Is All Blacks vs Australia on TV? Kick-off time and channel for the Rugby Championship match
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New Zealand host Australia in the Rugby Championship on Saturday with everything still to play for.
Both national teams can lift the trophy, but New Zealand have received a boost with No.8 Ardie Savea poised to return. He missed last Thursday’s game against the Wallabies due to the birth of his child but will be back on the field this weekend.
“He’s fresh here but he’s just had another baby so I’m sure there’s bound to be some sleepless nights – but it’s great for us,” forwards coach Jason Ryan said at training on Tuesday.
“He is a real energizer. We get a lot of energy from him in our group and having that week off will definitely freshen him up.”
But who else will line up for New Zealand and how can fans watch? Here’s everything you need to know.
When it is?
The match will take place on Saturday 24th September at 8.05am BST.
How can I look?
The game will be available to watch on Sky Sports and their Sky Go app.
If you’re not a Sky customer, you can get one NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
The All Blacks will be without skipper Sam Cane for the clash with Australia at Eden Park this weekend, but Ardie Savea returns to the back row. Lock Sam Whitelock will lead the team in Cane’s absence, while Dalton Papali’i replaces Cane at openside in an all-new back row, with Akira Ioane in orbit for the injured Scott Barrett and Savea back in the slot eight after missing the Melbourne game for the birth of his third child.
Dave Rennie made two changes to the pack but kept his backline intact. Cadeyrn Neville comes into the second row in place of Matt Philip and the return of Harry Wilson at number eight means a move to blindside flanker for Rob Valetini, who was outstanding again in the controversial 39-37 defeat to New Zealand last time out .
Loose forward Rob Leota ruptured an Achilles tendon against the All Blacks in Melbourne, necessitating changes to the back row, but Pete Samu keeps his place on the open flank after a stellar performance in his first start of the season.
New Zealand: 15-Beauden Barratt, 14-Will Jordan, 13-Rieko Ioane, 12-Jordie Barrett, 11-Caleb Clarke, 10-Richie Mo’unga, 9-Aaron Smith, 8-Ardie Savea, 7-Dalton Papali’ i, 6-Akira Ioane, 5-Sam Whitelock (captain), 4-Brodie Retallick, 3-Tyrel Lomax, 2-Codie Taylor, 1-Ethan de Groot
Substitutes: 16-Samison Taukei’aho, 17-Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 18-Nepo Laulala, 19-Tupou Vaai, 20-Hoskins Sotutu, 21-Finlay Christie, 22-Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 23-Sevu Reece
Australia: 15-Andrew Kellaway, 14-Tom Wright, 13-Len Ikitau, 12-Lalakai Foketi, 11-Marika Koroibete, 10-Bernard Foley, 9-Jake Gordon, 8-Harry Wilson, 7-Pete Samu, 6-Rob Valetini, 5-Cadeyrn Neville, 4-Jed Holloway, 3-Allan Alaalatoa, 2-Dave Porecki, 1-James Slipper (Captain)
Substitutes: 16-Folau Fainga’a, 17-Angus Bell, 18-Pone Ma’ai’a, 19-Nick Frost, 20-Fraser McReight, 21-Nic White, 22-Reece Hodge, 23-Jordan Petaia
New Zealand – 1/12
Draw – 30/1
Australia – 7/1
Australia will be hurt by last week’s result and will come out with all guns blazing, but the All Blacks will have enough in the tank to sew up the game. New Zealand 35-20 Australia.
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