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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Rob Simmons yellow carded for off the ball shoulder on Felipe Contepomi

Felipe Contepomi played his final Test on Saturday, turning out against the Wallabies for his 87th cap, an Argentina record. Unfortunately things didn't go exactly to plan in front of his home crowd as his team took a heavy defeat, and he was on the receiving end of a big shoulder. MORE »

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Martin Landajo banned for one week for stamping on Wallaby hands

Puma's scrumhalf Martin Landajo has been banned for a week for stamping during Argentina's 54-17 Rugby Championship final round loss to the Wallabies in Rosario on Saturday. He was cautioned by referee Wayne Barnes at the time, but was later cited. MORE »

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen proud after tense win over Springboks

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen was pleased with the way his side handled the pressure of Ellis Park, beating the Springboks 38-27 in a classic encounter between the old rivals on Saturday. He said he was proud of what they have achieved. MORE »

Monday, October 07, 2013

The Wallabies run riot in Rosario with big win over Argentina

The Wallabies surprised everyone by running riot in Rosario, beating Argentina 54-17 to keep Los Pumas winless in the Rugby Championship. Israel Folau scored a hat-trick as Ewen McKenzie's chargers restored some pride after a disappointing few months. MORE »

Saturday, October 05, 2013

All Blacks claim the Rugby Championship after epic battle with the Springboks

The Springboks knew what was needed to claim the Rugby Championship, and achieved part of the mammoth task by scoring a four try bonus point, but conceded five in what was a thrilling game of rugby, won 38-27 by the All Blacks in the end. MORE »

Monday, September 30, 2013

New Zealand in strong position following bonus point win over Argentina

New Zealand are favourites to claim another Rugby Championship title after they beat Argentina 33-15 on Saturday, scoring a four try bonus point in the process. They travel to Ellis Park for what should be a mouthwatering finale this coming weekend. MORE »

Monday, September 30, 2013

Flip van der Merwe suspended for one week for dangerous play

Springbok lock Flip van der Merwe has been suspended following the 28-8 victory over the Wallabies on Saturday. Van Der Merwe was yellow carded by referee Jerome Garces, but was later cited for the offence that was deemed worthy of a red card. MORE »

Monday, September 30, 2013

The Springboks claim convincing win over the Wallabies in Cape Town

The Springboks were disappointed to miss out on a much needed bonus point as they beat the Wallabies 28-8 in an eventful Rugby Championship Test on Saturday. They are now set up for a deciding encounter with the All Blacks, but have it all to do. MORE »

Monday, September 23, 2013

Bismarck Du Plessis was not offside but bears no grudges towards ref

Following the controversial sending off of Bismarck Du Plessis in Auckland, the IRB stated that ref Romain Poite was incorrect with his first half decision to sinbin the Springbok. Still, some fans and media insist that Du Plessis was in an offside position. MORE »

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Nick Mallett slams referee Romain Poite after All Blacks vs Springboks Test

Former Italy and Springbok coach Nick Mallett shares his thoughts on Romain Poite's decision to yellow card Bismarck Du Plessis for the tackle on Dan Carter. Mallett argues that Poite had technology, as well as his touch judges, at his disposal so should have made use of them. MORE »

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Bismarck Du Plessis controversially yellow carded for huge hit on Dan Carter

The All Blacks beat the Springboks 29-15 in Auckland earlier after the visitors had one of their key players, Bismarck Du Plessis, sent off following a second yellow card. The first however, is what infuriated the majority of rugby fans around the globe. MORE »

Friday, September 13, 2013

Rugby Championship Previews - All Blacks vs Boks & Wallabies vs Pumas

On Saturday the All Blacks host the Springboks for one of the biggest games of the year, as the visitors are in confident mood and looking to knock the number one side in the world off their perch. After that, Argentina take on the Wallabies looking for their first win in the tournament. MORE »

Monday, September 09, 2013

Springboks full of belief after thumping the Wallabies in Brisbane

The Springboks put in one of their better performances in recent years as they broke the Brisbane hoodoo to crush the Wallabies 38-12 in their Rugby Championship clash at Suncorp Stadium. They face the All Blacks in Auckland next, believing they can win. MORE »

Sunday, September 08, 2013

New Zealand victory over Argentina soured by injury to skipper McCaw

Scrumhalf Aaron Smith scored twice as the All Blacks beat Argentina 28-13 in a wet and fairly scrappy Rugby Championship match in Hamilton. Victory came at a cost though as captain Richie McCaw picked up a knee injury and will be out for at least three weeks. MORE »

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Springboks scrape through tough second Test with Argentina in Mendoza

The Springboks stuttered to a 22-17 victory over a much improved Argentina side in Mendoza on Saturday. Last year they drew 16-16, and on this occasion it was the home side that looked ready to take the win, if it were not for two late Morne Steyn penalties. MORE »

Saturday, August 24, 2013

All Blacks retain Bledisloe Cup with Wellington win over Wallabies

Ben Smith scored two tries as he and the All Blacks continued their fine form, beating the Wallabies 27-16 to retain the Bledisloe Cup in Wellington. Debutant flyhalf Tom Taylor kicked 14 points, while Tony Woodcock picked up his 100th Test cap. MORE »

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Matt Toomua Falcon against the All Blacks

As seen in the match highlights on Sunday, Matt Toomua's Wallaby debut will be remembered as a 47-29 loss to the All Blacks, and for a rather comical moment midway through the first half that resulted in him face down in the turf. MORE »

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Springboks demolish Argentina in Soweto try-fest

The Springboks started their Rugby Championship campaign with a nine try demolition of Argentina, winning 73-13 in Soweto. They now look ahead to the rematch, where Argentina will be hoping to bounce back in front of their home crowd in Mendoza. MORE »

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The All Blacks crush the Wallabies in Bledisloe One in Sydney

Ben Smith scored a hat-trick as the All Blacks gave new Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie plenty to think about with a convincing 47-29 win in the Rugby Championship opener in Sydney. Six tries to two proved the difference in what was a crushing victory. MORE »

 
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