The World Rugby Council has awarded Rugby World Cup 2023 to France, which was selected following two rounds of voting during its interim meeting in London.
A strong first half performance laid the foundation for the All Blacks' 38-18 win over France in Paris befoee the home team mounted a spirted comeback.
The Wallabies opened their 2017 Spring Tour with a 29-21 victory over Wales at Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
Ireland produced a perfectly composed and controlled performance to record a record 38-3 win over the Springboks at a bitterly cold Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
England sealed a fourth win over Argentina in less than 12 months with a hard-earned 21-8 victory at Twickenham Stadium.
Experienced props Tendai Mtawarira and Coenie Oosthuizen, as well as inside centre Damian de Allende, all return to the Springbok starting team to face Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made three changes to his starting fifteen ahead of the Test against Wales at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on 11 November.
Captain Kieran Read, hooker Dane Coles, lock Sam Whitelock, halfback Aaron Smith and midfielders Sonny Bill Williams and Ryan Crotty return to starting XV for Paris.
The Wallabies scored a comprehensive 63-30 victory over Japan at the venue for the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final in Yokohama on their way to Europe.
New Zealand’s title defence will begin on 21 September when they take on Rugby World Cup 2007 winners South Africa in Yokohama. Australia opens its tournament against Fiji while Argentina face France.
Beauden Barrett will captain the All Blacks for the first time, while three new All Blacks, hooker Asafo Aumua, prop Tim Perry and outside back Matt Duffie have been named on the reserves bench.
Wallaby coach Michael Cheika names Reece Hodge at flyhalf and Kurtley Beale at fullback with star trio unavailable for the Test against Japan.
The Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) Board has unanimously recommended to the World Rugby Council the selection of South Africa as Rugby World Cup 2023 host.
The Wallabies have defeated New Zealand 23-18 in a Bledisloe Cup clash for the ages at a rain-soaked Suncorp Stadium.
Coach Steve Hansen makes four changes to the All Blacks team to play the Wallabies at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made one forced change to his starting fifteen with Rob Simmons shifting into the second row after Izack Rodda underwent surgery on an injured shoulder.
The Wallabies will host Ireland in the first three-Test series ever played between the two nations in June 2018.
Australia wrapped up second spot in the Rugby Championship as they saw off Argentina 37-20 at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in the sixth and final round.
The All Blacks finished with a perfect Rugby Championship record as they secured a 25-24 win over the Springboks at Newlands in Cape Town.
Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has made several changes to the Springbok forward pack ahead of the last Rugby Championship Test against the All Blacks in Cape Town.