The All Blacks will begin their defence of the Rugby
Championship against Australia in Sydney before a return
encounter a week later in Wellington.
In the draw released by Sanzar today, the All Blacks will
play the Wallabies at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Saturday
That same day the Springboks will host the Pumas at Free
State Stadium in Bloemfontein.
Argentina, who joined the former Tri Nations last year for
the first time, will replicate the 2012 draw for their home
matches, playing their first home match of the Championship
in round two against the Springboks at the Estadio Malvinas
Argentinas in Mendoza on August 24.
The All Blacks host the Wallabies at Westpac Stadium in
Wellington the same day.
The All Blacks, unbeaten in the Championship last year, play
the Springboks at Eden Park and Johannesburg and the Pumas at
Waikato Stadium and La Plata, Buenos Aires.
August 17 Australia v New Zealand, ANZ Stadium, Sydney
August 17 South Africa v Argentina, Free State Stadium,
August 24 New Zealand v Australia, Westpac Stadium,
August 24 Argentina v South Africa, Estadio Malvinas
August 31 BYE
September 7 Australia v South Africa, Suncorp Stadium,
September 7 New Zealand v Argentina, Waikato Stadium,
September 14 Australia v Argentina, Patersons Stadium, Perth
September 14 New Zealand v South Africa, Eden Park, Auckland
September 21 BYE
September 28 South Africa v Australia, DHL Newlands Stadium,
September 28 Argentina v New Zealand, Estadio Ciudad de La
Plata, La Plata
October 5 South Africa v New Zealand, Coca-Cola Park,
October 5 Argentina v Australia, Estadio Gigante de Arroyito,