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.
South Africa prop Tendai Mtawarira will miss today’s international rugby Test match against Ireland after suffering mild heart palpatations.
The following is a roundup of stories from the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
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 named fly-half Johan Goosen for his first Test start in this weekend’s Rugby Championship match against Australia in Pretoria.
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.
Australia captain David Pocock will miss at least this week’s Rugby Championship match against New Zealand and requires surgery to determine the extent of the knee injury he sustained in the tournament opener.