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# rugby-championship - Thursday 14 August, 2014

All Blacks zero in on record wins against Wallabies
# Bledisloe Cup
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# Bledisloe Cup

All Blacks zero in on record wins against Wallabies

Aug 14th 2014, 10:13 AM 3,385 Views 2 Comments

The Kiwis are equal with the 17-Test winning runs of the 1965-69 All Blacks and 1997-98 Springboks. Impressive.

# rugby-championship - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Smith back in Springboks squad 18 months after retiring from rugby
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

Smith back in Springboks squad 18 months after retiring from rugby

Aug 6th 2014, 11:08 AM 4,508 Views 2 Comments

The 33-year-old’s return to the peak of the game has been astonishing.

# rugby-championship - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

All Black Carter to miss opening games of Rugby Championship
# Dan The Man
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# Dan The Man

All Black Carter to miss opening games of Rugby Championship

Aug 5th 2014, 10:10 AM 3,361 Views 0 Comments

The 32-year-old cracked a calf bone during the Super Rugby final last weekend.

# rugby-championship - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Ex-Munster centre de Villiers back to lead Boks for Rugby Championship
# Quality
From The42
# Quality

Ex-Munster centre de Villiers back to lead Boks for Rugby Championship

Aug 2nd 2014, 1:42 PM 3,726 Views 12 Comments

Heyneke Meyer has named his squad to take on Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.

# rugby-championship - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

No room for Cummins and Mowen as Australia name Rugby Championship squad
# Outsiders
From The42
# Outsiders

No room for Cummins and Mowen as Australia name Rugby Championship squad

Jul 23rd 2014, 10:15 AM 3,870 Views 6 Comments

Ewen McKenzie’s 32-man squad will be led by openside Michael Hooper and face New Zealand first-up.

# rugby-championship - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

VIDEO: The best Rugby Championship montage you'll see this year
# Epic
From The42
# Epic

VIDEO: The best Rugby Championship montage you'll see this year

Dec 4th 2013, 11:27 AM 4,585 Views 2 Comments

Kieran Read, Quade Cooper, Ben Smith, Israel Folau, Willie le Roux and ‘El Mago’ are here to entertain.

# rugby-championship - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Same again? NZ’s Jo’Burg visit to provide Rugby Championship climax in 2014
# Fixture List
From The42
# Fixture List

Same again? NZ’s Jo’Burg visit to provide Rugby Championship climax in 2014

Dec 3rd 2013, 11:44 AM 2,739 Views 0 Comments

The last meeting between the sides made for an all-time classic.

# rugby-championship - Saturday 5 October, 2013

All Blacks win Rugby Championship after nine-try classic in Jo'Burg
# Decider
From The42
# Decider

All Blacks win Rugby Championship after nine-try classic in Jo'Burg

Oct 5th 2013, 6:04 PM 4,780 Views 9 Comments

South Africa gave their rivals a thrilling contest for the southern hemisphere crown.

# rugby-championship - Sunday 29 September, 2013

All Blacks close in on Rugby Championship after late win over Argentina
# Report
From The42
# Report

All Blacks close in on Rugby Championship after late win over Argentina

Sep 29th 2013, 11:22 AM 2,035 Views 1 Comment

Ben Smith’s last-minute try means New Zealand are now five points ahead of South Africa.

# rugby-championship - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Poor Wallabies no match for 'Boks
# Rugby Championship
From The42
# Rugby Championship

Poor Wallabies no match for 'Boks

Sep 28th 2013, 7:58 PM 2,738 Views 1 Comment

However, unable to maximise their advantage, South Africa had to settle for four points.

# rugby-championship - Friday 27 September, 2013

9 things Ireland can learn from the Rugby Championship
# Lessons
From The42
# Lessons

9 things Ireland can learn from the Rugby Championship

Sep 27th 2013, 9:30 AM 2,790 Views 8 Comments

Here are some of the important lessons the new Ireland management can take from the Southern Hemisphere tournament.

# rugby-championship - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Cruden replaces Carter for the All Blacks
# Rugby Championship
From The42
# Rugby Championship

Cruden replaces Carter for the All Blacks

Sep 26th 2013, 7:11 PM 2,015 Views 0 Comments

All the team news ahead of Saturday’s Rugby Championship action.

# rugby-championship - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Springbok hooker 'feels sorry' for referee that sent him off
# No Hard Feelings
From The42
# No Hard Feelings

Springbok hooker 'feels sorry' for referee that sent him off

Sep 21st 2013, 4:54 PM 2,555 Views 3 Comments

Bismarch du Plessis has come to the defence of Romain Poite after the French ref was slated for giving him his marching orders.

