Argentina’s Pumas will make their first-ever appearance in rugby’s Tri Nations when they take on the All Blacks in Sydney. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the match in Australia.
After losing the final Bledisloe Cup game of the year, New Zealand have gone back to a full-strength line-up with Richie Mo’unga at flyhalf, Beauden Barrett at fullback, Aaron Smith at halfback, and Jack Goodhue in midfield.
Argentina, meanwhile, haven’t played a Test match in more than a year, with their last outing coming at the 2019 World Cup. While their preparation for today’s game isn’t what the All Blacks have had, they’ve still managed to name an experienced side with the likes of Tomas Cubelli, Nicolas Sanchez, Juan Imhoff and captain Pablo Matera.
When does New Zealand vs Argentina start?
Unlike every other match of the Tri Nations, Los Pumas and the All Blacks will have an early start time in order for a friendly timeslot for Kiwi audiences. The match will begin at 5:10pm (AEDT), which makes for a primetime start at 7:10pm (NZDT) and a not-so-friendly 3:10am (ART) kick-off in Argentina.
How to live stream New Zealand vs Argentina
If you’re in Australia and want to watch the action between New Zealand and Argentina online, you’re limited to the various platforms which stream Fox Sports.
Foremost amongst them is Kayo Sports, the sports-only streaming service. In addition to all the other sports available there, Kayo will be showing all matches of the Tri Nations live and on demand. It is a subscription service which starts at $25 per month, but there’s a free trial available for new customers as well.
Another live streaming option for today’s game is Foxtel Now. Essentially a Foxtel TV subscription service on a streaming platform, Foxtel Now is a little pricier than Kayo due to the wider range of content available there, but they also have a free trial available.
Alternatively, if you already have a Foxtel TV deal but won’t be able to get in front of the television for the game today, you’ll be able to stream it on Foxtel Go, which is included in your subscription.
How to watch New Zealand vs Argentina on TV
If you want to tune into the All Blacks taking on the Pumas on TV, there’s just the one option: Foxtel. The pay TV provider will be showing the game live, with pre-game coverage starting a little over half an hour before kick-off at 4:30pm (AEDT) on Fox Sports 505.
Unlike Wallabies Tests, this match will not be shown on free-to-air TV through Channel Ten – Fox is your only option.