Watch the Rugby Championship live and exclusive on Sky Sports By Michael Cantillon Last Updated: 16/07/19 10:56am Australia begin their 2019 Rugby Championship campaign by travelling to face South Africa in Johannesburg on July 20, live on Sky Sports Action. The Wallabies still boast some of the best players in the world but are coming off the back of a very poor 2018.From July 20, we will see what they are made of as they take on the Boks away, before hosting defending champions New Zealand and Argentina in a reduced format of the Rugby Championship ahead of Rugby World Cup 2019. After that, they will travel to play New Zealand in Bledisloe II before all attentions turn to Japan.Below, we take a look at the state of play in Australia... Argentina vs New Zealand … [Read more...] about Rugby Championship state of play 2019: Australia
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A Set small text size A Set the default text size A Set large text size South Africa could be poised to field a weakened side in their Rugby Championship opener against Australia in Johannesburg on July 20 as coach Rassie Erasmus juggles his players to ensure they peak during the World Cup in Japan. The Springboks must travel to New Zealand and Argentina over the next month in a shortened Southern Hemisphere championship. Erasmus said he will “split our resources”, which includes sending an advanced party of 15 players to New Zealand next week, well ahead of their July 27 meeting in Wellington. “Obviously the ideal is to win the Rugby Championship and build confidence going into the World Cup,” Erasmus told reporters on Thursday. “But if you just purely think of the logistics… playing Australia here and then getting on the plane and arriving on a Monday or Tuesday, and thinking you have a realistic chance of beating New Zealand in New … [Read more...] about Boks could field weaker side vs Wallabies
A Set small text size A Set the default text size A Set large text size None of the pools are picnics. To emerge from Pool A, the two Celtic favourites will need to navigate beefy Slavs, riproaring Samoans and avatars of the fired-up home nation, who have already proven they can shock a heavyweight on the global stage. But emerge they will. Pool B doesn’t have the depth of the others, but the opening match might very well set the course for the knockout rounds because a New Zealand vs Ireland quarter-final sounds so much different than an All Black match against the Scots. Pool C is a horror show. Tonga will dent the French, the Yanks will bruise France and the top three may very well all drop a match against each other. Nobody will want to tip France over Argentina or the Pumas over the French, at least at the moment. Wales looks to have the heavy armour to take Pool D, with Australia projected to qualify in almost every pundit’s bracket, but does anyone really … [Read more...] about Who will be the starting No.12s in the World Cup quarter-finals?