The 2020 Rugby Championship will be the ninth edition of one of the biggest rugby union tournaments in the Southern Hemisphere, with New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and South Africa set to battle it out for supremacy over the course of three weeks.
New Zealand will be looking to take out their fifth Rugby Championship and in seven years, with Australia (2015) and South Africa (2019) both winning in those exceptional World Cup years. The All Blacks have a dominant team and will be tough to beat, and you can tune into every minute of Australia’s attempt to upset them when watching at home on TV or streaming live to an eligible device.
2020 Rugby Championship Preview
The inaugural edition of what has now become the Rugby Championship took place back in 1996. Back then, it was played between just three teams – the Australia Wallabies, New Zealand All Blacks and South Africa Springboks – and was known as the Tri-Nations. After sixteen years – during which New Zealand won ten times – Argentina were added and the event which became known from then on as The Rugby Championship. The newcomers haven’t enjoyed much success since joining, finishing last on six of seven occasions.
When: 7th November – 12th December
Where: Australia, Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa
This year, the All Blacks are comfortable favourites to add yet another piece of silverware to their trophy cabinet, but they’ll need to get past World Champions South Africa to do so. With each team playing one another twice, the competition can always be blown open, and nobody will be writing off the Australia’s chances just yet.
2020 Rugby Championship Live TV Times (Sydney time)
|7th November||LIVE: Australia v New Zealand||LIVE: TBC||Foxtel / Kayo / Ten|
|7th November||LIVE: South Africa v Argentina||LIVE: TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
All events shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences.
Live Rugby Championship Streaming and a Free trial
While Channel Ten is the official Rugby Championship free to air provider in Australia, they will only be broadcasting the matches involving the Wallabies. Alternatively, Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) is the place for you, televising every match of every round of the Rugby Championship Live and ad-break free. This includes replays of the games you may have missed and an opportunity to watch the Rugby Championship live online with compatible internet connected devices.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to review the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial offering. With Kayo you will have access to these exact same Fox Sports broadcasts and programming and can stream the 2020 Rugby Championship live using eligible mobile devices. Kayo also offers on-demand replays of the matches after they concluded, which is quite convenient considering the early morning start times for several of this year’s fixtures.
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Don’t forget the Bledisloe Cup
The action doesn’t end with this year’s Rugby Championship, with the All Blacks and the Wallabies squaring off in the 2020 Bledisloe Cup. The first two games of this three-match series take place during The Rugby Championship. The third game is played at a neutral venue to again decide who is the best team on either side of the Tasman sea.