The much anticipated 2015 Rugby Championship sees four of the best teams within the world, compete to crown themselves the 2015 champions.
The competition will see three rounds of football to be played in various locations and countries, before a finals match between the two top teams to decide the 2015 champs. This year’s competition will see teams compete for not only the glory, but to stamp their dominance as they head into the Rugby World Cup later on in the year.
The Rugby Championship comes alive on Friday July 17th, with world number one the New Zealand All Blacks taking on competition outsiders the Argentinian Pumas in Christchurch. The Pumas have intentions to increase their dominance within the tournament, while the All Blacks have no intentions of letting go of their current reign as last year’s champions. Whilst in Brisbane on the following night the Wallabies will aim to prove they are a serious threat within the series, as they tackle the South African Springboks. With the Wallabies current world ranking being at a historic low, the Springbok will undoubtedly aim to take out the competition after being defeated by the All Blacks within the finals in 2014.
Then the competition will head into the second round, which is a must anticipated rematch for all teams. The All Blacks will travel to Johannesburg as they take on the Springboks, in a rematch of last year’s grand finale. While the Pumas will host the Wallabies, as the Australian team aim to settle the score after an upset win saw them be defeated by the 8th ranked side earlier this year. Whilst the finale round will be the last chance for teams to cement a spot in the grand finale. In a trans-Tasman test, Australia host a home ground advantage for the much anticipated clash with the New Zealand All Blacks in Sydney. While the Springbok will also have a home ground advantage as they take on the Pumas, in a last effort to make the Grand Finale which will be held in August.
After the Championship concludes, and additional round will be played in preparation for the Rugby World Cup which will be commence in September.