Guide to watch All Blacks v Pumas Rugby Championship 2023 in New Zealand

All Blacks v Pumas live

In a surprising decision, Damian McKenzie was given an unexpected opportunity to start as the first-five for the New Zealand team against Argentina in the opening round of the Rugby Championship on Sunday, ahead of Richie Mo’unga.

Having played in Japan last year, McKenzie’s move had seemingly indicated a potential end to his All Blacks career. However, he had an exceptional season, leading the Chiefs to the Super Rugby Pacific final, and this resurgence has earned him this unexpected start.

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How to watch All Blacks vs Pumas Rugby online on TV

Make sure to catch the live broadcast of The Rugby Championship 2023 in New Zealand on Sky Sport as the All Blacks strive to defend their title. By subscribing for a monthly fee starting at $44.99, you can enjoy access to numerous live sporting events on your preferred device. The first match is scheduled to kick off at 7:05 am NZST on July 9.

Due to geo-blocking restrictions, the Sky Sport live stream will not be available in other countries. However, with the help of a OTT platform, you can bypass these limitations and witness all the live action only at $9.99

Recognizing Mo’unga’s capabilities, the All Blacks selectors have taken this opportunity to test McKenzie’s skills, while also placing the out-of-form Beauden Barrett at fullback. Meanwhile, they have chosen to keep their best 15 players a secret, likely to be revealed in the upcoming match against the world champion Springboks in Wellington next weekend.

Teams Update:

All Blacks: Beauden Barrett, Emoni Narawa, Rieko Ioane, Jordie Barrett, Caleb Clarke, Damian McKenzie, Aaron Smith, Ardie Savea, Sam Cane (c), Shannon Frizell, Josh Lord, Scott Barrett, Tyrel Lomax, Dane Coles, Ethan de Groot.

Reserves: Codie Taylor, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Nepo Laulala, Tupou Vaa’i, Dalton Papali’i, Finlay Christie, Richie Mo’unga, Braydon Ennor.

Argentina: Emiliano Boffelli, Bautista Delguy, Matias Moroni, Lucio Cinti, Mateo Carreras, Santiago Carreras, Gonzalo Bertranou, Rodrigo Bruni, Juan Martin Gonzalez, Pablo Matera, Tomas Lavanini, Matias Alemanno, Lucio Sordoni, Julian Montoya (c), Thomas Gallo.

Reserves: Agustin Creevy, Mayco Vivas, Eduardo Bello, Pedro Rubiolo, Santiago Grondona, Lautaro Bazan Velez, Nicolas Sanchez, Matias Orlando.

The Rugby Championship 2023 Schedule

Round 1

  • South Africa vs. Australia: July 8, 2023 (11:05 am ET / 4:05 pm BST)
  • Argentina vs. New Zealand: July 8, 2023 (3:10 pm ET / 8:10 pm GMT)

Round 2

  • New Zealand vs. South Africa: July 15, 2023 (3:05 am ET / 08:05 am BST)
  • Australia vs. Argentina: July 15, 2023 (05:45 am ET / 10:45 pm BST)

Round 3

  • Australia vs. New Zealand: July 29, 2023 (05:45 am ET / 10:45 am BST)
  • South Africa vs. Argentina: July 29, 2023 (11:05 am ET / 4:05 pm BST)