The Southern Hemisphere's pre-eminent international Rugby Championship 2016 Live competition will return to its full 6-round format, having been reduced in 2015 to 3 rounds due to that year's Rugby World Cup. It will also be the first tournament in which Argentina is a full member of SANZAAR. For the first time since the creation of the championship as the Tri Nations in 1996, a match will be played outside the SANZAAR countries.
The Rugby Championship 2016 is one of the international competitions in world rugby. Rugby Union contested annually by Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. This competitions owned and managed by SANZAAR. 2016 Rugby Championship follows on from Super Rugby with a one week break in-between tournaments.
The Rugby Championship started in 2012 and is the exciting successor to the Tri Nations tournament which began in 1996. The nations that participated in the original tournament, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa - who have 6 Rugby World Cup wins between them and are arguably the greatest nations in Rugby - are joined by Argentina for the Rugby Championship. For fans, players and viewers alike, the Rugby Championship is the perfect embodiment of the sport itself – totally demanding, daring and fulfilling. The Rugby Championship is one of the defining moments in the Rugby calendar, especially for those dying to see the Pumas, Springboks, Wallabies and All Blacks in action.