Mon 2 May 2022 | 10:18

Unique venue for Wallabies v Boks test

Unique venue for Wallabies v Boks test
Mon 2 May 2022 | 10:18
Unique venue for Wallabies v Boks test
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NEWS: The Wallabies have revealed a historic venue to host their Rugby Championship fixture against the Springboks.

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Australia and South Africa will contest their Rugby Championship match at the Adelaide Oval on August 27.

The fixture is the hosts’ first Test in South Australia since 2004.

The match will also form part of a double-header, which will see the Wallaroos host the Black Ferns as part of their World Cup preparations later this year.

Rugby Australia also revealed the Wallabies will play their first mid-week Test in 28 years, attempting to wrest back the Bledisloe Cup from the All Blacks on a Thursday in Melbourne.

The trans-Tasman rivals will meet on September 15 at Marvel Stadium with the embattled code avoiding a clash with AFL and NRL finals.

The prized trophy will be contested in a two-match series, meaning Australia need to beat holders New Zealand in both games.

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The second Test will be played at Auckland’s Eden Park on Saturday, September 24.

The last time Australia and New Zealand met in a mid-week Test was on a Wednesday night in Sydney in 1994, when halfback George Gregan pulled off a match-winning tackle on Jeff Wilson to secure a Wallabies victory.

The Bledisloe Cup, which is part of the Rugby Championship, leads a busy schedule of international for Australia’s men’s and women’s teams.

Rugby Australia also announced a NSW Test between the Wallabies and South Africa, with the venue to be confirmed, and two away Tests against Argentina in August.

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Brisbane, Perth and Sydney are already hosting the incoming series against England in July.

Unique venue for Wallabies v Boks test

2022 Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup Fixtures

Australia v Argentina

Date: Saturday, August 6
Venue: Estadio Malvinas, Mendoza
Kick-off: TBC

Australia v Argentina

Date: Saturday, August 13
Venue: Estadio del Bicentenario, San Juan
Kick-off: TBC

Australia v South Africa

Date: Saturday, August 27,
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Kick-off: TBC

Australia v South Africa

Date: Saturday, September 3,
Venue: TBC, NSW
Kick-off: TBC

Australia v New Zealand

Date: Thursday, September 15,
Venue: Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
Kick-off: TBC

Australia v New Zealand

Date: Saturday, September 24
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Kick-off: 17.05 local time

 

PV: 31
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