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RSA v Aus Rugby : Boks v Wallabies to kick off Rugby Championship | 20 July 2019

The Wallabies kick off a truncated Rugby Championship against the Springboks in Johannesburg on July 21 (AEST) before hosting Argentina in Brisbane on July 27.

South Africa, meanwhile, face a daunting trip to play the All Blacks in week two in Wellington on July 27. As it is a Rugby World Cup year (the tournament kicks-off in Tokyo on September 20), the Rugby Championship is shortened to a three-round, six-match tournament from the traditional six-round, 12-match tournament with each team playing each other home or away this year.

RSA v Aus Rugby On the first weekend, the Springboks host the Wallabies in Johannesburg (July 20), while Argentina host New Zealand in Buenos Aires.

The Boks’ second match is against the All Blacks in Wellington on July 27, with their final match against Argentina in Salta (August 10).

An additional round of international matches will be played on the weekend of August 17 to allow a further home match for New Zealand and South Africa, and as further preparation for the World Cup.

2019 Rugby Championship fixtures (all times SA):

Saturday, July 20

South Africa v Australia, Ellis Park, Johannesburg – 17:05
Argentina v New Zealand, Estadio Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires – 00:40 (SA time on Sunday)

Saturday, July 27

New Zealand v South Africa, Westpac Stadium, Wellington – 08:35
Australia v Argentina, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane – 12:00

Saturday, August 10

Australia v New Zealand, Optus Stadium, Perth – 12:00
Argentina v South Africa, Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta – 21:40

Additional week of international matches:

Saturday, August 17

New Zealand v Australia, Eden Park, Auckland – 09:35
South Africa v Argentina, Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria – 17:05

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