Wallabies return to scene of world report mauling


The Wallabies will return to Adelaide Oval for the primary time in 18 years for a uncommon dwelling conflict with Rugby World Cup champions South Africa on August 27.

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Rugby Australia additionally confirmed an uncommon Thursday night time Bledisloe Cup conflict towards the All Blacks on September 15 at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium as part of its dwelling fixture listing.

RA launched the complete Wallabies and Wallaroos dwelling fixture listing on Monday, with the Thursday Take a look at marking the primary midweek Bledisloe conflict for 28 years.

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Taniela Tupou of the Wallabies celebrates victory at Suncorp Stadium. (Getty)

Directors settled on the date as a result of clashes with the AFL and NRL finals.

Australia’s final Take a look at in Adelaide was a 29-14 win in 2004 over the now defunct Pacific Islanders.

The Wallabies beat Namibia the yr earlier than on the well-known cricket floor – with the 142-0 World Cup blitz nonetheless a report successful margin in males’s rugby.

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The Adelaide Oval scoreboard after a lopsided 2003 RWC match. (Getty)

The Wallaroos may also play New Zealand on the Adelaide Oval for the primary time as a part of a historic double header.

“An thrilling prospect for each groups that can make this an event to recollect,” RA chief government Andy Marinos mentioned.

The Wallabies will open their Rugby Championship marketing campaign on the highway, towards Michael Cheika’s Argentina in Mendoza on August 6, earlier than beginning their stretch of dwelling Checks.

Michael Cheika celebrates with Juan Imhoff of the Pumas. (Getty)

“To have such prime quality Checks in Australia this yr is nice for our staff as we proceed to construct and acquire expertise as a bunch,” Wallabies coach Dave Rennie mentioned.

“To have matches in most main cities throughout Australia this yr will enable us to attach with extra of our supporters and neighborhood which is one thing we worth extremely as a staff.”

RA has already announced the July dates for the three Test Wallabies-England series.

Wallaroos Mahalia Murphy and Grace Hamilton on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Photograph: Dallas Kilponen (Rugby Australia)

The Wallaroos, in the meantime, are gearing up for this yr’s World Cup in New Zealand.

“Enjoying the Black Ferns is all the time a momentous event for the staff extra so now that they’re our first opponent within the Rugby World Cup in October,” Wallaroos coach Jay Tregonning mentioned.

“The facet has all the time been devoted to rising the ladies’s recreation proper throughout the nation and taking part in in Adelaide solely reinforces this… Having a double header with the Wallabies is now one thing supporters are all the time excited for and each these Checks will mix to create a really world class occasion.”

Wallabies 2022 Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup fixtures

Wallabies v Argentina, Saturday August 6 at Estadio Malvinas, Mendoza

Wallabies v Argentina, Saturday August 13 at Estadio del Bicentenario, San Juan

Wallabies v South Africa, Saturday August 27 at Adelaide Oval

Wallabies v South Africa, Saturday September 3 at venue TBC in New South Wales

Wallabies v New Zealand, Thursday September 15 at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne

Wallabies v New Zealand, Saturday September 24 at Eden Park, Auckland

Wallaroos 2022 O’Reilly Cup fixtures

Wallaroos v New Zealand, Saturday August 20 at Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch

Wallaroos v New Zealand, Saturday August 27 at Adelaide Oval

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