With the World Cup edging closer and closer, this year’s Rugby Championship gives us a great opportunity to take a look at the talent hailing, as usual, from the Southern hemisphere. Due to the World Cup, this Championship will be a shortened format, similar to 2015. On this page, we’ll tell you how you can watch the action (albeit occurring at an ungodly hour) as well as which pubs are showing it.
When is it?
The first round of fixtures kick-off on 21st July with the final round of games being held on the 10th/11th of August.
Where is it?
All over the Southern hemisphere.
Which pubs are showing it?
Click here to see a list of UK pubs showing Rugby Championship on T.V. Just select a fixture you’d like to watch and search by location to see pubs near you showing the Rugby Championship.
What channel is it on?
Some of the games are being broadcast live on Sky Sports Action.
Who are the favourites?
It's hard to see past the All Blacks. They've won the thing in six of the past seven years.
And the rest?
Australia will have to fare without their star centre Israel Folau. It's been either the Wallabies or New Zealand to have their name engraved on the trophy for the past nine consecutive years. South Africa have won the tournament themselves three times before that. Los Pumas are still climbing steadily and ran the Baba's close in their last outing at Twickenham last year.
Will this ever get old? Probably not.