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 2021 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
New Zealand
4 4 0 0 170 56 114 24 7 20
2
Springboks
4 2 2 0 104 80 24 9 6 10
3
Australia
4 2 2 0 101 138 -37 11 18 9
4
Argentina
4 0 4 0 35 136 -101 2 15 0

TOP SCORERS

FIXTURES

New Zealand

25 Sep | Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville (Aus)

09:05

Springboks

Australia

25 Sep | Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville (Aus)

12:05

Argentina

Argentina

02 Oct | Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast (Australia)

09:05

Australia

RESULTS

18 Sep|Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Argentina

13 - 36

New Zealand

18 Sep|Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Australia

30 - 17

Springboks

12 Sep|Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast (Australia)

Springboks

26 - 28

Australia