The Rugby Championship is an international rugby union competition held annually between the teams of Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The competition began as the Tri Nations tournament first held in 1996, before Argentina joined in 2012. Each team plays 6 matches, playing the other teams both home and away.
The 2020 champions were New Zealand, who won their 17th title in what ended up being a Tri Nations Series hosted solely in Australia due to Covid-19 travel restrictions led to the withdrawal of South Africa.
2021 Rugby Championship
The 2021 Rugby Championship is take place between the 14th August and 2nd October 2021 and will see the return of South Africa. The majority of matches will be played in Australia and New Zealand due to continued travel restrictions, although the Springboks’ first two matches with Argentina will take place on home soil.
14th August 2021 (KO TBC) – South Africa v Argentina (TBC in South Africa)
21st August 2021 (KO TBC) – Argentina v South Africa (TBC in South Africa)
11th September 2021 (KO TBC) – South Africa v Australia (TBC in Australia)
25th September 2021 (KO TBC) – Australia v Argentina (TBC in Australia)
25th September 2021 (19:05) – New Zealand v South Africa (Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin)
2nd October 2021 (KO TBC) – Argentina v Australia (TBC in Australia)