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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
Coach Heyneke Meyer said South Africa must become more clinical finishers if they hope to beat New Zealand in Soweto this weekend.28 Feb 2014 - 8:42pm
New Zealand proved they were worthy world champions by overwhelming Argentina in La Plata to win the maiden Rugby Championship, skipper Richie McCaw said.28 Feb 2014 - 8:47pm
South Africa are banking on 20-year-old fly-half Johan Goosen against Australia in Pretoria today to kick-start a Rugby Championship season that has veered off course.
After a comfortable home win over debutants Argentina, the Springboks snatched a lucky draw in the southern hemisphere championship return fixture before losing leads in away defeats by Australia and New Zealand.29 Sep 2012 - 2:32am
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The Wallabies left for South Africa yesterday with coach Robbie Deans keeping secret the identity of his new flyhalf for next week’s Rugby Championship test against the Springboks.
Deans has had to find a replacement for injured number 10 Quade Cooper but was giving little away at the team’s departure as to whether it was Berrick Barnes or Kurtley Beale.21 Sep 2012 - 2:58am