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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.
|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 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
|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)
|21 Oct||8:00 PM||Wallabies vs New Zealand||23-18 (Wallabies)|