The countdown to the Rugby World Cup is on! As we head towards kick-off for the world cup, Rugby Union is seeing two of the fiercest competitions come to play – the Rugby Championship and the Bledisloe Cup. But where can you catch all the big hits, every try, and unmissable action? Find out where below.
When is the Rugby Championship?
The Rugby Championship kicks off with Australia and South Africa going head-to-head on Saturday, July 8th in Pretoria. It will see Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Argentina compete for the current championship title South Africa holds. Each country will play six games across three rounds with the winning team crowned at the end of the competition.
How can I watch the Rugby Championship in Australia?
The Rugby Championship will be available to stream on Stan Sport and Channel Nine with Stan Sport streaming exclusive replays and highlights. You can catch up on game breakdowns with Rugby Rewind so you’ll never miss the action. The Rugby Championship Fixtures and matches are as follows:
- South Africa vs Australia: 1:05am (AEST) Sunday, July 9
- Argentina vs New Zealand: 5:10am (AEST) Sunday, July 9
- New Zealand vs South Africa: 5:05pm (AEST) Saturday, July 15
- Australia vs Argentina: 7:45pm (AEST) Saturday, July 15
- South Africa vs Argentina: 1:05am (AEST) Sunday, July 30
When is the Bledisloe Cup?
The Bledisloe Cup is a fierce competition in which the Aussies battle it out against the Kiwis from across the ditch. Dating back to the 1930s, it’s a rivalry that has lasted decades, with the Australians fighting against the reigning champs to secure the cup. The matches and start times are:
- Bledisloe Cup Game 1: Saturday, July 29, 7:45pm kick-off (AEST)
- Bledisloe Cup Game 2: Saturday, August 5, 12:35pm kick-off (AEST)
How can I watch the Bledisloe Cup in Australia?
Stan Sport will be streaming both games with exclusive access to replays, highlights, and previous years’ competitions, with Channel Nine as the free-to-air option for those without a subscription.
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