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The Rugby Championship Round one: How to watch Argentina v Wallabies, teams, fixtures and more

Fri, 05/08/2022, 10:36 pm
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
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The Wallabies will be looking to get the Rugby Championship off to a strong start as they face Argentina in Mendoza.

Dave Rennie's men started strong but ultimately fell 2-1 to England in the July series after defeats in Brisbane and Sydney

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They face an Argentina side hungry to avenge their pair of defeats in 2021, enjoying life under new coach Michael Cheika following a 2-1 series win over Scotland.

It marks the first time Cheika will come up against his old side since his departure in 2019.

The Rugby Championship will open with the Springboks hosting the All Blacks in Mbombela.

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MICHAEL HOOPER WITHDRAWS FROM FIRST TEST

The Wallabies have confirmed Michael Hooper has withdrawn from the first Test against Argentina due to personal reasons.

Hooper will be replaced by Fraser McReight, with James Slipper to captain the side in his absence.

“While this decision did not come easily I know it is the right one for me and the team at this point in time," Hooper said in a statement

“My whole career I’ve looked to put the team first and I don’t feel I am able to fulfil my responsibilities at the moment in my current mindset.”

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WHEN DO THE WALLABIES PLAY NEXT?

The Wallabies will next play Argentina in Mendoza on August 7

It will be the opening round of the Rugby Championship, with the Wallabies set to then travel to San Juan before returning home.

Dave Rennie's men will then face South Africa in Adelaide and Sydney before taking on the All Blacks in Melbourne and Auckland

HOW TO WATCH ARGENTINA V WALLABIES IN AUSTRALIA?

The Wallabies v Argentina series will be shown only on Stan Sport.

The first test will be ad-free, live and on demand, with extended coverage on Stan Sport from 4:45 am AEST.

This will also be the case for the second Test, with the games against South Africa and the All Blacks simulcast on the Nine Network.

The Wallabies' game against Argentina is not on free-to-air TV, with only home games and the Bledisloe covered by the Nine Network.

HOW TO WATCH SOUTH AFRICA V ALL BLACKS IN AUSTRALIA?

South Africa's blockbuster match against the All Blacks will be shown on Stan Sport.

The first test will be ad-free, live and on demand, with extended coverage on Stan Sport from 12:30 am.

HOW TO WATCH ARGENTINA V WALLABIES OVERSEAS

New Zealand: Sky Sports

South Africa/Africa and adjacent islands: SuperSport

Argentina/South America/North America: ESPN

USA:FloSports

Canada: TSN

Ireland and UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man): Sky UK

France/Andorra/Monaco/Luxembourg: Canal+

Japan: Wowow

Pacific: Digicel

Italy, Vatican City, San Marino and Canton Ticino, Switzerland: Sky Italia

Spain/Andorra:Telefonica

Asia-Pacific, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Federated States of Micronesia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Marianas, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Nepal,Northern Marianas, North Korea, Pakistan, Palau, Philippines, Singapore,South Korea, Tajikistan, Taiwan (Republic of China), Thailand, Timor-Leste,Vietnam: Premier Sports

Africa and adjacent islands:SuperSport

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Asia

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, China, India and Sri Lanka

Europe

Portugal, Spain, Andorra, Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine

THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURES

*All times AEST

ROUND ONE

Sunday 7 August

South Africa v New Zealand, Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit, 1.05 am

Argentina v Australia, Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza, 5.10 am

ROUND TWO

Sunday 14 August

South Africa v New Zealand, Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg, 1.05 am

Argentina v Australia, Bicentenario Stadium, San Juan, 5.10 am

ROUND THREE

Saturday 27 August

Australia v South Africa, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, 3.30 pm

New Zealand v Argentina, Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch, 5.45pm 

ROUND FOUR

Saturday 3 September

New Zealand v Argentina, FMG Stadium Waikato, 5.05pm

Australia v South Africa, Allianz Stadium, Sydney, 7.35pm

ROUND FIVE

Thursday 15 September

Australia v New Zealand, Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, 7.45pm

Sunday 18 September

Argentina v South Africa, Estadio Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, 5.10 am

ROUND SIX

Saturday 24 September

New Zealand v Australia, Eden Park, Auckland, 7.05pm

South Africa v Argentina, Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban, 5.05pm

WHEN IS THE WALLABIES V ARGENTINA KICK OFF?

The first Test between the Wallabies and Argentina will kick off at 5:10 am AEST at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas on Sunday August 7

Coverage will be ad-free from 4:45 am AEST and continue throughout the game on Stan Sport.

THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS

There are still a number of tickets available for the Rugby Championship's matches slated to be hosted in Australia.

The Wallabies will head to Adelaide for the first time since 2004 as they face South Africa at the Adelaide Oval on August 27

This will be followed by a historic match at the Sydney Football Stadium, the first International fixture at the new venue on September 3

The Australian leg of the tournament will conclude with a rare mid-weel Test as the Wallabies and All Blacks travel to Melbourne on September 15

ARGENTINA V WALLABIES TEAMS

ARGENTINA(15-1): Juan Cruz Mallia; Santiago Cordero, Matias Orlando, Jeronimo De La Fuente, Emiliano Boffelli; Santiago Carreras, Tomas Cubelli; Pablo Matera, Marcos Kremer, Juan Martin Gonzalez; Tomas Lavanini, Matias Alemanno; Francisco Gomez Kodela, Julian Montoya (capt), Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro

Replacements: Agustin Creevy, Thomas Gallo, Joel Sclavi, Santiago Grondona, Rodrigo Bruni, Lautaro Bazan Velez, Tomas Albornoz, Matias Moroni

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WALLABIES (15-1): Tom Wright, Jordan Petaia, Len Ikitau, Hunter Paisami, Marika Koroibete, Quade Cooper, Nic White, Rob Valetini, Fraser McReight, Jed Holloway, Matt Philip, Darcy Swain, Allan Alaalatoa, Folau Fainga’a, James Slipper (c).

Reserves: Lachlan Lonergan, Matt Gibbon, Taniela Tupou, Nick Frost, Rob Leota, Pete Samu, Jake Gordon, Reece Hodge.

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SOUTH AFRICA V NEW ZEALAND TEAMS

SOUTH AFRICA (15-1): Damian Willemse; Kurt-Lee Arendse, Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Makazole Mapimpi; Handre Pollard, Faf de Klerk; Jasper Wiese, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Siya Kolisi (capt); Lood de Jager, Eben Etzebeth; Frans Malherbe, Malcolm Marx, Trevor Nyakane

Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, SalmaanMoerat, Franco Mostert, Kwagga Smith, Jaden Hendrikse, Willie le Roux

Click here for all your team news for South Africa NEW ZEALAND (15-1): Jordie Barrett; Will Jordan, Rieko Ioane, David Havili, Caleb Clarke; Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith; Ardie Savea, Sam Cane (capt), Akira Ioane; Scott Barrett, Sam Whitelock; Angus Ta'avao, Samson Taukei'aho, George Bower

Replacements: Dane Coles, Ethan de Groot, Tyrel Lomax, Tupou Vaa'i, Shannon Frizell, Finlay Christie, Richie Mo'unga, Quinn Tupaea

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