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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

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# Planning ahead
McCaw returning to All Black duty, but Cane set to retain 7 shirt
“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
Wales and Argentina keen to build on global gains
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
Ioane try stands out as Australia win penalty-strewn match
The Wallabies were playing Argentina in the final match of the Rugby Championship, winning 25-19 in Rosario.
# black-wash
Rugby Championship: New Zealand sign off in style with win in Soweto
The world champions completed a clean sweep in the new tournament with four tries against the Springboks.
# Team news
New Zealand change two for South Africa Test
Brodie Retallick and Hosea Gear will both start for the All Blacks on Saturday.
# Second best
Rugby Championship: Springboks name unchanged line-up in quest to deny McCaw's 100th win
South Africa are in a confident mood after disposing of Australia at the weekend.
# Job Done
Rugby Championship: McCaw satisfied by performance in Argentina
The World Cup winning captain was happy with every aspect of New Zealand’s title-sealing 54-15 win.
# overnight success
Clinical All Blacks crush Argentina to claim inaugural Rugby Championship
New competition, new venues, familiar result.
# Preview
All Blacks can wrap up Rugby Championship by beating Argentina
That would make Richie McCaw’s six-month sabbatical all the sweeter.
# Boom!
VIDEO: Dean Greyling given two-week ban for flying forearm
The Springbok prop leapt over a ruck to smash the jaw of Richie McCaw.
# Perfect
All Blacks out to end home season on a high
Undefeated All Blacks play their last home game of 2012 tomorrow night.
# Preview
All Blacks and Pumas promise power and passion
Argentina face New Zealand in Wellington tomorrow, a repeat of the World Cup quarter-final.
# southern hemisphere
Rugby Championship: Wallabies prepare attacking game plan
Australia face South Africa in Perth tomorrow morning in bad need of a win.
# rugby championship
Carter to miss All Blacks v Argentina with a calf strain
The injury prone fly-half withdrew from the squad on Thursday, and will be replaced by Aaron Cruden.
# rugby championship
Pienaar one of three Springbok changes for trip to Australia
Number eight Duane Vermeulen will make his Test debut as South Africa look to bounce back from their draw with Argentina.
# For the chop?
Reports: Robbie Deans has just four games to save his job
The Australia coach must turn around his side’s flagging fortunes quickly.
# rugby championship
Pumas and Springboks share the spoils in Argentina
It was the home side’s best ever result in 15 matches against South Africa.
# Bledisloe Cup
Robbie Deans: New Zealand gave a 'masterclass'
The 22-0 defeat was the first time in 50 years Australia have not scored a point against the All Blacks.
# Shutout
Awesome All Blacks annihilate Australia
A one sided Rugby Championship affair extends New Zealand’s unbeaten run in Eden Park to 30 tests.
# Unlucky Seven
David Pocock ruled out for three months after knee surgery
Pocock is now unlikely to feature in the November meetings with England, Italy, Wales and France.
# Catch up
Off The Record: Five stories you may have missed over the weekend
Concussed Casillas, Clark goes close and Mario wants your camera.
# Bledisloe Cup
VIDEO: All Blacks impress in Rugby Championship opener
The World Champions ran out 27-19 winners over Australia in Sydney.
# Preview
Rugby Championship: Pumas begin new phase in deep end
Cape Town is the setting for Argentina’s debut in the competition formerly known as the Tri-Nations.
# Preview
Bledisloe Cup: Australia out to ease World Cup 'sting'
World Champions New Zealand will kick off the new Rugby Championship in Sydney tomorrow.
# argy barge
Argentina prepare for Rugby Championship debut against Springboks
Los Pumas will make their tournament bow in Cape Town against a South African side rebuilding their front eight.
# Bledisloe Cup
No room for Quade Cooper in Australian squad to face All Blacks
Berrick Barnes has been rewarded for his exemplary form against Wales and starts at fly-half.