Everything happens earlier in Super Rugby next year in changes that SANZAAR hopes will make the faltering product more successful in the Australian marketplace.
Loose-forward Juan Manuel Leguizamon will follow a select group of Argentines to have played in four Rugby World Cup finals after he was named in the country's 31-man squad for next month's tournament in Japan.
South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus was delighted to get 50 minutes from regular skipper Siya Kolisi in Saturday's 24-18 Rugby World Cup warm-up win over Argentina at Loftus Versfeld.
South Africa are winners of the Rugby Championship for the first time, but the big story from the final round of fixtures was Scott Barrett's red card. Was it the right call?
A Handre Pollard-inspired South Africa warmed up for the World Cup in superb style, beating Argentina to claim the Rugby Championship.
Has Cheika lost the plot in selecting James O'Connor at 13? Will a new-look All Blacks back-row prove its World Cup worth? What chance are the Pumas at home? Your guide to the weekend's Rugby Championship games is here.
Rugby World Cup-winning coach Bob Dwyer says it's not too late for Wallabies selectors to be experimenting but the threat posed by outside centre Tevita Kuridrani is in danger of being wasted.
Just one round remains in this year's shortened Rugby Championship, but there is plenty more to consider as the run to the World Cup continues. Here are some of the key talking points ahead of the next block of fixtures.
Steve Hansen was right not to bemoan RG Snyman's cleanout of Brodie Retallick. The All Blacks coach knows his players are -- like so many other around the world -- guilty of the same offence. It is one World Rugby has allowed to fester for far too long.
The Wallabies have scrummaged their way to a 16-10 Rugby Championship victory over Argentina, with halfback Will Genia calling the shots in his Brisbane Test farewell.
After an epic first round, the abbreviated Rugby Championship heads into Round Two, with New Zealand to host a blockbuster clash against South Africa, before Argentina face off against Australia. We have a complete preview of the weekend's games.
A stewing Argentina team missing veteran hooker Agustin Creevy will land in Australia with words of praise from the All Blacks still ringing in their ears.
There were wins for the Springboks and All Blacks in opening weekend of the Rugby Championship, though none of the four coaches will be particularly overjoyed by what they saw from the first Test of 2019. Full weekend review here.
The All Blacks have survived a wobbly second half display to beat Argentina 20-16 in an error-riddled Rugby Championship Test in Buenos Aires.
The abbreviated Rugby Championship kicks off in Johannesburg and Buenos Aires. We have a complete preview of the weekend's games.
Argentina coach Mario Ledesma is looking to rediscover the nation's formidable reputation at the scrum ahead of the Rugby Championship.
Can anyone dethrone New Zealand in the 2019 Rugby Championship? We've got everything you need to know about the Southern Hemisphere's premier international rugby tournament.
The All Blacks' Test against the Pumas in Argentina presents a challenge. But if an under-strength All Blacks nail four key areas they should not only emerge victorious but also take a significant step on their road to the World Cup, Craig Dowd writes.
How important is momentum ahead of the World Cup? Will we see James O'Connor and Sonny Bill Williams? Who can bolt their way into squad for Japan? We analyse some of the big talking points ahead of the condensed Rugby Championship.
The Crusaders clinched their 10th Super Rugby title with a tight 19-3 victory over the Jaguares in chilly conditions at Rugby League Park in Christchurch on Saturday.
Argentina are poised for a strong Rugby Championship and World Cup on the back of the Jaguares' success. But a first Super Rugby title won't be heading to South America on Saturday, Craig Dowd writes.
A diabolical start cost the Brumbies any chance of spot in the Super Rugby final after they were thrashed 39-7 by the Jaguares in Buenos Aires on Saturday morning (AEST).
Agustin Creevy has been at the forefront of Argentine rugby for the best part of a decade. His story is one of sacrifice, passion and commitment - one worth reading in a week when the Jaguares' Super Rugby existence has been questioned.
SANZAAR chief executive Andy Marinos is uncertain about if and when World Rugby will roll out an annual World League.
SANZAAR issued another typically vague response to reports Super Rugby may revert to a 14-team competition from 2021. It's not such a bad situation, though, and one the governing body would be wise to embrace, Sam Bruce writes.
- ARG4thTries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries ScoredSA1st311
- ARG4thPoints Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points DifferenceSA1st-4351