Springboks' Rynhardt Elstadt and Herschel Jantjies to debut against Wallabies
Bulls prop Lizo Gqoboka is also set to make his Test debut off the bench at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg.
Injury delays Christian Leali'ifano's Wallabies return
The Wallabies' hopes of a breakthrough Rugby Championship win at Ellis Park have suffered a blow with a number of key players including Christian Leali'ifano sent home.
James O'Connor insisted on behavioural clauses, Rugby Australia says
James O'Connor pushed for unprecedented behavioural clauses to be inserted in his Rugby Australia and Queensland Reds contract to prove he's put his bad boy days behind him.
Pumas seek to rediscover scrum reputation for Rugby Championship
Argentina coach Mario Ledesma is looking to rediscover the nation's formidable reputation at the scrum ahead of the Rugby Championship.
Springboks' Beast Mtawarira 'fresh again' after knee injury
South Africa prop Tendai Mtawarira is ready to give his "mind, body and soul" to the Springboks, and he has backed coach Rassie Erasmus to lead the team to Rugby World Cup glory in Japan.
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What the All Blacks will want out of Pumas 'banana skin'
The All Blacks' Test against the Pumas in Argentina presents a challenge. But if an under-strength All Blacks nail four key areas they should not only emerge victorious but also take a significant step on their road to the World Cup, Craig Dowd writes.
James O'Connor eyes Springboks Test after Reds deal
James O'Connor's Wallabies' career may get a reboot as soon as this weekend with the star utility now available to play South Africa after signing a Super Rugby deal with Queensland.
Under-strength All Blacks see opportunities in Argentina
With eight Crusaders players sitting out the All Blacks' trip to Argentina, the Pumas have their best chance at notching a maiden win over the world champions. But New Zealand's fringe World Cup players can see an opportunity in the adversity.
Wallabies look to refocus after brazen Johannesburg robbery
The Wallabies are banding together as Taniela Tupou continues his recovery from a brazen robbery during their preparations for Saturday's Test match against South Africa in Johannesburg.
Springboks' Aphiwe Dyanti ruled out of Wallabies Test
The winger seems likely also to miss the Springboks' second Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand in Wellington on July 27.
The Rugby Championship: What's to be gained before the World Cup?
How important is momentum ahead of the World Cup? Will we see James O'Connor and Sonny Bill Williams? Who can bolt their way into squad for Japan? We analyse some of the big talking points ahead of the condensed Rugby Championship.
James O'Connor, David Pocock to join Wallabies in South Africa
Former bad boy James O'Connor is flying out to link with the Wallabies squad in South Africa even before signing to return to Australian rugby.
Christian Lealiifano recalled, big names omitted in Wallabies squad
Quade Cooper has failed in his bid to return to the Wallabies, with Michael Cheika handing a recall to five-eighth Christian Lealiifano for the Rugby Championship.
Springboks captain Siya Kolisi likely to play Currie Cup not Rugby Championship
South Africa are to take a "conservative approach" with injured captain Siya Kolisi ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan,
Crusaders lose Ryan Crotty, Scott Barrett for Super Rugby Final
Crusaders inside centre Ryan Crotty and lock Scott Barrett have been ruled out of the Super Rugby final against the Jaguares on Saturday and likely the entirety of the Rugby Championship after breaking bones in their hands.
Springboks add 13 players to Rugby Championship training group
Duane Vermeulen, Handre Pollard, Lukhanyo Am, Sibusiso Nkosi and Francois Louw headline the additions, with Ruan Botha, Dan du Preez, Warren Whiteley, Damian Willemseand Jan Serfontein not considered due to injury.
SANZAAR hits out at lost 'golden opportunity' of Nations Championship
SANZAAR has expressed its disappointment at the loss of the "golden opportunity" offered by the Nations Championship, the potentially transformative Test competition which could have brought about a vital financial windfall.
Rugby Australia considers new comp options
Rugby Australia is working on other options if the mooted world league doesn't go ahead, with a more meaningful Rugby Championship on the SANZAAR agenda.
Boks coach to stand down after Rugby World Cup
"I'm only head coach until the World Cup next year," Rassie Erasmus says, noting that he has a six-year contract only as Director of Rugby.
Boks to play home Tests in Joburg, Pretoria
There is no June international window in Rugby World Cup year and the Rugby Championship has been cut to three fixtures per side, with the Boks to open their campaign against Australia at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on July 20.
Undefeated tour a 'pass mark' for Wallabies: Castle
Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle has said an undefeated tour of Europe would be a "pass mark" for the Wallabies as they look to finish off a tough season on a high note.
Dyantyi, Larmour, Tu'inukuafe Breakthrough Player nominees
"The Breakthrough Player of the Year Award recognises the most exciting talent to burst onto the international 15s or sevens stage and highlights the 'ones to watch'," World Rugby chief Bill Beaumont says.
Coleman out, Naivalu returns for Wallabies
Israel Folau will start at outside centre, while a groin injury has forced lock Adam Coleman out of the Wallabies' Test against the All Blacks on Saturday in Yokohama.
McKenzie to start in Bledisloe III
The All Blacks have sprung a major surprise by naming Damian McKenzie to start at fullback in the third Bledisloe Cup Test in Yokohama on Saturday.
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