The historic 100th Test between the Springboks and All Blacks – to be played at Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville on 25 September – will fill in as a “shade raiser” to the Australia-Argentina match at a similar ground.
The Springboks-All Blacks match will start off at 09:05 (SA time), with the Wallabies-Pumas game planned for 12:05 (SA time).
The assumption was that the memorable South Africa-New Zealand Test would be the principle apparatus of the twofold header, however Rugby Australia CEO Andy Marinos told journalists this week that the ‘host’ group for each match to be played in Queensland would have their start up time changed to suit telecasters in their country.
“While they are for the most part twofold headers, there are sure games that are home games for South Africa and certain games that are home games for Argentina and New Zealand and Australia,” Marinos said.
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“We need to adjust that, as far as the start up occasions so it hits those business sectors outside of Australasia at a sensible time.”
South Africa’s match against Australia at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on 18 September (09:05 SA time) will likewise be the window ornament raiser for the New Zealand-Argentina match (12:05 (SA time).
Nonetheless, South Africa’s second match against New Zealand in Gold Coast on 2 October will be the principle issue at 12:05 (SA time), with the Australia-Argentina game at 09:05 (SA time).
“This is an interesting declaration as it affirms a first for worldwide rugby with a progression of four twofold header days of top quality rugby activity,” Sanzaar CEO Brendan Morris said in an articulation.
“It is a one of a kind chance for Queensland rugby fans and surely the worldwide transmission crowd to watch the best players and groups clash in sequential matches at a similar scene around the same time, across the four ends of the week.