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2018 Rugby Championship Draw

Wallabies Joe Powell (left) reacts with try scorer Reece Hodge during the Test match between the Australian Wallabies and the Italian Azzurri (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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The 2018 Rugby Championship draw has been announced. Featuring the Wallabies, All Blacks, Springboks and Argentina, the tournament set to take place throughout August and September 2018.

The four nations will compete in a six-round tournament, playing every other side in both home and away fixtures.

Australia will start their Rugby Championship campaign against New Zealand in the first Bledisloe Cup match of the year on August 18 at ANZ Stadium, while the Springboks and Los Pumas will kick their series off in Durban in the early morning of August 19 (Australian time).

The reverse fixtures of both those games will follow, before a further four rounds which finish up on October 7 with the All Blacks facing the Springboks in South Africa and the Wallabies travelling to Argentina for the final match of the tournament.

The Rugby Championship fixtures 2018

Date Time Teams Score/Venue
18 Aug 7:45pm Wallabies vs All Blacks NZ 38-13 AUS
19 Aug 1:05am South Africa vs Argentina RSA 34-21 ARG
25 Aug 5:35pm All Blacks vs Wallabies NZL 40-12 AUS
26 Aug 5:10am Argentina vs South Africa ARG 32-19 RSA
8 Sep 5:35pm All Blacks vs Argentina NZL 46-24 ARG
8 Sep 8:05pm Wallabies vs Springboks AUS 23-16 RSA
15 Sep 5:35pm All Blacks vs South Africa Westpac Stadium, Wellington
15 Sep 8:05pm Wallabies vs Argentina Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast
30 Sep 1:05am South Africa vs Wallabies Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
30 Sep 8:40am Argentina vs All Blacks Estadio Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires
7 Oct 1:05am South Africa vs All Blacks Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria
7 Oct 9:40am Argentina vs Wallabies Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta

All times are AEST.

2017

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2017 saw the All Blacks claim their second championship in a row – their fifth in six editions of the tournament – after going unbeaten over their six matches.

Australia endured a middling campaign that will probably be most remembered for the Wallabies drawing with South Africa not once, but twice.

A crushing loss 54-34 to New Zealand in Sydney was followed up by a more gallant, but ultimately unsuccessful, 35-29 result in Dunedin.

The Wallabies and Springboks couldn’t be separated in Perth, with their match finishing 23-23, before Australia finally tasted victory in Canberra with a 45-20 triumph over Argentina.

Australia’s campaign concluded with a 27-all draw with South Africa in Bloemfontein and a 37-20 victory over the Pumas in Mendoza.

Note that all times are in Australia Eastern Standard Time

2017 Rugby Championship results

Date Time (AEST) Teams Score
19 Aug 8:00 PM Wallabies vs New Zealand 34-54 (New Zealand)
20 Aug 1:00 AM South Africa vs Argentina 37-15 (South Africa)
26 Aug 5:35 PM New Zealand vs Wallabies 35-29 (New Zealand)
27 Aug 3:30 AM Argentina vs South Africa 23-41 (South Africa)
9 Sep 5:35 PM New Zealand vs Argentina 39-22 (New Zealand)
9 Sep 8:00 PM Wallabies vs South Africa 23-23 (Draw)
16 Sep 5:35 PM New Zealand vs South Africa 57-0 (New Zealand)
16 Sep 8:00 PM Wallabies vs Argentina 45-20 (Wallabies)
1 Oct 1:05 AM South Africa vs Wallabies 27-27 (Draw)
1 Oct 9:30 AM Argentina vs New Zealand 10-36 (New Zealand)
8 Oct 2:05 AM South Africa vs New Zealand 24-25 (New Zealand)
8 Oct 9:30 AM Argentina vs Wallabies 20-37 (Wallabies)
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Third Bledisloe Cup match (not for Rugby Championship points)

Date Time Teams Score
21 Oct 8:00 PM Wallabies vs New Zealand 23-18 (Wallabies)

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