Several promising young players who have shot to prominence on the domestic scene this year, have been included in the 30-man Springbok squad for the international clash against the Barbarians on 5 November at the Wembley Stadium in London.
The All Black selectors have announced the 36-man squad that will play Tests in November against USA, Ireland, Italy and France. The squad contains two new caps, Rieke Ioane and Liam Coltman.
Blackout and the statistcis prove it ! The 2016 Rugby Championship saw the conquering All Blacks win an historic perfect clean sweep – winning all six matches with six bonus points.
Australia ended the Rugby Championship with a win as they overcame Argentina 33-21 at Twickenham, London to finish in second spot.
New Zealand equalled the record of 17 consecutive Test wins with a 57-15 victory over the Springboks at Kings Park. They also completed a perfect Rugby Championship clean sweep – six wins six bonus points.
Argentina head coach Daniel Hourcade has made four changes to his starting XV for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with Australia at Twickenham.
Faf de Klerk and Damian de Allende are back in the Springbok starting line-up to face the All Blacks in the final Test of the 2016 Rugby Championship.
All Black selectors have brought fresh players back into the playing group which they deem vital at this time of the year as they expect to be facing a very confident South African team after their win over Australia.
Qantas Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made two changes to his starting side for The Rugby Championship Test against Argentina at Twickenham Stadium in London.
New Zealand has won its last 16 Test matches and other than the aim of recording a clean sweep in this year’s Rugby Championship it will also be aiming to equal the record for consecutive Test wins by a Tier One Nation.
New Zealand made it five bonus-point victories out of five in this year's Rugby Championship as they beat Argentina 36-17 in Buenos Aires.
South Africa returned to the victory trail when they secured a deserved 18-10 win over Australia at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria in Round 5.
Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade has named a Pumas side with three changes for the Round 5 clash against the All Blacks in Buenos Aires.
Rudy Paige will make his starting debut for the Springboks at Loftus Versfeld in the team’s penultimate Rugby Championship fixture of the year.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made just one change to his starting side for the Test against South Africa at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.
The All Blacks team to play Argentina in the Rugby Championship Test in Buenos Aires on Saturday 1 October has been named.
New Zealand must be aware of the threat Argentina poses when the two teams meet in Round 5 in Buenos Aires, says assistant coach Ian Foster.
Australia captain Stephen Moore is expecting a hostile atmosphere at Loftus Versfeld for their Round 5 Rugby Championship clash with South Africa.
Having already wrapped up the 2016 Rugby Championship title it is no surprise that a host of the All Blacks squad feature prominently in the player rankings this season.
Georgia will host the tournament for the first time. The pool stages will be played on 31 May, 4 and 8 June, with the semi-finals on 13 June and the final at the Mikheil Meskhi Stadium in Tbilisi on 18 June.
Sharks coach Robert du Preez wants to meet with Springbok coach Allister Coetzee to discuss his plans for the fit again Pat Lambie.
The All Blacks scored 26 points in the second half for a comprehensive 41-13 fourth round victory over South Africa in Christchurch.
Australia scored five tries to two in their 36-20 bonus-point victory over Argentina to hand New Zealand the Rugby Championship title.
ARGENTINA coach Daniel Hourcade has rung the changes for Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test against the Wallabies in Perth.
Qantas Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made just one change to his starting side for The Rugby Championship Test against Argentina at nib Stadium in Perth.
Pieter-Steph du Toit and Vincent Koch are included in the Springbok starting line-up to face the All Blacks at AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday, when Francois Louw will play in his 50th Test for South Africa.
The match day 23 features just two changes from the team that played Argentina last weekend: Ardie Savea comes in for the injured Sam Cane in the starting 7 jersey, with Matt Todd coming into the 23 as loose forward cover; while Lima Sopoaga comes into the match day 23, replacing Aaron Cruden, who has a groin strain.
There is no denying the All Blacks’ status as the best international rugby team in the world right now as they sit almost seven points clear of England in the World Rugby Rankings and more than 11 points clear of any other Southern Hemisphere nation.
Australia ended a run of six Test defeats by coming from behind to beat South Africa 23-17 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane in Round 3 of the Rugby Championship.
New Zealand claimed a third successive bonus-point victory in the Rugby Championship on Saturday as they defeated Argentina 57-22 in Hamilton.
The third round of The Rugby Championship kicks off this weekend and by Sunday morning we’ll have hit the halfway mark of the tournament. Each team faces a tough challenge in the run home towards the top of the table, but each also has their own unique brand of rugby with which they hope to attain the trophy.
Pumas head coach Daniel Hourcade has had to make several changes to his squad due to injuries for the round three clash against the All Blacks in Hamilton.
Qantas Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made just two changes to his starting side for The Rugby Championship Test against South Africa at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has included Francois Hougaard, Juan de Jongh and Jesse Kriel in a revamped backline for the Castle Lager Rugby Championship Test against the Wallabies at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
The All Blacks side has been named to play the third Test in the Investec Rugby Championship against Argentina at FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton, on Saturday 10 September.
Former Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says Australia will be under just as much pressure as South Africa when they clash in Round 3 in Brisbane on 10 September.
Injuries add to Springbok and Wallaby woes, All Blacks release 12 players to Mitre 10 Cup duty and Argentina assess cost of Springbok win ahead of trip to New Zealand and Australia.
Argentina have risen two places to seventh in the World Rugby Rankings after beating South Africa in Saturday's Rugby Championship clash.
A 78th minute Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias penalty helped Argentina beat South Africa 26-24 in their Rugby Championship clash in Salta.
New Zealand secured a bonus-point win over Australia for the second time in a week in the Rugby Championship, triumphing 29-9 in Wellington.
Argentina have named an unchanged starting line-up for their Rugby Championship showdown with South Africa in Salta.
Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika has named Quade Cooper to start at fly-half for the Test with the All Blacks in Wellington.
Anton Lienert-Brown will win his first Test cap after he was named in New Zealand's starting XV to face Australia in Wellington.
Vincent Koch has replaced Julian Redelinghuys in the only change to South Africa's starting XV for the Test against Argentina in Salta.
South Africa fought back from 13-23 down to beat Argentina 30-23 in their Rugby Championship opener in Nelspruit.
A breathtaking performance by New Zealand saw them demolish Australia 42-3 in a one-sided Rugby Championship opener in Sydney.
Argentina captain Agustín Creevy will win his 50th cap for his country when he captains the Pumas against South Africa in Nelspruit.
Australia coach Michael Cheika has dropped flanker Scott Fardy from his starting XV for the Bledisloe Cup Test with New Zealand in Sydney.
Johan Goosen, Bryan Habana, Oupa Mohoje, Lood de Jager and Julian Redelinghuys have all been included in the Springbok starting XV for the Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Nelspruit.
Beauden Barrett will start at fly-half for New Zealand in the first game of the Rugby Championship against Australia in Sydney.