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15dReuters

COVID-19: Lions trip to South Africa in doubt

The British and Irish Lions will discuss this month whether to visit South Africa because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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34dTom Hamilton

RWC 2023 hosts France draw New Zealand

Rugby World Cup-holders South Africa have been drawn with Ireland for the 2023 competition while New Zealand are paired with France, England are in the same pool as Japan and Argentina.

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40dReuters

England set up WC final rematch vs. South Africa

England will host world champions South Africa at Twickenham during their 2021 Autumn International series, a rematch of the 2019 Rugby World Cup final in Japan.

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41dReuters

SANZAAR open to hub for Rugby Championship

SANZAAR say they are open to hosting the Rugby Championship in a centralised location again after this year's edition was reduced to three teams and played entirely in Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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61dESPN Staff

COVID-19 hits again, SA rugby players warned

South African rugby players and officials have been cautioned to practise strict COVID-compliance measures to minimise the risk of infection, after a third Super Rugby Unlocked fixture was cancelled.

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74dESPN Staff

Springboks commited to Rugby Championship until 2030

The South African Rugby Union has reaffirmed its commitment to the Rugby Championship for the next decade, tournament organisers SANZAAR said on Wednesday.

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93dESPN staff and Reuters

South Africa withdraw from Championship

The world champion Springboks have officially withdrawn from the Rugby Championship, leaving just Australia, New Zealand and Argentina to challenge for the 2020 title.

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95dReuters

Boks: 48 hours to confirm Rugby Championship

The Springboks are scheduled to play their first Rugby Championship Test against Argentina on Nov. 7, hence time is running out to get the players into Australia and through quarantine.

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95dAAP

Springboks' Rugby Championship ultimatum

SANZAAR has given the world champion Springboks a 48-hour deadline to resolve their internal issues and confirm their participation in the Rugby Championship.

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106dReuters

World Cup 2023 draw to use 2019 rankings

The draw for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France will take place in Paris on Dec. 14 using seedings based on the world rankings taken after last year's tournament, organisers said on Friday.

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108dReuters

NZ deny agreeing to late finish of Rugby Championship

New Zealand Rugby doubled down on Thursday on their insistence they had not agreed to the southern hemisphere's Rugby Championship extending into six weeks and leaving the All Blacks stuck in quarantine over the Christmas break.

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82dESPN

Kolisi to captain in Springbok Showdown

Siya Kolisi will captain a team in the Springbok Showdown, 10 months after leading South Africa to glory in the Rugby World Cup final.

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114dESPN Staff

Springbok Showdown squads named in unique live pick

Springboks, Blitzboks and Junior Boks players have been named in two 25-man squads for the Springbok Showdown to be played at Newlands in Cape Town on Oct. 3.

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115dReuters

SA Rugby discussing more teams in PRO14

Andy Marinos, chief executive of SANZAAR, the organisers of Super Rugby and the Rugby Championship, denies the provincial championship "will never look the same again" if more South African teams join the PRO14.

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115dSam Bruce

NZ Rugby 'hasn't agreed' to Rugby Champ schedule

New Zealand Rugby has expressed its "disappointment" at the Rugby Championship schedule released on Thursday morning, confirming it had not agreed to the fixture list approved by SANZAAR.

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123d

De Jager adds to Springboks' injury woes

South Africa second-row Lood de Jager has been ruled out for up to six months with a recurrence of the shoulder injury that forced him out of last year's Rugby World Cup final.

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123dESPN Staff

Springbok Showdown to kickstart South Africa's season

South Africa's domestic rugby season will finally kick into full gear when a seven-team competition starts on Oct. 10, ending a seven-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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125dReuters

Boks star Pollard out of Rugby Championship

South Africa fly-half Handre Pollard faces "several months" on the sidelines after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligaments while playing for French Top14 side Montpellier on Friday.

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131dESPN staff

Australia firming as Rugby Championship host

Speculation is mounting that Australia will host the Rugby Championship hub, rather than New Zealand, in what would prove a double-edged sword for the Wallabies and new coach Dave Rennie.

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139dReuters with ESPN staff

SANZAAR rubbishes Boks report, admits Super Rugby lost its way

SANZAAR has dismissed reports that South Africa are to join an eight-team competition in Europe later this year while chief executive Andy Marinos has also finally conceded Super Rugby's decline.

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144dSam Bruce

Rugby Championship 2020: What we do, and don't, know

The Rugby Championship is the jewel in the southern hemisphere rugby season, but we remain no closer to learning whether the tournament will proceed after already being postponed due to the coronavirus. So where do things stand now?

2019 RankingsRugby Championship

  • Tries Scored
    1st 11 Tries
  • Points Difference
    = 1st 51 points