Is New Zealand vs Argentina on TV? Start time, channel and how to watch rugby championship game

Argentina will look to continue making history when they meet New Zealand for the second time in seven days in the rugby championship on Saturday morning.

The Pumas secured a sensational 25-18 victory in Christchurch last weekend – the first time the All Blacks had lost to Argentina on home soil.

Now they are seeking revenge in Hamilton and are trying to do so with the same race numbers they started with a week ago.

It remains to be seen if the defeat was a harbinger or a harbinger of the future for the three-time world champion.

Here’s everything you need to know about Saturday’s game.

When is it?

The game will take place on Saturday, September 3 at 8:05am BST at FMG Stadium Waikato.

How can I watch?

UK fans can watch the game on Sky Sports Main Event or Sky Sports Arena. If you’re not a Sky customer, you can get one NOWTV Day Pass here watch without subscription.

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Team News

New Zealand make no changes to the starting XI that lost to Argentina last time out.

Argentina made some changes to their team. Lucio Cinti is on the bench for Santiago Cordero, while Tomas Cubelli takes the scrum-half position in place of Gonzalo Bertranou. Santiago Grondona starts with a blindside flanker in front of Juan Martin Gonzalez while Guido Petti replaces Matias Alemanno.

Confirmed Lineups

New Zealand: Jordie Barrett, Will Jordan, Rieko Ioane, David Havili, Caleb Clarke, Richie Mo’unga, Aaron Smith; Ethan de Groot, Samisoni Taukei’aho, Tyrel Lomax, Sam Whitelock, Scott Barrett, Shannon Frizell, Sam Cane (c), Ardie Savea

Argentina: Juan Cruz Mallia, Emiliano Boffelli, Matias Moroni, Matias Orlando, Santiago Cordero, Santiago Carreras, Tomas Cubelli; Thomas Gallo, Julian Montoya (c), Joel Sclavi, Guido Petti, Tomas Lavanini, Santiago Grondona, Marcos Kremer, Pablo Matera.


New Zealand – 3/20

Tie – 33/1

Argentina – 9/2


New Zealand will feel they have a lot to prove against an Argentina side who had their number one spot last weekend. Perhaps the only greater task than beating New Zealand at home is to beat them twice. Expect the All Blacks to win a close, thrilling contest. New Zealand 28-22 Argentina. Is New Zealand vs Argentina on TV? Start time, channel and how to watch rugby championship game

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