Rugby Championship


Preview: New Zealand v Australia

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP: It has been 28 long years since Australia last won at Auckland's Eden Park. That is a very long time between drinks.

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Preview: Argentina v South Africa

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP: It could be a tough visit for South Africa, when they face Argentina in Salta on Saturday. Paul Dobson previews the match.

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Juan: Boyish smile hides hardened vet

PLAYER INTERVIEW: The boyish smile on the face of Juan Hugo Smith masked the trauma that he endured in the past four years.

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Hernández back to battle Boks

Argentina have made two changes to the starting team for the return Rugby Championship match against South Africa in Salta Saturday.

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Hansen: Peyper 'owned up' to errors

All Black coach Steve Hansen said referee Jaco Peyper admitted to him that he made a series of blunders during last week's Test draw with Australia.

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Bok changes add to line-out woes

The Springboks made three changes to the starting XV, with two effecting the line-outs - which already appeared weak in Pretoria.

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Crotty gets his All Black start

The All Blacks have made three changes for the Test against the Wallabies in Auckland on Saturday including a start for Ryan Crotty.
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Juan back at No.7

BREAKING NEWS: Juan Smith will complete a remarkable return to the Test arena when he runs out for the Springboks against Argentina in Salta.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Marathon Boks to improve

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

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.

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.

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.

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