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# rugby championship

Last year
# Epic
All Blacks edge out Australia in 76-point thriller to close in on Rugby Championship title
Jordie Barrett scored a try at the death to settle the clash.
# rugby championship
Wallabies out to avoid 'world of hurt' against All Blacks
The Rugby Championship is one of the tightest in recent memory with Thursday’s clash crucial to both teams’ title hopes.
# hot and cold
'We're good enough': All Blacks coach demands end to inconsistent form
Jason Ryan said it should not take a setback to fire up New Zealand.
# Long Time Coming
South Africa earn first win on Australian soil in nine years with overpowering display
The Springboks picked up a 24-8 win to get their Rugby Championship campaign back on track.
# Preview
Rennie keeps faith with Wallabies team that beat South Africa as wounded Boks prepare for 'final'
The hosts start with an unchanged side for the first time since Dave Rennie took over as coach from Michael Cheika.
# Pumas
Argentina coach Cheika laughs off favourites tag against All Blacks
The Pumas sit atop the Rugby Championship standings at the midway point.
# Team news
Under-fire Foster defends naming unchanged All Blacks team
Foster has backed his players to deliver a response in their Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Hamilton.
# Inandout
Springboks lose Pollard and Am but receive injury boost ahead of Australia clash
Jacques Nienaber says reinforcements will only be added if absolutely necessary, as he threw down gauntlet to others to stake a claim.
# No Luck
South Africa's winless run on Australian soil continues as Wallabies bounce back
The Springboks have not tasted victory in Australia since 2013.
# Must do better
Foster demands more All Blacks improvement against beefed-up Pumas
New Zealand ended a run of three straight defeats with the 35-23 victory in Johannesburg just under two weeks ago.
# fostering support
Under-pressure Foster expects to remain All Blacks coach
Speculation is rife that Foster is about to be replaced by Scott Robertson of the Crusaders.
# rugby championship
O'Connor deputises for Cooper as Wallabies and Pumas make four changes apiece
Australia and Argentina meet again in San Juan on Saturday.
# Under Pressure
Springbok triumph adds to woes of embattled All Blacks
New Zealand went into the game having lost four of their previous five matches.
# Team news
Struggling New Zealand ring the changes for South Africa Test
Head coach Ian Foster has made nine changes to the matchday 23 beaten by Ireland last month.
# Extension
Rugby Championship to continue 20-minute red card trial
The law trial was previously implemented for the 2021 Rugby Championship.
# The42 Rugby Weekly
Should South Africa join the Six Nations at Italy's expense?
There could be change ahead with SA Rugby aligning itself to the Northern Hemisphere.
All time
# Boks on top
South Africa beat All Blacks in instant classic as sides swap lead four times in final minutes
The Rugby Championship finale did not disappoint as the Springboks edged a 31-29 thriller.
# walkabout
Six Argentine players barred from Wallabies clash after Covid breach
It’s another major headache for coach Mario Ledesma, whose team have lost all five of their tournament games so far.
# Snub
Rugby bosses apologise to Argentina for photo shoot 'error'
A fuming Mario Ledesma slammed the decision to go ahead with the shoot.
# Complaint
Argentina 'felt really disrespected' by Rugby Championship photoshoot
‘All of a sudden we’re 1,400km away, cannot get here and they take the freaking picture.’
# aussie aussie aussie
Wallabies make it three in a row with convincing Argentina win
It has been a remarkable turnaround for Australia.
# Nailbiter
New Zealand pip South Africa in 100th Test to claim Rugby Championship
The unbeaten All Blacks now have an unassailable lead in the Rugby Championship with one round remaining.
# emphatic
All Blacks grab five tries to hit Argentina with fourth straight Rugby Championship defeat
Tupou Vaa’i bagged a brace with Patrick Tuipulotu, TJ Perenara, and Samisoni Taukei’aho also crossing over the line.
# rugby championship
Wallabies inflict back-to-back defeats on Springboks
Centre Len Ikitau and wing Marika Koroibete scored two tries apiece in the bonus-point win as Australia regained the Nelson Mandela Plate.
# big drama show
Quade Cooper the last-gasp hero as Australia topple the world champions
A fairytale Wallabies return for the 33-year-old, who held his nerve to convert the decisive kick.
# Report
All Blacks dominate Argentina to seal bonus-point win
New Zealand were determined not to be caught napping by Los Pumas as they were last year.
# boks
Pollard kicks South Africa top of Rugby Championship with win over Argentina
Ill discipline cost the Pumas dearly as they had forwards Rodrigo Bruni and Tomas Lavanini yellow carded.
All Blacks cancel upcoming Rugby Championship Tests
The All Blacks have five Tests remaining in the Rugby Championship, one against Australia and two each against South Africa and Argentina.
# Heading Home
Munster's Snyman to re-join Springboks for the Rugby Championship
The towering second row hasn’t played since August 2020.
# uncertainty
New Zealand border closure puts Rugby Championship in doubt
Australia’s latest Covid-19 outbreak popped its trans-Tasman travel bubble with New Zealand.
# Committed
South Africa to remain in Rugby Championship until 2030
The announcement is a boost for the game in the southern hemisphere.
# sorted
Christmas row defused as All Blacks' clash with Wallabies is rescheduled
New Zealand Rugby was up in arms when the initial schedule of the four-nation tournament was released.
# Not happy
NZR fuming as TRC schedule would see All Blacks miss Christmas with their families
The fixtures for the 2020 Championship were revealed but the Kiwis expressed their frustration.
# fresh faces
New dawn for the Wallabies as Rennie names 16 uncapped players
Isi Naisarani, Jack Dempsey, and Tevita Kuridrani miss out on the 44-man selection.
# rugby championship
Australia to host Rugby Championship but doubts hang over South Africa
SANZAAR CEO, Andy Marinos, stated that South Africa’s participation in this year’s competition had yet to be confirmed.
# Plan B
New Zealand set to host centralised Rugby Championship for 2020
A radical revamp of Super Rugby is also under consideration.
# rugby championship
All Black Barrett handed three-week ban for shoulder charge red card
The second row’s punishment was reduced due to his guilty plea, remorse and ‘exemplary’ disciplinary record.
# Ominous
Pollard stars with 31 points as Rassie's 'Boks hammer Argentina to win first Rugby Championship
South Africa romped to a 46-13 away win in Salta.
# Rivalry
Cheika dismisses Hansen's 'Mickey Mouse' jibe ahead of All Blacks clash
The New Zealand coach made the remarks at a charity event earlier this year.
# Strong XV
Barrett and Mo'unga start together again as All Blacks name imposing team
Ardie Savea and Sam Cane have both been named in the back row.