# rugby-championship - Friday 20 September, 2013

Australia drop James O'Connor following flight allegations
# Trouble
From The42
# Trouble

Australia drop James O'Connor following flight allegations

Sep 20th 2013, 9:18 AM 3,124 Views 11 Comments

Winger failed to “uphold the behavioural and cultural standards” of the team, coach Ewen McKenzie said.

# rugby-championship - Monday 16 September, 2013

Bismarck du Plessis off the hook as Poite admits yellow card mistake
# Ref Justice
From The42
# Ref Justice

Bismarck du Plessis off the hook as Poite admits yellow card mistake

Sep 16th 2013, 11:28 AM 2,402 Views 7 Comments

The Springboks’ hooker had his red card rescinded by Rugby Championship officials today.

# rugby-championship - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Romain Poite hung out to dry by IRB over 'late' Dan Carter hit
# All For One
From The42
# All For One

Romain Poite hung out to dry by IRB over 'late' Dan Carter hit

Sep 15th 2013, 8:09 PM 10,381 Views 15 Comments

The French referee should have taken a firmer stance on the Bismarck du Plessis shoulder barge.

# rugby-championship - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Preview: All Blacks braced for tough Springbok Test
# Rugby Championship
From The42
# Rugby Championship

Preview: All Blacks braced for tough Springbok Test

Sep 12th 2013, 7:43 PM 2,350 Views 5 Comments

The young hooker has been handed a starting jersey for this Saturday’s clash with the Springboks.

# rugby-championship - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Read inspires All Blacks to hard-fought win, Springboks down Wallabies
# Rugby Championship
From The42
# Rugby Championship

Read inspires All Blacks to hard-fought win, Springboks down Wallabies

Sep 7th 2013, 1:10 PM 2,905 Views 2 Comments

The defending champions remain unbeaten in the competition.

# rugby-championship - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Leinster's Kirchner in line to face Folau and Cooper
# Rugby Championship
From The42
# Rugby Championship

Leinster's Kirchner in line to face Folau and Cooper

Sep 4th 2013, 9:44 AM 1,962 Views 0 Comments

The Wallabies’ star of the Lions tour will start at fullback for the first time this Saturday.

# rugby-championship - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Biting claims dog Argentina after flanker is cleared of eye gouge
# Argie Bargy
From The42
# Argie Bargy

Biting claims dog Argentina after flanker is cleared of eye gouge

Aug 29th 2013, 3:02 PM 3,505 Views 2 Comments

‘Look down, referee Steve Walsh, look down’.

# rugby-championship - Monday 19 August, 2013

VIDEO: Toomua hit in the head, out-half rival Quade Cooper delighted
# Bledisloe Cup
From The42
# Bledisloe Cup

VIDEO: Toomua hit in the head, out-half rival Quade Cooper delighted

Aug 19th 2013, 10:43 AM 4,448 Views 1 Comment

Duck, mate!

# rugby-championship - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Aussie lambs to the slaughter as McCaw scores on All Blacks comeback
# Bledisloe Cup
From The42
# Bledisloe Cup

Aussie lambs to the slaughter as McCaw scores on All Blacks comeback

Aug 17th 2013, 1:11 PM 4,214 Views 1 Comment

The Lions softened the Wallabies up. New Zealand went in for the kill.

# rugby-championship - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Pienaar gets Springbok start but Kirchner surplus to requirements
# Bok To Business
From The42
# Bok To Business

Pienaar gets Springbok start but Kirchner surplus to requirements

Aug 14th 2013, 3:44 PM 2,443 Views 2 Comments

Willie Le Roux has been selected ahead of the new Leinster signing.

# rugby-championship - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Pumas without Lobbe for Rugby Championship opener
# The Good Doctor
From The42
# The Good Doctor

Pumas without Lobbe for Rugby Championship opener

Aug 13th 2013, 7:09 PM 1,888 Views 0 Comments

In his absence, 35-year-old Felipe Contepomi will captain the side against South Africa.

Dan Carter ruled out of All Blacks' Rugby Championship opener
# Blow
From The42
# Blow

Dan Carter ruled out of All Blacks' Rugby Championship opener

Aug 13th 2013, 1:19 PM 1,392 Views 2 Comments

Carter will miss Saturday’s meeting with Australia with a calf injury.

# rugby-championship - Sunday 23 June, 2013

McCaw returning to All Black duty, but Cane set to retain 7 shirt
# Planning Ahead
From The42
# Planning Ahead

McCaw returning to All Black duty, but Cane set to retain 7 shirt

Jun 23rd 2013, 11:08 AM 3,243 Views 4 Comments

“If we’re going to consider Sam Cane’s growth,” says Steve Hansen, “It’s no good giving him three Tests and then parking him up.”

