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What's new for rugby's top 10 nations this July?

The rugby world is set to reunite this July, with World Rugby's Test window bringing the northern and southern hemispheres together across the globe. So what shape are the top 10 in at this key juncture, and what might they be looking to nail down?

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113dSam Bruce

Michael Cheika to coach Argentina? It certainly won't be dull

International rugby is a far more interesting place with Michael Cheika in it, no matter whether you love or love to hate the volatile Australian. If he is to coach Argentina through to the World Cup, it certainly won't be a dull ride.

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115dSam Bruce

Sources: Cheika set to be named Pumas coach

Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is poised to coach at a third straight Rugby World Cup, with the Australian set to be unveiled as Argentina boss by the end of the week.

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Boks to host Wales, All Blacks and Pumas in 2022

South Africa will host Wales for the first time since 2014 when the teams clash in three Tests, before two home fixtures against New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.

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England to host All Blacks, South Africa in 2022

England will host the All Blacks at Twickenham in November 2022 as part of a four-Test programme which includes world champions South Africa.

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221dSam Bruce

Re-ranking world rugby's top 10 two years out from the World Cup

The halfway point between Rugby World Cups has been reached, with the countdown now on to France 2023. After a fascinating few weeks of cross-hemisphere play, where does the pecking order sit for the game's elite nations?

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Argentina dominate Italy in comprehensive 37-16 win

Argentina outscored Italy by five tries to one as they returned to winning ways, after seven successive losses, with a 37-16 win at the Stadio Communale Monigo on Saturday.

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All you need to know for the weekend's rugby Tests

After an enthralling opening weekend of the November Test window, the action goes up a gear with huge clashes in London, Dublin and Edinburgh. Read up on all you need to know here.

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All you need to know for the weekend's rugby Tests

The November Test window officially begins this weekend, the opening round of matches highlighted by the Springboks' trip to Cardiff and Scotland's Murrayfield clash with the Wallabies. Read up on all you need to know here.

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What's new for rugby's top 10 nations this November series?

After two years apart, the elite rugby nations of the northern and southern hemispheres will reunite throughout November, providing a valuable marker two years out from the next global showpiece. Here's what you need to know.

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272dBrittany Mitchell

Wallabies put UK on notice, but let old habits creep back in

Winning their fourth straight Rugby Championship match for the first time in their history, the Wallabies have put their end-of-year Tour opponents on notice, but sloppy periods showed there's still plenty for this developing pack to learn.

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Kellaway stars as Wallabies beat Argentina

An Andrew Kellaway hat-trick has him within reach of Wallabies history after a 32-17 defeat of Argentina gave them four-straight Rugby Championship Test wins for the first time.

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Pumas players stuck at border after Byron Bay trip

The Rugby Championship clash between Australia and Argentina has been thrown into uncertainty with six Pumas players stuck at the Queensland border after they attended a health retreat in Byron Bay in northern NSW.

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277dSam Bruce

SANZAAR, RA apologise for Pumas photo 'error'

SANZAAR and Rugby Australia have apologised to Argentina for an "error" that led to a photo of the Rugby Championship captains, minus Pumas skipper Julian Montoya, being taken in Townsville last week.

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278dSam Bruce

Pumas coach Ledesma slams 'disrespectful' photo

Argentina coach Mario Ledesma has launched a scathing attack on his Rugby Championship colleagues, slamming a photo opportunity in Townsville that was without Pumas representation.

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Kerevi powers Wallabies' winning streak

Australia have notched three-straight wins for the first time since 2017, beating a plucky Argentina 27-8 as James O'Connor made a successful Test return in Townsville.

2021 RankingsRugby Championship

  • ARG4th
    Tries Scored 1st New Zealand : 28 Tries Scored
    NZL1st
    5
    28
  • ARG4th
    Points Difference 1st New Zealand : 114 Points Difference
    NZL1st
    -135
    114