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South Africa withdraw from Championship

The world champion Springboks have officially withdrawn from the Rugby Championship, leaving just Australia, New Zealand and Argentina to challenge for the 2020 title.

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Western Force add star Pumas duo to 2021 roster

Western Force have continued their recruitment drive ahead of next season, adding experienced Argentina duo Tomas Cubelli and Julian Montoya to their 2021 squad.

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Cheika to coach against Wallabies with Pumas

Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has joined Argentina's coaching team for the upcoming Rugby Championship, which will be played in Australia from Nov.

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38dSam Bruce

NZ Rugby 'hasn't agreed' to Rugby Champ schedule

New Zealand Rugby has expressed its "disappointment" at the Rugby Championship schedule released on Thursday morning, confirming it had not agreed to the fixture list approved by SANZAAR.

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Ledesma confident Pumas will play Rugby Championship

More than a dozen Argentina players and staff, including Ledesma, tested positive for COVID-19 over the past few weeks as the Pumas assembled to prepare for the Nov. 7-Dec. 12 tournament.

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Australia firming as Rugby Championship host

Speculation is mounting that Australia will host the Rugby Championship hub, rather than New Zealand, in what would prove a double-edged sword for the Wallabies and new coach Dave Rennie.

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67dSam Bruce

Rugby Championship 2020: What we do, and don't, know

The Rugby Championship is the jewel in the southern hemisphere rugby season, but we remain no closer to learning whether the tournament will proceed after already being postponed due to the coronavirus. So where do things stand now?


Australia want to host Rugby Championship "hub"

Rugby Australia is in talks with the government about allowing New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina's teams to enter the country and be based in a "hub" for a condensed Rugby Championship later in the year.

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190dSam Bruce and Tom Hamilton

How can rugby reach its full potential?

Rugby faces a potentially sport-changing decision when World Rugby votes for its chairman on Sunday. But in the middle of coronavirus pandemic, experts Sam Bruce and Tom Hamilton suggest some changes of their own.


Argentina to abandon 2027 RWC bid - report

Argentina will abandon plans to bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup to give Australia a free run as the southern hemisphere candidate, Sydney's Daily Telegraph reported on Thursday.

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No financial bailout for SANZAAR, Pichot says

Vice-chairman Augustin Pichot says World Rugby won't bail out SANZAAR nations that hit the financial skids, making it critical they extract themselves quickly from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Rugby Championship proposal dampened by NZ

New Zealand Rugby says the concept of Australia staging every match in a rapid-fire Rugby Championship this year is a long way from becoming a reality.

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World Rugby delays decision on July Tests

The fate of planned mid-year rugby union internationals will be decided this month, but the indications are they will be called off.

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241dShafiek Mouton, Special to ESPN

The rise and rise of Springboks and Sharks centre Lukhanyo Am

Springboks and Sharks centre Lukhanyo Am has lived a fairytale over the past six months, starting with the World Cup title, and his form in Super Rugby is not letting the side down.

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Wales to host All Blacks and South Africa

The Welsh Rugby Union has announced that it will play host to the All Blacks and South Africa in November as part of the 2020 Autumn Internationals.

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282dSam Bruce

Super Rugby 2020: So what's the deal again?

The 2020 Super Rugby season is upon us? What, wait, how? Yes, the Jan 31. start is earlier than ever while the competition has also been shrouded in some uncertainty elsewhere. We answer the key questions ahead of next week's kick-off here.

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England to face All Blacks in 2020 autumn Tests

England will host four Test matches at Twickenham Stadium in autumn 2020, with Australia, New Zealand and Argentina set to make the trip to London for the Quilter Internationals.


Backline shines as Argentina beat U.S. to go out with a bang

Argentina's backline cut loose for the first time at the Rugby World Cup as the Pumas closed a disappointing Pool C campaign with a 47-17 bonus point victory over the United States at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium on Wednesday.

2019 RankingsRugby Championship

  • ARG4th
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries Scored
  • ARG4th
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points Difference