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Castle Rugby Championship Preview

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Tweet   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…

Three making debuts for Argentina against All Blacks


TweetArgentina’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…


TweetAll 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


TweetReturning 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!

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TweetMichael 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…

Rugby Championship draw confirmed

TweetSANZAR 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.

Springbok schedule for 2013

TweetThe 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.