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.
Australia recalled Quade Cooper at fly-half and shifted Israel Folau to full-back as the Wallabies seek their first win in this year’s Rugby Championship against South Africa this weekend.
The following is a roundup of stories from the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
South Africa beat Australia 44-31 to secure its first win in this year’s Tri-Nations rugby tournament.
Defending champion South Africa beat Fiji 49-3 to move atop its group at the Rugby World Cup, while Argentina got its first win at the tournament in New Zealand by beating Romania 43-8.
South Africa picked the core of its Rugby World Cup-winning team for the Aug. 13 Tri-Nations Test against Australia in Durban as it seeks to rebound from back-to- back losses on the road.
South Africa named 18 members of its 2007 Rugby World Cup championship squad to its 30-man roster for this year’s tournament in New Zealand.
Australia added prop Salesi Ma’afu and No. 8 Radike Samo to its rugby squad to face South Africa in the Tri-Nations following a 16-point loss against New Zealand two days ago.