New Zealand snatched South Africa's world number one ranking and placed one hand on the Rugby Championship trophy after subjecting Argentina to a second successive thrashing in Brisbane on Saturday.
New Zealand have consolidated top spot in the Rugby Championship with a commanding 39-0 victory over Argentina on the Gold Coast.
Tries from wing Makazole Mapimpi and Malcolm Marx helped South Africa secure a comfortable 29-10 victory over Argentina in their Rugby Championship clash at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.
New Zealand have pulled out of the scheduled third Bledisoe Cup match in Perth, as SANZAAR scrambles to finalise the draw for the Rugby Championship that could see the back half of the tournament either be played in Queensland or be rerouted to Europe.
South Africa coach Jacques Nienaber has rotated his team for their second Rugby Championship clash with Argentina in Nelson Mandela Bay on Saturday, reverting to something close to a full-strength side.
First half tries by scrum-half Cobus Reinach and wing Aphelele Fassi led much-changed South Africa to a scrappy 32-12 victory over Argentina.
The 20-minute red card and the 50:22 are among several law variations that have been greenlit for the Rugby Championships set to kick-off on Saturday.
The Rugby Championship is back for 2021 with world champion Springboks chasing what would be an historic treble. The All Blacks remain their biggest obstacle, but the Wallabies and Pumas also appear to be on the improve.
South Africa made 10 changes to their side to kick-off the Rugby Championship against Argentina in Nelson Mandela Bay on Saturday.
Argentina beat Wales 33-11 in the second Test at the Principality Stadium on Saturday to clinch the series after last week's draw.
Tomos Williams has been recalled to the Wales starting XV as one of seven changes by coach Wayne Pivac for their international with Argentina in Cardiff on Saturday.
Test match rugby returns to Canberra for the first time in four years, with Rugby Australia announcing the domestic schedule for the Rugby Championship on Wednesday morning.
The Bledisloe Cup will return to Perth for the first time since 2019 where the Wallabies stunned the All Blacks 47-26, as SANZAAR confirm the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship fixtures for 2021.
Rugby Australia CEO Andy Marinos has thrown Australia's hat in the ring to host the Rugby Championship hub in 2021 following the success of last year's Tri-Nations series between Australia, New Zealand and Argentina.
The 2023 Rugby World Cup will kick off with a mouth-watering Pool A clash between hosts France and three-time champions New Zealand, organisers said on Friday.
Argentina Rugby Union (UAR) President Marcelo Rodriguez has been appointed SANZAAR chairman for the next 12 months to replace Brent Impey, the southern hemisphere body said on Friday following its first Executive Committee meeting of 2021.
Argentina did the rugby world a favour by committing to the Tri Nations in Australia despite a mountain of hurdles. They then went on to write rugby history and, unfortunately, some scandal on a tour that was both wonderfully and unfortunately remarkable.
Western Force have added three further Argentina players for next year's Super Rugby AU and trans-Tasman competitions.
SANZAAR say they are open to hosting the Rugby Championship in a centralised location again after this year's edition was reduced to three teams and played entirely in Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Argentina coach Mario Ledesma detailed the "sleepless nights" and endless adversity the Pumas had to overcome to complete an extraordinary Tri Nations campaign with another spirited draw with the Wallabies.
A fumbling and bumbling Wallabies were fortunate to come away with a 16-all draw against Argentina in Sydney on Saturday and the resulting 1-2-3 record for 2020 poses more questions than it does answers -- Sam Bruce writes.
Pablo Matera will be restored to the Pumas captaincy despite his previous racist social media posts, with the Argentina Rugby Union set to reverse its original decision.
Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika hasn't given up hope of one day returning to the role, despite a lack of success across his closing years in charge and an ugly fallout with Rugby Australia.
James O'Connor has been rushed straight back into the Wallabies side for Saturday night's closing Test against Argentina, while stopgap solution Reece Hodge has been retained elsewhere in the backline.
The fallout over the Argentina rugby team's much-criticised tribute to Diego Maradona extended further on Tuesday, with some Argentines saying they will boycott the side because of what they consider an inadequate homage to the late football icon.
- ARG4thTries Scored 1st New Zealand : 24 Tries ScoredNZL1st224
- ARG4thPoints Difference 1st New Zealand : 114 Points DifferenceNZL1st-101114