Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Boks recall Vermeulen in five changes to face NZ

South Africa have recalled No. 8 Duane Vermeulen as one of five changes to their starting line-up for the second Rugby Championship test against New Zealand.

, play
Who replaces Quade Cooper at 10 for Wallabies? (00:39)
Daniel Jayo/Getty Images
1dBrittany Mitchell

Hooper reaches out, but no timeline on return

Wallabies halfback Nic White has revealed several teammates have spoken to Michael Hooper following their courageous 41-26 win over the Pumas, after their captain shocked world rugby with a late withdrawal from the squad for personal reasons.

Dirk Kotze/Gallo Images/Getty Images
1dSam Bruce

Rugby Championship R1 wrap: Horrific Barrett fall could have been avoided

Beauden Barrett's nasty fall following an aerial collision with Kurt-Lee Arendse could and should have been prevented. The All Blacks certainly have multiple issues to deal with, meanwhile, but life is certainly pretty good for Australia's Jed Holloway.

Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Tahs sign Fiji finisher Nadolo for 2023

The Waratahs have officially confirmed the signing of Fiji-international Nemani Nadolo on a one-year deal for the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific season.

, play
All Blacks lose 5th game in last 6 as pressure piles on Foster (01:29)
, play
Wallabies finish with flourish for bonus point-win over Pumas (01:29)
, play
Knights end their four game losing streak (01:30)
, play
Cowboys' victory over Bulldogs (01:29)
Daniel Jayo/Getty Images

Quade suffers Achilles injury, season in doubt

Australia fly-half Quade Cooper is expected to spend an extended period on the sidelines after suffering a "pretty serious" Achilles injury during the Wallabies' 41-26 win over Argentina in Mendoza on Saturday.

Dirk Kotze/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Springboks not finished product - Nienaber

Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber believes the team can improve after their record-breaking victory against the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship Test at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.

Dirk Kotze/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Foster says All Blacks improved despite Boks loss

New Zealand coach Ian Foster says his side have improved their performance from the historic 2-1 home series loss to Ireland, despite a heaviest defeat by South Africa in 94 years at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.

PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP via Getty Images

Springboks pile pain on All Blacks with biggest win in 94 years

Wing Kurt-Lee Arendse scored his first international try and was then red carded as South Africa piled more misery on struggling New Zealand with a comfortable 26-10 victory in their Rugby Championship opener at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.

Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Citing mindset, Hooper withdrawn from tour

Captain Michael Hooper has withdrawn from the Wallabies' Rugby Championship Test against Argentina 24 hours before kick-off, saying he isn't in the "right mindset" to lead or represent the country.

ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images
5dLeonard Solms

Beast: USA rugby on the rise ahead of 2031 World Cup

Legendary Springboks prop Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira says the level of rugby in the USA is on the up, and will continue to climb as they near hosting the 2031 World Cup.

Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images
5dSam Bruce

Rennie: 'No regrets' over Kerevi's sevens gamble

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie says he has "no regrets" over Samu Kerevi's Commonwealth Games participation, despite the powerhouse centre suffering a season-ending knee injury while on sevens duty in Birmingham.

Chris Hyde/Getty Images
5dSam Bruce

Pumas vs. Wallabies: Is Cooper a lame duck without Kerevi?

Australia, for once, don't start their Rugby Championship campaign against the All Blacks. The Pumas away, however, are no snack either. So what must Australia get right if they're to bounce back from the series loss to England?

Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images for Rugby Australia
5dSam Bruce

Quade back as Holloway earns Wallabies start

Jed Holloway has capped a remarkable return to Australian rugby in 2022, after earning his first Test start in the Wallabies' Rugby Championship opener against Argentina in Mendoza on Sunday morning [AEST].

Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images

Clarke ready to repay under-fire Foster's faith

Caleb Clarke was as surprised as anyone when he was named in the New Zealand starting XV for their Rugby Championship clash against South Africa in Nelspruit on Saturday but is ready to repay the faith under-fire coach Ian Foster has shown in him.