The Rugby Championship will be back this year with New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, and South Africa ready to battle for the Southern Hemisphere trophy in 2021. Here, check out the tournament’s schedule, format, and how to watch and live stream it in the USA.
The Rugby Championship 2021 will bring the ultimate rugby competition of the Southern Hemisphere with its four teams again. Last year, South Africa withdrew from the tournament citing they didn’t feel prepared amid the pandemic.
This time, however, the world champions will be back and we’ll be in for a treat. The Springboks won the last Rugby Championship in 2019, while New Zealand were crowned in last year’s Tri-Nations.
Argentina have accomplished an amazing feat in 2020 beating the All Blacks for the first time after being off the field for several months. Australia, meanwhile, will be seeking redemption this year. Here, check out the Rugby Championship 2021 schedule, format, and how to watch in USA to never miss any of its action.
The Rugby Championship 2021 Format
The Rugby Championship is an annual tournament that has begun in 2012 with the addition of Los Pumas, as it was previously named Tri-Nations and the All Blacks, Springboks, and Wallabies took part in it.
The competition is contested in a round-robin system and the team that finishes atop the standings after five rounds claims the title. For the second straight year, Argentina won’t be playing at home – in 2020 the whole tournament was held in Australia.
The Rugby Championship 2021 Schedule
The competition will begin on Saturday, August 14, and will run until October 2. Each team will have two bye weeks, but from Matchday 3 onwards, they will play in consecutive weeks.
Saturday, August 14, 2021
All Blacks vs. Wallabies – 3:05 AM (ET) – Eden Park, Auckland (New Zealand)
Springboks vs. Los Pumas – 11:05 AM (ET) – Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth (South Africa)
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Los Pumas vs. Springboks – 11:05 AM (ET) – Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth (South Africa)
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Wallabies vs. All Blacks – 6 AM (ET) – Optus Stadium, Perth (Australia)
Saturday, September 11, 2021
All Blacks vs Los Pumas – 3:05 AM (ET) – Eden Park, Auckland (New Zealand)
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Springboks vs. Wallabies – 1 AM (ET) – Sydney Cricket Ground (Australia)
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Wallabies vs. Springboks – 1 AM (ET) – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (Australia)
Los Pumas vs. All Blacks – 3:05 AM (ET) – Sky Stadium, Wellington (New Zealand)
Saturday, September 25, 2021
All Blacks vs. Springboks – 3:05 AM (ET) – Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin (New Zealand)
Wallabies vs. Los Pumas – 5:45 AM (ET) – McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle (Australia)
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Springboks vs. All Blacks – 2:05 AM (ET) – Eden Park, Auckland (New Zealand)
Los Pumas vs. Wallabies – 6 AM (ET) – GIO Stadium Canberra (Australia)
How to watch Rugby Championship 2021 in USA
All the matches from The Rugby Championship 2021 to feature the All Blacks, Wallabies, Springboks, and Los Pumas, will be streamed in the USA by the daily rugby , to which you can subscribe monthly or annually.