Rugby monster New Zealand All Blacks will meet the Australia Wallabies in the Rugby Championship 2018 in the Australian turf on the coming Saturday, August 18th. The championship is known as Investec Rugby Championship 2018 in New Zealand for sponsorship reason. The two months long tournament will start through the game between All Blacks and Wallabies and end up through the match between Argentina and Australia on October 6th.
Rugby Championship 2018 Kickoff Time TV Schedule All Blacks at Wallabies
This year’s Rugby Championship meeting will be the 162nd meeting between the All Blacks and Wallabies in which the All Blacks are far ahead with winning 111 games where Wallabies so far managed to win 43 games. See below the Rugby Championship Fixtures 2018 Wallabies v All Blacks Rugby Sydney meeting.
- Teams: AUS Wallabies Vs NZ All Blacks Live Stream
- Kickoff: 10:05 pm(NZT), 8:00 pm(AEST)
- Date: Saturday, 18th August 2018
- Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia
- Live Stream TV Coverage: Fox Sports, Sky Sports, Super Sport
New Zealand Rugby Key Players to Watch
Hansen on Dane Coles’ recovery: “He’s not ready to play but should be available in late September.” Will likely be named in Investec Rugby Championship squad but return to play via Mitre 10 Cup. #AllBlacks
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) August 1, 2018
All Blacks will miss Dane Cole and Sonny Bill Williams in the first game against the Wallabies. ‘He looks fit and he trained well this morning without doing any of the contact stuff,’ Hansen said about Williams. He added, ” The injury he’s got inhibits him from doing physical stuff but his running was good.”
Though Williams gradually getting well soon, there is no chance to play in the first game. Similarly, Cole attended the training camp but will miss the first two games of Rugby Championship 2018. Rieko Loane who made three tries in the Stenlager series against France and Damian Mckenzie who scored two tries will be at the steering point on the Saturday game against Wallabies.
Key Players From Wallabies Side
The Wallabies fans will also suffer in misery as they will miss Matt Toomua who signed a deal with Rugby AU and Melbourne Rebels.
— Qantas Wallabies (@qantaswallabies) August 1, 2018
Though the process is going to return back into the Wallabies abode, unfortunately, he perhaps misses the game against the All Blacks. Coach Michael Cheika said on Toomua’s return, I’ll have a talk with him soon enough and get him back in as quickly as we can and see how he goes.”
Israel Folau who had scored third consecutive double and was elected as the man of the match against the Azzurri in the June test will be the key players of the Australia Rugby against All Blacks.
All Blacks v Wallabies Last Five Head to Head
Except for the last meeting, the Wallabies have lost 4 games in the last 5 games against All Blacks including the massive loss by 8-42 on 20th August 2016. Last game at the Wallabies soil where Australia have managed a close win 23-18 with a massive try with Folau.
Australia vs New Zealand Rugby Odds, Prediction
It’s hard to predict the winner of the Saturday games as the game will be in the home soil of the Wallabies means gonna be the tough job for the All Blacks to win this time. But truly, the All Blacks are quite formidable with their delectable gaming style against the Wallabies with winning most of the games in the head to head meeting. I think, this time Australia will keep the winning consistency by managing a win against the All Blacks in their home turf and it will be 25-18.