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From The42 All Black Barrett handed three-week ban for shoulder charge red card Rugby Championship This post contains videos

All Black Barrett handed three-week ban for shoulder charge red card

The second row’s punishment was reduced due to his guilty plea, remorse and ‘exemplary’ disciplinary record.

From The42 Pollard stars with 31 points as Rassie's 'Boks hammer Argentina to win first Rugby Championship Ominous

Pollard stars with 31 points as Rassie's 'Boks hammer Argentina to win first Rugby Championship

South Africa romped to a 46-13 away win in Salta.

From The42 Cheika dismisses Hansen's 'Mickey Mouse' jibe ahead of All Blacks clash Rivalry

Cheika dismisses Hansen's 'Mickey Mouse' jibe ahead of All Blacks clash

The New Zealand coach made the remarks at a charity event earlier this year.

From The42 Barrett and Mo'unga start together again as All Blacks name imposing team Strong XV

Barrett and Mo'unga start together again as All Blacks name imposing team

Ardie Savea and Sam Cane have both been named in the back row.

From The42 Analysis: Barrett and Mo'unga pose dual threat as Boks' kicking crucial World Cup Watch

Analysis: Barrett and Mo'unga pose dual threat as Boks' kicking crucial

Rassie Erasmus’ side earned a draw in Wellington but have improvements to make.

From The42 Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically Smarts

Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically

The All Blacks thought they knew what was coming but Rassie Erasmus’ team changed the picture.

From The42 Last-gasp try earns Springboks dramatic draw against All Blacks in Wellington Sweet 16 This post contains videos

Last-gasp try earns Springboks dramatic draw against All Blacks in Wellington

Herschel Jantjies pounced late in the game to snatch a share of the spoils for the visitors.

From The42 Ex-Ulster man Lealiifano returns to Wallabies team for first time since 2016 Comeback

Ex-Ulster man Lealiifano returns to Wallabies team for first time since 2016

James O’Connor is also set for his first appearance in 2,142 days.

From The42 Depleted New Zealand survive Argentina onslaught to claim narrow win All Blacks

Depleted New Zealand survive Argentina onslaught to claim narrow win

The Pumas kept the All Blacks scoreless in the second half.

From The42 All Blacks hand Reece debut against Pumas after injury to SBW Rugby Championship

All Blacks hand Reece debut against Pumas after injury to SBW

The Crusaders winger is named in Steve Hansen’s side for this weekend’s Rugby Championship opener.

From The42 Ulster's Coetzee returns to Springboks 23 for first time in four years Comeback

Ulster's Coetzee returns to Springboks 23 for first time in four years

The powerful back row has been named on the bench for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with Australia.

From The42 Fiji and Japan could join expanded Rugby Championship Down South

Fiji and Japan could join expanded Rugby Championship

Governing body SANZAAR has been working on new models for the southern hemisphere competition.

From The42 Springboks withstand fierce second-half pressure to defeat Australia in Port Elizabeth Springboks

Springboks withstand fierce second-half pressure to defeat Australia in Port Elizabeth

The victory moved South Africa within two points of leaders New Zealand.

From The42 Cheika keeps faith in Beale as Hooper returns to face 'Boks Green And Gold

Cheika keeps faith in Beale as Hooper returns to face 'Boks

Rassie Erasmus has also tweaked his team after beating New Zealand last time out.

From The42 Sensational Springboks stun the All Blacks in Rugby Championship classic Can't Stop The Boks

Sensational Springboks stun the All Blacks in Rugby Championship classic

The All Blacks suffered their first defeat in the Rugby Championship in three years.

From The42 Rassie: 'The only thing everyone's been talking about the last few days is, 'Are you going to get fired?'' Springboks

Rassie: 'The only thing everyone's been talking about the last few days is, 'Are you going to get fired?''

Despite being backed by South Africa’s rugby chief, the former Munster head coach is unsure about his future.

From The42 Former Munster coach 'Rassie' Erasmus says job on the line against All Blacks Pressure

Former Munster coach 'Rassie' Erasmus says job on the line against All Blacks

South Africa head into Saturday’s match on the back of losses to Australia and Argentina.

From The42 Mo'unga in for Barrett as All Blacks make seven changes for Argentina Rugby Championship

Mo'unga in for Barrett as All Blacks make seven changes for Argentina

A much-changed New Zealand line-up will take on Argentina in Nelson on Saturday.

From The42 Cheika hopes All Black defeats serve as 'watershed moment' for Wallabies Blackout This post contains videos

Cheika hopes All Black defeats serve as 'watershed moment' for Wallabies

“A few little tweaks, but perseverance definitely. It’s not always instant gratification.”

From The42 Rassie calls Springbok display in Argentina 'unacceptable' Rugby Championship This post contains videos

Rassie calls Springbok display in Argentina 'unacceptable'

The former Munster boss says the clash with the Wallabies is ‘win at all costs’.

From The42 Defiant Cheika unimpressed when questioned over Wallabies future Going Nowhere

Defiant Cheika unimpressed when questioned over Wallabies future

‘If you are naive enough to think that I’m worried about myself here, then you don’t know me at all.’

