Rassie Erasmus is the new general manager of the South African Rugby Union’s high performance teams.
Speculation in South Africa is rife that Victor Matfield will come out of retirement to captain the Springboks this year.
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has named a group of players that will be attending the first planning camp in Pretoria next week.
Tony McGahan is to be confirmed this week as the Wallabies’ new coaching co-ordinator, according to an Australian newspaper report.
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The White card could feature in this year’s Rugby Championship if the International Rugby Board approves the use of them.
Robbie Deans will have a new-look Wallabies coaching team this season, including at least three new assistants.
The Springboks will return to Soweto next year when they play their final Rugby Championship test against the All Blacks.
An extra All Blacks test is set to be added to the team’s 2012 schedule, says New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive Steve Tew.
Argentina will be able to call on its top players for next year’s inaugural Rugby Championship.
The Wallabies and All Blacks will kickoff next year’s inaugural Rugby Championship.
Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch, Wellington and Dunedin will host All Blacks tests next year.
Utility back James O’Connor could see game time at first or second five during the Wallabies’ two-match tour of the UK, says coach Robbie Deans.
Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has included three newbies in his squad for the side’s two-match tour of the UK.
The Wallabies will open their 2012 season with a historic midweek test against Scotland in Newcastle.
Test match footy will return to the Sydney Football Stadium from 2012 after the Australian Rugby Union struck a 10-year deal with the ground’s owners.
Under-siege All Blacks wing Zac Guildford says he needs to “mentally harden up” in the wake of his bumbling effort during the Tri Nations loss to the Wallabies at the weekend.
The Wallabies’ major sponsor has been forced to apologise for after awarding a prize and posting a highly offensive picture of two rugby fans dressed up in black face paint at Saturday’s Tri Nations match in Brisbane.
With the series level, expect both teams to put it all on the line as they seek to win the deciding test in Sydney on Saturday night.