Australia to host Wales in July

Australia were defeated 6-40 in their World Cup clash against Wales
Australia were defeated 6-40 in their World Cup clash against Wales
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Rugby Australia have confirmed the fixtures for the July series that involves a two-game contest against Wales at home.

This will be the first time the two teams will meet since their World Cup Pool stage encounter in Lyon last year in which the Wales registered a dominating 40-6 victory leaving the Wallabies eliminated in the opening round for the first time.

Wales will kick-start the July series in Sydney at Allianz Stadium on 6th before concluding the two-match series on 13th at AAMI Park in Melbourne.

The Wallabies will then host Georgia in Sydney on 20th July before kick-starting the Rugby Championship campaign with a clash against South Africa in Brisbane on 10th August followed by a second clash against the Boks in Perth on 17th August.

Accor Stadium in Sydney will host their final home game of the year as they take on New Zealand on 21st September.

Meanwhile, the Wallaroos will be playing Canada and USA in May on 11th and 17th May respectively before facing Fiji and Brisbane in Sydney and Brisbane in July.

"We're thrilled to announce a massive international season for the Wallaroos and the Wallabies on home soil with 10 Tests in total across the two teams," said Rugby Australia chief Phil Waugh.

"It's particularly pleasing to know we are going to host Test matches in the four largest cities in Australia as we continue to invest in making the game more accessible to more Australians.

"We're continuing to honour our commitment to grow the women's game, with the Wallaroos set to play their highest number of Tests on home soil in a calendar year in 2024 against world-class oppositions at first-class stadiums.

"The Wallabies will be looking for a reset this year, with Joe Schmidt to lead them against four high-quality Test opponents on home soil, including Georgia who we look forward to welcoming to Australia for the first time."

Wallabies home fixtures for 2024:

6th July v Wales, Sydney
13th July v Wales, Melbourne
20th July v Georgia, Sydney
10th August v South Africa, Brisbane
17th August v South Africa, Perth
21st September v New Zealand, Sydney