Rugby Championship/Bledisloe Cup

Rugby Championship/Bledisloe Cup

Rugby Championship tickets selling well

The All Blacks’ Rugby Championship match against South Africa in Dunedin could be played in front of a full house at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

O’Neill: Bledisloe win important for Deans

Australian Rugby Union chief executive John O’Neill says winning the Bledisloe Cup will go a long way to securing Robbie Deans’ future as Wallabies coach.

Hansen names training squad

The selection of uncapped Crusaders duo Luke Romano and Luke Whitelock and the omission of Rugby World Cup winners Zac Guildford and Corey Flynn are the talking points of the All Blacks’ wider training squad.

Du Preez: Pick Hougaard

Fourie du Preez is available for Springboks selection, but is urging coach Heyneke Meyer to pick Francois Hougaard instead.

Carter may play 12 for ABs

There is a possibility that Dan Carter may play second five for the All Blacks if his troublesome groin fails to come right.

Wallabies sweating on O’Connor

James O’Connor could miss the Wallabies’ June tests against Scotland and Wales due to a rib injury.

New Wallabies coaches

The Wallabies will have a new-look coaching panel this year.

James calls it quits

The Springboks’ most capped first five, Butch James, has announced his retirement from test rugby with immediate effect.

Erasmus’ new role

Rassie Erasmus is the new general manager of the South African Rugby Union’s high performance teams.

Matfield to end retirement

Speculation in South Africa is rife that Victor Matfield will come out of retirement to captain the Springboks this year.

Meyer announces Bok planning camps

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has named a group of players that will be attending the first planning camp in Pretoria next week.

McGahan set for Wallabies role

Tony McGahan is to be confirmed this week as the Wallabies’ new coaching co-ordinator, according to an Australian newspaper report.

The All Blacks’ blindside quandary

The rock star All Blacks loose forward trio of Kieran Read, Richie McCaw and Jerome Kaino will be no more after the latter’s decision to wave sayonara to New Zealand rugby. BY DAVE CAMPBELL

White cards in Rugby Championship

The White card could feature in this year’s Rugby Championship if the International Rugby Board approves the use of them.

Wallabies coaching shake-up

Robbie Deans will have a new-look Wallabies coaching team this season, including at least three new assistants.

ABs and Boks to play in Soweto

The Springboks will return to Soweto next year when they play their final Rugby Championship test against the All Blacks.

Extra test for 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.

O’Neill: Pumas will field best players

Argentina will be able to call on its top players for next year’s inaugural Rugby Championship.

Rugby Championship draw unveiled

The Wallabies and All Blacks will kickoff next year’s inaugural Rugby Championship.

ABs 2012 home tests confirmed

Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch, Wellington and Dunedin will host All Blacks tests next year.

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