The Rugby Championship Round Four: How to watch Wallabies v Springboks & All Blacks v Argentina, teams and more

Fri, 17/09/2021, 10:00 pm
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
Australia win thriller against South Africa at CBUS stadium

Round Four of the Rugby Championship will head to Brisbane with two blockbuster games at Suncorp Stadium.

The Wallabies and Springboks will kick off the double-header on September 18 after the world champions were shocked on the siren by Dave Rennie's men on the Gold Coast.

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This will be followed by Argentina hunting for revenge against the All Blacks after they were soundly defeated 39-0.

Here is everything you need to know about the fourth round of The Rugby Championship

WHEN DO THE WALLABIES PLAY NEXT?

The Wallabies will play next South Africa in round four of The Rugby Championship at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on Saturday September 18 at 5:05 pm.

It will be the second of four double-headers games in Queensland, with action set to head to Townsville next week before returning to the Gold Coast on October 2.

HOW TO WATCH WALLABIES V SPRINGBOKS ON FREE-TO-AIR TV IN AUSTRALIA?

The Wallabies match against the Springboks will be shown across the Nine Network on 9Gem.

Coverage will start on 9Gem from 4:30 pm (AEST).

The blockbuster will also be ad-free, live and on demand, with extended coverage on Stan Sport from 4:15 pm.

HOW TO WATCH ALL BLACKS V ARGENTINA IN AUSTRALIA?

The All Blacks v Argentina match will be shown on Stan Sport following Wallabies v Springboks.

Coverage for the match will start from 7:45 pm (AEST) and will be ad-free, live and on demand

WHAT TIME DOES THE WALLABIES GAME TODAY V SPRINGBOKS KICK OFF?

The fourth round of TRC between the Wallabies and the Springboks will start on Saturday September 18 at 5:05 pm (AEST)

Coverage will begin on 9Gem from 4:30 pm

Meanwhile, coverage will be ad-free and continue throughout the game on Stan Sport and start from 4:15.

HOW TO WATCH THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP OVERSEAS

For a full list of broadcasters, check out the list below:

New Zealand: Sky Sports

South Africa/Africa and adjacent islands: SuperSport

Argentina/South America/North America: ESPN

USA: FloSports

Canada:TSN

UK & Ireland (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

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

THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP NEW DATES AND FIXTURES

Rugby Australia has confirmed a host of changes to the Rugby Championship schedule, with the games heading to Queensland.

The Rugby Championship will see four double-headers played across the region, with games set to be played in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Townsville.

The new schedule is as follow:

2021 Rugby Championship Fixtures

*All times AEST unless stated otherwise

Round One

Sat 14 August: New Zealand 57 v Australia 22 at Eden Park, Auckland

Sat 14 August: South Africa 32 v Argentina 12 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

Round Two

Sat 21 August: Argentina 10 v South Africa 29 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

Sun 5 September: Australia 21 v New Zealand 38 at Optus Stadium, Perth (4:00 pm)*

Round Three

Sun 12 September: New Zealand 39 v Argentina 0 at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast (5:05 pm)

Sun 12 September:  South Africa 26 v Australia 28 at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast (8:05 pm)

Round Four

Sat 18 September:  Australia v South Africa at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (5:05 pm)

Sat 18 September: Argentina v New Zealand at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (8:05 pm)

Round Five

Sat 25 September: New Zealand v South Africa at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville (5:05 pm)

Sat 25 September:  Australia v Argentina at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville (8:05 pm)

Round Six (AEDT time)

Sat 2 October: Argentina v Australia at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast (5:05 pm)

Sat 2 October: New Zealand v South Africa at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast (8:05 pm)

*doubles as third Bledisloe Cup match

THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS

Tickets are still available for the entire Rugby Championship as the action heads across the state.

The matches will be played as double-headers across four straight weekends across Brisbane, Gold Coast and Townsville.

This week's double-header is expected to be a packed crowd after last week's thrilling win.

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WALLABIES V SPRINGBOKS TEAMS

WALLABIES (1-15): James Slipper, Folau Fainga'a, Taniela Tupou, Izack Rodda, Matt Philip, Lachie Swinton, Michael Hooper (c) Rob Valetini, Nic White, Quade Cooper, Marika Koroibete, Samu Kerevi, Len Ikitau, Andrew Kellaway, Tom Banks

Reserves: Feleti Kaitu'u, Angus Bell, Tom Robertson, Darcy Swain, Pete Samu, Tate McDermott, Reece Hodge, Jordan Petaia

Click here for all your team news for the Wallabies

SPRINGBOKS (1-15): Trevor Nyakane, Bongi Mbonambi, Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth, Marvin Orie, Siya Kolisi (c), Franco Mostert, Duane Vermeulen, Faf de Klerk, Handre Pollard, Makazole Mapimpi, Damian de Allende, Lukhanyo Am, Sbu Nkosi, Willie le Roux

Reserves: Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Marco van Staden, Kwagga Smith, Jasper Wiese, Herschel Jantjies, Damian Willemse

Click here for all your team news for the Springboks

NEW ZEALAND V ARGENTINA TEAMS

NEW ZEALAND (1-15): Joe Moody, Saminsoni Taukei'aho, Tyrel Lomax, Patrick Tuipulotu, Tupou Vaa'i, Ethan Blackadder, Ardie Savea (c), Hoskins Sotutu, TJ Perenara, Damian McKenzie, George Bridge, Quinn Tupaea, Rieko Ioane, Will Jordan, Jordie Barrett

Reserves: Codie Taylor, George Bower, Ofa Tuungafasi, Scott Barrett, Luke Jacobson, Finlay Christie, Beauden Barrett, Braydon Ennor

Click here for all your team news for the All Blacks

ARGENTINA (1-15): Facundo Gigena, Julian Montoya (c), Santiago Medrano, Matias Alemanno, Tomás Lavanini, Juan Martin Gonzalez, Marcos Kremer, Pablo Matera, Gonzalo Bertranou, Santiago Carreras, Emiliano Boffelli, Santiago Chocobares, Lucio Cinti, Santiago Cordero, Juan Cruz Mallia

Reserves: Santiago Socino, Carlos Muzzio, Enrique Pieretto, Guido Petti, Tomas Lezana, Gonzalo Garcia, Domingo Miotti, Matias Moroni

Click here for all your team news for Argentina

WHAT IS THE NEW RED CARD RULE FOR THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP?

The 20-minute red card and the 50-22 will be amongst the new law trials implemented ahead of the Rugby Championship.

The decision to implement the red card changes comes after World Rugby approved a SANZAAR request after it was initially left out of the global trials

It initially came into effect for the Bledisloe series, which kicked off last week, and will see a player replaced after 20 minutes by another player if they have been red-carded.

A player who been tactically replaced is able to return to the field to replace a red-carded player, however, teams must have had used their allocated substitutes.

The decision comes after wide-ranging discussions surrounding a crack-down on high tackles and foul-play to ensure player safety.

It was brought further into the spotlight when Marika Koroibete was red-carded for a high tackle, which was eventually overturned, forcing the Wallabies to play with 14 men for 75 minutes before pulling off a famous win over France.

Jordie Barrett became one of the first to be sent off under the law during the All Blacks' third Bledisloe Test win over the Wallabies in Perth.

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