# rugby-championship - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Wales and Argentina keen to build on global gains
# Rugby
From The42
# Rugby

Wales and Argentina keen to build on global gains

Nov 10th 2012, 7:38 AM 426 Views 0 Comments

Today’s contest will indicate how much either side has learned from recently facing the top three teams in the world and go a long way to defining their final campaign of the year.

# rugby-championship - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Ioane try stands out as Australia win penalty-strewn match
# Rugby Championship
From The42
# Rugby Championship

Ioane try stands out as Australia win penalty-strewn match

Oct 7th 2012, 11:46 AM 562 Views 0 Comments

The Wallabies were playing Argentina in the final match of the Rugby Championship, winning 25-19 in Rosario.

# rugby-championship - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Rugby Championship: New Zealand sign off in style with win in Soweto
# Black-wash
From The42
# Black-wash

Rugby Championship: New Zealand sign off in style with win in Soweto

Oct 6th 2012, 6:26 PM 1,093 Views 0 Comments

The world champions completed a clean sweep in the new tournament with four tries against the Springboks.

# rugby-championship - Thursday 4 October, 2012

New Zealand change two for South Africa Test
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

New Zealand change two for South Africa Test

Oct 4th 2012, 10:52 AM 392 Views 0 Comments

Brodie Retallick and Hosea Gear will both start for the All Blacks on Saturday.

# rugby-championship - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Rugby Championship: Springboks name unchanged line-up in quest to deny McCaw's 100th win
# Second Best
From The42
# Second Best

Rugby Championship: Springboks name unchanged line-up in quest to deny McCaw's 100th win

Oct 3rd 2012, 3:44 PM 713 Views 0 Comments

South Africa are in a confident mood after disposing of Australia at the weekend.

# rugby-championship - Sunday 30 September, 2012

Rugby Championship: McCaw satisfied by performance in Argentina
# Job Done
From The42
# Job Done

Rugby Championship: McCaw satisfied by performance in Argentina

Sep 30th 2012, 4:00 PM 834 Views 1 Comment

The World Cup winning captain was happy with every aspect of New Zealand’s title-sealing 54-15 win.

Clinical All Blacks crush Argentina to claim inaugural Rugby Championship
# Overnight Success
From The42
# Overnight Success

Clinical All Blacks crush Argentina to claim inaugural Rugby Championship

Sep 30th 2012, 10:40 AM 676 Views 0 Comments

New competition, new venues, familiar result.

# rugby-championship - Friday 28 September, 2012

All Blacks can wrap up Rugby Championship by beating Argentina
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

All Blacks can wrap up Rugby Championship by beating Argentina

Sep 28th 2012, 5:38 PM 1,058 Views 0 Comments

That would make Richie McCaw’s six-month sabbatical all the sweeter.

# rugby-championship - Sunday 16 September, 2012

VIDEO: Dean Greyling given two-week ban for flying forearm
# Boom!
From The42
# Boom!

VIDEO: Dean Greyling given two-week ban for flying forearm

Sep 16th 2012, 3:07 PM 1,133 Views 2 Comments

The Springbok prop leapt over a ruck to smash the jaw of Richie McCaw.

# rugby-championship - Friday 14 September, 2012

All Blacks out to end home season on a high
# Perfect
From The42
# Perfect

All Blacks out to end home season on a high

Sep 14th 2012, 1:52 PM 439 Views 0 Comments

Undefeated All Blacks play their last home game of 2012 tomorrow night.

# rugby-championship - Friday 7 September, 2012

All Blacks and Pumas promise power and passion
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

All Blacks and Pumas promise power and passion

Sep 7th 2012, 6:00 PM 655 Views 0 Comments

Argentina face New Zealand in Wellington tomorrow, a repeat of the World Cup quarter-final.

Rugby Championship: Wallabies prepare attacking game plan
# Southern Hemisphere
From The42
# Southern Hemisphere

Rugby Championship: Wallabies prepare attacking game plan

Sep 7th 2012, 11:03 AM 369 Views 0 Comments

Australia face South Africa in Perth tomorrow morning in bad need of a win.

# rugby-championship - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Carter to miss All Blacks v Argentina with a calf strain
# Rugby Championship
From The42
# Rugby Championship

Carter to miss All Blacks v Argentina with a calf strain

Sep 6th 2012, 4:10 PM 499 Views 0 Comments

The injury prone fly-half withdrew from the squad on Thursday, and will be replaced by Aaron Cruden.

# rugby-championship - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Pienaar one of three Springbok changes for trip to Australia
# Rugby Championship
From The42
# Rugby Championship

Pienaar one of three Springbok changes for trip to Australia

Sep 5th 2012, 11:06 AM 472 Views 0 Comments

Number eight Duane Vermeulen will make his Test debut as South Africa look to bounce back from their draw with Argentina.