• Sun
  • Aug 31, 2014
  • Updated: 11:39am

The Rugby Championship

An annual competition involving the southern hemisphere’s top four rugby-playing nations – New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Argentina. Known as the Tri Nations from 1996 to 2012, when the Pumas were invited to join the party.

I’m fortunate to retire intact, says injured McCabe

Wallabies centre Pat McCabe counts himself fortunate to be able to walk away from rugby intact after deciding to retire at the age of 26 in the wake of a third neck fracture in two years. McCabe confirmed his decision to call time on his rugby career on Thursday after sustaining the injury in Australia's 51-20 Rugby Championship defeat to New Zealand last weekend.

Friday, 29 August, 2014, 9:31pm

Wallabies to allow players to move overseas

Australia is to allow centrally contracted players to move overseas temporarily from 2016 and still retain their test eligibility for at least part of the season, the Australian Rugby Union said on Thursday.

29 Aug 2014 - 12:04pm

Confusion over Pat McCabe’s future after third neck break

Wallaby back Pat McCabe has retired from rugby after fracturing his neck for a third time, his ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham said Wednesday - but McCabe's club ACT Brumbies denied that.

27 Aug 2014 - 2:19pm

‘Lucky’ Springboks edge Pumas in thriller

Fly-half Morne Steyn kicked a penalty three minutes from time to earn South Africa a 33-31 win over Argentina in a Rugby Championship thriller.

26 Aug 2014 - 2:16pm

All Blacks fire World Cup warning shot with Wallabies rout

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen could afford himself a little feeling of satisfaction yesterday after his side retained the Bledisloe Cup with a record victory over Australia that also sent a stark message ahead of next year's World Cup.

24 Aug 2014 - 9:43pm

All Blacks tear Wallabies apart

New Zealand's forwards responded to criticism of their performance in their opening Rugby Championship clash to set the foundation for a 51-20 victory over Australia at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday that also ensured the retention of the Bledisloe Cup.

23 Aug 2014 - 11:44pm

Referee in focus for trans-Tasman rivals

The All Blacks and Wallabies sought prematch talks with referee Romain Poite on Friday as they try to avoid giving away penalties in their highly anticipated return Rugby Championship test on Saturday.

23 Aug 2014 - 11:19am

Ryan Crotty will start first test as All Blacks make three changes for Australia

The All Blacks have made three changes for the return Rugby Championship Test against the Wallabies in Auckland on Saturday including a Test start for centre Ryan Crotty.

21 Aug 2014 - 3:32pm

The Rugby Championship fixtures and results

See all the fixtures and results for this year’s southern hemisphere Rugby Championship, involving the national teams from Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

24 Aug 2014 - 3:57pm

Wallabies stick with same squad as they aim to conquer fortress Eden Park

Kurtley Beale has kept his place as the starting fly-half for the return Bledisloe Cup test against New Zealand, with Australia coach Ewen McKenzie retaining the 23-man squad which held the All Blacks to a 12-12 draw in the series-opening match last weekend.

19 Aug 2014 - 12:27pm