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All Blacks look to Fekitoa

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Malakai Fekitoa has become the frontrunner to replace Ma'a Nonu in the All Blacks midfield against Argentina in the Rugby Championships after injury delayed the return of Ryan Crotty. (MORE)

Injured Palu to miss two matches

SYDNEY (AP) Backrower Wycliff Palu will miss Australia's Rugby Championships matches in Argentina and South Africa because of concussion concerns. (MORE)

Injured Nonu to miss rest of season

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) All Blacks center Ma'a Nonu will miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken arm during New Zealand's Rugby Championships win over South Africa on Saturday. (MORE)

Polota-Nau set to miss rest of season

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Australia front rower Tatafu Polota-Nau will likely miss the rest of the season and may require left ankle surgery after sustaining the injury in Australia's 32-25 Rugby Championship win Saturday over Argentina. (MORE)

Wallabies hold off Pumas to win 32-25

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) The Wallabies completed back-to-back wins with nerve-jangling finishes to stay in contention in the Rugby Championship, holding off a storming finish from Argentina on Saturday for a 32-25 victory. (MORE)

Pumas looking for elusive victory

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) Two new wingers in the side and encouraging recent performances have fostered some optimism in the Argentina camp that the Pumas can claim their first win in the Rugby Championship when they play Australia on Saturday. (MORE)

All Blacks ready to face the Springboks

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand will move closer to securing its third-straight Rugby Championships by beating South Africa in the fourth round on Saturday, and will also enhance its favoritism for next year's World Cup. (MORE)

Springbok's Smit out of Autumn series

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Captain John Smit will miss South Africa's end-of-season Grand Slam rugby tour to Britain and Ireland after undergoing a back operation. (MORE)

Elsom confident ahead of Hong Kong test

HONG KONG (AP) Australia may have lost 10 straight matches to New Zealand to break a 63-year record, but captain Rocky Elsom still believes the All Blacks can be beaten in their final Bledisloe Cup game of the season next month. (MORE)

Mai out of Samoa's sevens squad

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Uale Mai has withdrawn from Samoa's rugby sevens squad for next month's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi to take up a playing contract in Spain. (MORE)

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