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45dReuters

SANZAAR open to hub for Rugby Championship

SANZAAR say they are open to hosting the Rugby Championship in a centralised location again after this year's edition was reduced to three teams and played entirely in Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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46dAAP

Ledesma hails spirit of resilient Pumas

Argentina coach Mario Ledesma detailed the "sleepless nights" and endless adversity the Pumas had to overcome to complete an extraordinary Tri Nations campaign with another spirited draw with the Wallabies.

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47dSam Bruce

A drawn-out 2020: Wallabies fumble their way to predictable finale

A fumbling and bumbling Wallabies were fortunate to come away with a 16-all draw against Argentina in Sydney on Saturday and the resulting 1-2-3 record for 2020 poses more questions than it does answers -- Sam Bruce writes.

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48dESPN staff

Cheika keen for round two as Wallabies coach

Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika hasn't given up hope of one day returning to the role, despite a lack of success across his closing years in charge and an ugly fallout with Rugby Australia.

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49dESPN staff

O'Connor returns to pilot Wallabies against Pumas

James O'Connor has been rushed straight back into the Wallabies side for Saturday night's closing Test against Argentina, while stopgap solution Reece Hodge has been retained elsewhere in the backline.

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50dReuters

Backlash grows over Pumas' Maradona tribute

The fallout over the Argentina rugby team's much-criticised tribute to Diego Maradona extended further on Tuesday, with some Argentines saying they will boycott the side because of what they consider an inadequate homage to the late football icon.

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50dReuters

Jones: Rugby mirrors society with racism issues

Rugby has improved its position on racism but the sport is a reflection of society and there is still work to do according to England coach Eddie Jones.

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50dReuters

Pumas captain Matera suspended over racist posts

Argentina's Pablo Matera has been stripped of the Pumas' captaincy and suspended along with team mates Guido Petti and Santiago Socino for posting racist comments on social media, the Argentine Rugby Union said on Tuesday.

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52dReuters

O'Connor fit to return for Wallabies' 2020 finale

James O'Connor has declared himself fit to put on the Australia No. 10 shirt again in the last match of the Tri Nations against Argentina at the weekend after missing the rest of the tournament with knee and foot injuries.

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All Blacks pay tribute to Maradona before facing Argentina (01:53)
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55dReuters

Foster questions World Rugby's 'niggle' strategy

The All Blacks know they must be more disciplined if they're to overturn their shock loss to the Pumas this Saturday, but coach Ian Foster has also taken umbrage at how World Rugby is treating niggle and retaliation.

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55dESPN staff with AAP

Johns schools Wallabies as Cleary drops by Pumas

The Wallabies and Pumas have sought advice from some of rugby league's best, utilizing the services of NRL great Andrew Johns and current NSW Origin star Nathan Cleary respectively on Thursday.

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56dBrittany Mitchell

'He loved the Pumas; he'll be watching': Ledesma

The Pumas will be heavy hearted as they enter their must-win clash with the All Blacks following the death of Argentine football star Diego Maradona, but coach Mario Ledesma says Maradona will be watching from above.

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56dESPN staff

All Blacks shuffle forwards for Pumas rematch

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has shuffled his forward pack for Saturday's Tri-Nations rematch with Argentina, after the Pumas pulled off one of the year's great upsets just a fortnight ago in Newcastle.

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57dAAP

All Blacks get creative to guard against Pumas' niggle

Under-pressure New Zealand coach Ian Foster has ramped up the niggle at training ahead of Saturday's rematch with Argentina to weed out All Blacks' ill-discipline that led to rare back-to-back losses.

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58dReuters

All Blacks seek to take pressure off coach Ian Foster

All Blacks lock Patrick Tuipulotu moved to dampen criticism of the side on Monday following back-to-back defeats in the Tri-Nations, saying their own expectations are higher than those from outside the team.

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61dAAP

Wallabies and Pumas in Tri Nations draw

Australia have blown a golden opportunity to win the Tri Nations title after playing out a tense 15-15 draw with Argentina in Newcastle.

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62dAAP

Wallaby eyes fixed on elusive silverware

With Rugby Australia's trophy cabinet as bare as their coffers, Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has highlighted the significance of landing the Tri Nations title.

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62dBrittany Mitchell

Wallabies fight fire with fire in must-win clash

Last week Argentina showed their passion, aggression and dominance to shock the All Blacks, this week the Wallabies will be fighting fire with fire to keep their Tri-Nations hopes alive.

2019 RankingsRugby Championship

  • ARG4th
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries Scored
    SA1st
    3
    11
  • ARG4th
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points Difference
    SA1st
    -43
    51