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2018 Rugby Championship Draw

If - sorry - when the Wallabies make the semi-finals next year, you won't want to be anywhere in the world but Tokyo. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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

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

Australia struggled throughout their campaign, while New Zealand took the tournament out again, winning five of their six games.

The Wallabies only narrowly avoidied finishing last, ending with a better for and against than the Pumas.

The Rugby Championship fixtures 2018

Date Time Teams Score
18 Aug 7:45pm Wallabies vs All Blacks 38-13 (New Zealand)
19 Aug 1:05am South Africa vs Argentina 34-21 (South Africa)
25 Aug 5:35pm All Blacks vs Wallabies 40-12 (New Zealand)
26 Aug 5:10am Argentina vs South Africa 32-19 (New Zealand)
8 Sep 5:35pm All Blacks vs Argentina 46-24 (New Zealand)
8 Sep 8:05pm Wallabies vs Springboks 23-16 (Australia)
15 Sep 5:35pm All Blacks vs South Africa 36-34 (South Africa)
15 Sep 8:05pm Wallabies vs Argentina 23-19 (Argentina)
30 Sep 1:05am South Africa vs Wallabies 23-13 (South Africa)
30 Sep 8:40am Argentina vs All Blacks 35-17 (New Zealand)
7 Oct 1:05am South Africa vs All Blacks 32-30 (New Zealand)
7 Oct 9:40am Argentina vs Wallabies 45-34 (Australia)

All times are AEST.


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)



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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