DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa scored five tries in a 38-21 win over a stubborn Argentina that wasn't enough to wrestle the Rugby Championship title away from New Zealand in the final game on Saturday.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand won the Rugby Championship on Saturday when its big win over Australia wasn't matched by South Africa eight hours later.
The All Blacks thumped Australia 40-14 at Eden Park, extending their winning streak at the Auckland stadium into a 29th year and putting a hand on the Rugby Championship trophy.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The winner of the Rugby Championship will be decided Saturday in matches played 11,000 kilometers (7,000 miles) and nine hours apart in Auckland, New Zealand and Durban, South Africa.
For the Springboks, a shot at the title. For the Pumas, a shot at their own piece of history.
South Africa has a chance of stealing the Rugby Championship in the final game of an ultra-tight tournament against Argentina on Saturday, although it'll likely require way more than just a regulation win for the Boks in Durban.
DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — Veteran outside backs Matias Moroni and Juan Imhoff will start for Argentina against South Africa in the last match of the Rugby Championship on Saturday.
Moroni came off the bench and scored a late try for the Pumas last weekend in Buenos Aires, where they rallied to trail 22-20 but lost 36-20.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa had an urgent meeting scheduled with his Cabinet on Wednesday to discuss the country’s electricity crisis, which has led to unprecedented levels of nationwide power blackouts in Africa's most developed economy.
DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa was forced to select 35-year-old veteran Frans Steyn at flyhalf on Tuesday for the decisive final game of the Rugby Championship against Argentina.
The Springboks were already missing their top two No.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — South Africa emerged from Buenos Aires as New Zealand's main rival for the Rugby Championship after Argentina was beaten by a comfortable-in-the-end 36-20 on Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden praised South Africa as a vital voice on the global stage as he hosted President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday at the White House for talks that touched on the two nations' differences on Russia's war in Ukraine and more.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Moody, brooding and floating, Malagasy artist Joel Andrianomearisoa's "The Five Continents of All Our Desires” is transforming the towering atrium of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art in Cape Town.
Argentina and South Africa don't have a choice on Saturday.
To stay in the Rugby Championship race with New Zealand, the Pumas or Springboks must sweep both of their contests over the next two Saturdays, with the added burden of bonus points.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is headed to the United States, where aides say he's expected to press for more negotiations between Russia and Ukraine during talks with U.S.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's lineup to face South Africa in the Rugby Championship on Saturday was closer to the side which beat New Zealand than the one which lost to the All Blacks.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For all the woe surrounding New Zealand’s unprecedented losses in 2022, it could take just one win over long-time foe Australia to start turning perceptions of the All Blacks around.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — South Africa will field an unchanged starting 15 for its Rugby Championship match against Argentina as coach Jacques Nienaber opted for rare continuity on Tuesday having rotated his players for much of the season.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Bernard Foley has been recalled for his first test since the 2019 Rugby World Cup in one of eight changes to Australia’s starting lineup for the opening Bledisloe Cup match against New Zealand.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa cricket coach Mark Boucher will quit after the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in a surprise announcement on Monday that came hours after his team lost a test series in England.
LONDON (AP) — Two series wins. Six victories in seven matches. Relentless entertainment. Smiles back on the faces of players and fans.
It has been quite the revival for England’s new-look test team.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Fiji is back on top of the world in rugby sevens.
For New Zealand, it was double despair on the final day of the Rugby World Cup Sevens on Sunday.
Fiji beat New Zealand 29-12 to claim the men's title in Cape Town, a third World Cup crown for the flying Fijians but their first since 2005.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — New Zealand, Australia and Fiji survived scares to make the semifinals at the Rugby World Cup Sevens on Saturday.
Host South Africa didn't and was dumped out in the quarterfinals 24-14 by Ireland in a big upset.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Across the globe, the death of Queen Elizabeth II has prompted reflections on the historic sweep of her reign and how she succeeded in presiding over the end of Britain's colonial empire and embracing the independence of her former dominions.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Defending champion New Zealand and world series winner Australia went through safely to the quarterfinals on the opening day of the Rugby World Cup Sevens on Friday.
Fiji and host South Africa, the other big hitters, also had little trouble in making the last eight as the tournament opened with straight knockout games at Cape Town Stadium.
LONDON (AP) — The deciding cricket test between England and South Africa has turned into a three-day match.
After Day 1 (Thursday) was washed out and Day 2 (Friday) was canceled following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, play will finally get started at the Oval on Saturday — weather permitting.
BELA-BELA, South Africa (AP) — South Africa is flying cheetahs to India and Mozambique as part of ambitious efforts to reintroduce the distinctively spotted cats in regions where their population has dwindled.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Kurtley Beale has been recalled to Australia’s extended squad for two Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup tests against New Zealand.
The 31-year-old utility back has been sidelined for several months with a serious hamstring injury and hasn't been in an Australian squad since late 2021.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa batsman Rassie van der Dussen was ruled out of the Twenty20 World Cup on Tuesday with a broken finger.
