The old-school fitness camp the Wallabies suffered through is set to pay huge dividends as they return to Bloemfontein, the scene of Kurtley Beale's match-winning penalty from 2010.
The Sharks and Western Province walked away with victories in Saturday's Currie Cup matches, beating the Blue Bulls and Griquas, respectively, in two contrasting matches.
Local derbies are back on the agenda in Super Rugby in 2018 after SANZAAR unveiled its draw for the revised 15-team competition.
France's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup is to include a £150 million fee to World Rugby, £30m more than the amount required
All Blacks boss Steve Hansen has labelled his side's defensive display in their 57-0 obliteration of South Africa on Saturday as the best of his six-year tenure.
Springboks legend Bryan Habana says he can look back on his international career and be 'unbelievably proud' if he doesn't add to his 124 appearances for South Africa.
South Africa have made three changes to their starting XV for the Rugby Championship Test against the All Blacks.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has reinstated his heavy artillery for the clash with South Africa in Albany.
South Africa vs. New Zealand is a fixture that always has a special ring to it, and there is plenty hanging on this particular game as well.
England will complete a four-year wait to face New Zealand when they clash with the world champions at Twickenham next year.
If it is going to take until December to wheel out a new ARU chief, then we might as well get in our Christmas gift suggestions early, as oodles of time is clearly required for anything to be achieved or secured at St Leonards -- Greg Growden writes.
Is the Springboks versus the All Blacks still one of the marquee clashes in rugby? At face value yes, but recent stats suggest that this great sports rivalry has been rather one-sided since 2010.
KweséESPN rates the Springboks' performance after their 23-23 draw against Australia in Perth.
The Sea of Blue turned out in their droves as the Wallabies fought out an enthralling 23-23 draw with South Africa in Saturday night's Rugby Championship Test in Perth.
Dane Haylett-Petty's miserable week has taken another turn for the worse after the Wallabies winger was ruled out for the rest of the year with a biceps injury.
Australia's Test with South Africa is full of intrigue, both on and off the field. Rugby in Western Australia has endured a torrid week, and so too could the Wallabies if they again front with a leaky defence and shaky scrum. Full preview here!
The Rugby Championship resumes this weekend with the All Blacks and Springboks looking to continue their unbeaten start to the tournament. But how are they, and the Wallabies and Pumas, really travelling?
How the Wallabies perform against the Springboks in Perth will determine whether they learnt anything from another failed Bledisloe Cup campaign or remain in denial. The victim act is unbecoming and old -- Greg Growden writes.
Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore will miss next week's Test against South Africa in Perth to remain at home in Brisbane for the birth of his third child.
Top spot on the Currie Cup table as well as local bragging rights are on the line when the Sharks and the Cheetahs clash in Durban on Saturday.
Experienced flyhalf Handré Pollard, scrumhalf Ross Cronje and utility-back Dillyn Leyds have been included in the Springbok squad for the Australasian leg of the Rugby Championship.
Warren Abrahams arrived in England in 2007 without a plan, but has worked his way into the coaching teams at both Harlequins and England Sevens.
Free State Cheetahs and Southern Kings are preparing for the start of a new chapter in their history when they enter the Celtic League's PRO14 competition.
Former South Africa international Pierre Spies has announced his retirement from rugby, bringing to an end an injury-plagued career that never quite lived up to its potential.
As Season 22 of the Southern Hemisphere competition begins, here is the Rugby Championship (and its Tri-Nations predecessor) in numbers.
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- SA2ndTRIES SCORED 1st New Zealand : 25 Tries ScoredNZ1st2325
- SA2ndPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st New Zealand : 125 Points DifferenceNZ1st120125