The Rugby Championship 2019: Live Stream, Match Fixtures, Squads, and Points Table

Live Stream Rugby HDThe Rugby Championship 2019 roster is out, with the tournament set to kick off on July 20th and run on through to the month preceding the sport’s premier global occasion that is the ninth edition of the Rugby World Cup. Before Argentina’s inclusion in 2012, this Championship was known as the “Tri-Nations” since it featured only three countries, namely South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia.

In a bid to accommodate the showpiece event that diverts all attention in the way of the pinnacle of Rugby competition in Asia, officials have shortened this year’s Rugby Championship in half.

The typical schedule dictates twelve matches of play split into six rounds but this time around fans will have to settle for three rounds amounting to a total of six games although there is a bonus international round to expect at the end of proceedings.

LiveStreamRugby.com show you all of the matches of 2019 rugby championship live for free. Here you will get also rugby championship fixtures, results, squads, and live stream tv info.

2019 Rugby Championship Expected Match Days

rugby championship 2017 winner New Zealand

New Zealand team are the back to back champion in the rugby championship tournament in 2018 and 2017.

Argentina and New Zealand square it off in Buenos Aires at the Estadio Jose Amalfitani, making up one of two mouthwatering curtain raiser clashes with the other seeing South Africa at home to Australia at the same day. Round two witnesses the “All Blacks” reignite their rivalry with the “Springboks” at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington seven days later on Saturday, July 27th.

Eventually, the third and final round sees South Africa once again on the road to lock horns with Argentina on August 10th while across the globe, New Zealand makes the short trip to Perth to take on distant neighbors Australia in what could be a championship decider match.

Be sure to catch the Championship for three weeks of heart throbbing action concluding with plenty of time for a generous winter break, notwithstanding the scenario of a drawn match. After that, there is the closing round of international fixtures on Saturday, August 17th that sees the four championship teams lock horns for one last time heading into the crucial month of September when the World Cup begins in the host nation of Japan.

Where to Watch The Rugby Championship Live Stream for Free

Sky Sports have a share of the broadcasting rights in the UK, as does NOWTV, that is if you fancy catching the Rugby Championship live from the region, and in South Africa, DSTV channel SuperSport has got you covered. ESPN is the go-to for US residents, while Fox Sports offers a fortnight of free viewing for first-time users in Australia.

However, you can practically watch the tournament from anywhere around the world via Fubo, Sling, DirecTV, all of whom offer a trial service at no charge at all. If you have in mind an “unconventional” (and free) third-party platform, consider connect with internet and heading over to the LiveStreamRugby website.

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Few Things to Know About The Rugby Championship

History of The Rugby Championship

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The history of the rugby championship dates back to the 1903 Australia versus New Zealand game. In 1921, South Africa visited the two teams but there was not yet an official tournament in place.

As the years unfolded, in 1930, New Zealand and Australia began officially playing the Bledisloe Cup. And with the professionalizing of the rugby union in 1995. The Tri-Nations concept was launched in 1996 with Australia, South Africa and New Zealand rugby unions forming SANZAR.

This tournament was launched to rival the Five Nations of Europe as a southern hemisphere tournament. The three countries played the tournament annually until 2012. When they included Argentina courtesy of its impressive performance in international games including its third-place finish of the 2007 Rugby World Cup. After the merit inclusion of Argentina, this tourney was renamed The Rugby Championship in 2012.

Rugby Championship Tournament Format
A win gives a team four points in the league and a draw gives a team two points while a loss by eight or more points gives a team zero points. A team can earn bonus points in two ways, either by scoring three tries or more against an opponent in a match or losing by seven points or less in a match. The winner of the 2018 Rugby Championship is the team with the most points after all games played.
Trophies under the rugby championship tournament

Under the rugby championship fixtures points table many rugby union trophy held on. Including: Bledisole Cup, Freedom Cup, Puma Trophy, and Mandela Challenge Plate.

  • Bledisole cup held on 3 matches every year between Australia vs New Zealand but first 2 matches point included championship points.
  • South Africa vs New Zealand games called Freedom Cup since 2004.
  • Mandela Challenge Plate rugby union trophy contested between South Africa vs Australia, under The Rugby Championship.
  • For the rugby union Puma Trophy Argentina host Australia every year in the rugby championship since 2012.

