Steve Hansen’s New Zealand are favourites to claim the Rugby Championship title. File / Reuters
New Zealand began the on-field build-up to their defence of the World Cup with a scratch combination and a scratchy 20-16 win over Argentina in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.
South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus described debutant Herschel Jantjies as “awesome” after the 23-year-old scrum-half scored two tries in a 35-17 triumph over Australia in their opening Rugby Championship clash on Saturday.
Managing risk while experimenting with selections, tactics and combinations has been the major theme in the build-up to Saturday’s Rugby Championship blockbuster clash between South Africa and New Zealand.
Liverpool fans should be dreaming of a first Premier League title for 30 years, admitted Jurgen Klopp even if the German is taking nothing for granted after opening
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace as Juventus got better of Parma to extend their lead to four points over second place Inter Milan at the top of the Italian League
Pablo Sarabia struck late to propel Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) into the last 16 of the French Cup with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over a spirited Lorient.