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England’s 2012 Autumn International Fixtures

England’s 2012 Autumn International Fixtures

The RFU has confirmed the dates of the 2012 QBE Internationals. England will play four Test matches at Twickenham in November-December, against Fiji, Australia, South Africa and World Champions New…

England’s matches in November 2012

England’s matches in November 2012

The QBE Internationals will deliver an exciting, international competition between the northern and southern hemispheres and see the World Cup winning All Blacks play on English soil for the first…

The Wallabies won the last Tri-Nations tournament

Tri-Nations becomes The Investec Rugby Championship

Auckland, Canterbury, Waikato, Wellington and Otago will host All Blacks Test matches in the 2012 international season, the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) announced today. The Rugby World Cup winning…

Francois Pienaar’s verdict on South Africa

Francois Pienaar’s verdict on South Africa

As South Africans come to terms with the weekend’s quarter-final loss to Australia, Francois Pienaar, captain of the team that famously won the tournament in 1995, offers a pragmatic view…

James Horwill scores

South Africa 9 Australia 11 – The Verdict

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor in Wellington ANOTHER WORLD CUP quarter-final, another edge-of-your-seat affair. This contest was in the balance right until the end as South Africa pushed…

Australia 11 South Africa 9

Australia 11 South Africa 9

Australia withstood tremendous pressure from South Africa to edge the quarter-final against the Springboks 11-9 in Wellington. James O’Connor kept his nerve to kick the winning points in the 71st…

Aussies pick strong team to take on South Africa

Aussies pick strong team to take on South Africa

The clearing of a number of injuries has allowed Australia to return almost in its entirety to the combination which opened its Rugby World Cup campaign, after the Wallabies side…

Rugby World Cup quarter-final fixtures confirmed

Rugby World Cup quarter-final fixtures confirmed

The  quarter-final fixtures for Rugby World Cup 2011 have been confirmed after the completion of the pool phase on Sunday. All match times are local to New Zealand. Saturday, 8…

Wales team to play South Africa – Hook at 15

Wales team to play South Africa – Hook at 15

Wales have reverted largely to the side which triumphed over England at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff three weeks ago for their Rugby World Cup opener against the reigning World…