PARIS, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Union Bordeaux Begles boss Jacques Brunel has replaced Guy Noves as the head coach of France, in advance of next year's Six Nations championship, the French Rugby Federation (FFR) announced on Wednesday.
The European club championships have now closed down until the new year. Rounds 3 & 4, played over the weekends of 9th and the 16th December, saw all 4 Irish provinces win for the 2nd weekend in a row. Leinster, Munster and Ulster (listed in alphabetical order) are all now well placed in their groups more...
CAPE TOWN, Dec 11 (Reuters) - South African Rugby have announced the venues for the Springboks’ three home matches in the 2018 Rugby Championship, including a fixture against world champions New Zealand in Pretoria.
Dec 8 (Reuters) - Wales flanker Sam Warburton will miss next year's Six Nations championship after undergoing knee surgery, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) said on Friday.
LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – New Zealand’s policy of resting key players during this year’s Rugby Championship has ensured they are not jaded for their European tour, scrumhalf Aaron Smith said on Tuesday.
SYDNEY, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Billionaire mining tycoon Andrew Forrest has said the launch of his mooted Indo-Pacific Rugby Championship could be pushed back to a March-June window in 2019, which could result in a fixtures clash with Super Rugby and the June internationals.
Oct 9 (Reuters) - The governing body of southern hemisphere rugby has said South African centre Damian de Allende should not have been sent off during the Rugby Championship loss to New Zealand in Cape Town on Saturday.
CAPE TOWN, Oct 8 (Reuters) - New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has hailed his side's displays in 2017 after they completed the Rugby Championship with a 100 percent record on Saturday, making up for the disappointment of a drawn series against the British and Irish Lions.
Australia finished runners-up in the 2017 Rugby Championship after a bonus point 37-20 victory over Argentina.
CAPE TOWN, Oct 8 (Reuters) - New Zealand winger Nehe Milner-Skudder suffered a dislocated right shoulder in Saturday's Rugby Championship win over South Africa, coach Steve Hansen has said.
Argentina fail to score a point for first time (Adds detail)
MENDOZA, Argentina, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Reece Hodge ran in two of Australia's five tries as the Wallabies beat Argentina 37-20 to finish second in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.
Oct 7 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the The Rugby Championship match between Argentina and Australia on Saturday at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in Mendoza, Argentina Argentina : 1-Lucas Noguera Paz, 2-Agustin Creevy (capt), 3-Nahuel Tetaz...Show More Summary
CAPE TOWN, Oct 7 (Reuters) - South Africa came agonisingly close to redeeming themselves after a record defeat last month but again paid the price for costly errors as New Zealand edged them 25-24 in a thrilling Rugby Championship encounter at Newlands on Saturday.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct 7 (Reuters) – - World champions New Zealand held off a spirited fight from hosts South Africa to complete their Rugby Championship campaign unbeaten after a 25-24 win in a ferocious physical battle at Newlands on Saturday.
Oct 7 (Gracenote) - Summary from the The Rugby Championship match between South Africa and New Zealand on Saturday at DHL Newlands in Cape Town, South Africa South Africa 24 New Zealand 25 Half Time: 3-8 Scorers: South Africa : Tries:...Show More Summary
Champions New Zealand beat South Africa 25-24 in a thrilling final match in the Rugby Championship in Cape Town.
Oct 7 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the The Rugby Championship matches on Saturday RESULTS South Africa 24 New Zealand 25 STANDINGS P W D F A B Pts 1. New Zealand 6 6 0 246 119 4 28 2. South Africa 6 2 2 152 170 2 14 3. Australia 5 1 2 158 159 2 10 4. Argentina 5 0 0 90 198 0 0 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 FIXTURES (GMT) Argentina v Australia (2240) Mendoza
CAPE TOWN, Oct 6 (Reuters) - New Zealand skipper Kieran Read affirmed his side’s desire to complete a second successive Rugby Championship with a 100 percent record but warned team mates not to underestimate beleaguered hosts South Africa at Newlands on Saturday. Show More Summary