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

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.

Tournament news

SA Rugby U21 Champs scheduled for Johannesburg next month

The 2020 SA Rugby Under-21 Championship, featuring five provincial sides, will kick off on Sunday 4 October and will be played at one venue – Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg – culminating in the final on 30 October, SA Rugby announced on Wednesday.

Tournament news

Two trophies up for grabs when local rugby season resumes

South Africa’s seven franchises will battle it out for Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked and Currie Cup honours when the domestic season resumes next month, after a complete re-working of fixtures and competition structures has been forced by the six-month interruption.

News

Castle Lager Springbok Showdown to kick-start local season next month

The battle lines are being drawn for a Castle Lager Springbok Showdown, which will pit the best local stars and top, up-and-coming talent against each other on 3 October, as SA Rugby announced its plans today to reignite an exciting four-month local season.

News

Fans Reunited for Vodacom Super Fan Saturday

After months of sitting on the bench, South Africa’s Vodacom Super Rugby teams have been unshackled and are ready to tackle when they will take the field at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday 26 September in a spectacular Vodacom Super Fan Saturday double-header that will feature the Vodacom Bulls, Emirates Lions, DHL Stormers and Cell C Sharks.