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JOHANNESBURG 15:00 18-02-2014

 

2014 Rugby Championship News

The Rugby Championship 2014 kicks off on August 16th with an inter-Tasman face off that may very well present the All Blacks with a chance to add yet another trophy to its already impressive cabinet.

 

In other exciting news Sanzar, the association that handles the Rugby Championship tournament, announced that the competition will be expanding from 15 to 17 teams, including it’s first in South America. South Africa has also been ensured sixth team, which would most likely be the Southern Kings, who were engaged in Super Rugby activity over 2013 but unfortunately lost out to the Lions for a stake in this year’s action.

 

Rugby Championship History

The Rugby Championship is an international rugby union tournament contested annually by Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Prior to the 2012 tournament, before Argentina joined, it was known as the Tri Nations. The competition is administered by SANZAR, an association established by three national federations; the Australian Rugby Union, the New Zealand Rugby Union and the South African Rugby Union.

 

The Rugby Championships represent the highest standard of rugby available in world rugby. International test rugby demands the highest performance levels, par excellence and with National pride at stake, players give far more effort to their national team’s than they would for their club side. The honour in representing your national team is in many ways considered as the pinnacle of a rugby player’s career, and the goal they all aim for. The Rugby Championships series takes place on a home-and-away basis.

 

With the inclusion of Argentina, the format has reverted to a double round-robin. In addition to the coveted Rugby Championship trophy, the winner of games played between Australia and New Zealand attains the Bledisloe Cup. By the same token, the Freedom Cup is contested between New Zealand and South Africa, and the Mandela Challenge Plate between Australia and South Africa.

 

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Rugby Championship Fixture
  • AUGUST 2014

    16-Aug

    12:05

    Australia

    vs.

    New Zealand

    ANZ Stadium, Sydney

    16-Aug

    17:00

    South Africa

    vs.

    Argentina

    Loftus Versed, Pretoria

    23-Aug

    09:35

    New Zealand

    vs.

    Australia

    Eden Park, Auckland

    23-Aug

    22:00

    Argentina

    vs.

    South Africa

     

    SEPTEMBER 2014

    06-Sep

    09:35

    New Zealand

    vs.

    Argentina

    McLean Park, Napier

    06-Sep

    12:05

    Australia

    vs.

    South Africa

    Paterson’s Stadium, Perth

    13-Sep

    09:35

    New Zealand

    vs.

    South Africa

    Westpac Stadium, Wellington

    13-Sep

    12:05

    Australia

    vs.

    Argentina

    Skilled Park, Gold Coast

    27-Sep

    17:00

    South Africa

    vs.

    Australia

    DHL Newlands, Cape Town

    27-Sep

    23:00

    Argentina

    vs.

    New Zealand

     

    OCTOBER  2014

    04-Oct

    17:00

    South Africa

    vs.

    New Zealand

    Ellis Park, Johannesburg

    04-Oct

    23:00

    Argentina

    vs.

    Australia

    TBC

     


    Rugby Championship

    When sports betting on International rugby, national pride can sometimes mask a punters interpretation of the facts of a game that their national team is about to play, with unfortunate consequences- not only has your country’s team lost, but you’ve lost money too! Here are a couple of facts about the competing nations.

     

    Australia - Will indeed have the greatest challenge this year, their last winning tour hasn’t been since they beat the Springboks in 1997 and after a disappoint Lions Tour series defeat the wounded wallabies are in desperate need of a foreign tour win. They are captained by the towering Reds Lock James Horwill and pose a young and enthusiastic backline lead by the energetic Will Genia not to mention the talents of their powerful fullback Isreal Falou who will seriously needed to watched closely.

     

    With a new coach at the helm - Ewen McKenzie focusing on discipline Australia are certainly capable of pulling off a turnaround performance. New Zealand – Are the tournament’s most successful team - history will show that the All Blacks have no tolerance for lacklustre opponents and if they can back up there outstanding 2012 season were they won each and every encounter they may very well be a force to reckon with. All Black coach Steve Hansen has confirmed that New Zealand’s 2011 World Cup winning captain and three-times world player of the year Richie McCaw will be back in the action for their first Rugby Championship Test against Australia in August. New Zealanders head the pack as major outright favourites to retain their title.


South Africa – Skipper Jean Devilers will command a side brimming with youthful confidence, with the likes of Siya Kolisi in the loose forwards and many young talents who has showed value by having a solid Super Rugby season. This paired with the ever improving kicking Morne Stein game and the menacing Habana the Springboks look strong and sturdy ahead of the tournament. Although most teams will know their game plan after a clinical hammering of Samoa (56-23) ensuring a clean-sweep of victories in the Incoming Tours Series the Springboks go into Castle Rugby Championship phase of the season in a confident mood.

 

Argentina - The only advantage Argentina has is that like last year, they come in as relative unknowns and could surprise their opposition with unknown game plans and introduce a different kind of flare. The Pumas technical and tactical preparations for the tournament intensify from July the 15th and in August they will two warm up matches against New South Wales Barbarians. As the world’s leading South American rugby nation, the Argentinians are more than capable of doing better than one draw at home and get their first Championship victory.

 

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AUTHOR: JAN DE WIT

 

"We couldn’t have hoped for a more thrilling culmination to this year’s edition of The Rugby Championship and 2014 promises to up the ante with the gap between champions and challengers narrowing with each contest."

~ SANZAR CEO Greg Peters

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