After back-to-back wins against South Africa, the Wallabies continue their Rugby Championship campaign on Saturday against the Pumas of Argentina.
Game One screens live on the Nine Network, 9Now – and with extended, live and ad-free coverage on Stan Sport.
After thrilling a packed Suncorp Stadium last weekend and stunning the South Africans with a 30-17 win, Australia now sits third on the World rankings.
Saturday’s coverage from Townsville will be presented by the Wide World of Sports and Stan Sport commentary lineup, hosted by Roz Kelly and Nick McCardle, and featuring All Blacks superstars Sonny Bill Williams and Andrew Mehrtens. Wallaby greats Tim Horan, Drew Mitchell, Morgan Turinui and Justin Harrison will break down all the action, assisted by Sera Naiqama.
The back-to-back wins put the Wallabies, led by captain Michael Hooper, in a strong position against Argentina, who lost their two games against the All Blacks.
After Saturday’s clash, the Wallabies face Argentina again on October 2 on the Gold Coast, the test match which will close out the 2021 Rugby Championship.
The Nine Network is screening all Wallabies fixtures in the Rugby Championship, with every match streaming ad-free, live and on demand with extended coverage on Stan Sport.
Stan’s add-on sport package is available for $10 a month and new customers can start their free trial now by visiting Stan.com.au/sport.
Wallabies v Pumas broadcast details for Saturday, September 25:
Sydney – 7.30pm on Channel 9 and Stan Sport from 7.15pm
Brisbane – 7.30pm on Channel 9 and Stan Sport from 7.15pm
Adelaide – 7.00pm on 9Gem and Stan Sport from 6.45pm
Melbourne – 7.30pm on Channel 9 and Stan Sport from 7.15pm
Perth – 5.30pm on 9Gem and Stan Sport from 5.15pm
South Africa will take on New Zealand from 4.30pm AEST, with live and ad-free and on-demand coverage only on Stan Sport.
RELATED ITEMS:NINE, STAN SPORT, WALLABIESThe Rugby Championship is back to its usual number of four teams now that South Arica has re-entered the post-Covid fray. Australia, New Zealand and Argentina will join them to play out what is arguably the toughest annual international rugby tournament on the planet.
There is a new player in town when it comes to watching The Rugby Championship in Australia. Here we’re going to look at what this means for viewers and how you can stream games for free.
The Rugby Championship preview
World Champions South Africa may have had little rugby after their triumph in Tokyo, but they are fresh off the back of a Lions series win in Cape Town, meaning they are the best prepared out of all four teams going into The Rugby Championship. They will be eager to continue their rivalries with New Zealand over the next two weeks after back-to-back defeats against the Wallabies.
When: 14th August – 2nd October
Where: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina
New Zealand remains the favourites to win the Rugby Championship after some strong performances and will be licking their lips at the chance to have a go against the Springboks.
Dave Rennie’s Australia has hit some real form with back-to-back wins over South Africa and will be looking to lay down a marker in the last two games against Argentina. This weekend promises to be a cracker!
Rugby Championship fixtures (Sydney time)
Here you can find out how to watch Rugby Championship games, along with kick-off times and the providers which will broadcast the matches live.Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch every match live
The Rugby Championship is back to a full complement this year as South Africa return to the fold along with Argentina, Australia and New Zealand, but the pandemic has caused more disruption.
Opening matches were staged in New Zealand and South Africa, with all further fixtures scheduled to take place in Australasia, but now all remaining games will be staged solely in Australia due to Covid-19.
The third Bledisloe Cup match was staged in Perth on Sunday 5 September and all other games will be played in Queensland.
This Saturday sees the All Blacks and Springboks play their 100th Test as well as the Wallabies face the Pumas.
Related: 100 years of All Blacks v SpringboksHere is everything you need to know about the fifth round of The Rugby Championship
WHEN DO THE WALLABIES PLAY NEXT?
The Wallabies will play next Argentina in the fifth round of The Rugby Championship at Queensland Country Bank Stadium on Saturday September 25 at 8:05 pm.
It will be the third of four double-headers games in Queensland, with the competition st to finish in the Gold Coast on October 2.
HOW TO WATCH WALLABIES V ARGENTINA ON FREE-TO-AIR TV IN AUSTRALIA?
The Wallabies match against Argentina will be shown across the Nine Network on Channel Nine and 9Gem.
Coverage will start on Nine from 7:30 pm (AEST) in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, whilst the game will be shown on 9Gem in Perth and Adelaide.
The blockbuster will also be ad-free, live and on demand, with extended coverage on Stan Sport from 7:15 pm.
HOW TO WATCH ALL BLACKS V SOUTH AFRICA IN AUSTRALIA?
The All Blacks v Springboks match will be shown on Stan Sport ahead of Wallabies v Springboks.
Coverage for the match will start from 4:30 pm (AEST) and will be ad-free, live and on demand
WHAT TIME DOES THE WALLABIES GAME V ARGENTINA KICK OFF?
The fifth round of TRC between the Wallabies and Argentina will start on Saturday September 18 at 8:05 pm (AEST)
Coverage will begin on Channel Nine from 7:30 pm
Meanwhile, coverage will be ad-free and continue throughout the game on Stan Sport and start from 7:15.
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
UK & Ireland (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man): Sky UK
Italy, Vatican City, San Marino and Canton Ticino, Switzerland:Sky Italia
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
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
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)*
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)
Sat 18 September: Australia 30 v South Africa 17 at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (5:05 pm)
Sat 18 September: Argentina 13 v New Zealand 36 at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (8:05 pm)
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 in Brisbane, with limited tickets available.
Click here to purchase tickets for the TRC
WALLABIES V ARGENTINA TEAMS
WALLABIES (1-15): James Slipper, Folau Fainga'a, Taniela Tupou, Izack Rodda, Matt Philip, Rob Leota, Michael Hooper (c) Rob Valetini, Nic White, Quade Cooper, Marika Koroibete, Samu Kerevi, Len Ikitau, Andrew Kellaway, Reece Hodge
Reserves: Feleti Kaitu'u, Angus Bell, Tom Robertson, Darcy Swain, Pete Samu, Tate McDermott, James O'Connor, Jordan Petaia
Click here for all your team news for the Wallabies
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, Rodrigo Martinez, Enrique Pieretto, Guido Petti, Joaquin Oviedo, Gonzalo Garcia, Domingo Miotti, Mateo Carreras
NEW ZEALAND V SOUTH AFRICA TEAMS
NEW ZEALAND (1-15): Joe Moody, Codie Taylor, Nepo Laulala, Brodie Retallick, Scott Barrett, Akira Ioane, Ardie Savea (c), Luke Jacobson, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, George Bridge, David Havili, Rieko Ioane, Will Jordan, Jordie Barrett
Reserves: Saminsoni Taukei'aho, Karl Tu'inukuafe, Ofa Tuungafasi, Patrick Tuipulotu, Ethan Blackadder, Brad Weber, Damian McKenzie, Quinn Tupaea
Click here for all your team news for the All Blacks
SPRINGBOKS (1-15): Trevor Nyakane, Bongi Mbonambi, Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth, Lood de Jager, Siya Kolisi (c), Kwagga Smith, 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, Franco Mostert, Marco van Staden, Herschel Jantjies, Elton Jantjies, Frans Styen
Click here for all your team news for the Springboks
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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