Aug 212014
 

Watch Rugby Championship Live Streaming South Africa vs Argentina 2014 Online Broadcast every South Africa vs Argentina match will be broadcast From Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta, Argentina, Rugby Championship South Africa vs Argentina game start Saturday 23 august 2014 Time 16:40 SAST.

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Handré Pollard’s kicking game will need to be on point for the Springboks to win convincingly in Salta this Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Promotions to the starting line-up for Juan Smith and Gurthö Steenkamp are hardly surprising. Last week, the Boks battled without an abrasive ball-carrier in the Smith mould. They were shown up at the scrums, and the selection of Steenkamp should provide more stability at this set piece on Saturday.

The Boks will also be expecting more from their No 10. There were rumours of Morné Steyn replacing Pollard for this fixture, but Heyneke Meyer has decided to stick with Pollard as a starter for at least one more Test.

The 20-year-old is a brilliant attacking player, as was witnessed in his debut against Scotland this past June. However, his tactical kicking game is not yet up to scratch. This much was evident when the Boks were forced to play a more conservative game in a rain-affected match against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld.

Meyer has explained Pollard’s selection for the clash in Salta as absolutely necessary. The Bok coach feels that the torrential conditions in Pretoria last week not only robbed South Africa of a chance to run the ball, but to see what Pollard can offer with ball in hand. Pollard will have that chance in Salta.

The good news for the Boks is that the weather will be clear and dry this Saturday. There will be more opportunity to run the ball, and thus more try-scoring chances.

That said, the Boks will not move away from their territorial approach. They have brought Smith and Steenkamp into the mix to boost their set pieces and breakdowns, There is clearly a drive to provide the backs with a better platform.

Ruan Pienaar and Pollard will have key roles to play at No 9 and 10. They will look to kick the Boks into good field positions. Once the Boks have moved into opposition territory, Pienaar and Pollard should bring the likes of Willie le Roux into the game.

There should also be opportunities to counter-attack. While the Pumas are renowned for their breakdown play, the Boks boast a couple of specialists who are capable of forcing important turnovers. After the likes of Francois Louw and Bismarck du Plessis effect the steal, we could see Pollard and Le Roux attacking a disorganised Pumas defensive line.

Argentina will endeavour to compromise the Boks’ structures, and slow the pace of the game. But if they are punished for their transgressions and fall behind on the scoreboard, they will be forced to change tack. This could provide the Boks with further opportunities to score, and possibly secure the four-try bonus point.

Whether referee Steve Walsh penalises Argentina for negative play, and indeed for foul play, remains to be seen. Walsh was the man in the middle when Argentina last hosted South Africa, and was too lenient on a Pumas side that employed underhanded tactics.

If Argentina are penalised this Saturday, then Pollard must make them pay. The Boks have one of the finest goal-kickers in Steyn on the bench, but if the Boks and Pollard perform to potential, Steyn will not be needed.

South Africa need to win if they are to maintain their position at the top of the Rugby Championship log. They also need to show a marked improvement up front if they are to take some momentum into the subsequent clashes in Australia and New Zealand.

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Players List:

Argentina: 15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Juan Martín Hernández, 11 Manuel Montero, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 7 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe, 6 Paul Matera, 5 Thomas Lavanini, 4 Mariano Galarza, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustín Creevy (c), 1 Marcos Ayerza.

Subs: 16 Matias Cortese, 17 Bruno Postiglioni, 18 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 19 Matias Alemanno, 20 Leonardo Senatore, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Jeronimo de la Fuente, 23 Horacio Agulla.

Springboks: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Damian de Allende, 12 Jean de Villiers (c), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Juan Smith, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Gurthö Steenkamp.

Subs: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Tendai Mtawarira, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Bakkies Botha, 20 Marcell Coetzee, 21 Francois Hougaard, 22 Morné Steyn, 23 Lwazi Mvovo.

Aug 212014
 

Watch Rugby Championship Live Streaming New Zealand All Blacks vs Australia Wallabies Live Bledisloe Cup  match will be kick off at Eden Park Stadium, Auckland,Saturday 23 August 2014 online, 17:35 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Network/Channel 10/Channel 7/Fox Sports/Network 11/Sky Sports.

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A mixture of atrocious weather, pedantic refereeing and some less than clinical rugby resulted in a frustrating and disappointing 12-all stalemate in Bledisloe I in Sydney.

