The Rugby Championship 2019 is the eighth edition of the extended annual southern hemisphere Rugby Championship, highlighting Argentina, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. The tournament is worked by SANZAAR, a joint venture of the four nations’ national unions.
The Rugby Championship 2019 will fill in as a delicious entree to the World Cup in Japan as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina again square off for southern hemisphere supremacy.
The tournaments timetable is like that of the 2015 edition, being abbreviated because of the annual mid-year internationals and the World Cup.
New Zealand are the three-time back-to-back defending champions.
SANZAAR affirmed that an abbreviated six-match series will see diminished fixtures; during this Rugby World Cup year.
Rugby Championship 2019 Match Schedule
Moreover, with Super Rugby presently playing unbroken for 21 weeks; without the past June break for inbound Test matches, The Rugby Championship 2019 kicks-off prior on Saturday July 20.
The first match sees Argentina have New Zealand in Buenos Aires. In round three, The Rugby Championship will come back to Perth (in a new venue, the Optus Stadium) where Australia have the All Blacks. The final match will see Argentina host South Africa in Salta, on Saturday August 10.
Rugby Championship 2019: Fixtures
Times are SAST.
|20 July||17:05||South Africa vs Australia|
|20 July||20:05||Argentina vs New Zealand|
|27 July||9:35||New Zealand vs South Africa|
|27 July||11:45||Australia vs Argentina|
|10 August||11:45||Australia vs New Zealand|
|10 August||21:40||Argentina vs South Africa|