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The Wallabies fixtures are generally spread out into three groups of Tests, the July Tests, Rugby Championship (within which the Bledisloe Cup takes place), and the Spring Tour.
2023 will also see them take part in the Rugby World Cup, with the Wallabies pooled together with Wales, Fiji, Georgia and Portugal. Their first match will be against Georgia on September 10 (AEST).
A shortened three-match Rugby Championship began with the Wallabies obliterated by South Africa in Pretoria 43-12, in the first match under Eddie Jones’ second stint at the helm, before a heartbreaking 34-31 loss to Argentina at Commbank Stadium.
The Bledisloe Cup was again secured by the All Blacks after they won the first of a two-game series 38-7 at the MCG to end The Rugby Championship. They finally had a chance of a breakthrough victory in Game 2 when they led 14-0 after less than ten minutes, but were unable to hold on, losing 23-20 to make it seven consecutive Test losses to New Zealand.
They made it five losses from five under Eddie Jones with a 41-17 loss to France to head into the World Cup still in losing form.
While they finally secured their first win under new management to open the tournament with a 35-15 win over Georgia, a new low was reached with a shock 15-22 loss to Fiji, the Wallabies’ first loss to the island nation in 69 years.
They then sunk even further with a 40-6 hammering at the hands of Wales, that all but ensured a World Cup pool stage exit for the first time in history, before saving face and keeping their tournament mathematically alive with a nervy 34-14 win over Portugal.
All times are in AEST/AEDT. Please note all games will be broadcast on Nine’s streaming service Stan Sport, while games in Australia and Rugby World Cup matches will also be broadcast on Nine’s free to air channels.
2023 Wallabies Matches
|Oct 2||Rugby World Cup||Australia 34 def. Portugal 14|
|Sep 18||Wales 40 def. Australia 6|
|Sep 18||Fiji 22 def. Australia 15|
|Sep 10||Australia 35 def. Georgia 15|
|Aug 28||Pre-World Cup Test||France 41 def. Australia 17|
|Aug 5||Bledisloe Cup||New Zealand 23 def. Australia 20|
|Jul 29||Rugby Championship/Bledisloe Cup||New Zealand 38 def. Australia 7|
|Jul 15||Rugby Championship||Argentina 34 def. Australia 31|
|Jul 9||South Africa 43 def. Australia 12|
All times are AEST/AEDT (Sydney/Melbourne time)
The Wallabies began their year with a 2-1 series loss to a visiting England, before starting their Rugby Championship campaign with a win and a loss in Argentina. They then went on to again split a home series 1-1 against South Africa.
Due to scheduling concerns around the AFL finals, a rare Thursday night Bledisloe Cup match was played in Melbourne before the return leg in New Zealand. The All Blacks won 39-37 in a massively controversial finish to ensure the trophy stays in their hands once again. The Wallabies were then soundly beaten at Eden Park – again – to continue their slide.
Following that, the Spring Tour saw the Wallabies battle Scotland, France, Italy, Ireland, and Wales. They started in style with a thrilling 16-15 win over the Scots at Murrayfield, before losing a thriller 30-29 to France and then losing again by a point to Italy and 13-10 to Ireland.
They finished the tour in style, coming from 21 points down to defeat Wales 39-34.
|Jul 2||July Tests||Australia 30 def. England 28|
|Jul 9||England 25 def. Australia 17|
|Jul 16||England 21 def. Australia 17|
|Aug 7||Rugby Championship||Australia 41 def. Argentina 26|
|Aug 14||Argentina 48 def. Australia 17|
|Aug 27||Australia 25 def. South Africa 17|
|Sep 3||South Africa 24 def. Australia 8|
|Sep 15||Bledisloe Cup/Rugby Championship||New Zealand 39 def. Australia 37|
|Sep 24||New Zealand 40 def. Australia 14|
|Oct 30||Spring Tour||Australia 16 def. Scotland 15|
|Nov 6||France 30 def. Australia 29|
|Nov 13||Italy 28 def. Australia 27|
|Nov 20||Ireland 13 def. Australia 10|
|Nov 27||Australia 39 def. Wales 34|
All times are AEST/AEDT (Sydney/Melbourne time)
The Wallabies kicked off their international campaign with a tense 2-1 series win over France, but they were then embarrassed by the All Blacks in a comprehensive 3-0 Bledisloe Cup series sweep.
However, they then surprised the rugby world with back-to-back wins over the Springboks and completed an impressive Rugby Championship with victory over Argentina.
Unfortunately, the Aussie team couldn’t continue their success in the Spring Tour with just one win against Japan and three losses against Scotland, England and Wales.
|Jul 7||July Tests||Australia 23 def. France 21|
|Jul 13||France 33 def. Australia 30|
|Jul 17||Australia 33 def. France 30|
|Aug 7||Bledisloe Cup||New Zealand 33 def. Australia 25|
|Aug 14||Bledisloe Cup/
|New Zealand 57 def. Australia 22|
|Sep 5||New Zealand 38 def. Australia 21|
|Sep 12||Rugby Championship||Australia 28 def. South Africa 26|
|Sep 18||Australia 30 def. South Africa 17|
|Sep 25||Australia 27 def. Argentina 8|
|Oct 2||Australia 32 def. Argentina 17|
|Oct 23||Spring Tour||Australia 32 def. Japan 23|
|Nov 8||Scotland 15 def. Australia 13|
|Nov 14||England 32 def. Australia 15|
|Nov 21||Wales 29 def. Australia 28|