The UAR has confirmed that former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has joined Argentina’s coaching staff for the upcoming Rugby Championship.
Wallabies utility back Jordan Petaia will miss the Bledisloe Cup Tests against the All Blacks and is in doubt for the start of the Rugby Championship due to a hip flexor injury.
The Money Man SA and Mark Keohane say that it will be suicide for the Springboks to play in this year’s Rugby Championship.
On this day two years ago, the Springboks held on to record a riveting 36-34 win over the All Blacks in Wellington.
Jacques Nienaber is delighted at the form of the European-based Boks and has revealed how Super Rugby Aotearoa and Super Rugby AU have given him insights into what the All Blacks and Wallabies will bring in the Rugby Championship.
Former Springbok captain Wynand Claassen believes South Africa should skip this year’s Rugby Championship and focus on the 2021 British & Irish Lions tour.
Reports in New Zealand suggest that several key All Blacks players could opt against playing in the Rugby Championship for family reasons.
Respected New Zealand writer GREGOR PAUL says the decision to reward Australia with the Rugby Championship hosting rights was a victory for their mindset of looking for what they can – rather than can’t – do around pandemic health guidelines.
The Argentine Rugby Union has confirmed that Los Pumas head coach Mario Ledesma, two other members of staff and five more players have tested positive for Covid-19.
New Zealand may have lost out on hosting the Rugby Championship, but the Wallabies will travel to New Zealand to play two Bledisloe Cup matches in October.