Venues confirmed for Australia's home series against England in July

The series will be played in July
The series will be played in July

The venues for the July series between England and Australia have been confirmed with Optus Stadium in Perth hosting the opening encounter.

The series will kick-off on 2nd July after which they will head to Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane seven days later. The series will come to an end on 16th July at the Sydney Cricket Ground. This will also be the first time since December 2020, international rugby will return to Sydney.

Meanwhile, Rugby Australia also confirmed Wallaroos will kick-start their preparations for the World Cup with Tests against Japan and Fijiana in Queensland.

"We are excited to announce these blockbuster international fixtures for both the Wallabies and the Wallaroos in what's an important year for both our teams as we continue to build towards key milestones in our playing calendars," Rugby Australia boss Andy Marinos said.

"The international window kicks off with the Wallaroos who have a massive year ahead of them. These early Tests against Fijiana and Japan will be an important set of games for the ladies to put down a marker for the rest of the year and build on the momentum off the back of the Super W competition. These two matches coupled with the Pacific Four Test series in New Zealand and finishing off with their final home Test against New Zealand will be vital for their preparations for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand later this year.

"Whilst we are playing and preparing our ladies for their internationals we are looking forward to welcoming England and Eddie back to Australia in July for what will be a highlight on the Australian sporting calendar in 2022. As we have a few wrongs to right from our encounter in November last year, both teams will be looking to build momentum leading into the 2023 RWC and set down some clear markers.

"To be able to host them in Perth, Brisbane and Sydney, the latter of which haven't seen the Wallabies play live since 2020, is a really exciting opportunity for all Australians and those travelling from overseas.

"The rivalry between Australia and England is one that runs deep across many sports, and we look to forward to writing another chapter in its history this July."

England's Test series against Australia:

2nd July - First Test - Optus Stadium, Perth
9th July - Second Test - Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
16th July - Third Test - Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney