboks scalp

Wales unable to seal Springboks scalp

A 77th-minute penalty try saw South Africa come from behind to edge Wales 31-30 in a drama-filled encounter in Nelspruit on Saturday.

All Blacks click to whitewash England

All Blacks click to whitewash England

New Zealand found the missing gears to produce an unstoppable first half in Hamilton, hammering England 36-13 to win the series 3-0.

Wallabies score five to sweep France

Wallabies score five to sweep France

Australia completed a 3-0 series whitewash over France with a 39-13 drubbing at the Sydney Football Stadium on Saturday.

Argentina beaten at death by Scotland

Argentina beaten at death by Scotland

Duncan Weir's 78th-minute penalty snatched a 21-19 victory for Scotland in Cordoba against Argentina to stay unbeaten under Vern Cotter.

Matfield to play his 112th Springboks Test

Matfield to play in his 112th Springboks Test

Victor Matfield will on Saturday become the most-capped Test player in the history of South African rugby when he leads the Springboks against Wales in his 112th Test match at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

Kieran Read back for All Blacks

Kieran Read back for All Blacks

Malakai Fekitoa will earn his first All Blacks start in this weekend's third Test against England while Kieran Read returns to the fray.

Pollard, Li among elite IRB shortlist

Pollard, Li among elite IRB shortlist

Handré Pollard and Tevita Li are among four players shortlisted for the 2014 IRB Junior Player of the Year which will be announced in Auckland on Friday.

Springboks put smiles on faces in Nelspruit

Springboks put smiles on faces in Nelspruit

The Springboks took time out of their busy schedule to put smiles on the faces of the children at the Dasha Foundation in Nelspruit on Tuesday.

Skelton to make starting Wallabies debut

Will Skelton to make starting Wallabies debut

Waratahs enforcer Will Skelton will make his Test debut for the Wallabies as they target a clean sweep of the French in the final match of the 2014 France Tour at Allianz Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

One last chance for North to upset South

One last chance for North to upset South

The All Blacks, Springboks and Wallabies continue to be ranked one, two and three in the global rankings, and there is only one more chance for either England or France to alter the status quo.

SANZAR team of June (Week Two)

SANZAR team of June (Week Two)

We take a look at fifteen players who we think might stroll into most selector’s calculations as the best performers after the second weekend of a blockbuster period of international rugby.

Juan de Jongh ruled out of June Tests

Juan de Jongh ruled out of June Tests

Springbok centre Juan de Jongh was ruled out of South Africa's June Test schedule following a severe chest infection which saw him hospitalised for four nights.

Download the official Springbok app!

Download the official Springbok app!

The South African Rugby Union has unveiled the official free Springbok smartphone app for Android, with an iPhone release arriving in the coming days.

Will Genia to miss two months of rugby

Will Genia to miss two months of rugby

Wallabies and Reds scrumhalf Will Genia will be sidelined for up to eight weeks with the 55-game Test veteran to undergo surgery on his right ankle on Tuesday.

Pumas cayeron ante Irlanda en Tucumán

Los Pumas cayeron ante Irlanda en Tucumán

El Seleccionado Argentino de rugby fue derrotado por Irlanda, por 23 a 17, en el encuentro disputado ésta tarde en el Estadio José Fierro, en Tucumán, en su segunda presentación en la ventana internacional de junio.

Ireland claim series over weakened Pumas

Ireland claim series over weakened Pumas

Ireland secured a 23-17 victory over Argentina on Saturday as tries from Simon Zebo and replacement Ian Madigan won the series in Tucumán.

Springboks too strong for gallant Wales

Springboks too strong for gallant Wales

South Africa made it three wins from three for the SANZAR nations as they demolished Wales 38-16 on Saturday.

Strengthened France push Wallabies close

Strengthened France push Wallabies close

Australia edged out France 6-0 to clinch the Test series in Melbourne. Bizarrely considering there were 73 points last Saturday, we didn't get any at all here until the 53rd minute. 

All Blacks blitz accounts for England

All Blacks third quarter blitz accounts for England

An outstanding second half display from world champions New Zealand clinched the Test series by beating England 28-27 in Dunedin.

Preview: South Africa v Wales

Preview: South Africa v Wales

Searching once again for a win over a SANZAR giant, Wales travel to Durban to take on the might of the Springboks this Saturday.

Preview: Australia v France

Preview: Australia v France

Are France capable of turning the bus around after last week's hiding? Fielding an almost entirely new team means it's not beyond the realms of possibility.

Preview: New Zealand v England

Preview: New Zealand v England

The cavalry arrives for both sides this weekend in Dunedin as New Zealand and England look to prove a point for very different reasons on Saturday.

5 things we learned about the Wallabies

5 things we’re learning about the Wallabies

The Wallabies were perhaps the most impressive Southern Hemisphere nation to begin their campaign, posting a half century against an outclassed French team.

5 things we learned about the Springboks

5 things we’re learning about the Springboks

The Springboks open their Test campaign proper this weekend after accounting for a World XV last weekend, playing their first national rival in Wales.

5 things we learned about the All Blacks

5 things we’re learning about the All Blacks

The World Champion’s 2014 is underway, and in typical fashion, they have begun proceedings in a less than spectacular fashion.

Steenkamp earns 50th cap milestone

Steenkamp earns 50th cap milestone

South Africa’s Player of the Year in 2010, Gurthrö Steenkamp, will make his 50th Test appearance for the Springboks when they take on Wales in Durban.

Jerome Kaino to play 50th Test

Jerome Kaino to play 50th Test

The All Blacks have named their side to face England in Dunedin this Saturday with Jerome Kaino set for his 50th cap and Israel Dagg dropping out due to injury.

Frans Steyn released from Springbok camp

Frans Steyn released from Springbok camp

Frans Steyn was released from the Springbok squad at his own request on Tuesday and will not appear in Saturday’s match against Wales in Durban.

All Blacks announce ticketing details

All Blacks announce ticketing details

Fans wanting to see the All Blacks in action at home this year get another chance on Monday 23 June when tickets for The Rugby Championship go on public sale in New Zealand.

Horwill to earn 50th Wallaby cap

Horwill to earn 50th Wallaby cap

James Horwill will celebrate his milestone 50th game for Australia as part of a match-day squad boasting three potential debutants in Saturday night’s Test against France.

Boks call up Trevor Nyakane

Boks call up Trevor Nyakane

Cheetahs prop Trevor Nyakane joined the Springbok squad over the weekend as an additional squad member for the Castle Lager Incoming Series.

De Jongh, Boshoff ruled out by Springboks

De Jongh, Boshoff ruled out by Springboks

Juan de Jongh and Marnitz Boshoff will not be considered for selection for Saturday’s Test against Wales in Durban because of illness and injury.

Michael Hooper to lead Wallabies

Michael Hooper to lead Wallabies

Michael Hooper will become Australia’s 82nd Test captain in Saturday night’s second Test against France at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.

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