Title-holders New Zealand scored three late first-half tries to set up a 36-17 Rugby Championship triumph over Argentina in Buenos Aires Saturday.
Sticking to their own brand of rugby and ignoring the exhausting altitude is going to be key to Australian success against South Africa in their Rugby Championship clash on Saturday, coach Michael Cheika said.
Eddie Jones said Friday he was prepared to consider staying on as England coach beyond the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
A disappointing year for both South Africa and Australia will take a turn for the worse for whichever team finishes on the losing side of their Rugby Championship encounter at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
South Africa coach Allister Coetzee made three changes to his backline for the Rugby Championship clash with Australia on Saturday with a new half-back pairing and the return of Pat Lambie at fullback.
Former England flanker Richard Hill has been appointed senior team manager of the national side by head coach Eddie Jones, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Wednesday.
All Blacks winger Nehe Milner-Skudder has conceded that his recovery from shoulder surgery will prevent him from playing again until next year’s Super Rugby competition.
Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi is likely to miss England’s autumn internationals with a continuing groin problem that is expected to keep him out of action for at least six to eight weeks, his club said on Sunday.
Defending champions Racing 92 once again failed to get past Top 14 rivals Castres, falling to a 31-23 defeat Saturday while Toulouse edged traditional fellow heavyweights Stade Francais 23-18.
Sam Warburton has been confirmed as Wales captain for their November internationals against Australia, Argentina, Japan and South Africa, interim head coach Robert Howley said on Friday.
Winger Sefa Naivalu and hooker Tolu Latu were Thursday called into Australia’s squad for their Rugby Championship clashes against South Africa and Argentina next month.
Bruising loose forward Jerome Kaino will miss the All Blacks’ Rugby Championship test against Argentina on Oct. 1 due to a shoulder injury but will link up with the team for their final game against South Africa the following week.
The All Blacks’ ability to seal the Rugby Championship with two rounds remaining highlighted the burgeoning gap between the world champions and the rest of the sides, though the team were not prepared to let their final games become footnotes.
South Africa coach Allister Coetzee could only cast a wistful eye at his All Blacks counterpart Steve Hansen on Saturday after a striking demonstration of the way their respective teams have developed since last year’s World Cup.
Hooker Dane Coles gave a masterclass in backline playmaking to set up three New Zealand tries as the world champions thrashed South Africa 41-13 to all but secure the Rugby Championship title on Saturday.
Australia stunned Argentina with three tries in the opening 12 minutes but were forced to defend their lead for much of the remainder of the Rugby Championship test before running out 36-20 winners at Perth Oval on Saturday.
South Africa captain Adriaan Strauss had no excuses for his side’s poor run of form this season as they face their toughest challenge so far against the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.
After nearly a century of intense rivalry on the rugby field, the All Blacks are having nothing of suggestions the Springboks are ripe for a rout in their Rugby Championship clash on Saturday, according to captain Kieran Read.
Argentina plan to target playmakers Bernard Foley and Quade Cooper as they gear up for an ambush win over the Wallabies in their Rugby Championship Test in Perth on Saturday.
New Zealand captain Kieran Read has hammered home the message he does not want a repeat of last week’s start against Argentina when they play South Africa in Christchurch on Saturday.