Argentina and South Africa return to Nelson Mandela Bay today for the 2nd test of the 2021 Rugby Championship. If the Springboks can follow up last week's dominant 32-12 victory with another win they'll overtake the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship leaderboard. Aussie fans can watch a free live stream on 9Now. Rugby fans: make sure you know how to watch an Argentina vs South Africa live stream from anywhere in the world.
Date: Saturday 21st August 2021
Start time: 4.05pm BST / 5.05pm SAST / 1.05am AEST (Sun) / 11.05am ET
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Gqeberha, South Africa
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US stream: FloRugby ($30/month)
UK stream: Now (£10/day)
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship is the Southern hemisphere's answer to the Six Nations. Arguably the toughest international rugby tournament in the world, the competition features Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and South Africa (returning after a year's absence).
Boks coach Jacques Nienaber has rung the changes ahead of round two. Marvin Orie comes in for Eben Etzebeth while Franco Mostert replaces Kwagga Smith on the side of the scrum. Meanwhile, Lock Thomas du Toit and prop Trevor Nyakane will once again attempt to plough the plucky Pumas into the ground.
“Argentina will come hard at us, so we know we need to perform much better than last week to get the desired result," said Nienaber. "While we were pleased with the victory and to start our Castle Lager Rugby Championship campaign on a winning note, there was a lot of room for improvement in our performance."
After notching up a shock win against the All Black last year, the Pumas are no longer the Rugby Championship whipping boys and will be eager to prove it this Saturday. Pumas coach Mario Ledesma has also rung the changes for the second test. His starting XV will be led by Julian Montoya, while Ignacio Mendy makes his international out debut on the wing.
Rugby fans in Australia can get a free live stream of the 2021 Ruby Championship on 9Now. The event is exclusive to Sky Sports in the UK. Make sure you know how to watch an Argentina vs South Africa free live stream, from anywhere in the world.
Watch an Argentina vs South Africa live stream for free
Good news: for the first time ever, the Rugby Championship series will be shown on free-to-air TV across Australia's Nine Network and streamed on 9Now. Yep, it's completely free!
Prefer to watch ad-free? Stan has the rights to an Argentina vs South Africa live stream in Australia. A subscription costs AU$10 a month, with the necessary Sport add-on a further $10. New users get a 7-day free trial of the Sport add-on.
Coverage of South Africa vs Argentina starts at 12am AEST / 3pm BST / 4pm SAST.
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Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2021 Rugby Championship rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
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Watch an Argentina vs South Africa live stream in the USA
FloRugby has the rights to the 2021 Rugby Championship in the States. Subscription costs $30 a month or $150 a year.
Not cheap, but you do get access to live streams of every RC match including Argentina vs South Africa, replays, results, team and athlete rankings and breaking news. You also won't have to suffer (m)any ads.
Watch an Argentina vs South Africa live stream in the UK
Sky Sports has the exclusive rights to the 2021 Rugby Championship, including this Saturday's second test between the Springboks and Pumas. Here are the best Sky TV deals.
Even without a full Sky subscription, though, fans can enjoy an Argentina vs South Africa live stream with a Now day pass (£9.99) or monthly pass (£33.99). Make sure you've got your VPN handy if you're stuck abroad.
Watch an Argentina vs South Africa live stream in South Africa
As ever, SuperSport is the place to watch the 2021 Rugby Championship in South Africa, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The African online sports channel will broadcast the games via its DStv satellite platform in South Africa. You can sign up to DStv here. Failing that, head to any local sports bar to watch an Argentina vs South Africa live stream.
One of the biggest African online sports channels, DStv also shows live FA Cup, Champions League, La Liga as well as rugby, tennis, golf, motorsport and cricket.
2021 Rugby Championship fixtures
Saturday 14th August
New Zealand vs Australia (8.05am kick-off)
South Africa vs Argentina, (4.05pm kick-off)
Saturday 21st August
Argentina vs South Africa, (4.05pm kick-off)
Saturday 28th August
Australia vs New Zealand (11am kick-off)
Saturday 11th September
New Zealand vs Argentina (TBC kick-off)
South Africa vs Australia (TBC kick-off)
Saturday 18th September
Australia vs South Africa (TBC kick-off)
Argentina vs New Zealand (TBC kick-off)
Saturday 25th September
New Zealand vs South Africa (8.05am kick-off)
Australia vs Argentina (10.45am kick-off)
Saturday 2nd October
Argentina vs Australia (TBC kick-off)
South Africa vs New Zealand (TBC kick-off)
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