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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.

Springboks and All Blacks set for explosive showdown

The next World Cup may still be two years away, but today's Rugby Championship decider between South Africa and New Zealand at Ellis Park could provide an early psychological blow for the victor.

Friday, 28 February, 2014, 8:22pm

Du Preez may be catalyst to Springbok victory over Australia

Veteran South Africa scrum-half Fourie du Preez could be the catalyst for victory over Australia on Saturday in a vital Rugby Championship Test.

28 Feb 2014 - 7:21pm

Boks prepare to battle upbeat Australians

South Africa will concentrate on the basics as they try to dispatch a bullish Australia at Newlands on Saturday in the hope of setting up a final-day showdown against New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.

28 Feb 2014 - 7:26pm

Springboks relish All Blacks crunch match

The Springboks are bristling with confidence that they can break open fortress New Zealand when they face the All Blacks today in a top-of-table Rugby Championship clash.

28 Feb 2014 - 7:30pm

High-tempo game should help us beat Pumas, says McCaw

New Zealand plan to run the legs off Argentina with their high-tempo game in the Rugby Championship in Hamilton on Saturday and do not want to be dragged into an “arm wrestle” with the Pumas physical forwards, said All Blacks captain Richie McCaw.

28 Feb 2014 - 7:35pm

New Zealand beat Australia 27-16

Winger Ben Smith kept up his prolific try-scoring record in test matches this season, touching down twice as New Zealand took advantage of lax defence to beat Australia 27-16 in the Rugby Championship and retain the Bledisloe Cup on Saturday.

28 Feb 2014 - 7:38pm

Digby Ioane try lifts Wallabies to victory over Pumas

Australia wing Digby Ioane scored a superb mid-second half try to set up a 25-19 triumph over Argentina Saturday in a penalty-saturated final match of the Rugby Championship season.

28 Feb 2014 - 8:33pm

Sport Digest, October 7, 2012

Hong Kong cricketers thrashed by UAE

7 Oct 2012 - 2:02am

Aussies prepare for Pumas pounding

Robbie Deans, the embattled coach of Australia, has beefed up his team in anticipation of a pounding from Argentina today.

28 Feb 2014 - 8:35pm

Springboks aim to strike right balance against All Blacks

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer is a realist rather than a romantic and that is set to show when his team confront New Zealand in a Rugby Championship final-round fixture at Soccer City  today.

28 Feb 2014 - 8:37pm