From The42 Injuries allow Jordie Barrett back in XV as All Blacks promise improved performance against Australia Back In Black

Injuries allow Jordie Barrett back in XV as All Blacks promise improved performance against Australia

Steve Hansen’s side can seal the Bledisloe Cup for a 16th straight year with victory in Auckland.

From The42 Six Springbok tries compensate for Pollard kicking woes in win over Argentina Rugby Championship

Six Springbok tries compensate for Pollard kicking woes in win over Argentina

Rassie Erasmus’ side opened their campaign with a hard-fought win in Durban.

From The42 'It's really disappointing, isn't it?': Cheika and Hooper frustrated by Australia's slump Rugby Championship

'It's really disappointing, isn't it?': Cheika and Hooper frustrated by Australia's slump

The All Blacks pulled clear to record a 38-13 win in Sydney this morning.

From The42 All Blacks thump Wallabies during breathless Rugby Championship opener in Sydney Bledisloe Cup

All Blacks thump Wallabies during breathless Rugby Championship opener in Sydney

New Zealand turned on the style in the second half after Australia had defended superbly to lead at the break.

From The42 All Blacks put Argentina to the sword as they retain Rugby Championship title Southern Hemisphere This post contains videos

All Blacks put Argentina to the sword as they retain Rugby Championship title

Already assured of winning the competition, New Zealand claimed a 36-10 victory in Buenos Aires.

From The42 Wallabies and Springboks draw again to hand All Blacks Rugby Championship title Deadlocked

Wallabies and Springboks draw again to hand All Blacks Rugby Championship title

Elton Jantjies missed a late penalty as the two sides couldn’t be separated for the second time this championship.

From The42 All Black locks get a rest even with title on the line in Buenos Aires Depth

All Black locks get a rest even with title on the line in Buenos Aires

While most countries would be sending out their best, most experienced side, New Zealand are building depth for the 2019 World Cup.

From The42 'Keep our families out of it': Etzebeth tells angry 'Bok fans to direct frustration at players Come At Me

'Keep our families out of it': Etzebeth tells angry 'Bok fans to direct frustration at players

South Africa have two home matches to rebuild confidence before travelling to Dublin in November.

From The42 Vulnerable All Blacks down Argentina with impressive second-half fightback Comeback

Vulnerable All Blacks down Argentina with impressive second-half fightback

Argentina had led by 10 points in the second half before a brilliant comeback from Steve Hansen’s side.

From The42 Milner-Skudder gets first start since World Cup final as All Blacks make wholesale changes Skud Missile

Milner-Skudder gets first start since World Cup final as All Blacks make wholesale changes

New Zealand take on Argentina in New Plymouth on Saturday.

From The42 Hansen defends All Blacks lock Retallick after Cheika outburst War Of Words

Hansen defends All Blacks lock Retallick after Cheika outburst

The Wallabies head coach was not happy after his side’s last-gasp defeat in Dunedin yesterday.

From The42 Resurgent South Africa make it four-in-a-row as the Rugby Championship kicks off Boks Clever

Resurgent South Africa make it four-in-a-row as the Rugby Championship kicks off

Elton Jantjies kicks 17 points as Boks run out 37-15 winners.

From The42 Ruthless All Blacks thrash Wallabies in Sydney with record points tally Blackout

Ruthless All Blacks thrash Wallabies in Sydney with record points tally

Eight tries for New Zealand in today’s Rugby Championship opener at the Olympic Stadium.

From The42 Argentina arrive to put pressure on 'Boks team still with plenty to prove despite French Tests Southern Discomfort

Argentina arrive to put pressure on 'Boks team still with plenty to prove despite French Tests

Allister Coetzee briefly eased the pressure with three wins over Les Bleus, but France are a very poor state.

From The42 Shadow of bug bitterness, Scotland and Sonny Bill lingers as NZ get back in Bledisloe business Rugby Championship

Shadow of bug bitterness, Scotland and Sonny Bill lingers as NZ get back in Bledisloe business

Both sides have points to prove as the Rugby Championship begins, and that’s bad news for the Wallabies.

From The42 Julian Savea dropped by All Blacks for Rugby Championship Changes

Julian Savea dropped by All Blacks for Rugby Championship

Coach Steve Hansen insisted ‘The Bus’ still has a future with his side.

From The42 Sonny Bill cleared to face Australia as NZ win appeal claiming 'game of 3 halves' should count in ban Lawyered Up

Sonny Bill cleared to face Australia as NZ win appeal claiming 'game of 3 halves' should count in ban

40 minutes against Counties Manukau and 40 minutes against Taranaki now counts as the fourth match in SBW’s suspension.

From The42 Kerevi at the double as Wallabies tame Pumas Standing Out This post contains videos

Kerevi at the double as Wallabies tame Pumas

Australia outscored Argentina four tries to two, with forwards Adam Coleman and Dean Mumm also crossing.

From The42 All Blacks thrash South Africa for record-equalling 17th consecutive win One-sided

All Blacks thrash South Africa for record-equalling 17th consecutive win

New Zealand hammered the Springboks in a 42-point victory in Durban.

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