All other combinations will only be played out once, while the tournament will also kick off earlier than normal to accommodate for the quadrennial event.
The Wallabies will begin their campaign on July 20, with a road trip to Johannesburg to play the Springboks. They’ll then return home to play Argentina in Brisbane, before taking on the All Blacks in Perth and Auckland in successive weeks.
After a dreadful 2018 Rugby Championship campaign, all eyes will be on Australia to right the ship and get back to their winning ways in what shapes to be a massive year of rugby.
Rugby AU is reporting that the side will head to the USA at the conclusion of the tournament for some final practice before heading to Japan for the world cup.
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Liam Squire is the latest All Blacks player to confirm he is leaving New Zealand after this year’s Rugby World Cup, with the loose forward saying on Monday he has agreed to join Japanese club NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes.