New Zealand captain Richie McCaw recovered from a knee injury in time to lead the All Blacks in this weekend’s Rugby Championship decider against South Africa.
South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer made two changes to the starting line-up for the Rugby Championship decider against New Zealand on Oct. 5.
Defending champion South Africa scored 12 tries yesterday to defeat Namibia 87-0, the largest margin of victory at this year’s Rugby World Cup.
New Zealand routed Argentina 54-15 to secure the southern hemisphere’s inaugural Rugby Championship with a game to spare as South Africa beat Australia 31-8 for its second win in the tournament.
Defending champion South Africa advanced to the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals as the Pool D winner after beating Samoa 13-5 in the teams’ final group match.
Australia rallied for the second straight week in the Rugby Championship to beat Argentina 23-19 and move into second place behind New Zealand, which extended its lead with a 21-11 win against South Africa.
The following is a roundup of stories from the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
New Zealand beat South Africa 32-16 to complete a perfect Rugby Championship campaign as Australia closed the inaugural tournament with a 25-19 win in Argentina.
South Africa named the following team to play Australia in the third round of the Rugby Championship on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Subiaco Oval, Perth:
World champion New Zealand beat Australia 27-19 in the opening match of the southern hemisphere’s Rugby Championship to move within one win of retaining the Bledisloe Cup for a 10th straight series.
"Today was about execution."
- Bryan Habana on Sep 29, 2012