With both teams set to meet each other in their opening game of the World Cup on September 21, today’s Rugby Championship match between New Zealand and South Africa looks set to be an intriguing precursor between two of the tournament favourites. It’s set to be a fascinating game, and one you can watch in full with our New Zealand vs South Africa.
While both coaches may have one eye on that upcoming World Cup pool game, the All Blacks will still be keen to reverse their shock 36-34 defeat to the Springboks in Wellington last September.
NEW ZEALAND VS SOUTH AFRICA – WHERE AND WHEN
Today’s Rugby Championship 2019 match takes place at the 34,500 capacity Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
Kick-off today is at 7.35pm NZST local time, meaning a 9.35am start in South Africa (and 8.35am BST start for those looking to watch the game live in the UK).
New Zealand kicked off their Rugby Championship campaign in winning, yet somewhat wobbly form, with a hard-fought 16-20 victory away to Argentina. That was a fairly depleted New Zealand squad though. With the likes of Sonny Bill Williams set to make his first international appearance of the year on his return from a hamstring injury, plus the return of the previously rested contingent of Crusaders players, expect to see a more full-bodied All Blacks performance today.