It's one win apiece in the Rugby Championship, after the All Blacks and Pumas squared the ledger with the Springboks and Wallabies. Read on as we review some of the big talking points from the weekend.
New Zealand coach Ian Foster admits he has "no idea" if Saturday's excellent 35-23 Rugby Championship victory over South Africa will be enough to save his job, but believes there is more to come from his team.
Centre David Havili and lock Scott Barrett scored late tries as New Zealand eased the pressure on coach Ian Foster with a superb 35-23 victory over South Africa in their Rugby Championship clash at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Richie Mo'unga will start at fly-half in the place of Beauden Barrett as one of four changes to his starting XV made by New Zealand coach Ian Foster for the must-win Rugby Championship clash with South Africa at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Ellis Park; scene for the 1995 World Cup final that united the Rainbow Nation - and many years later the greatest Test of all time. This week it hosts the under-siege All Blacks, who will have to deal with one of the most intense atmospheres in the game.
All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett said he feared the worst after landing head-first from a terrible mid-air challenge against South Africa but that his team would continue to be courageous under the Springboks' high ball.
South Africa will start with hooker Joseph Dweba in Saturday's second Rugby Championship fixture against New Zealand after Bongi Mbonambi withdrew from the side named on Tuesday due to a knee injury picked up in training.
South Africa have recalled No. 8 Duane Vermeulen as one of five changes to their starting line-up for the second Rugby Championship test against New Zealand.
South Africa wing Kurt-Lee Arendse has been suspended for four weeks following his red card in the 26-10 Rugby Championship victory over New Zealand in Nelspruit on Saturday.
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.
Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber believes the team can improve after their record-breaking victory against the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship Test at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.
New Zealand coach Ian Foster says his side have improved their performance from the historic 2-1 home series loss to Ireland, despite a heaviest defeat by South Africa in 94 years at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.
Legendary Springboks prop Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira says the level of rugby in the USA is on the up, and will continue to climb as they near hosting the 2031 World Cup.
South Africa have recalled hooker Malcolm Marx and scrumhalf Faf de Klerk to the starting lineup for their Rugby Championship opener with New Zealand at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.
South Africa's Commonwealth Games team played a blinder on the weekend, rocketing up the medals table thanks to gold medals from swimmers Tatjana Schoenmaker, Lara van Niekerk, and Pieter Coetze, and the Blitzboks winning their Rugby Sevens final too.
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.
Ten days out from the opening Rugby Championship Tests, SANZAAR have approved the re-introduction of the 20-minute Red Card law trial for the 2022 tournament.
South Africa are gearing up for a different type of challenge when they host below par New Zealand in their opening game of the Rugby Championship in Nelspruit on August 6, but are wary of the threat of the wounded tourists.
South Africa halted the run of northern hemisphere series wins on Saturday with a decisive 30-14 third-Test victory over Wales.
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.
Replacement fly-half Gareth Anscombe kicked a late conversion from the touchline as Wales claimed their first ever away victory in South Africa.
After we were treated to a stunning weekend of rugby we enter week two, as the two rugby hemispheres collide across the globe. Stay across all the line-ups, team news, odds and our individual match previews here.
South Africa named a new captain, plus two uncapped players in their starting line-up and a further four among the replacements as coach Jacques Nienaber announced wholesale changes for the second Test against Wales in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
World champions South Africa have confirmed Tests against Ireland, France, Italy and England later this year on a month-long northern hemisphere tour, when they also plan to include midweek matches.
Fullback Damian Willemse kicked a pressure penalty after the hooter to secure South Africa a 32-29 victory over ill-disciplined Wales in a see-saw test at a raucous Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
- SA4thTries Scored 1st Argentina : 9 Tries ScoredARG1st49
- SA2ndPoints Difference 1st Argentina : 16 Points DifferenceARG1st416