RUGBY UNION - By defeating South Africa 38-27, New Zealand retained their Rugby Championship title, extending their record total to 12 in the competition. The All Blacks also extended the record for successive wins in the competition to 12. They set a single season record for table points (28), Their captain, Richie McCaw, set a competition record with his 49th Test appearance, surpassing George Gregan’s 48.
RUGBY UNION - The following is a preview for the last matchday of the 2013 Rugby Championship. South Africa will host New Zealand and Australia travel to Argentina.
RUGBY UNION - Richie McCaw has been named in the New Zealand starting lineup to face Argentina in The Rugby Championship on Saturday, which enables the All Blacks captain to equal the record for most Tri Nations/The Rugby Championship appearances, a mark established by Wallabies Scrum-half George Gregan.
The following is a preview on Week 2 of the 2013 season of The Rugby Championship. Australia travel to New Zealand and Argentina host South Africa
RUGBY UNION - The British & Irish Lions emerged victorious from their tour of Australia, winning the Test series 2-1, giving them their first series victory since their 1997 tour of South Africa. Leigh Halfpenny set records for most points by a Lions player in a Lions Test (21), most points by any player in a Lions Test series (49) and most points by a Lions player in an entire tour in the professional era (114).
RUGBY UNION - The following is a preview to the first Test match of the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia, which will be played in Brisbane, on Saturday, 22 June.
RUGBY UNION - The final matchday of the 2013 Six Nations Championship will take place on Saturday 16 March. Action kicks off in Rome, where Italy host Ireland. Then it is off to Cardiff for the championship decider between Wales and England and to close matters out Scotland travel to France on Saturday night. Key facts and figures below.
RUGBY UNION - Week 4 of the 2013 Six Nations Championship brings us Scotland - Wales from Murrayfield on Saturday, followed by Ireland hosting France at the Aviva Stadium. On Sunday, table leaders and Grand Slam hopefuls England host Italy at Twickenham.
RUGBY UNION - The 2013 Six Nations Championship returns this weekend as Scotland host Italy in Edinburgh. Later on Saturday, Wales travel to France. On Sunday, Ireland host England. We have assembled some key facts and figures on these three matches.
RUGBY UNION - On Saturday, 9 February, Italy’s Andrea Lo Cicero will become the 24th player in Rugby Union history, and the second from his country, to have featured in at least 100 international Test matches. In the Six Nations era, no player has made so many starts in his position, loosehead prop. Check out our Infographic for positional leaders.
RUGBY UNION - The 2013 Six Nations Championship kicks off this weekend as defending champions and 2012 Grand Slam winners Wales host Ireland in Cardiff. Later on Saturday, Scotland travel to England. On Sunday, Italy host France. We have assembled some key facts and figures on these three matches.