Injuries to second-five Ma’a Nonu and blindside flanker Jerome Kaino has forced All Blacks coach Steve Hansen to make changes to his starting line-up. Ryan Crotty is handed his first All Blacks start in the 12 jersey, while Liam Messam comes in for Kaino, who is out for four-to-six weeks with an elbow problem. New dad Conrad Smith returns at centre after missing last week’s Test for the birth of his son. Malakai Fekitoa, who played at centre instead of Smith last week, drops to the bench. The other newcomer in the reserves is prop Charlie Faumuina who missed last week through illness. The rest of the team gets to atone for their below-par effort at ANZ Stadium so that means Israel Dagg is still on the outer with Ben Smith preferred at fullback and Cory Jane, who will play his 50th Test, stays on the right wing.

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has stuck with the same 23 that ended the All Blacks’ chances of claiming the tier one record for most consecutive Test wins. McKenzie is confident Kurtley Beale remains the right choice at first-five against New Zealand so Bernard Foley spends another week on the bench. The tight five have been rewarded for their efforts in the rain but will have to lift to match the expected improvements from their All Blacks opposites. After failing to get across the line the Wallabies face the sizeable task of beating the All Blacks at Eden Park for the first time since 1986 if they are to have a hope of taking the Bledisloe Cup back across the Tasman.

It’s round two of captains Richie McCaw and Michael Hooper going hammer and tongs. Can the Australian scrum stand up for the second week in a row? Will respective fullbacks Israel Folau and Ben Smith be able to make an impact on the game this week? How will the new All Blacks midfield combination of Ryan Crotty and Conrad Smith stand up against Matt Toomua and Adam Ashley-Cooper? Can the Aussies break their Eden Park hoodoo?

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When: Saturday, August 23 – 7:35pm (NZT)
Where: Eden Park
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Players List:

All Blacks: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (c), 6 Liam Messam, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Wyatt Crockett

Subs: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Steven Luatua, 20 Sam Cane, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Malakai Fekitoa.

Wallabies: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Pat McCabe, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Matt Toomua, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Kurtley Beale, 9 Nic White, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Sam Carter, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 James Slipper.

Subs: 16 James Hanson, 17 Pek Cowan, 18 Ben Alexander, 19 Will Skelton, 20 Scott Higginbotham, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Bernard Foley, 23 Tevita Kuridrani.

Aug 142014
 

Watch Rugby Championship Live Streaming South Africa vs Argentina 2014 Online Broadcast every South Africa vs Argentina match will be broadcast From Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria, Rugby Championship South Africa vs Argentina game start Saturday 16 august 2014 Time 17:05 SAST.

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Turnover kings Bismarck du Plessis and Francois Louw will set up a bonus-point win for the Springboks at Loftus Versfeld this Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.

There’s been an overwhelmingly positive response to Heyneke Meyer’s selections for the Boks’ first game of the Rugby Championship. The South African public seems particularly enthused about the selections at No 10 and 13.

Indeed, the 20-year-old Handré Pollard is an exciting attacking player, while debutant Damian de Allende is expected to replicate the form shown for the Stormers in the recent Super Rugby competition. Add Bryan Habana, South Africa’s most prolific Test try-scorer, a sevens legend in Cornal Hendricks, and the uncontainable Willie le Roux, and you have a recipe for a four-try bonus point.

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However, it would be remiss not to mention the key ingredients to what is a potentially potent cocktail. The Boks won’t realise their bonus-point object unless their forwards dominate the collisions and breakdowns.

Argentina are wary of the Boks’ powerful scrum, not to mention the South Africans’ unstoppable lineout maul. They would prefer to play a less structured game, and will rely on their loose forwards, Juan Martin Fernández Lobbe in particular, to provide them with turnover ball.

While the Pumas are the lowest ranked nation in the Rugby Championship, they are statistically one of the best contesting teams in the world. It’s for this reason why the Boks must be especially clinical at the ruck on Saturday.

The northern hemisphere referee, Irishman John Lacey, will allow a breakdown contest, which means we can expect a fair few hands on the ball at every ruck. The Boks must look to dominate the collisions, and blast Lobbe and co away from the ball.

The Boks have the heavy hitters to win this battle, as well as the specialists to succeed on the ground. Bismarck du Plessis is one of the best in the game when it comes to effecting ruck turnovers. Louw is in the league of Richie McCaw and Michael Hooper as far as fetching is concerned. As a pair, they will make life miserable for the Pumas.

Argentina will fire in the opening quarter, and then fade in the second half. It’s in those final 40 minutes where the Boks will really up the tempo.

