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XV of the Week: Rugby Championship
XV of the Week: Rugby Championship
Now that the dust has settled in the southern hemisphere, we pick out the stand-out performers of Round Five....
Coles, Crotty rejoin All Blacks
Coles, Crotty rejoin All Blacks
Hooker Dane Coles will rejoin the All Blacks squad in South Africa after attending the birth of his first child back in New Zealand....
SBW could play this weekend
SBW could play this weekend
According to reports in the Kiwi press, Sonny Bill Williams is set to make an early return to Rugby Union with Counties Manukau in the ITM Cup....
Retallick a doubt for All Blacks
Retallick a doubt for All Blacks
Brodie Retallick is a doubt for New Zealand's clash with South Africa on Saturday because of a head injury he picked up in Argentina this weekend....
NZ take title in La Plata
NZ take title in La Plata
New Zealand secured a third straight Rugby Championship title as they beat Argentina 34-13 with a bonus-point in La Plata....
Boks leave it late to down Australia
Boks leave it late to down Australia
South Africa were forced to come from behind to seal to a 28-10 Rugby Championship victory over Australia in Cape Town on Saturday....
SBW ready to return to union
SBW ready to return to union
Code hopper Sonny Bill Williams is officially a rugby union player again after his stint in Australia's National Rugby League ended on Friday....
Preview: South Africa v Australia
Preview: South Africa v Australia
Once you've looked past all the scandal mongering, Saturday's Rugby Championship clash at Newlands is lining up to be cracker....
Preview: Argentina v New Zealand
Preview: Argentina v New Zealand
New Zealand can seal a third straight Rugby Championship title on Saturday if they claim victory over Argentina at Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata....
Three changes for Wallabies
Three changes for Wallabies
Australia have made three changes to their starting line-up for Saturday's clash with South Africa in Cape Town....
Cooper to return to action
Cooper to return to action
Fly-half Quade Cooper will play his first game in four months on Sunday after recovering from shoulder surgery as he aims for Wallabies selection....
Rookie hooker set for ABs debut
Rookie hooker set for ABs debut
Rookie hooker Nathan Harris is set to make his All Blacks Test debut against Argentina in La Plata on Saturday after being named on the bench. ...
ABs hooker heads home
ABs hooker heads home
All Blacks hooker Dane Coles will miss Saturday's Test against Argentina in La Plata to return to New Zealand for the birth of his first child....
Boks will be fired up - Genia
Boks will be fired up - Genia
Wallabies scrum-half Will Genia believes the Springboks will be highly motivated when the teams clash in Cape Town on Saturday....
Senior ABs disappointed in Cruden
Senior ABs disappointed in Cruden
Senior All Blacks, centre Conrad Smith and hooker Keven Mealamu, said they felt let down Aaron Cruden....
Overseas wrap: Kockott's big weekend
Overseas wrap: Kockott's big weekend
It was a perfect weekend for Rory Kockott as his 22-point haul for Castres in a 27-18 win over Oyonnax preceded a call-up to France's squad....
Cruden dropped by ABs
Cruden dropped by ABs
Aaron Cruden won't join the All Blacks in Argentina after a late night drinking session in Auckland meant he missed their flight....
Kockott named by France
Kockott named by France
France coach Philippe Saint-André has named five uncapped players in his squad for November, with Rory Kockott included....
Cooper backs Hunt for WC
Cooper backs Hunt for WC
Quade Cooper has backed Karmichael Hunt to make the Wallaby squad for the RWC, saying he will be a "great asset"....
Wallabies name touring squad
Wallabies name touring squad
Australia have announced a 28-man touring squad for the next stage of their Rugby Championship campaign in South Africa and Argentina....
 
 

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