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  • Sep 19, 2014
  • Updated: 4:17am

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.

Ashley-Cooper and Genia back in Wallabies squad

Adam Ashley-Cooper has recovered from injury and Will Genia and Benn Robinson were recalled on Wednesday to the Wallabies squad for their Rugby Championship tour of South Africa and Argentina.

Thursday, 18 September, 2014, 11:14am

Shrinking crowds put pressure on Wallabies to perform

The Wallabies have lost just one game in 11 tests and are unbeaten at home this season but fans are losing interest and staying away.

16 Sep 2014 - 12:15pm 1 comment

All Blacks edge out Boks in gritty clash

Captain Richie McCaw scored a second-half try to help the All Blacks maintain their five-year unbeaten record in New Zealand with a tense 14-10 victory over a combative Springboks side in the Rugby Championship in Wellington on Saturday.

14 Sep 2014 - 4:31pm

Wallabies hold on to deny Argentina

The Wallabies held on grimly to deny Argentina their first win in the Rugby Championship, scraping home 32-25 on the Gold Coast on Saturday.

14 Sep 2014 - 4:23pm

Win over All Blacks could change World Cup dynamic, says Springbok Victor Matfield

A Springboks victory over New Zealand in the fourth round of the Rugby Championship would go a long way towards changing the mindset of both teams with next year’s World Cup fast approaching, according to South Africa lock Victor Matfield.

12 Sep 2014 - 5:22pm 1 comment

Aaron Cruden back in starting line-up for All Blacks

Fly-half Aaron Cruden has returned to the All Blacks’ starting side after recovering from a chest injury to face South Africa in the fourth round of the Rugby Championship at Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday.

11 Sep 2014 - 6:09pm

Springboks throw Handre Pollard in at deep end against All Blacks

South Africa will field fledgling international fly-half Handre Pollard against New Zealand in the only change to their line-up for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash.

10 Sep 2014 - 7:42pm

Reckless Tomas Lavanini to miss Wallabies test

Argentina lock Tomás Lavanini will miss this weekend's Rugby Championship test against the Wallabies after being suspended by Sanzar yesterday.

7 Sep 2014 - 10:56pm

All Blacks outmuscle feared Argentine pack

The All Blacks gave their forwards credit for a convincing win over Argentina on Saturday after they outmuscled the feared visiting pack and set the stage for a 28-9 win.

7 Sep 2014 - 12:58am

Wallabies snatch victory in tough test of character

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie praised his team’s character after they rebounded from a hammering by New Zealand to beat South Africa 24-23 in the Rugby Championship on Saturday, even if they needed a late try to do it.

7 Sep 2014 - 1:03am