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# world cup watch
Analysis: Barrett and Mo'unga pose dual threat as Boks' kicking crucial
Rassie Erasmus’ side earned a draw in Wellington but have improvements to make.
# smarts
Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically
The All Blacks thought they knew what was coming but Rassie Erasmus’ team changed the picture.
# Sweet 16
Last-gasp try earns Springboks dramatic draw against All Blacks in Wellington
Herschel Jantjies pounced late in the game to snatch a share of the spoils for the visitors.
# Comeback
Ex-Ulster man Lealiifano returns to Wallabies team for first time since 2016
James O’Connor is also set for his first appearance in 2,142 days.
# All Blacks
Depleted New Zealand survive Argentina onslaught to claim narrow win
The Pumas kept the All Blacks scoreless in the second half.
# rugby championship
All Blacks hand Reece debut against Pumas after injury to SBW
The Crusaders winger is named in Steve Hansen’s side for this weekend’s Rugby Championship opener.
# Comeback
Ulster's Coetzee returns to Springboks 23 for first time in four years
The powerful back row has been named on the bench for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with Australia.
# Down South
Fiji and Japan could join expanded Rugby Championship
Governing body SANZAAR has been working on new models for the southern hemisphere competition.
# Springboks
Springboks withstand fierce second-half pressure to defeat Australia in Port Elizabeth
The victory moved South Africa within two points of leaders New Zealand.
# Green and Gold
Cheika keeps faith in Beale as Hooper returns to face 'Boks
Rassie Erasmus has also tweaked his team after beating New Zealand last time out.
# Can't stop the Boks
Sensational Springboks stun the All Blacks in Rugby Championship classic
The All Blacks suffered their first defeat in the Rugby Championship in three years.
# Springboks
Rassie: 'The only thing everyone's been talking about the last few days is, 'Are you going to get fired?''
Despite being backed by South Africa’s rugby chief, the former Munster head coach is unsure about his future.
# Pressure
Former Munster coach 'Rassie' Erasmus says job on the line against All Blacks
South Africa head into Saturday’s match on the back of losses to Australia and Argentina.
# rugby championship
Mo'unga in for Barrett as All Blacks make seven changes for Argentina
A much-changed New Zealand line-up will take on Argentina in Nelson on Saturday.
# Blackout
Cheika hopes All Black defeats serve as 'watershed moment' for Wallabies
“A few little tweaks, but perseverance definitely. It’s not always instant gratification.”
# rugby championship
Rassie calls Springbok display in Argentina 'unacceptable'
The former Munster boss says the clash with the Wallabies is ‘win at all costs’.
# Going nowhere
Defiant Cheika unimpressed when questioned over Wallabies future
‘If you are naive enough to think that I’m worried about myself here, then you don’t know me at all.’
# Back in black
Injuries allow Jordie Barrett back in XV as All Blacks promise improved performance against Australia
Steve Hansen’s side can seal the Bledisloe Cup for a 16th straight year with victory in Auckland.
# rugby championship
Six Springbok tries compensate for Pollard kicking woes in win over Argentina
Rassie Erasmus’ side opened their campaign with a hard-fought win in Durban.
# rugby championship
'It's really disappointing, isn't it?': Cheika and Hooper frustrated by Australia's slump
The All Blacks pulled clear to record a 38-13 win in Sydney this morning.
# Bledisloe Cup
All Blacks thump Wallabies during breathless Rugby Championship opener in Sydney
New Zealand turned on the style in the second half after Australia had defended superbly to lead at the break.
# southern hemisphere
All Blacks put Argentina to the sword as they retain Rugby Championship title
Already assured of winning the competition, New Zealand claimed a 36-10 victory in Buenos Aires.
# Deadlocked
Wallabies and Springboks draw again to hand All Blacks Rugby Championship title
Elton Jantjies missed a late penalty as the two sides couldn’t be separated for the second time this championship.
# Depth
All Black locks get a rest even with title on the line in Buenos Aires
While most countries would be sending out their best, most experienced side, New Zealand are building depth for the 2019 World Cup.
# come at me
'Keep our families out of it': Etzebeth tells angry 'Bok fans to direct frustration at players
South Africa have two home matches to rebuild confidence before travelling to Dublin in November.
# Comeback
Vulnerable All Blacks down Argentina with impressive second-half fightback
Argentina had led by 10 points in the second half before a brilliant comeback from Steve Hansen’s side.
# Skud missile
Milner-Skudder gets first start since World Cup final as All Blacks make wholesale changes
New Zealand take on Argentina in New Plymouth on Saturday.
# War of Words
Hansen defends All Blacks lock Retallick after Cheika outburst
The Wallabies head coach was not happy after his side’s last-gasp defeat in Dunedin yesterday.
# Boks Clever
Resurgent South Africa make it four-in-a-row as the Rugby Championship kicks off
Elton Jantjies kicks 17 points as Boks run out 37-15 winners.
# Blackout
Ruthless All Blacks thrash Wallabies in Sydney with record points tally
Eight tries for New Zealand in today’s Rugby Championship opener at the Olympic Stadium.
# southern discomfort
Argentina arrive to put pressure on 'Boks team still with plenty to prove despite French Tests
Allister Coetzee briefly eased the pressure with three wins over Les Bleus, but France are a very poor state.
# rugby championship
Shadow of bug bitterness, Scotland and Sonny Bill lingers as NZ get back in Bledisloe business
Both sides have points to prove as the Rugby Championship begins, and that’s bad news for the Wallabies.
# Changes
Julian Savea dropped by All Blacks for Rugby Championship
Coach Steve Hansen insisted ‘The Bus’ still has a future with his side.
# lawyered up
Sonny Bill cleared to face Australia as NZ win appeal claiming 'game of 3 halves' should count in ban
40 minutes against Counties Manukau and 40 minutes against Taranaki now counts as the fourth match in SBW’s suspension.
# standing out
Kerevi at the double as Wallabies tame Pumas
Australia outscored Argentina four tries to two, with forwards Adam Coleman and Dean Mumm also crossing.
# One-sided
All Blacks thrash South Africa for record-equalling 17th consecutive win
New Zealand hammered the Springboks in a 42-point victory in Durban.
# Powerhouse
Timani to make first Wallabies start in Argentina clash at Twickenham
Michael Cheika’s side can still finish second in the Rugby Championship if results go their way.
# rugby championship
Steyn boots 'Boks to victory against Australia
Morne Steyn made his recall to the South African number 10 slot count.
# depth chart
Magic Damian McKenzie in line for All Black debut in Argentina
The Chiefs back is among the replacements for Saturday night’s clash in Buenos Aires.
# Back in action
Lambie returns to Spingboks for first time since Stander red-card incident
Fullback Willie le Roux has also been recalled by under-fire head coach Allister Coetzee.