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South Africa began their Rugby Championship on a positive note with a 37-15 victory over Argentina in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
The Free State Cheetahs secured a last-gasp 41-40 come-from-behind victory over the Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth hopes to lead by example when his side clash with Argentina in a Rugby Championship opener on Saturday.
New Zealand got their Rugby Championship campaign off to a fine start when they beat Australia 54-34 in Sydney on Saturday.
New Glasgow head coach Dave Rennie is looking forward to challenging himself in a new environment after succeeding Gregor Townsend.
Counties-Manukau got the job done but were made to work very hard for their 16-14 victory over Auckland in Pukekohe on Saturday.
After 15 years of losing the Bledisloe Cup to the All Blacks, Wallabies captain Michael Hooper is focusing on winning the trophy.
Taranaki made a fine start to their campaign when they claimed a 34-29 bonus-point win over Waikato in New Plymouth on Saturday.
All Blacks blindside flanker Jerome Kaino has returned to New Zealand ahead of their Test against the Wallabies in Sydney on Saturday.
Western Province made a statement of intent when they claimed a 39-3 bonus-point victory over the Golden Lions in Cape Town on Friday.
Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore is more than prepared to hand over the team’s captaincy to Michael Hooper this weekend.
All Blacks captain Kieran Read expects fireworks when his side take on the Wallabies in Saturday’s Rugby Championship opener in Sydney.
Agustin Creevy feels Argentina can make a winning start to their Rugby Championship campaign against the Springboks in Port Elizabeth.
Wallabies skills coach Mick Byrne expects their Rugby Championship opener against New Zealand in Sydney to be a ‘pretty frenetic game’.
World Rugby has made it mandatory for players who undertake an off-field screening under the HIA protocol not to return before 10 minutes.
Wallabies newbie Curtis Rona has said he is comfortable on the wing despite having played only 80 minutes there in his time at the Force.
Springbok coach Allister Coetzee believes Uzair Cassiem is the ideal replacement for Warren Whiteley in the number eight position.
Harlequins have announced that England and British and Irish Lions prop Joe Marler has committed his long-term future to the club.
Ahead of the opening round of this year’s Rugby Championship, we have put together a video of our 10 players to watch this Saturday.