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# the rugby championship

Last year
Dad-to-be Savea to miss All Blacks Bledisloe Test in Australia
The 28-year-old is expected to return for the second Test on 24 September.
Historic wins and shock slumps serve up one of the most intriguing Rugby Championships in years
It’s all set up for a fascinating finish to this year’s tournament.
'I'm going grey and my hair's receding quickly' - All Blacks boss Foster jokes as pressure mounts
Following Saturday’s defeat to the Springboks, New Zealand have now lost five of their last six games.
All time
Michael Cheika takes role with Argentina for upcoming Rugby Championship
Pumas boss Mario Ledesma previously worked under Cheika with the Wallabies and Stade Francais.
'Next week it's do or die' - Read laments missed tackles as All Blacks concede record points haul
Australia beat New Zealand 47-26 in the Rugby Championship and All Blacks captain Kieran Read pulled no punches in his assessment.
O'Connor to make first Wallabies start since 2013 in Bledisloe opener
Michael Cheika has made four changes for Saturday’s showdown
Sonny Bill to sit out Bledisloe opener as New Zealand trim squad to 34
Shannon Frizell and Karl Tu’inukuafe are among the men to miss out as the window to reach the World Cup narrows.
Rassie Erasmus satisfied after 'lucky' Springboks deny All Blacks in Wellington
South Africa’s director of rugby had mixed feelings after his side’s draw with New Zealand on Saturday.
Shoulder injury leaves All Blacks with World Cup concern for Retallick
New Zealand face an anxious wait for further updates on Brodie Retallick’s dislocated shoulder.
Lealiifano enjoys winning Wallabies comeback against dismal Pumas
The former Ulster man chipped in with 11 points as Australia got the better of Argentina.
'Tuesday nights, James was always out' - Genia backs newly mature O'Connor to shine for Wallabies
Will Genia believes James O’Connor will grasp his chance if a six-year Wallabies exile comes to an end when Australia face Argentina.
Two-try debutant Herschel Jantjies stars for Springboks
The Rugby Championship got underway in Johannesburg.
Cheika prepared to leap before he’s pushed after World Cup
Australia endured a miserable 2018 and there is no room for error in a World Cup year. But can their mixed bag of a squad succeed?
James O'Connor wanted behavioural clauses in Rugby Australia deal
The 29-year-old is set for a first Wallabies appearance in six years.
Wallabies' Bernard Foley to leave Waratahs and Australia after World Cup
The 29-year-old is set to move to Japan’s Top League.
Former Ulster star earns Wallabies recall for first time in three years after overcoming cancer
Christian Lealiifano has been included in the 34-man squad for their Rugby Championship opener.
World Rugby urges tier-one nations to be open-minded about global championship
Rugby’s tier-one nations should have the future of the sport in mind when they consider World Rugby’s proposed changes, says Brett Gosper.
Captain Kolisi proud to restore respect for Springboks in Rassie's first year
The former Munster boss has led a resurgence in South African rugby that could lead them to a World Cup clash with Ireland.
Rugby Australia hang up on Jake White after Wallabies coach bid
White has offered to replace under-siege Michael Cheika ahead of the World Cup.
Wallabies stage record comeback to beat Pumas and ease pressure on Michael Cheika
The Wallabies avoided finishing bottom of the table and back-to-back losses to the Pumas for the first time in history.
Much-changed All Blacks bounce back to retain Rugby Championship crown
Rieko Ioane’s double against Argentina helped secure another title for the world champions.
Cheika defiant despite Wallabies woes after Springboks loss
The Wallabies have lost four of five games and eight of their past 10 Tests but boss Michael Cheika is digging in.
'All Blacks are well known for coming back strong after a defeat... they don't experience a lot of them'
New Zealand boss Steve Hansen has made changes for a clash with Argentina after losing at home to South Africa.
Hansen not 'bitching' about ref call in All Blacks' shock loss
The New Zealand coach would not blame referee Nigel Owens or fly-half Beauden Barrett for the defeat to South Africa.
Defeating the All Blacks the pinnacle of Erasmus' coaching career
What a moment for the former Munster director of rugby.
Cheika: 'I rang the coach and said, "mate, I need this bloke back on a plane"'
Despite the late withdrawals of Adam Coleman and Israel Folau, Australia secured a hard-fought 23-18 victory over South Africa.
Injury-hit Australia break losing streak as Springboks stumble again
The Wallabies scored a five-point win against South Africa.
All Blacks survive stern Argentina challenge to maintain winning championship run
It was a far from convincing victory from the All Blacks.
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.
Erasmus focused on Springboks amid Bulls talk
The 45-year-old says he will not be leaving his role as South Africa head coach to take over the Bulls.
Rassie calls Springbok display in Argentina 'unacceptable'
The former Munster boss says the clash with the Wallabies is ‘win at all costs’.
Cheika rubbishes Hansen's claim of disrespect to 100-cap Whitelock
“To say that we lack respect is a little bit of a stretch from Steve Hansen.”
'There's no one hurting more than me when I walk down the tunnel and see my two kids there crying'
Michael Cheika is building up to another crack at the All Blacks.
Beale backs Hodge to fill Wallabies' centre gap for All Blacks clash
Samu Kerevi, who played 13 through the June series with Ireland, will miss out through injury.
SBW to miss out on Bledisloe clashes, Coles set for club duty
The All Blacks will take on Australia without the influential centre and hooker this month.
Sopoaga earns first All Blacks start in two years as Beauden Barrett is ruled out with concussion
Lima Sopoaga will make his first All Blacks start for over two years in the absence of Beauden Barrett in Brisbane.
Hansen defends under-fire Sonny Bill Williams after calls to drop the centre
Simple – ‘He is playing well.’
Australia overcome Pumas in hard-fought win to finish second in Rugby Championship
The Wallabies completed their Rugby Championship with victory over Argentina in Mendoza.
All Blacks confirm Israel Dagg is out for the season with a knee injury
Israel Dagg will spend the rest of 2017 resting a knee injury after a stop-start year for the All Blacks and Crusaders.
Australia come from behind to seal first Rugby Championship win
Israel Folau broke a six-Test scoring drought in a very important victory for the Wallabies.