Wallabies vs England Rugby Tests in spectacular Perth Test Match Game one of the eToro England Series will be held at Optus Stadium in Perth on 2 July, game two will occur at Suncorp Stadium on 9 July and game three at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 16 July.
Rugby Australia is pleased to confirm the international fixtures for both the Buildcorp Wallaroos inbound Tests against Fijiana and Japan in May and the Wallabies 2022 eToro England Series in July.
The principal Test of the blockbuster series is only the second time the different sides have met in Western Australia. The first was in 2010 with the home side leaving away with a 27-17 triumph.
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The subsequent Test see the Wallabies hope to broaden their 10-game series of wins at the Brisbane setting, including two triumphs to guarantee last year’s series prevail upon France and a 13-point prevail upon Rugby World Cup holders, South Africa.
The last Test and potential decider of the eToro England Series will include a re-visitation of the memorable Sydney Cricket Ground for the main Rugby global at the notable scene starting around 1986. It will likewise see the Harbor City inviting Test match Rugby interestingly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Britain, who last visited Australia back in 2016, are right now positioned fifth on the planet and were finalists in the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Wallabies lock in dates for England Tests with SCG to host teams for first time in 36 years
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie wonders if under-pressure England coach Eddie Jones might revamp his side’s style in July’s Test series in Australia.
Rennie insists he is not focused on the inevitable mind games employed by the former Wallabies mentor, who has been backed until next year’s World Cup despite England’s disappointing 2-3 Six Nations record.
But in tossing up a Jones tactical shift he managed to throw a curve ball of his own while addressing media at the culmination of a three-day Wallabies camp on the Gold Coast on Tuesday.
“He’s probably the most experienced international coach in the world, isn’t he,” Rennie said. “Smart man, a team that’s well resourced; it’ll be interesting to see if they change how they play.
“You’d have to ask Eddie [about the mind games], but it’s not a big part of my focus.”
But could England revamp their game for the drier, faster pitches that will likely confront them in Perth, Brisbane and the SCG in July? “It’s not an enormous amount of time to make a difference,” Rennie said.
“I’m not sure, maybe they have a plan to play a certain style at the World Cup and this is their chance to launch that.”
The SCG finale will be the venue’s first Test match since 1986, and the first in Sydney since 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
They will also meet in Perth for the first time in 10 years and in Brisbane, where England remain the last nation to beat Australia at their Suncorp Stadium stronghold, back in 2016.
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$1.5 million bonus on cards if Wallabies agree to fifth Test on spring tour
Rugby Australia will pocket an estimated $1.5 million bonus if the Wallabies agree to add a fifth Test to their packed spring tour schedule this year.
The Scottish Rugby Union has invited the Wallabies to tack an extra week onto the start of their November tour of Europe, which already pits them against France, Italy, Ireland and Wales.
If the Wallabies take up the offer, it will be the first time since 2016 – and only the third time in history – Australia have played five Tests on a spring tour.
It will also be a much-needed cash injection for the cash-strapped governing body. World Rugby’s November Test window provides for three reciprocal Tests, with anything else outside that period attracting a flat fee from the host nation.
RA locked in Wales last year at a price of about $1.5 million, but playing Scotland would be a tidy doubling of that for the cash-strapped governing body.
A complicating factor is that the Wallabies have decided to base themselves in France ahead of the opening Test against Les Bleus, so opening the tour in Scotland would mean leaving their St Etienne base early, or not staying there at all.
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eToro England Series
Wallabies vs England , Saturday 2 July, 5:55pm AWST/7:55pm AEST at Optus Stadium, Perth
Wallabies v England, Saturday 9 July, 7:55pm AEST at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Wallabies v England, Saturday 16 July, 7:55pm AEST at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Buildcorp Wallaroos fixtures
Buildcorp Wallaroos v Fijiana, Friday 6 May, TBC, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Buildcorp Wallaroos v Japan, Tuesday 10 May, TBC, Bond University, Gold Coast