The visitors’ defensive resolve will crumble as the energy-sapping effect of altitude takes its toll. Du Plessis and Louw will provide the Boks with a steady supply of turnover ball, and from there, the hosts have the decision-makers in Ruan Pienaar, Pollard, and Jean de Villiers, as well as the finishers out wide, to translate chances into points.

The Boks will score four tries this Saturday. They have the superior pack and backline, as well as the advantage of playing this game at altitude. They must not be content with anything less than five log points.

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Players List:

Springboks: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Damian de Allende, 12 Jean de Villiers (c), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.

Subs: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Eben Etzebeth, 20 Marcell Coetzee, 21 Francois Hougaard, 22 Morné Steyn, 23 Jan Serfontein.

Argentina: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Horacio Agulla, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Juan Martín Hernández, 11 Manuel Montero, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 7 Juan Martin Fernández Lobbe, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomás Lavanini, 4 Mariano Galarza, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustín Creevy (c), 1 Marcos Ayerza.

Subs: 16 Matías Corteze, 17 Lucas Noguera Paz, 18 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 19 Matías Alemanno, 20 Leonardo Senatore, 21 Tomás Cubelli, 22 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 23 Lucas González Amorosino.

Aug 142014
 

Watch Rugby Championship Live Streaming Australia Wallabies vs New Zealand All Blacks Bledisloe Cup  match will be kick off at ANZ Stadium, Sydney,Saturday 16 August 2014 online, 20:05 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Network/Channel 10/Channel 7/Fox Sports/Network 11/Sky Sports.

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Australia vs New Zealand Bledisloe I

Saturday, August 16 – 8:00pm (AEST)
ANZ Stadium.
view it on: Fox Sports/Channel 10

he Wallabies thumped France 39-13 to complete a 3-0 series win over Les Bleus in June. The All Blacks belted England 36-13 to seal a 3-0 whitewash and extend their unbeaten streak to 17 Tests.

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has made six changes to his starting side. The selection of Kurtley Beale at flyhalf is the biggest shock. That forces Bernard Foley to the bench alongside outside centre Tevita Kuridrani, with Adam Ashley-Cooper shifting from wing to his preferred number 13 jumper. Pat McCabe and Rob Horne are the new wingers for Ashley-Cooper and Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins (Japanese rugby). Up front hooker Nathan Charles makes his first Test start for Tatafu Polota-Nau (knee) and lock Sam Carter starts ahead of benched Waratahs giant Will Skelton. Hooker Stephen Moore and flanker David Pocock are out for the season with knee injuries. Young gun Tolu Latu (broken arm) and prop Laurie Weeks (hamstring) both suffered injuries last week and weren’t considered for selection.

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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has also sprung a surprise after leaving full-back Israel Dagg out of his 23 man squad. Dagg, the incumbent since 2011, missed the final two June Tests against England with a knee injury but Ben Smith will wear the 15 on Saturday night. The rest of the squad is predictable. Aaron Cruden will start at flyhalf for Dan Carter (leg) and Wyatt Crockett replaces Tony Woodcock (shoulder) at loosehead.

“We recognise with the All Blacks you’ve got to go out there and have a crack. You need to take a few risks and get on with it so with the way we want to play the game having Kurtley at number 10 suits what we want to do,” – Ewen McKenzie on Kurtley Beale’s selection at flyhalf.

“You don’t want to be on the losing side against the Wallabies. That’s what we take into our preparation. Our build-up is based on what it’s like to lose to them and we really focus hard on that,” – All Blacks flanker Jerome Kaino.

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The Wallabies have improved since their 41-33 loss in Bledisloe III last year and fancy their chances against the All Blacks after winning their last seven Tests on the trot. But the All Blacks’ confidence levels are also high having won their past 17 Tests. Ewen McKenzie took over the Wallabies coaching reins on the eve of last year’s Bledisloe series and Australia went down 3-0. The Wallabies are also winless in their last six Tests against the world champions – an 18-all draw in October, 2012 is as close as they have been since their 25-20 victory in Brisbane back in 2011. They looked sharp against France and the selection of Kurtley Beale is a clear sign the Wallabies are prepared to chance their arm on Saturday night. The All Blacks showed some signs of vulnerability against England in June but they still won the series 3-0. A Wallabies victory is not impossible but the hosts will have to be at their best, and have luck on their side to win, while the All Blacks are the masters of finding a way to win. It’ll be close but we suspect the decision to dump first-choice goal kicker Bernard Foley could come back to bite the Wallabies, with the Kiwis to sneak home for a world record 18th consecutive Test victory. All Blacks by three.

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Players List:

Wallabies: I Folau (Waratahs); P McCabe (Brumbies), A Ashley-Cooper (Waratahs), M Toomua (Brumbies), R Horne (Waratahs), K Beale (Waratahs), N White (Brumbies); J Slipper (Reds), N Charles (Western Force), S Kepu (Waratahs), R Simmons (Reds), S Carter (Brumbies), S Fardy (Brumbies), M Hooper (Waratahs), W Palu (Waratahs).

Reserves: J Hanson (Reds), P Cowan (Western Force), B Alexander (Brumbies), W Skelton (Waratahs), B McCalman (Western Force), S Higginbotham (Melbourne Rebels), N Phipps (Waratahs), B Foley (Waratahs) T Kuridrani (Brumbies).

All Blacks: Wyatt Crockett (27),Dane Coles (18),Owen Franks (57), Brodie Retallick (27),Samuel Whitelock (54),Jerome Kaino (51),Richie McCaw (c) (127),Kieran Read (62),Aaron Smith (29),Aaron Cruden (32),Julian Savea (22),Ma’a Nonu (91),Conrad Smith (77),Cory Jane (48),Ben Smith (29)

Reserves: Keven Mealamu (113),Ben Franks (31),Joe Moody *,Steven Luatua (11),Sam Cane (14),,TJ Perenara (3),Beauden Barrett (19),Malakai Fekitoa

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Watch Rugby Championship Live Streaming 2014 Online Broadcast every match will be broadcast on host Stadium, Rugby Championship game start from Saturday 16 august 2014 to 04 october and its broadcast Online.

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The Rugby Championship is an international rugby union competition contested annually by Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Prior to the 2012 tournament, when Argentina joined, it was known as the Tri Nations. The competition is administered by SANZAR, a consortium formed by three national governing bodies; the Australian Rugby Union, the New Zealand Rugby Union and the South African Rugby Union.

The inaugural Tri Nations tournament was in 1996, and was won by New Zealand – known as the All Blacks. South Africa won their first title in 1998, and Australia their first in 2000. Following the last Tri Nations tournament in 2011, New Zealand had won ten championships, with South Africa and Australia on three titles each. The first Rugby Championship was won by New Zealand, who won all six of their matches.

Australia, New Zealand and South Africa have frequently been ranked among the top rugby nations, and have each won the Rugby World Cup twice. While historically weaker than the other three nations, Argentina has been ranked as high as third in the IRB World Rankings. In their first tournament in 2012, Argentina secured a 16–16 draw with South Africa in only their second game.

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Week 01
Australia vs New Zealand
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
16 August 2014
20:05 AEST

South Africa vs Argentina
Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria
16 August 2014
17:05 SAST

Week 02
New Zealand vs Australia
Eden Park, Auckland
23 August 2014
19:35 NZST

Argentina vs South Africa
Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta
23 August 2014
16:40 AST

Week 3
New Zealand vs Argentina
McLean Park, Napier
6 September 2014
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)

Australia vs South Africa
Patersons Stadium, Perth
6 September 2014
18:05 AWST (UTC+08)

Week 4
New Zealand vs South Africa
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Week 4
13 September 2014
19:35 NZST

Australia vs Argentina
Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast
13 September 2014
20:05 AEST

Week 5
South Africa vs Australia
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
27 September 2014
17:05 SAST

Argentina vs New Zealand
Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata
27 September 2014
19:10 AST

Week 6
South Africa vs New Zealand
Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
4 October 2014
17:05 SAST

Argentina vs Australia
Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza
4 October 2014
19:40 AST

 

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Rugby Championship Fixtures 2014

Week 01
Australia vs New Zealand
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
16 August 2014
20:05 AEST

South Africa vs Argentina
Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria
16 August 2014
17:05 SAST

Week 02
New Zealand vs Australia
Eden Park, Auckland
23 August 2014
19:35 NZST

Argentina vs South Africa
Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta
23 August 2014
16:40 AST

Week 3
New Zealand vs Argentina
McLean Park, Napier
6 September 2014
19:35 NZST (UTC+12)

Australia vs South Africa
Patersons Stadium, Perth
6 September 2014
18:05 AWST (UTC+08)

Week 4
New Zealand vs South Africa
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Week 4
13 September 2014
19:35 NZST

Australia vs Argentina
Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast
13 September 2014
20:05 AEST

Week 5
South Africa vs Australia
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
27 September 2014
17:05 SAST

Argentina vs New Zealand
Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata
27 September 2014
19:10 AST

Week 6
South Africa vs New Zealand
Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
4 October 2014
17:05 SAST

Argentina vs Australia
Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza
4 October 2014
19:40 AST

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