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Disappointed Pumas turn attention to Wallabies

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.

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Rugby Championship Round 1: Some World Cup cases enhanced, others hurt

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.

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What the All Blacks will want out of Pumas 'banana skin'

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.

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The Rugby Championship: What's to be gained before the World Cup?

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.

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Crusaders secure record 10th Super Rugby title

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.

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54dSam Bruce

Agustin Creevy: The hooker at the heart of Argentine rugby

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.

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SANZAAR should be thrilled Super Rugby speculation exists

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.

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Leguizamon ready for 'weird' Argentina clash

Juan Manuel Leguizamon has played for Argentina 85 times. But on Saturday he'll play against them as he represents the Barbarians at Twickenham.

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What we learned about rugby's top sides this November

New Zealand were beaten, Ireland and Wales were not. England secured important results while Australia looked broken. ESPN looks at the key takeaways from this month.

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Maitland try the key as Scotland see off Argentina

Sean Maitland scored a try 15 minutes from time to earn Scotland a hard-fought 14-9 victory over a profligate Argentina at Murrayfield on Saturday and end the year on a winning note.

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Scotland's Hogg fit for Argentina

Stuart Hogg has shaken off injury concerns to be named in Scotland's team to face Argentina at Murrayfield on Saturday.


France earn scappy victory over Argentina

Winger Teddy Thomas scored a try in each half and skipper Guilhem Guirado got a third as France recovered from going behind in the second minute to defeat Argentina 28-13 and snap a five-game losing streak.

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257dSam Bruce

Power rankings: Rugby's best spines this November

Rugby is a team game, yet there are certain positions across the backs and forwards that have great influence over a team's success. We've looked at the spines for each of top 10 nations this November, rating them against their world rankings.

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Coach Cheika seeing past wobbly Wallabies

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is digging in despite another Test loss leaving his side on the brink of some unwanted Rugby Championship history.

2018 RankingsRugby Championship

  • ARG3rd
    TRIES SCORED 1st New Zealand : 33 Tries Scored
  • ARG3rd
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st New Zealand : 93 Points Difference