Castle Rugby Championship Preview

July 15, 2015 14
  By: Jacques Nortier       In a World Cup year every tournament is important but no more so than tournaments that involve the players that will attempt to bring the Webb Ellis Trophy back to their fans. The start of the Castle Rugby Championship will start the preparations for the three power houses…

Three making debuts for Argentina against All Blacks

July 15, 2015 0
Argentina's team to face New Zealand in Christchurch on Friday features three players making their Rugby Championship debuts. Coach Daniel Hourcade has named number eight Facundo Isa, lock Guido Petti and wing Santiago Cordero in his starting XV for the competition opener. 21-year-old Isa and 20-year-old Petti both made their Test debuts during last November's…

Springboks all ready to go…

July 14, 2015 1
All 31 players in the Springbok tour squad were given the green light to be considered for selection for their Castle Lager Rugby Championship opener against Australia. The South Africans will only have two full training sessions and a light captain’s run before facing the Wallabies at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday. Springbok team doctor Craig…

Giteau feels call up unjustified

July 14, 2015 3
Returning Wallaby Matt Giteau has revealed that he feels his call-up is unjustified because he has not played against his team-mates this year. Giteau joined wing Drew Mitchell is being named in Australia's training squad for the Rugby Championship, with the overseas law relaxed to allow the move. But the Toulon star says it has…

Wallabies name Rugby Championship squad!

July 2, 2015 6
Michael Cheika has named his squad for the Rugby Championship. A few players that are notable have been omitted and these include; Ben Alexander, James O'Connor, Benn Robinson and Karmicheal Hunt. The Wallabies also welcome Sam Carter, Scott Higginbotham and Dave Dennis with the latter two missing the Autumn tour and Dennis returning to the…

Preview : South Africa vs Argentina

August 15, 2014 4
The Springboks kick of their 2014 Castle Rugby Championship campaign with a fixture against the Pumas at Loftus Versveld Pretoria by Clayton Saville Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has rolled out the heavies for this game and it’s pretty clear that that his intention is to put the hurt on the Pumas irrespective of what his…

Rugby Championship draw confirmed

January 15, 2013 0
SANZAR today announced the full draw for The Rugby Championship’s second year, kicking off with a popular clash between the Wallabies and 2012 season’s winners, the All Blacks, at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Saturday 17 August. That same day the Springboks will host the Pumas at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. The Pumas will…

Springbok schedule for 2013

January 9, 2013 5
The Springboks will end off a busy international season with a tour to Scotland, Wales and France in Europe in November this year, while the venues for the first two Springbok Tests of 2013 have been reversed to avoid an event clash. The opening fixture of a new-look quadrangular tournament between the Springboks, their RWC…

Coenie cleared to play

October 2, 2012 3
Springbok prop Coenie Oosthuizen has been cleared to play after an examination by a neurosurgeon in Durban on Tuesday. Oosthuizen injured his neck during his Test debut for South Africa against England in Durban in June. He spent almost three months doing rehabilitation and returned to action in an Absa Currie Cup match last weekend.…

Argentina 15, All Blacks 54

September 29, 2012 2
It is highly unlikely, but can Argentina cause one of the biggest upsets in rugby history by beating the All Blacks in their debut season of the Rugby Championship? MATCH DETAILS: 29 September 2012 Argentina v All Blacks Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata Kick off (2010 local, 2310 GMT, Sun 30 Sep 1210…

Springboks 31, Wallabies 8

September 29, 2012 24
The Boks are desperate for a win at home and will have their best chance against an Aussie team in disarray through injuries and divisions in the ranks. MATCH DETAILS: 29 September 2012 Springboks v Wallabies Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria Kick off (1700 local, 1500 GMT, Sun 30 Sep 0400 NZT, Sun 30 Sep 0100 NSW/ACT,…

Goosen starts, Morne dropped

September 26, 2012 24
Johan Goosen will start his first Test for the Springboks when he runs out at flyhalf against Australia in The Castle Rugby Championship at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday. The inclusion of the 20-year-old Toyota Free State Cheetahs flyhalf in the place of Morné Steyn is one of three changes to the starting XV…

Australia 26 v Springboks 19

September 8, 2012 50
Both teams are under huge pressure with the losers basically out of the running for a title shot. MATCH DETAILS: 8 September 2012 Wallabies v Springboks Patersons Stadium, Perth Kick off (1835 local, 1035 GMT, 2235 NZT, 2035 NSW/ACT, 1235 SAT, 0735 ARG) Referee: N Owens (WRU) AR: W Barnes (RFU) AR: G Jackson (NZRU)…

Argentina 16 v Springboks 16

August 25, 2012 30
The Boks travel to Mendoza to tackle the Argies on their home turf in their debut season of the Rugby Championship. MATCH DETAILS: South Africa versus Argentina (15th test) Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza, Mendoza Province, Argentina Kick off (1610 local, 1910 GMT, Sunday 26 August 0710 NZT, Sunday 26 August 0510 NSW/ACT, 2110 SAT) Referee:…

All Blacks 22 v Australia 0

August 25, 2012 11
It's Bledisloe II and it is not going to be any easier for the Wallabies as they take on the All Blacks at the venue they won the Rugby World Cup in 2011. MATCH DETAILS: Australia versus New Zealand (145th test / 169th if NSW matches included) Eden Park Auckland, New Zealand Kick off (1935…
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