JOHANNESBURG – New Zealand would love to complete an unbeaten Rugby …

Reuters | 7 hours ago <!--New Zealand would love to complete an unbeaten Rugby Championship campaign.--> JOHANNESBURG - New Zealand would love to complete an unbeaten Rugby Championship campaign by defeating South Africa in Soweto on Saturday, players said on Monday. The All Blacks sealed the inaugural championship crown with their 54-15 drubbing of Argentina in La Plata at the weekend, taking them to 21 points in the standings. The Read more [...]

Robin McBryde backs power packed Pumas

Both the Pumas (10 November) and the Wallabies (1 December) travel to the Millennium Stadium as part of the 2012 Dove Men Series - which will also see Wales face Samoa (16 November) and New Zealand (24 November, sold-out) - so the national forwards coach has been keeping a close eye on future opponents in the recent Championship matches. All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has already predicted trouble ahead for the Wallabies this weekend, whilst Springboks boss Heyneke Meyer says the world's Read more [...]

Argentina fullback to have shoulder surgery

Article Published: Tuesday 2 October 2012 Edited by: Article | Print Article Argentina full-back Martin Rodriguez will have an operation on his shoulder which was dislocated in the Pumas 15-54 loss to New Zealand's All Blacks in the Rugby Championship. Rodriguez, who plays his club rugby for Top 14 outfit Stade Francais, will go under the knife in the "coming days", the Argentinian federation said. The 27-year-old, capped 19 times, will miss the Pumas' final Read more [...]

Argentina Moves To Control Prices Of A Basket Of 300 Basic Products

October 02, 2012 15:47 PM Argentina Moves To Control Prices Of A Basket Of 300 Basic Products BUENOS AIRES, Oct 2 (BERNAMA-NNN-MERCOPRESS) -- Argentina's federal government has ordered supermarkets to offer a basket of 300 basic products at low prices amid a backdrop of what many economists say is one of the highest rates of inflation in the Americas. The government will publish the list of goods -- which includes food, beverages and cleaning products -- online with a Read more [...]

Toyota tries on the mining helmet: buys lithium deposit in Argentina

While China threatens Japan with supply limitations of rare earths, Japanese companies are actively seeking to grow their own exposures in rare metals and lithium, which will become an important part of the electric car manufacturing process. Toyota (NYSE:TM), one of the leading automakers in the world, bought this week a 25% stake in Salar de Olaroz lithium and potassium project in Argentina to ensure supply for it growing electric cars division. This is the first time a Japanese company Read more [...]

Monaco beats Nishikori to reach Malaysian final – Glens Falls Post

Second-seeded Juan Monaco of Argentina outlasted Kei Nishikori of Japan, 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (4) Saturday to reach the final of the Malaysian Open.Nishikori led 5-2 in the third set before Monaco fought back to win a match that lasted 2 hours, 42 minutes at Kuala Lumpur's Putra Stadium.Monaco is looking for his fourth title of the year, while Nishikori has yet to reach a final in 2012.The 11th-ranked Monaco will face either top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain or France's Julien Benneteau in Sunday's Read more [...]

ATP Kuala Lampur – Juan Monaco ends Nishikori´s run to reach final – Tennis World

Argentina's Juan Monaco has reached the finals of the ATP Malaysian Open in Kuala Lampur after beating Japan's Kei Nishikori on Saturday in the semi finals. Monaco beat the Japanese star 6-2, 2-6, 7-6(4) over in a nearly three hour marathon. He will be competing in his fifth final of the year. Monaco will be aiming to win his career's seventh title. "Nishikori played very well," commented Monaco. "He came back in the second set, playing better than me. The final set was up and down, he Read more [...]

Pumas must go the distance against All Blacks

Argentina must ditch a habit of fading in the final stages of Rugby Championship Tests if they are to prevent New Zealand clinching the title on Saturday. The All Blacks defeated the Pumas 21-5 in wet Wellington this month and another win at the 35,000-seat Estadio Ciudad de La Plata will give them an unassailable lead in the new-look southern hemisphere competition. New Zealand have 16 points from four consecutive victories, Australia eight, South Africa seven and Argentina three in a Championship Read more [...]