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Is Argentina versus South Africa on TV? Start time, channel and how to watch the Rugby Championship match

South Africa traveled to Buenos Aires to face Argentina as an open, fun Rugby Championship.

The Springboks secured a nice win against Australia in Sydney last time and will be hoping to take advantage of an encouraging performance, with Jacques Nienaber believing an unchanged team will play again.

Argentina was brought down to earth with a punch, or rather with the All Blacks dominating Hamilton two weeks ago, a week after Michael Cheiki’s historic team win in New Zealand – Cheika will know his side will have to do better when they return to home action.

New Zealand now tops the Rugby Championship table following a controversial win over Australia on Thursday.

Here’s everything you need to know before playing.

When is Argentina vs South Africa?

Argentina vs. South Africa kicks off Saturday 17 September at 20:10 BST at the Estadio Libertadores de América in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires.

How can I watch it?

UK viewers can watch the Rugby Championship live on the Sky Sports Arena from 20:00 BST. Subscribers can stream the game via the Sky Go app.

Team news

Argentina made seven changes to the team that were beaten by New Zealand two weeks ago. Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro and Eduardo Bello make a new pair of supports, with Matias Alemanno and Juan Martin Gonzalez returning to the start in the second and second row respectively. Gonzalo Bertranou replaced Tomas Cubelli at the halfway point of the scrum, once again fit Jeronimo de la Fuente returns to midfield and Lucio Cinti starts on the wing. Assuming the prostitute is used from the bench, Agustin Creevy will surpass Nicolas Sanchez as Argentina’s most successful footballer of all time.

South Africa’s starting fifteen remained unchanged after the victory in Sydney. Canan Moodie, who made his debut in the Australian winning scorer, jumps on the wing for the second time, while Damian Willemse continues halfway with Elton Jantjies sent home for disciplinary reasons. Faf de Klerk returns to the bench alongside Andre Esterhuizen and Elrigh Louw, and Jacques Nienaber again favors the conventional 5-3 split among his substitutes.

Confirmed lineups

Argentina XV (1-15): Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Julian Montoya (captain), Edward Beautiful; Matthias German, Thomas Lavanini; John Martin Gonzalez, Mark Kremer, Paul Matera; Gonzalo Bertranou, James Races; Lucius Cinti, Matthias Orlando, Hieronymus of the Fountain, Emiliano Boffelli; John Cruz Mallia

Substitutes: Agustin Creevy, Thomas Gallo, Joel Sclavi, Guido Petti, Rodrigo Bruni, Tomas Cubelli, Benjamin Urdapilleta.

South Africa XV (1-15): Steven Kitshoff, Malcolm Marks, Frans Malherbe; Eben Etzebeth, Lood de Jager; Siya Kolisi (captain), Franco Mostert, Jasper Wiese; Jaden Hendrikse, Damian Willemse; Makazole Mapimpi, Damian de Allende, Jesse Kriel, Canan Moodie; Willie le Roux.

Spare parts: Deon Fourie, Ox Nche, Trevor Nyakane, Elrigh Louw, Kwagga Smith, Faf de Klerk, Frans Steyn, Andre Esterhuizen


Argentina wins 3/1

Draw 33/1

South Africa wins on 4/11


If Argentina presents themselves in the defensive they achieved at Hamilton against the All Blacks, South Africa may find it going to be tough, but the Springboks will have a chance to outperform their hosts at the front. South Africa will win by ten points.


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