2013 Rugby Championship – Preview

The 2013 Rugby Championship kicks off this weekend and the 2013 series should be an exciting affair, can Australia bounce back from the Lions loss with a new coaching team or do they need time to bed in? Argentina rested their first choice players during the England tour will that help them in their second outing in the tournament and we will some progress from them from last term. What of South Africa do they have an edge with the new scrum laws. Whatever there will be plenty to see over the next few months.

We expect the All Blacks to come out on top, pushed this time by South Africa. Argentina will be competitive but still just behind the eight ball though they could sneak a home win against the Australians. The Australians will win one or two and keep Argentina at the bottom of the pile.

Whatever your allegiance enjoy the competition over the next few months and before we get the next round of Autumn Internationals in the northern hemisphere.

Here are all the fixtures and our winner picks as usual for us in Bold:


All Times UK
Sat 17Aug 11:05 Australia v All Blacks Sydney SkySports UK
Sat 17Aug 16:00 South Africa v Argentina Bloemfontein SkySports UK

Sat 24 Aug 08:35 All Blacks v Australia Wellington
Sat 24 Aug 20:10 Argentina v South Africa Mendoza

Sat 07 Sep 08:35 All Blacks v Argentina Hamilton
Sat 07 Sep 11:05 Australia v South Africa Brisbane

Sat 14 Sep 08:35 All Blacks v South Africa Auckland
Sat 14 Sep 11:05 Australia v Argentina Perth

Sat 28 Sep 16:00 South Africa v Australia Cape Town
Sat 29 Sep 12:40 Argentina v All Blacks La Plata

Sat 05 Oct 16:00 South Africa v All Blacks Johannesburg
Sat 05 Oct 00:40 Argentina v Australia Rosario

Sat 19 Oct 08:35 All Blacks v Australia Dunedin