Rugby Championship


Wallaby scrum to silence critics

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Australia's tight forwards are determined to silence critics who still take pot-shots at their much-maligned scrum.

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Boks to face 'hostile fans'

South Africa will be confronted by 20,000-odd hostile Argentineans when they arrive at the Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena in Salta on Saturday.

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Full complement for Meyer to ponder

The Springboks have landed in Argentina with no injury concerns, but Meyer will be forced to ponder the likes of fit-again Pat Lambie and Juan Smith.
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Mehrtens: Injuries give Aus the edge

With Ma'a Nonu and Jerome Kaino likely to miss Saturday's clash Andrew Mehrtens has tipped Australia to break their Eden Park jinx.

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Beale gets another bash at flyhalf

In an attempt to overcome the All Blacks, the Wallabies have named an unchanged 23-man line-up for Saturday’s second Rugby Championship Test.

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Marathon Boks to improve

After a marathon trip of 22 hours the Springboks arrived in Buenos Aires, determined to produce an improved performance.

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Are the All Blacks on the slide?

IN THE NEWS: The New Zealand media is an unforgiving animal, pouncing at the very first sight of a potential weakness.

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Try-ing times for Wallabies

Australia will continue to look for try-scoring opportunities, but using the boot to win matches is becoming an increasingly more prominent option.

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Meyer praises his 'adaptable' Boks

FROM THE BOK CAMP: It may not have been pretty and it was a close call, but SA showed their ability to adapt to conditions and still come out winners.

Respect us, or else...

POST-MATCH REACTION: Argentina are looking to Salta next week to exact revenge against South Africa in Round Two of the Rugby Championship.

Bledisloe mountain getting bigger

The Wallabies' task of retrieving the Bledisloe Cup has become even tougher after drawing their opening match with the All Blacks in Sydney.

All Blacks' injury count mounts

New Zealand were counting the cost of their drawn Rugby Championship opener against Australia and could be without three key players next week.

Hooper: Why I went for the try

REACTION: Wallaby captain Michael Hooper believes he made the right call at the right time, despite it costing his team a likely victory.

Jean: 'Worst conditions ever'

REACTION: Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer on Saturday said he was very pleased with a tough 13-6 win over Argentina in Pretoria.

Injured All Blacks not 'whinging'

REACTION: The All Blacks missed out on a world record winning streak, but it is injuries - not the record - that concern them most.

Player ratings: Valiant effort

OPINION: They may not have got the win but, the Argentineans will be happy to pick up the bonus point away from home against the South Africans.

Player ratings: Wet work

OPINION: A lot will be said about the weather, but in the end a win is a win and the Springboks will be happy with a victorious start.

Boks sneak win at wet Loftus

South Africa got their Rugby Championship campaign off to a winning start by beating Argentina 13-6 in a scrappy encounter in Pretoria on Saturday.

Fixtures Time
Sun, 05 October
Argentina v Australia
  • 00h40
Sat, 04 October
South Africa v New Zealand
  • 17h05
Sun, 28 September
Argentina v New Zealand
  • 00h10
Sat, 27 September
South Africa v Australia
  • 17h05
Sat, 13 September
Australia v Argentina
  • 12h05
Results Score
Sat, 16 August 2014
South Africa v Argentina

  • 13 | 6
Sat, 16 August 2014
Australia v New Zealand

  • 12 | 12
Team P W D L Pts
South Africa 1 1 0 0 4
New Zealand 1 0 1 0 2
Australia 1 0 1 0 2
Argentina 1 0 0 1 1