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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# rugby championship

All time
# Explosive
22-year-old Savea gets first All Blacks start for Springboks clash
The Hurricanes openside ripped up Super Rugby this year.
# crucial win
Pressure eased on Michael Cheika as Australia dig deep to see off the Springboks
The Wallabies avoided a seventh straight defeat.
# Convincing
All Blacks surge past Pumas with second-half blitz
New Zealand have never lost against the Argentines.
# rugby championship
Lienert-Brown drops out as All Blacks make one change for visit of Argentina
Ryan Crotty returns to the midfield after an injury for Saturday’s clash with the Pumas in Hamilton.
# Landmark
Late drama sees Argentina earn first-ever home win over South Africa
The hosts were temporarily reduced to 14 men when tighthead prop Ramiro Herrera was sin-binned.
# back in gold
Cheika recalls Quade Cooper in a bid to spark Wallaby revival in Wellington
Bernard Foley will start in the centre as the World Cup runners-up look to avenge their 42-8 home humbling.
# Young blood
All Blacks hand debut to 21-year-old centre for Wallabies clash in Wellington
Anton Lienert-Brown has been named to start by Steve Hansen in Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test.
# playmaker
Ankle injury means Matt Giteau has probably played his last game for the Wallabies
The Toulon star fractured his ankle in as the Wallabies were trounced in Sydney.
# late winner
Last-gasp Whiteley try gives Boks victory in thriller against Pumas
Allister Coetzee’s side got their Rugby Championship off to a winning start.
All Blacks dismantle Cheika's Wallabies in superb Bledisloe performance
Steve Hansen’s men were on fire on Australian soil.
# Dispute
Wallabies bring Giteau back for Rugby Championship despite Toulon discontent
Mourad Boudjellal is thought to be unhappy about Test rugby taking his players from Toulon.
# the quizziness end
Who should you support in the World Cup now Ireland are out?
Guaranteed to sort you out with a country to root for in the Rugby Championship too!
# Due South
You won't have to switch channel to watch the RWC semi-finalists in action over the next five years
Sky’s deal with Sanzar includes rights for summer tours to the southern hemisphere.
# Contenders
Cheika's Wallabies lay down World Cup marker with win over All Blacks
A brilliant second-half display saw the Australians emerge as fully deserving Rugby Championship victors.
# prop life
There was a brilliant Wallabies' front row try against the All Blacks
Sekope Kepu showed some beautiful footwork to score.
# experience
Four changes to Springboks' starting XV as captain Jean de Villiers returns
Heyneke Meyer has made a number of changes to his team to face Argentina on Saturday.
# push or punch?
Australia flanker Michael Hooper let off with 1-week ban, free to face All Blacks
The disciplinary panel found the flanker’s apparent punch to be open-handed and on the low end of the scale for the offence of striking.
# classic
Analysis: Beautiful lines and Richie McCaw's contentious winning try
We’ve taken an in-depth look at the three second-half tries in South Africa’s defeat to the All Blacks.
# warning shots
Analysis: All Blacks and Springboks fire World Cup warning shots
In a classic encounter at Ellis Park, both teams pounced for brilliant first-half tries.
# Due South
All Blacks box clever and 5 more talking points from the Rugby Championship weekend
The big three were pretty impressive.
# timing their run
Late Aussie flourish sets up Rugby Championship decider against NZ in Sydney
Michael Cheika’s men ran in two tries in the last two minutes to seal a bonus point win away to Argentina.
# rugby championship
All Blacks outsmart South Africa with late line-out play in 5-try thriller
We wouldn’t complain too much if these two met in the World Cup final.
# Basic Skills
Analysis: Retallick epitomises why All Blacks are best in the world
The 24-year-old second row has already been named the best individual player in the game.
# fresh faces
Two debutants named in exciting All Blacks team to face South Africa
Lima Sopoaga and James Broadhurst will make their international bows at Ellis Park.
# Comeback
An old familiar face is back in the Springboks team to face the All Blacks
Heinrich Brüssow is set for his first South Africa start since 2011.
# Beast Mode
Watch Ma'a Nonu go into beast mode for the All Blacks this morning
New Ulster signing Charles Piutau also scored a well worked try.
# Winning
New Zealand make light work of Argentina in Rugby Championship opener
The All Blacks outscored their visitors by five tries to two.
# bakkies home
Pienaar and 'Boks up against Botha and 7 more Toulon stars in World XV
South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer has named an experimental midfield including the exciting 21-year-old Jesse Kriel.
# Back in black
The All Blacks have been back in camp and are making some great video diaries
They’re gearing up for a packed few months of rugby
# enough
Ewen McKenzie resigns as Wallabies coach after 'extraordinary character assassination'
The former Reds boss has been at the helm during a turbulent time in Australian international rugby.
# Highlights
Pumas laud Pichot after historic Wallaby win, Aussies moan about lasers
Here’s the highlights of Argentina’s awesome day.
# epic encounter
Here are all the tries from the cracker between the All Blacks and South Africa
The All Blacks had never lost in the Rugby Championship…..until today.
# last gasp
Lambie penalty gives Boks thrilling win over All Blacks
The All Blacks were beaten for the first time ever in the Rugby Championship.
# The Bus
Julian Savea now has 27 tries in 27 Tests for the All Blacks
The wing scored his latest five-pointer last night against Argentina.
# bonus territory
Fitness and spirit key to beating Wallabies, says 'Boks coach Meyer
South Africa finished strong to claim a bonus point in Cape Town.
# rugby championship
Highlights: De Villiers double helps Springboks leave Australia in the dust
South Africa trailed the Wallabies at half-time in Cape Town, but finished with a bonus point.
# Hanging On
Pumas still await their first Rugby Championship win as Aussies edge them Down Under
A late rally from the Argentines ensured a nervy finale for the Wallabies.
# Pop Pass
Take a moment to luxuriate in Kieran Read's sleight of hand offload for this try
Read delivered the perfect pop pass for Richie McCaw’s try
# missed opportunity
South Africa blow late chances to let All Blacks off the hook
South Africa had two great opportunities to snatch a win in Wellington.
# Showdown
Get pumped up for All Blacks vs South Africa with this spine-tingling montage
The two best teams in the world clash in Wellington tomorrow morning.