SANZAAR open to hub concept for future Rugby Championships

Rugby Dec 8, 2020

SANZAAR open to hub concept for future Rugby Championships

Rugby Championship organizer SANZAAR says it is open to hosting the competition in a centralized location again after this year's edition was reduced to three teams and played entirely in Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The late withdrawal of world champion South Africa left ...

Springboks delay decision on Rugby Championship participation

Rugby Oct 11, 2020

Springboks delay decision on Rugby Championship participation

The participation of world champion South Africa in the 2020 Rugby Championship hangs in the balance after a statement released Saturday said a decision would be made next week. A coronavirus-induced ban on international sport by the South African government was lifted recently and the ...

Wallabies coach backs New Zealand call for early finish

Rugby Sep 27, 2020

Wallabies coach backs New Zealand call for early finish

Australia coach Dave Rennie sided with New Zealand Sunday over a scheduling row threatening to derail the Rugby Championship, but he held back from saying it would be resolved. The stumbling block is New Zealand's demand that the tournament, which also involves South Africa and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

More Sports / Rugby Sep 15, 2016

Savea awaits first All Blacks start

Rookie loose forward Ardie Savea has been named to make his first test start for the All Blacks against South Africa in their Rugby Championship clash on Saturday. Savea, who has played five tests off the bench since making his debut against Wales in June, ...