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

News

“New focus” in Cell C Sharks camp with semi-final looming

Cell C Sharks head coach Sean Everitt said there is a new focus in the team as his charges turn their attention to the Carling Currie Cup semi-final against DHL Western Province in Cape Town next week Saturday.

News

Playing at Loftus a big boost for Vodacom Bulls

“Fortress Loftus” will await the Xerox Lions in the first Carling Currie Cup semi-final next Saturday, with Vodacom Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White saying they must use their home ground advantage to progress to the final.

Stat Attack

Steyn, Kitshoff dominate Carling Currie Cup stats

Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks Frans Steyn (Toyota Cheetahs) and Steven Kitshoff (DHL Western Province) showed why they are rated amongst the best players in the world by dominating the overall stats at the completion of this year’s regulation matches in the Carling Currie Cup.

News

Carling Currie Cup semi-final kick-off times confirmed

The Vodacom Bulls and Xerox Lions will meet in the first of the two Carling Currie Cup semi-finals on Saturday, 23 January, as SA Rugby announced the kick-off times on Tuesday.

News

Van Rooyen: “There will be more respect for points”

Xerox Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen predicted a tightly fought Carling Currie Cup semi-final against the Vodacom Bulls in Pretoria next week Saturday, saying there will be more respect for points as it is a playoff game.