New Zealand beat South Africa 38-27 to retain the Rugby Championship title with its second straight sweep of the southern hemisphere competition. Australia routed Argentina 54-17 to leave the Pumas winless in last place.
Australia captain James Horwill said his alleged stamp on British and Irish Lions lock Alun Wyn Jones in last week’s series opener was an accident after rugby’s governing body challenged a decision to clear him of foul play.
Australia captain James Horwill will miss his team’s next two Rugby Championship matches after injuring his hamstring in training, dealing a blow to the Wallabies’ chances of rebounding from back-to-back losses.
Australia captain James Horwill is free to play in this week’s deciding rugby Test against the British and Irish Lions after being cleared of stamping in the series opener for the second time in 10 days.
New Zealand made two starting changes for its Rugby Championship match against Argentina in two days in La Plata, bringing in Aaron Cruden for injured fly- half Dan Carter and recalling Andrew Hore at hooker.
The Australian Rugby Union wants the sport’s governing body to review the appeals process that placed Wallabies captain James Horwill in selection limbo before the series-deciding Test against the British and Irish Lions.