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4dSam 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.

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Former players to take legal action against World Rugby

A group of former players have issued formal legal proceedings against World Rugby and the governing bodies of England (RFU) and Wales (WRU) over claims that the failure to protect them led to the early onset of dementia, British media reported.

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Late try sees Argentina win series over Scotland

Argentina's Emiliano Boffelli scored a last-gasp try as they snatched a dramatic 34-31 win over Scotland in the third test on Saturday after coming from 15 points down to win the series.

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30dSam Bruce

Four series, four deciders: Has Test rugby ever been this tight?

The rugby world can turn itself inside out talking about the problems within the game, and has probably never before done so with such disdain as it has this week. But four series deciders this weekend offer cause for at least muted celebration.


Scotland beat Argentina 29-6 to level test series

Scotland completed a Saturday of success for the northern hemisphere's rugby powers as they beat Argentina 29-6 in Salta to level their three-test series at 1-1.

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Argentina beat Scotland in home return

Argentina celebrated their first home test in almost three years with a close-fought 26-18 victory over Scotland on Saturday.

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45dSam Bruce and Tom Hamilton

What's new for rugby's top 10 nations this July?

The rugby world is set to reunite this July, with World Rugby's Test window bringing the northern and southern hemispheres together across the globe. So what shape are the top 10 in at this key juncture, and what might they be looking to nail down?

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155dSam Bruce

Michael Cheika to coach Argentina? It certainly won't be dull

International rugby is a far more interesting place with Michael Cheika in it, no matter whether you love or love to hate the volatile Australian. If he is to coach Argentina through to the World Cup, it certainly won't be a dull ride.

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157dSam Bruce

Sources: Cheika set to be named Pumas coach

Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is poised to coach at a third straight Rugby World Cup, with the Australian set to be unveiled as Argentina boss by the end of the week.


Boks to host Wales, All Blacks and Pumas in 2022

South Africa will host Wales for the first time since 2014 when the teams clash in three Tests, before two home fixtures against New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.

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England to host All Blacks, South Africa in 2022

England will host the All Blacks at Twickenham in November 2022 as part of a four-Test programme which includes world champions South Africa.

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263dSam Bruce

Re-ranking world rugby's top 10 two years out from the World Cup

The halfway point between Rugby World Cups has been reached, with the countdown now on to France 2023. After a fascinating few weeks of cross-hemisphere play, where does the pecking order sit for the game's elite nations?

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Argentina dominate Italy in comprehensive 37-16 win

Argentina outscored Italy by five tries to one as they returned to winning ways, after seven successive losses, with a 37-16 win at the Stadio Communale Monigo on Saturday.

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273dESPN staff

All you need to know for the weekend's rugby Tests

After an enthralling opening weekend of the November Test window, the action goes up a gear with huge clashes in London, Dublin and Edinburgh. Read up on all you need to know here.

2022 RankingsRugby Championship

  • ARG2nd
    Tries Scored 1st Australia : 5 Tries Scored
  • ARG3rd
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 16 Points Difference