Rugby Championship 2019 Match Schedule has been released. SANZAAR confirmed that an abbreviated six-match series will see reduced fixtures; during this Rugby World Cup year.
From the media release, it is reported that ‘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’.
Ongoing preparations toward the Rugby World Cup 2019
An additional round of matches will be played on the weekend of August 17, to allow a further home match for New Zealand and South Africa, as ongoing preparations for Rugby World Cup 2019.
The holder of The Rugby Championship trophy must put that to one side, as the focus becomes form and function. Preparations that will have to hold those teams in good stead, as the pinnacle event in World Rugby approaches in September.
|20 July 2019||17:05||South Africa vs Australia||Ellis Park, Johannesburg|
|20 July 2019||15:05||Argentina vs New Zealand||Estadio Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires|
|27 July 2019||20:00||Australia vs Argentina||Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane|
|27 July 2019||19:35||New Zealand vs South Africa||Westpac Stadium, Wellington|
|10 August 2019||18:00||Australia vs New Zealand||Optus Stadium, Perth|
|10 August 2019||16:40||Argentina vs South Africa||Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta|
|17 August 2019||19:35||New Zealand vs Australia||Eden Park, Auckland|
|17 August 2019||17:05||South Africa vs Argentina||Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria|