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

Team announcement

Gelant one of eight Boks in DHL Stormers squad for Pretoria trip

Springbok fullback Warrick Gelant will make his DHL Stormers debut in the familiar surroundings of Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria, where they face the Emirates Lions at 19h00 in the second Vodacom Super Fan Saturday encounter.

Team announcement

New-look Cell C Sharks backline for Vodacom Super Fan Saturday

A new-look Cell C Sharks backline will be on display when the KwaZulu-Natalians face the Vodacom Bulls in the first match of Vodacom Super Fan Saturday at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria this weekend.

Team announcement

Jantjies leads Emirates Lions in Vodacom Super Fan Saturday

Springbok flyhalf and 2019 Rugby World Cup winner, Elton Jantjies, will lead an Emirates Lions team featuring a vibrant mix of youth and experience on Saturday when they cross paths with the DHL Stormers in the Vodacom Super Fan Saturday double-header at Loftus Versfeld.

Team announcement

Familiar faces return in Vodacom Bulls’ squad

Vodacom Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White included four Springbok loose forwards in his squad of 30 players for their Vodacom Super Fan Saturday clash against the Cell C Sharks at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

News

SA participation in Guinness PRO14 with Monday night rugby planned

On August 25, PRO14 Rugby acknowledged that under current international travel restrictions it is not possible for South African teams to fulfil Guinness PRO14 fixtures until 2021.