Prior to the All Blacks’ first test of the year against Argentina on Sunday, July 9 at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in Mendoza (kickoff at 7.10am), here is all you need to know:
Watch every Test from the 2023 Rugby Championship live on Sky Sports; the first games are on Saturday at 3:55 p.m. ET with South Africa vs. Australia and 8 p.m ET with Argentina vs. New Zealand. We also look at each camp’s star player, record in the championship, head coach’s ideas, and squads.
We anticipate the beginning of the 2023 Rugby Championship when New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, and Argentina square off this month, live on Sky Sports.
This year’s championship is a sprint rather than a marathon, taking place during a shorter three-week period before the Rugby World Cup, which begins in France at the beginning of September. Rugby Championship on Sky Sports: New Zealand vs Argentina
New Zealand has failed to win the Rugby Championship’s last two condensed editions in 2019 and 2015. In fact, these are the only two years since Argentina’s participation in the competition in 2012, which changed the Tri-Nations tournament’s name to the Rugby Championship, that the All Blacks have not won the championship.
HOW CAN KIWIS WATCH ALL BLACKS v. ARGENTINA?
The highly anticipated encounter between ARGENTINA and NZ RUGBY will air on Stan Sport.
On Stan Sport, there will be prolonged coverage of the first test beginning at 4:30 am. It will be ad-free, live, and on demand. How to watch the Rugby Championship between South Africa vs Wallabies on July 8 in Pretoria
ALL BLACKS vs ARGENTINA OVERSEAS STREAMING
New Zealand: Sky Sports
Africa and nearby islands, as well as South Africa: SuperSport
South America, North America, and Argentina: ESPN
All Blacks: Beauden Barrett, Emoni Narawa, Rieko Ioane, Jordie Barrett, Caleb Clarke, Damian McKenzie, Aaron Smith, Ardie Savea, Sam Cane (c), Shannon Frizell, Josh Lord, Scott Barrett, Tyrel Lomax, Dane Coles, Ethan de Groot.
Reserves: Codie Taylor, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Nepo Laulala, Tupou Vaa’i, Dalton Papali’i, Finlay Christie, Richie Mo’unga, Braydon Ennor.
Argentina: Emiliano Boffelli, Bautista Delguy, Matias Moroni, Lucio Cinti, Mateo Carreras, Santiago Carreras, Gonzalo Bertranou, Rodrigo Bruni, Juan Martin Gonzalez, Pablo Matera, Tomas Lavanini, Matias Alemanno, Lucio Sordoni, Julian Montoya (c), Thomas Gallo.
Reserves: Agustin Creevy, Mayco Vivas, Eduardo Bello, Pedro Rubiolo, Santiago Grondona, Lautaro Bazan Velez, Nicolas Sanchez, Matias Orlando.