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

Tournament news

Irish teams continue Guinness PRO14 dominance

Irish sides continued to dominate the Guinness PRO14 tournament despite heroics by South African players in games as round three saw a clean sweep for the four sides from the Emerald Isle.

Tournament news

Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked Review – Round 3

The two Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked matches that were played this weekend could not have been more different, with the Vodacom Bulls laying down a marker in Pretoria on Saturday, and the DHL Stormers sneaking through in Nelspruit on Friday.

Match report

Xerox Lions into SA Rugby U21 Champs final as pool stages wrap up

The Xerox Lions will meet the Vodacom Blue Bulls in the final of the SA Rugby U21 Championship at Emirates Airline Park on Friday 30 October, after the Johannesburg outfit booked their final berth with a convincing 54-19 victory over DHL Western Province on Sunday.

News

Emirates Lions v Toyota Cheetahs match called off

The Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked match between Emirates Lions and Toyota Cheetahs scheduled for Emirates Airlines Park this afternoon has been called off in line with COVID-19 protocols.

Match report

Dominant pack sets up big win for Vodacom Bulls in Pretoria

With their pack in full cry, the Vodacom Bulls laid down a massive marker in Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked when they beat the Cell C Sharks by 41-14 at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday evening.