Three-try blitz sets up All Blacks triumph

Published : 10:54 am  October 2, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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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.

Australia must stick to their game plan in Pretoria: Cheika

Published : 8:46 am  October 1, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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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.

Jones open to extending England deal

Published : 8:46 am  October 1, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Eddie Jones said Friday he was prepared to consider staying on as England coach beyond the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

Faltering Boks and Wallabies seek win to restore confidence

Published : 10:49 pm  September 29, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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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.

Lambie returns for Boks in new-look backline

Published : 10:26 pm  September 29, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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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.

World Cup winner Hill appointed England team manager

Published : 10:26 pm  September 28, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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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 Milner-Skudder out until next year

Published : 9:21 pm  September 26, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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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.

Injured Tuilagi set to miss England internationals

Published : 8:06 am  September 26, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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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.

Racing fall at Castres, Toulouse edge Stade

Published : 8:39 am  September 25, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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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.

Warburton confirmed as Wales captain

Published : 9:26 am  September 24, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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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.

Two new faces in Wallabies squad for SAfrica, Argentina

Published : 12:03 pm  September 23, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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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.

Kaino to miss Argentina test, join squad in South Africa

Published : 9:33 pm  September 19, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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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.

World record in sight for improving All Blacks

Published : 9:29 pm  September 18, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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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.

Coetzee laments different stages of development after loss

Published : 8:46 pm  September 18, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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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.

All Blacks hooker Coles sets up three tries to beat Springboks

Published : 8:57 pm  September 17, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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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 strike early to down Argentina in Perth

Published : 8:45 pm  September 17, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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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 building but not there yet, says Strauss

Published : 8:30 pm  September 17, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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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.

History shows Boks will be tough to beat, says Read

Published : 8:20 pm  September 17, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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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.

Pumas target Cooper-Foley in Wallabies ambush

Published : 4:20 pm  September 16, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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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.

Confident All Blacks want big start against Springboks

Published : 4:16 pm  September 16, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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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.

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