World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for the fourth round of Rugby Championship matches this weekend.
Gloucester wing Santiago Carreras will start at flyhalf in a much-changed Argentina team for the second Test match against New Zealand in Brisbane on Saturday.
South Africa’s lead at the top of the World Rugby rankings has been reduced to just over two points by the All Blacks, while Australia have climbed two places on the list.
The All Blacks overcame a frustrating start to clinch a commanding bonus-point win over Argentina in Gold Coast on Saturday.
Veteran playmaker Nicolas Sanchez has been promoted to Argentina’s starting XV to take on the All Blacks in Gold Coast on Sunday.
A false positive Covid-19 test in the Springbok camp reportedly nearly caused chaos in the Rugby Championship and would have severely disrupted match preparations.
Sean Everitt says Springbok and Sharks scrumhalf Jaden Hendrikse was a victim of a “cheap shot” in the Test against Argentina.
Springbok centre and defence captain Lukhanyo Am denied Argentina’s Santiago Carreras a certain try in the closing stages of Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with this brilliant interception.
A stunning first half display and two tries of pure magic aided the Springboks to a well-deserved win over Argentina in their second Rugby Championship clash at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.
Captain Siya Kolisi says the healthy competition for starting places in the Springbok squad has been one of the main factors that has contributed to the team’s recent success.