LIVE | Springboks v All Blacks: Rugby Championship – Saturday, 6 August 2022,The 2022 Rugby Championship kicks off this weekend with a new ‘touring’ format. Rather than playing every team home and away, countries will travel on a two-Test tour to one opponent, host a two-Test tour against another, and play home and away against the third.
All Blacks v Springboks rugby: Kick-off time, live streaming, how to watch in NZ, teams - all you need to know
All you need to know ahead of the first test between the All Blacks and the Springboks at Mbombela Stadium in South Africa (kickoff at 3.05am):
For example, this year the All Blacks, the defending champions, are playing two matches in South Africa, facing Argentina twice in New Zealand, then playing Australia in Melbourne and Auckland.
The All Blacks’ match against the world champions this Saturday marks the first time they have played the Springboks in South Africa since 2018. Last year it was one win apiece between the two teams, with each match decided by two points, so this should be a cracker.
Argentina hosted their first Test matches on home soil for three years when they played Scotland last month and they welcome Australia to Mendoza this Saturday in the other opening-round fixture.