15 Jan 2013

All Blacks to play Wallabies first up in Rugby Championship

5:54 pm on 15 January 2013

The defending champions the All Blacks will play Australia in the opening game of this year's Rugby Championship.

The two side's will kick off the four team competition which also involves South Africa and Argentina in Sydney, on August 17th.

The All Blacks will then host the Wallabies the following weekend in Wellington.

Their other homes games will be against the Pumas in Hamilton on September 7th, and the Springboks in Auckland on September 14th.