Scott Barrett's first-half red card
gave Australia the impetus to dismantle Bledisloe Cup rivals New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.
Australia celebrated a record-setting Bledisloe Cup victory over 14-man rivals New Zealand to keep themselves in the running for the Rugby Championship title.
The Wallabies entered Saturday's match trailing both the All Blacks and South Africa in the standings but, with the Springboks in action later on Saturday, Michael Cheika's men moved into pole position with a 47-26 success, which marks New Zealand's joint-heaviest defeat and the most points they have conceded in a Test, while Australia racked up the highest number of points they have scored in this fixture. Read more
Pollard guides the Springboks to the Rugby Championship title
Handre Pollard contributed with 31 points in Salta guiding the Springboks to a historical win over Argentina. Pollard scored 2 tries and landed 8 kicks on the day as South Africa ran away with a 13-46 win.
The Springboks scored 11 tries for the competition and finished top of the log with 12 points, followed by Australia on 9. New Zealand and Argentina in 3rd and 4th spot. Pollard went on to score the most points in the Championship (42) and holds the record for most points in a single game against Argentina, overtaking Gaffie du Toit who scored 24 points. Read more
Ireland await news of Carbery injury
Following the news that Joey Carbery did not suffer a fractured ankle in the win over Italy, Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt is unsure how serious the fly-half's injury is.
Carbery was carted off in the second half of a 29-10 Rugby World Cup warm-up win in Dublin on Saturday, just seven weeks before the tournament starts in Japan.
The 23-year-old scored Ireland's first try and controlled the game at number 10 before doing damage to his left ankle at the base of a ruck.
Munster's Carbery was cleared of a break and must now wait to discover the extent of his setback. Read more
Scott Barrett red-carded for a shoulder charge
Scott Barrett received his marching orders from referee Jerome Garces after a high shoulder charge on Wallabies captain Michael Hooper.
Jack Goodhue to miss Bledisloe Cup decider against Wallabies
Jack Goodhue will miss next week's Bledisloe Cup decider, after suffering a hamstring strain against the Wallabies in Perth.
The 24-year-old left the field with an upper leg injury in the opening quarter of the Bledisloe Cup clash & was left to sit on the sidelines with an icepack on his right leg after being replaced by Ngani Laumape.
"He definitely won't be available for next week and we'll take it from there," Hansen said.
Player Ratings: England v Wales
England were too good for a strong Wales side at Twickenham as an experimental England side prevented Wales from going top of the world rankings with a 33-19 win at Twickenham.
Find our player ratings from the clash here
Wales wait on Anscombe scan after England defeat
Warren Gatland faces an anxious wait to discover the extent of a knee injury suffered by Gareth Anscombe in Wales' 33-19 Rugby World Cup warm-up defeat to England on Sunday.
The fly-half was helped off in the first half at Twickenham with a damaged left knee, after England lost Tom Curry to what appeared to be an arm injury on the eve of Eddie Jones' World Cup squad announcement. Full story
Japan crowned Pacific Nations Cup Champions
Japan clinched the Pacific Nations Cup on Saturday with a 34-20 victory over the United States at ANZ Stadium in Fiji.
In the tournament decider between the only two unbeaten teams, world No. 11 Japan dominated with four tries, including a brace from captain Michael Leitch. Full match report
Curry injured as All Blacks stay top of the rankings
England were too good for a strong Wales side at Twickenham, where Gareth Anscombe and Tom Curry sustained injury blows.
Gareth Anscombe and Tom Curry suffered injuries just six weeks before the Rugby World Cup starts as an experimental England side prevented Wales from going top of the rankings with a 33-19 win at Twickenham.
Australia's Bledisloe Cup victory on Saturday opened the door for the Six Nations champions to replace New Zealand as the top-ranked side in the world for the first time, but they were denied by a fired-up England. Read more
Rugby Championship Team of the Tournament
The Springboks bagged their maiden Rugby Championship title and are in the process of a remarkable turnaround from the performances they have produced over the last few years. The Wallabies shocked the world by crushing the All Blacks and relegating the World Champions to an unfamiliar 3rd sport overall on the table, just ahead of Argentina.
A shortened competition made this year one of the toughest year's to pick a team of the tournament while a number of players pushed incredibly hard for a place but narrowly missed out. Full story
Can Springboks buck the trend and complete first Rugby Championship-World Cup double?
South Africa may have just won the Rugby Championship, but history is against them when it comes to completing a double at this year's World Cup.
In the previous five years when there has been both a Rugby Championship – or its previous incarnation the Tri Nations – and a World Cup, the champions of the first tournament have failed to also deliver success on the global stage.
The Springboks have the chance to make history in Japan, then. They lifted the first of two possible trophies in style on Saturday, thrashing Argentina 46-13 on the road to dethrone New Zealand as champions. Read more
Mitre 10 Cup Top 5 Tries: Round One
Dane Coles looks ahead to Auckland