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  • Jul 25, 2014
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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.

Henry Speight a ‘lethal weapon’ for Australia

Australia added another hefty offensive weapon to their armoury on Wednesday when Fijian winger Henry Speight was named in their squad for the Rugby Championship.

Thursday, 24 July, 2014, 9:46am

‘Too many options’ for Heyneke Meyer ahead of four-nation contest

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer admits he faces a pleasant selection headache ahead of the Rugby Championship following the team's commanding 55-6 thumping of Scotland on Saturday.

30 Jun 2014 - 2:09pm

Injured Quade Cooper ruled out for four months, say Queensland Reds

Australia playmaker Quade Cooper will be out of action for four months after scans on Monday revealed he needs surgery on his injured left shoulder.

20 May 2014 - 12:36pm

South Africa switch to Europe ‘inevitable’, says Saracens chairman

South Africa will join a European-based competition "sooner or later", leading the southern hemisphere sides to increasingly focus on Japan and Hong Kong, says the chairman of English Premiership side Saracens.

17 May 2014 - 2:54pm

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.

28 Feb 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

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