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4dSam Bruce

NZ Rugby 'hasn't agreed' to Rugby Champ schedule

New Zealand Rugby has expressed its "disappointment" at the Rugby Championship schedule released on Thursday morning, confirming it had not agreed to the fixture list approved by SANZAAR.

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Lolesio firmly in mix for Bledisloe debut

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie is considering Noah Lolesio for a Test debut at No.10 in New Zealand next month after the Brumbies playmaker's eye-catching return from injury in Saturday's Super Rugby AU finale.

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Bledisloe Cup clashes bookend Rugby Champs

Bledisloe Cup Tests will bookend the four-nation 2020 Rugby Championship, which kicks off in Brisbane on November 7 with the schedule released by SANZAAR on Thursday.

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11dReuters with ESPN staff

'I've got three kids': Coles happy to get to Aus.

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles says he has no concerns about heading to Australia for more than two months for the Rugby Championship, joking that he could use the time away from his three children.

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12dESPN staff

Mo'unga good to go for Rugby Championship

All Blacks star Richie Mo'unga has confirmed he will travel to Australia for the Rugby Championship if selected, while also taking aim at those responsible for incorrect media speculation.

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13dESPN staff

Ardern moves to thaw rising Bledisloe tensions

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has moved to end the Bledisloe Cup stand-off by relaxing the country's quarantine restrictions for the Wallabies.

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13dESPN staff with Reuters

Key All Blacks to skip Rugby Championship - report

Ian Foster could be without several key playmakers for the Rugby Championship with a number of All Blacks reportedly telling NZ Rugby they do not want to be away from their young families for an extended period.

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19dESPN staff

Australia firming as Rugby Championship host

Speculation is mounting that Australia will host the Rugby Championship hub, rather than New Zealand, in what would prove a double-edged sword for the Wallabies and new coach Dave Rennie.

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All Blacks centre Ennor cut down by ACL injury

New Zealand outside back Braydon Ennor has been ruled out for up to nine months after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee during Saturday's North v South inter-island match in Wellington.

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Melbourne Bledisloe Test rescheduled for 2022

Rugby Australia have announced that this year's scheduled Bledisloe Cup clash in Melbourne has been delayed to 2022 due to the state's current lockdown.

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Jordan scores extra-time try to give South win over North

Winger Will Jordan scored his second try of the game five minutes into extra time to give the South a 38-35 victory over the North in New Zealand's first inter-island match since 2012 on Saturday.

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2021 Hamilton, Sydney Sevens cancelled

World Rugby said on Tuesday it would allocate $2.5 million among rugby sevens nations that have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics to cope with further disruptions to the global sevens calendar due to the novel coronavirus.

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Pasifika team ideal for local development - Samoa coach

New Samoa coach Seilala Mapusua is crossing his fingers that talk of a Pasifika team in Super Rugby comes to fruition as he says it would enhance local player development and improve the national team's performances.

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33dSam Bruce

Rugby Championship 2020: What we do, and don't, know

The Rugby Championship is the jewel in the southern hemisphere rugby season, but we remain no closer to learning whether the tournament will proceed after already being postponed due to the coronavirus. So where do things stand now?

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33dESPN staff

NZR confirms Nth vs. Sth match for Wellington

Wellington's Sky Stadium will play host to New Zealand's North vs. South match but the game will be played behind closed doors, NZ Rugby confirmed on Wednesday.

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All Blacks coach calls for five Australian sides

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has essentially performed a 180 on his views towards Australia's Super Rugby sides and now believes all five teams should be involved in a combined Super Rugby competition.

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Extended lockdown casts doubt on North-South fixture

New Zealand Rugby's already delayed North-South match faced another setback, with the latest COVID-19 restrictions meaning the Sept. 5 fixture would have to be played without fans in attendance.

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Kieran Read signs on for Mitre 10 Cup season

Kieran Read is to make a surprise return to New Zealand rugby for Counties Manukau in the country's Mitre 10 Cup provincial championship that starts next month.

2019 RankingsRugby Championship

  • NZL3rd
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries Scored
  • NZL3rd
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points Difference