Van der Dussen was left out of the squad for the tournament in Australia starting next month after failing to recover from a fractured left index finger he sustained during the second test against England.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — During the period that New Zealand rugby fans may remember as the dark days of 2022, head coach Ian Foster’s was a voice crying in the wilderness as he insisted the All Blacks still could win the Rugby Championship.
SYDNEY (AP) — South Africa defeated Australia 24-8 on Saturday to leave the Rugby Championship title wide open after four matches by each team.
The Springboks turned in a flawless display highlighted by a dazzling debut try for 19-year-old winger Canan Moodie, and the title is up for grabs after New Zealand’s 53-3 win over Argentina earlier on Saturday.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia coach Dave Rennie is asking for some consistency from his Wallabies, and he’s leading by example after naming the same starting 15 players for Saturday’s Rugby Championship test against South Africa.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will meet with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa this month, the White House announced Thursday, as the administration looks to draw African nations closer to the U.S.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The All Blacks face another challenging Rugby Championship test against Argentina on Saturday, desperate to halt a three-match losing streak at home while fans go through stages of despair over the worst slump in the team’s 119-year history.
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia coach Dave Rennie has named an unchanged starting side from the one which beat South Africa last week in a Rugby Championship match for the return engagement on Saturday in Sydney.
NEW YORK (AP) — Charlbi Dean, the South African actor and model who had a breakout role in “Triangle of Sadness,” which won this year's top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, has died at age 32.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa faced a grilling by lawmakers in Parliament on Tuesday as they demanded answers on his handling of the theft of millions of dollars from his farm.
SYDNEY (AP) — South Africa made sweeping changes to its starting 15 on Tuesday — nine in all — after losing to Australia 25-17 left the world champion bottom of the Rugby Championship after three rounds.
CARSON, California (AP) — New Zealand beat Olympic champion Fiji 28-21 in the final of the Los Angeles rugby sevens tournament Sunday immediately after Australia clinched its first World Series title, a championship decided in the penultimate match of a season which began nine months ago.
CARSON, California (AP) — South Africa's defense of the rugby sevens world series title was in jeopardy after it failed to reach the quarterfinals of the series-ending Los Angeles Sevens on Saturday.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — England quickly cleaned up South Africa's tail with the new ball to confirm a resounding innings win in the second test on Saturday and send the series to a decider.
England won by an innings and 85 runs inside three days as James Anderson and Ollie Robinson combined to take the last five South African wickets in just 5.1 overs of the new ball.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Australia scored a try in the second minute and withstood a series of South African challenges to beat the World Cup-champion Springboks 25-17 in a Rugby Championship match on Saturday.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber is under no illusions as his World Cup-champion Springboks attempt to win their first rugby match in Australia in nine years.
Coming off a 35-23 home loss to New Zealand two weeks ago, the Springboks will have a chance to make amends in Saturday’s Rugby Championship afternoon match at Adelaide Oval.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Reece Hodge has been named at fullback for the Wallabies in anticipation of an aerial assault from South Africa in their Rugby Championship match at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Head coach Ian Foster has retained the starting lineup that beat the Springboks in Johannesburg two weeks ago for the All Blacks’ Rugby Championship test against Argentina at Christchurch on Saturday.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African workers on Wednesday demonstrated against the country's rising cost of living including record-high fuel prices and increased costs for basic foods.
About 1,000 workers marched to the Union Buildings, the seat of government in the capital Pretoria, calling for President Cyril Ramaphosa's government to contain rising prices.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Scrumhalf Faf de Klerk returned for the Springboks and Warrick Gelant was given a start on the wing in two team changes Monday for the first of two Rugby Championship tests in Australia.
SYDNEY (AP) — Former Brumbies head coach Laurie Fisher has been added to the Wallabies coaching staff ahead of its upcoming Rugby Championship matches against world champions South Africa.
Rugby Australia announced the ‘interim assistant’ appointment of Fisher on Sunday and comes two days after defense coach Matt Taylor left his post for 'personal reasons' and less than a week after the Wallabies were mauled by Argentina in a record 47-17 loss.
KWANONGOMA, South Africa (AP) — The new king of South Africa’s Zulu nation Misuzulu kaZwelithini was enthroned in a colorful ceremony Saturday before hundreds of supporters in a rural part of KwaZulu-Natal province.
LONDON (AP) — England was given a reality check in its new era under Ben Stokes as the team fell to defeat by South Africa by an innings and 12 runs inside three days in the first test at Lord's on Friday.
KWANONGOMA, South Africa (AP) — South Africa’s ethnic Zulu nation is preparing to host a coronation event for its new traditional king amid internal divisions that have threatened to tear the royal family apart.
LONDON (AP) — South Africa strengthened its grip on the first cricket test by dismissing England for 165 before moving onto 289-7 after a late flurry of boundaries at Lord's on Thursday.
The Proteas ended Day 2 with a lead of 124 and in a good position to hand England a first test loss under the new regime of captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum.