New Zealand is set to take on Argentina in the Rugby Championship on Saturday, September 6.
The match at Maclean Park in Napier is slated to start at 7:35 p.m. NZST (4:35 a.m. ART).
The match will be broadcast on Sky Sport 1 in New Zealand. A TV channel for Argentina isn’t listed at this time.
The match will also be broadcast on Sky Sports 3 in the United Kingdom and SuperSport 1 in South Africa.
Live streaming will be available via Sky Go and SuperSport stream.
The All Blacks goal of setting a new unbeaten Test record vanished after the Wallabies played them to a draw in mid-August, although the All Blacks came back with a 51-20 win in this next game. Argentina is coming off two losses to South Africa, although they were close games–13-6 and 33-31 respectively.
Few expect Argentina to pose any real threat to New Zealand.
“One thing is certain: Argentina are a vastly better side in their third tilt at the Rugby Championship, as evidenced by narrow loses in their first two Tests against South Africa. Good enough to take down the world champions on their own turf coming off a demolition of the Wallabies? No. But the All Blacks will know they’ve been in a battle when they count the bruises in the ice bath after the match,” ESPN Scrum said in its preview.
“With the winning streak over, New Zealand are now chasing the unbeaten run record they already hold (23). They have gone 19 already and there’s little to suggest it won’t be 20 come Saturday night. They have not been beaten by the Pumas in 22 Tests although the South Americans did force a draw in 1985.”
After this match, the All Blacks will face South Africa in Wellington on September 13. Argentina will play Australia on the Gold Coast on the same day.
See squads below.
15 Israel Dagg, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 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.
Replacements: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Joe Moody, 19 Jeremy Thrush, 20 Sam Cane, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Colin Slade, 23 Malakai Fekitoa.
15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Horacio Agulla, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Juan Martín Hernández, 11 Lucas González Amorosino, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo, 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe, 6 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 5 Tomás Lavanini, 4 Mariano Galarza, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustín Creevy (c), 1 Marcos Ayerza.
Replacements: 16 Matías Cortese, 17 Luca Noguera Paz, 18 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 19 Matías Alemanno, 20 Rodrigo Báez, 21 Tomás Cubelli, 22 Santiago González Iglesias, 23 Juan Imhoff.