About

CASTLE LAGER RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP

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, in 2012, was also won by New Zealand, when Argentina joined the revamped competition. Since 1996, New Zeeland have won 18 championship titles, South Africa four (in 1998, 2004, 2009 and 2019) and Australia three.

Castle Lager Rugby Championship 2022 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Australia
1 1 0 0 41 26 15 5 2 5
2
Springboks
1 1 0 0 26 10 16 2 1 4
3
Argentina
1 0 1 0 26 41 -15 2 5 0
4
New Zealand
1 0 1 0 10 26 -16 1 2 0

TOP SCORERS

FIXTURES

Springboks

13 Aug | Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

17:05

New Zealand

Argentina

13 Aug | Estadio Bicentenario, San Juan

21:05

Australia

Australia

27 Aug | Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

12:00

Springboks

RESULTS

06 Aug|Estadio Malvinas, Mendoza

Argentina

26 - 41

Australia

06 Aug|Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

Springboks

26 - 10

New Zealand

02 Oct|Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast

Springboks

31 - 29

New Zealand