Rugby Australia has today locked in the Wallabies fixtures for the upcoming Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship series, with the all games so far scheduled to take place in Australia and New Zealand.
After COVID saw the Southern Hemisphere tournament reduced to a Tri Nations series last year, 2021 will see South Africa officially rejoin the fold after their series against the British and Irish Lions wraps up.
Following the three-Test series with France, which runs from July 7-17, the Wallabies will travel to Auckland’s Eden Park on Saturday, August 7 to begin their Bledisloe Cup campaign.
Perth’s Optus Stadium gets to host Australia’s lone home Test this series, with Game 2 heading to Western Australia on Saturday, August 21. The Wallabies will be hoping for a repeat of their first ever Bledisloe Cup match at the venue in 2019, where they pulled off a stunning 47-26 upset of the All Blacks.
The third and final Bledisloe Cup Test will be held the following Saturday at Wellington’s Sky Stadium.
Then, it’s four straight Saturday Tests for the Wallabies from September 11 until October 2. The first two will be against reigning World Cup champions South Africa and the latter two will come against Argentina.
At this stage, the second Springboks Test will be played at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium, while the other three matches are scheduled to take place at as-of-yet unspecified Australian venues.
Every Wallabies Test will be televised live on Channel Nine (and/or its sister channels, varying by state) and will be available to stream live on Stan Sport.
Saturday, August 7: vs New Zealand, 5:05pm (AEST) at Eden Park, Auckland (Bledisloe Cup fixture only – not part of Rugby Championship)
Saturday, August 21: vs New Zealand, TBC at Optus Stadium, Perth
Saturday, August 28: vs New Zealand, 5:05pm (AEST) at Sky Stadium, Wellington
Saturday, September 11: vs South Africa, time and venue TBC
Saturday, September 18: vs South Africa, TBC at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday, September 25: vs Argentina, time and venue TBC
Saturday, October 2: vs Argetina, time and venue TBC