Australia vs New Zealand rugby: Live stream, TV channel, UK kick off time and team news for the Rugby Championship clash

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AUSTRALIA and New Zealand lock horns on the final weekend of this shortened Rugby Championship, in which the four participating nations play each other just once.

The match doubles up as the first leg of the 2019 Bledisloe Cup tests, which the All Blacks will look to win for the 17th year running.

New Zealand are readying themselves for the defence of the Rugby World Cup
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Preparations are also well underway for the two sides ahead of the Rugby World Cup which begins in September.

In the World Cup group stages, the Wallabies take on Six Nations champions Wales for the second tournament running while New Zealand face South Africa.

When is Australia vs New Zealand?

Australia take on New Zealand on Saturday, August 10.

The match kicks off at 10.45am in the UK – that’s 7.45pm in Australia and 9.45pm in New Zealand.

It will be held at Perth Oval, known for sponsorship reasons as HBF Park.


What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it?

Australia vs New Zealand will be shown live on Sky Sports Action.

Coverage will commence 45 minutes before kick-off, at 10am.

Sky Sports customers will be able to customers will be able to live stream online via the app on their computer, tablet and mobile devices.

Those without a subscription can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £8.99.

Fox Sports will be showing the Rugby Championship clash in Australia, with Sky Sport NZ the broadcaster in New Zealand.

What is the team news?

AUSTRALIA: Kurtley Beale, Reece Hodge, James O’Connor, Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete, Christian Lealiifano, Nic White; Scott Sio, Tolu Latu, Allan Alaalatoa, Izack Rodda, Rory Arnold, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Michael Hooper (c), Isi Naisarani.

Replacements: Folau Fainga’a, James Slipper, Taniela Tupou, Adam Coleman, Luke Jones, Will Genia, Matt Toomua, Tom Banks.

NEW ZEALAND: Beauden Barrett, Ben Smith, Jack Goodhue, Anton Lienert-Brown, Rieko Ioane, Richie Mo’unga, Aaron Smith; Joe Moody, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Scott Barrett, Sam Whitelock, Ardie Savea, Sam Cane, Kieran Read.

Replacements: Codie Taylor, Atu Moli, Angus Ta’avao, Patrick Tuipulotu, Matt Todd, TJ Perenara, Ngani Laumape, George Bridge.

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