The Rugby Championship Points Table 2019

NoTeamPlayedWonDrawLostP-Diff.T-Points
1New Zealand2110+46
2Australia2101−124
3South Africa2110+187
4Argentina2002−102

Team Squads

New Zealand:

In: Sevu Reece, Josh Ioane, Braydon Ennor, Luke Jacobson.
Out: Damian McKenzie, Ryan Crotty, Scott Barrett, Tim Perry.
World Ranking: 1
Champions: 16 Times
Last year: 1st
Head Coach: Steve Hansen

Forwards (23): Keiran Read (captain), Ardie Savea, Sam Cane, Vaea Fifita, Shannon Frizell, Matt Todd, Jackson Hemopo, Luke Jacobson, Dalton Papalii, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Patrick Tuipulotu, Joe Moody, Owen Franks, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Nepo Laulala, Ofa Tuungafasi, Atu Moli, Angus Ta’avao, Codie Taylor, Dane Coles, Asafo Aumua, Liam Coltman.

Backs (16): Ben Smith, Rieko Ioane, Jordie Barrett, George Bridge, Sevu Reece, Braydon Ennor, Sonny Bill Williams, Jack Goodhue, Anton Leinert-Brown, Ngani Laumape, Beauden Barrett, Richie Mo’unga, Josh Ioane, Aaron Smith, TJ Perenara, Brad Weber.

Australia

In: Nic White, Luke Jones, Scott Johnson, Michael O’Connor, Christian Lealiifano, James Slipper
Out: Will Genia, David Pocock, Jordan Petaia, Pete Samu and Adam Coleman.
World ranking: 6
Champions: 4 Times
Last year: 3rd
Head Coach: Michael Cheika

Forwards (19): Michael Hooper (captain), Luke Jones, Allan Alaalatoa, Rory Arnold, Jack Dempsey, Folau Fainga’a, Sekope Kepu, Tolu Latu, Isi Naisarani, Tom Robertson, Izack Rodda, Rob Simmons, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Scott Sio, James Slipper, Taniela Tupou, Jordan Uelese, Rob Valetini, Liam Wright

Backs (15): Adam Ashley-Cooper, Tom Banks, Kurtley Beale, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, Dane Haylett- Petty, Reece Hodge, Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete, Tevita Kuridrani, Christian Lealiifano, Jack Maddocks, Joe Powell, Matt Toomua, Nic White.

Argentina

In: Nicolas Sanchez, Facundo Isa, Santiago Cordero, Juan Figallo, Ramiro Herrera.
Out: Benjamin Urdapilleta.
World ranking: 10th
Champions: 0 Times
Last year: 4th
Head Coach: Mario Ledesma

Forwards (16): Agustin Creevy (captain),Matias Alemanno, Juan Figallo, Ramiro Herrera, Facundo Isa, Marcos Kremer, Tomas Lavanini, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Tomas Lezana, Pablo Matera, Santiago Medrano, Julian Montoya, Javier Ortega Desio, Guido Petti, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Mayco Vivas.

Backs (14): Emiliano Boffelli, Sebastian Cancelliere, Santiago Cordero, Tomas Cubelli, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Joaquin Diaz Bonilla, Felipe Ezcurra, Lucas Mensa, Manuel Montero, Matias Moroni, Ramiro Moyano, Matias Orlando, Nicolas Sanchez, Joaquin Tuculet.

South Africa

In: Herschel Jantjies, Frans Steyn, Rynhardt Elstadt, Lizo Gqoboka, Marcell Coetzee.
Out: Siya Kolisi, Aphiwe Dyantyi.
World ranking: 5
Champions: 3 Times
Last year: 2nd
Head Coach: Rassie Erasmus

Forwards (23): Eben Etzebeth (Captain), Schalk Brits, Marcell Coetzee, Lood de Jager, Thomas du Toit, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Rynhardt Elstadt, Lizo Gqoboka, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Siya Kolisi, Francois Louw, Frans Malherbe, Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi, Tendai Mtawarira, Franco Mostert, Trevor Nyakane, Marvin Orie, Kwagga Smith, RG Snyman, Marco van Staden, Duane Vermeulen.

Backs (17): Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Andre Esterhuizen, Faf de Klerk, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Warrick Gelant, Elton Jantjies, Herschel Jantjies, Cheslin Kolbe, Jesse Kriel, Dillyn Leyds, Makazole Mapimpi, Sibusiso Nkosi, Willie le Roux, Handre Pollard, Cobus Reinach, Frans Steyn.