Springboks claim Rugby Championship title

Rugby Aug 11, 2019

Springboks claim Rugby Championship title

South Africa warmed up for the Rugby World Cup in superb style by beating Argentina 46-13 in the southern hemisphere's Rugby Championship in Salta on Saturday to claim its first major international trophy in a decade. Flyhalf Handre Pollard scored two tries and tallied a ...

Wallabies clobber 14-man All Blacks in Rugby Championship test

Rugby Aug 10, 2019

Wallabies clobber 14-man All Blacks in Rugby Championship test

Australia gave itself a huge boost ahead of the World Cup when it stunned a New Zealand side reduced to 14 men for half the match 47-26 in a thrilling Rugby Championship test on Saturday. Lock Scott Barrett's dismissal for a dangerous tackle just before ...

Former Wallabies bad boy James O'Connor on bench for Pumas clash

Rugby Jul 26, 2019

Former Wallabies bad boy James O'Connor on bench for Pumas clash

James O'Connor is poised to play his first test in six years after being named on the Australia bench in a revamped squad for the Rugby Championship clash against Argentina on Saturday. The 29-year-old former bad boy of Australian rugby, whose last Wallabies contract was ...

Injured Crusaders Ryan Crotty, Scott Barrett to miss Super Rugby final

Rugby Jul 2, 2019

Injured Crusaders Ryan Crotty, Scott Barrett to miss Super Rugby final

The Canterbury Crusaders have suffered a double blow ahead of Saturday's Super Rugby final against Argentina's Jaguares, with Ryan Crotty and Scott Barrett both suffering injuries that will also end their Rugby Championship hopes. The Crusaders said on Monday veteran centre Crotty suffered a broken ...

Rugby Jun 21, 2019

Fiji, Japan could be added to expanded Rugby Championship

Fiji, Japan and even the United States could join an expanded Rugby Championship now that World Rugby's proposed global league has collapsed. Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle revealed Friday that governing body SANZAAR had been working on new models for the Southern Hemisphere competition in ...

Proposed new league presents issues for Japan

Rugby Mar 8, 2019

Proposed new league presents issues for Japan

by Rich Freeman

A World Rugby news release late Wednesday night from Dublin may have appeased some parties concerned by plans for a new worldwide league, but many questions remain as to how Japan will be affected. The sport's governing body was attacked from all sides last week ...

All Blacks win Rugby Championship

Rugby Sep 30, 2018

All Blacks win Rugby Championship

Winger Rieko Ioane scored two tries as New Zealand rebounded from a shock loss against South Africa to beat Argentina 35-17 Saturday to win the Rugby Championship for the sixth time in seven years. The All Blacks' title win was delayed when they were beaten ...

Springboks stun All Blacks in Rugby Championship encounter

Rugby Sep 15, 2018

Springboks stun All Blacks in Rugby Championship encounter

South Africa pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the Rugby Championship on Saturday, holding on under enormous pressure to beat New Zealand 36-34. Given almost no chance of winning after losing their last two championship matches — and 11 of ...

More Sports / Rugby Feb 7, 2017

Arrest made in bugging of All Blacks' hotel

Australian police have arrested and charged a 51-year-old man with public mischief after an investigation into the discovery of a listening device at the All Blacks hotel in Sydney ahead of their Rugby Championship clash against the Wallabies last year. The world champions notified police ...