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South Africa beats Argentina 37-15 in Rugby Championship

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) South Africa took another step toward banishing the bad memories of 2016 with a 37-15 win over Argentina to open its Rugby Championship campaign on Saturday. (MORE)

Rugby Championship: 8 tries for NZ in 54-34 win v Australia

SYDNEY (AP) Before kickoff in Sydney, there was a sense New Zealand could be run close by Australia in the Rugby Championship opener. (MORE)

Australia vs New Zealand by the numbers

SYDNEY (AP) A by-the-numbers look at the Rugby Championship opener won by New Zealand 54-34 against Australia on Saturday: (MORE)

Storm clinch 1st place in the National Rugby League

SYDNEY (AP) The Melbourne Storm have clinched first place in the National Rugby League with two regular-season rounds remaining. (MORE)

Jerome Kaino leaves All Blacks to deal with personal matter

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand Rugby says flanker Jerome Kaino has left the All Blacks team ahead of Saturday's Bledisloe Cup test against Australia in Sydney, returning home to deal with a personal matter. (MORE)

All Blacks security consultant not guilty in bugging case

SYDNEY (AP) A security consultant working for New Zealand's rugby team has been found not guilty of making up claims he found a bugging device at the team's hotel in Sydney a year ago. (MORE)

All Blacks, Wallabies take rivalry off field before 1st test

SYDNEY (AP) An increasingly acrimonious rivalry between the All Blacks and Wallabies has become more pronounced ahead of their first test of the Rugby Championship on Saturday. (MORE)

Australia men, Fiji women win Olympics 7s berths

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) The Australian men's and Fiji women's teams claimed places in the rugby sevens tournament at next year's Olympics by winning their finals at the Oceania regional qualifying tournament on Sunday. (MORE)

England beat Kiwis 20-14 to win rugby league series

WIGAN, England (AP) England won a rugby league series against top-ranked New Zealand for the first time in eight years when it took an exhilarating third and deciding test 20-14 on Saturday. (MORE)

Samoa, Australia unbeaten at Oceania Olympic 7s

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) Australia and Samoa were unbeaten on the first day of the Oceania Olympic rugby sevens qualifying tournament on Saturday and remain headed for a showdown to decide which will claim a place at next year's Rio de Janiero games. (MORE)