New Zealand v Argentina UK kick-off time, TV channel, live stream info and team news

By Tom Coleman

New Zealand look to continue their blistering start to this year's Rugby Championship, and will lock horns with Argentina this weekend.

The All Blacks have raced out the blocks so far, retaining the Bledisloe Cup courtesy of two bonus-point wins over Australia, but will face a different challenge against the Pumas in Queensland.

Here's everything you need to know:

When is New Zealand v Argentina? What time is kick-off?

New Zealand Argentina takes place on Sunday, September 12, at the Cbus Super Stadium in the Gold Coast suburb of Robina in Queensland.

Kick-off is at 8.05am UK time/BST, 7.05pm New Zealand time and 5.05pm local time in Queensland.

What TV channel is New Zealand v Argentina on? What about live streaming?

For viewers in the UK, New Zealand v Argentina will be broadcast on Sky Sports Arena from 7.55am. Sky Sports customers are able to live stream the coverage via the Sky Go app or online.

The match is being broadcast on Sky Sport in New Zealand, Stan Sport in Australia, Supersport in South Africa, and ESPN in South America.

How to watch the game if you don't have Sky Sports

You can watch Sky Sports without subscribing by getting a NOW TV Sports membership.

You can buy a day membership (£9.98) to Sky Sports to watch on your TV, phone and tablet, while monthly passes are also available. You can buy these passes from the NOW website.

What is the team news?

The team news headlines include Brodie Retallick captaining New Zealand for the first time in his 87th Test, while Beauden Barrett is on the verge of becoming the All Blacks' top points scorer against Argentina.

Nicolás Sánchez returns at fly-half for Los Pumas and with his 90th Test match will move clear of former captain Agustín Creevy to become Argentina's most-capped player in his own right.

New Zealand: 15. Jordie Barrett, 14. Sevu Reece, 13. Anton Lienert-Brown, 12. David Havili, 11. George Bridge, 10. Beauden Barrett, 9. TJ Perenara; 1. Karl Tu'inukuafe, 2. Asafo Aumua, 3. Nepo Laulala, 4. Brodie Retallick (c), 5. Scott Barrett, 6. Akira Ioane, 7. Dalton Papalii, 8. Luke Jacobson.

Replacements: 16. Samisoni Taukei'aho, 17. Joe Moody, 18. Tyrel Lomax, 19. Tupou Vaa'i, 20. Ethan Blackadder, 21. Brad Weber, 22. Damian McKenzie, 23. Rieko Ioane.

Argentina: 15. Juan Cruz Mallia, 14. Bautista Delguy, 13. Matias Moroni, 12. Jeronimo de la Fuente, 11. Santiago Cordero, 10. Nicolas Sanchez, 9. Gonzalo Bertranou; 1. Facundo Gigena, 2. Julian Montoya (c), 3. Santiago Medrano, 4. Guido Petti, 5. Matias Alemanno, 6. Pablo Matera, 7. Marcos Kremer, 8. Rodrigo Bruni.

Replacements: 16. Facundo Bosch, 17. Carlos Muzzio, 18. Enrique Pieretto, 19. Tomas Lavanini, 20. Gonzalez Samso or Juan Martin, 21. Gonzalo Garcia, 22. Santiago Chocabores, 23. Emiliano Boffelli.

What have the coaches said?

New Zealand head coach Ian Foster: "Brodie is a great leader in this team and we don’t take his leadership for granted.

"We think this is a great honour for him, and he and his family can be hugely proud. He's playing really well and leads from the front. He has come back into the black jersey this year and just picked up where he left off.

"He also has an experienced partner in Beaudy [Barrett] alongside him who is bringing a calmness to the team and a sense of direction and we’re seeing that in the way he plays."

Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma: "The objectives for this Sunday are to control the game in the things that we can control, impose the things that we can impose, and obviously that begins with obtaining.

"We have to play the game we want to play: New Zealand invites you to play a rhythm that sometimes they can play alone."

Who is the referee for New Zealand v Argentina?

Australia's Nic Berry is set to take charge of the contest, and will be assisted by fellow Aussie Graham Cooper and South Africa's Jaco Peyper.

Australian Brett Cronan is the TMO.

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