The world champion Springboks have officially withdrawn from the Rugby Championship, leaving just Australia, New Zealand and Argentina to challenge for the 2020 title.
Western Force have continued their recruitment drive ahead of next season, adding experienced Argentina duo Tomas Cubelli and Julian Montoya to their 2021 squad.
Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has joined Argentina's coaching team for the upcoming Rugby Championship, which will be played in Australia from Nov.
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.
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.
Rugby Australia has pulled off a major coup in what has been a disastrous year for the code, securing the entire Rugby Championship which will be played across November and December this year.
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.
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?
World Rugby remains hopeful of achieving global calendar change for 2021 after a meeting of key stakeholders took place on Monday.
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.
Rugby Australia high performance manager Ben Whitaker says all four SANZAAR partners are keen to run a Rugby Championship in "some form" even if it is played late into the year.
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 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.
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.
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.
Agustin Pichot will run against incumbent Bill Beaumont for the top job in World Rugby this month, the outspoken former Argentina international announced in a surprise move on Sunday.
The fate of planned mid-year rugby union internationals will be decided this month, but the indications are they will be called off.
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.
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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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.
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.
Argentina lock Tomas Lavanini has been handed a four-match ban for the head-high tackle on Owen Farrell that earned him a red card.
With their humiliating departure from their home tournament four years ago now firmly in the past, Eddie Jones' side are showing they mean business in Japan.
A first-half red card for Tomas Lavanini helped England to a bonus-point victory that secures their place in the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup.
- ARG4thTries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries ScoredSA1st311
- ARG4thPoints Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points DifferenceSA1st-4351