About

CASTLE LAGER RUGBY CHAMPS

The Castle Lager Rugby Championship is an international rugby union competition featuring Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The competition is operated via a joint venture of the four countries' national unions, called SANZAAR. In 2019, South Africa were crowned champions for the first time since 2009 after bonus-point wins over Australia in Johannesburg and Argentina in Pretoria, and a draw against New Zealand in Wellington.

The history

The inaugural Tri-Nations tournament was held in 1996, and was won by New Zealand. The Springboks won their first title in 1998, and Australia their first in 2000. The first Castle Lager Rugby Championship was also won by New Zealand, who won all six of their matches in 2012, when Argentina joined the revamped competition. Since 1996, New Zeeland have won 13 championship titles, South Africa four (in 1998, 2004, 2009 and 2019) and Australia three.

Castle Lager Rugby Championship 2019 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Springboks
3 2 0 1 97 46 51 11 4 12
2
Australia
3 2 1 0 80 71 9 9 10 8
3
New Zealand
3 1 1 1 62 79 -17 7 8 6
4
Argentina
3 0 3 0 39 82 -43 3 8 2

There are currently no fixtures available.

RESULTS

10 Aug|Padre Ernesto Martearena Stadium, Salta

Argentina

13 - 46

Springboks

10 Aug|Optus Stadium, Perth (Australia)

Australia

47 - 26

New Zealand

27 Jul|Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Australia

16 - 10

Argentina

Tournaments

News

Ulster on top after Edinburgh rout

Ulster claimed the top spot in Conference A of the Guinness PRO14 on Monday as they delivered a dominant performance at Murrayfield to defeat Edinburgh 43-14.

Tournament news

Carling Currie Cup Review - Round 1

It was a weekend of high drama in the first round of the Carling Currie Cup as the Vodacom Bulls snatched a thrilling win over DHL Western Province, Xerox Lions got past Tafel Lager Griquas in a weather-affected clash and a free-scoring Cell C Sharks eased past Phakisa Pumas in Durban.

Match report

Xerox Lions get past Tafel Lager Griquas in weather-affected clash

The Xerox Lions squeezed a hard-fought 20-17 win out over hosts, Tafel Lager Griquas, in a weather-affected Carling Currie Cup Round One match in Kimberley on Saturday. The team from Jozi were handed the win when an approaching thunder storm forced the players off the field just five minutes into the second half and when the storm did not subside 30 minutes later, the match was called.

Match report

Vodacom Bulls snatch thrilling win over DHL Western Province

The Vodacom Bulls showed nerves of steel and massive character to defeat DHL Western Province 22-20 in their Carling Currie Cup round-one clash played at DHL Newlands on Saturday evening.

Preview

Carling Currie Cup Preview – Round 1

There will be a rejuvenated sense of energy this weekend as the local rugby season switches to the next chapter with the opening round of the Carling Currie Cup, with three matches to be broadcast live on SuperSport.