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RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP

New Zealand head coach Ian Foster (left) celebrates with Damian McKenzie (center) and Rieko Ioane after clinching the Rugby Championship with a win over Australia in Melbourne on Saturday.
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Jul 30, 2023
Ian Foster: Ominous All Blacks still not the finished product
New Zealand crushed a disjointed Wallabies 38-7 in Melbourne on Saturday in another statement performance.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jul 13, 2023
Springboks have to defy history to beat All Blacks in Auckland
It has been 86 years and nine tests since South Africa last won in Auckland, where it suffered a 57-0 drubbing against New Zealand in 2017.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jul 5, 2023
Shortened Rugby Championship provides World Cup litmus test
South Africa hosts Australia in Pretoria and New Zealand travels to Mendoza to meet Argentina in the opening fixtures on Saturday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jun 25, 2023
Michael Hooper and James Slipper to co-captain Wallabies at World Cup
Head coach Eddie Jones also named a 34-man squad for the Rugby Championship that included eight uncapped players.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 25, 2022
Ian Foster relieved at All Blacks' 'different journey' to title
New Zealand beat Australia in Auckland on Saturday, then had to wait eight hours to be confirmed champions when South Africa failed to record the landslide win they needed against Argentina.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 22, 2022
All Blacks Sam Cane out of Wallabies clash as Ardie Savea returns to back row
Wallabies lock Darcy Swain was handed a six-week ban for the dangerous cleanout which led to Quinn Tupaea's injury.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 18, 2022
Late try earns Springboks bonus-point win over Argentina
South Africa dominated the first half with their power game, but were given a scare in the second half as Argentina's Pumas roared back in Buenos Aires.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 13, 2022
Dave Rennie: New-look Wallabies 'can knock over' buoyant All Blacks
To bring home the silverware from New Zealand for the first time since 2002, the Wallabies will need to win at Docklands Stadium before repeating the feat nine days later in Auckland.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 5, 2022
Springboks captain Siya Kolisi hopes to see more consistency as Rugby Championship winds down
Any of the four nations in the Rugby Championship can still claim the title with no team able to dominate this year's campaign.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 1, 2022
All Blacks coach Ian Foster stands by choices as team looks to bounce back against Argentina
All Blacks coach Ian Foster kept his starting lineup unchanged for his team's Rugby Championship test against Argentina in Hamilton on Saturday, backing the same players to turn the tables on the Pumas after the upset in Christchurch.
Japan Times
Rugby
Aug 28, 2022
Ian Foster pleads for patience as pressure mounts on All Blacks
New Zealand's head coach said he was aware Saturday's defeat to the Pumas will throw fuel on the fire for critics, but asked for more time to get his side playing to a higher standard.
Japan Times
Rugby
Aug 14, 2022
Ian Foster hails All Blacks and slams media after sinking Springboks
The second-round victory halted a horror run in which New Zealand lost five of six matches, including three to Ireland and one each to France and South Africa.
Japan Times
Rugby
Aug 7, 2022
Springbok triumph adds to woes of embattled All Blacks
The ferocity of the Springboks constantly unsettled the All Blacks, who were lucky to trail only 10-3 at halftime having been outplayed in the opening 40 minutes.
Japan Times
Rugby
Aug 4, 2022
Reeling All Blacks desperate to bounce back in South Africa
'There's nothing better than the challenge of playing South Africa in South Africa, we know what's coming, and it's up to us as players to own our part of it and get our own stuff right.'
Japan Times
Rugby
Aug 2, 2022
Springboks eye Southern Hemisphere crown with All Blacks in crisis
Back-to-back tests against South Africa to start the Rugby Championship are far from the dream scenario for a New Zealand team looking to turn around a poor run of form.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 16, 2022
South Africa to stay with Rugby Championship until 2025
The move ends speculation the South Africans were planning to leave the Southern Hemisphere's marquee rugby union championship in order to join the Europe-based Six Nations.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 3, 2021
Springboks edge All Blacks in Gold Coast thriller
The All Blacks were already assured of the championship after their victory over the Springboks last weekend, but Saturday's win will send South Africa back to the top of the world rankings.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 26, 2021
Ian Foster urges All Blacks to complete Rugby Championship grand slam
New Zealand and South Africa meet again next week on the Gold Coast to close out this year's Rugby Championship and Foster is setting his sights on a statement-making sixth consecutive win.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 22, 2021
All Blacks and Springboks prepare to meet for 100th time
New Zealand will hope to extend their recent dominance over South Africa on Saturday in what is increasingly becoming a one-sided rivalry.
Japan Times
Rugby
Aug 24, 2021
Australia to host rest of Rugby Championship after COVID-19 disruptions
Organizers had originally weighed whether to move games to South Africa or Britain amid lockdowns and tightening travel curbs in Australia and New Zealand.

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