Pumas to host Wallabies in Mendoza

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by Beth Newman

The Wallabies are set to return to Mendoza to take on the Pumas this season, with the Argentinian Rugby Union confirming the fixture on Thursday.

Australia has played Argentina twice in Mendoza since the Pumas joined the Rugby Championship, suffering their most recent loss to their South American rivals there in 2014, before a resounding win in 2015.


Last year, the two teams played out their Argentina 'home' match in London, in front of 48,515 people.

UAR president Carlos Araujo said they would be coming back to Mendoza after the England experiment.

"The UAR is happy to return to Mendoza," he said, according to a translation.

"We, the players ... last year this game was played in England and we received criticism, but the government of Mendoza at that moment could not make compromises and now after talking, we have agreed to return to this city."

The Wallabies had already announced their home fixture with the Pumas would be played in Canberra. 

2017 WALLABIES TEST SCHEDULE

June Series

June 10 - Wallabies vs Fiji, AAMI Park, 3pm AEST

June 17 - Wallabies vs Scotland, Allianz Stadium - 3pm AEST

June 24 - Wallabies vs Italy, Suncorp Stadium - 3pm AEST

Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup (Away Tests TBC)

August 19 - Wallabies vs New Zealand, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, 8pm AEST

August 26 - New Zealand vs Wallabies, Forsyth Barr Stadium Dunedin

September 9 - Wallabies vs South Africa, nib Stadium, Perth, 6pm AWST

September 16 - Wallabies vs Argentina, GIO Stadium, Canberra , 8pm AEST

October 7 - Argentina vs Wallabies, Malvinas Argentinas Stadium, Mendoza, TBC

October 21 - Wallabies vs New Zealand, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, 7pm AEST

Spring Tour (full details TBC)

November 4 - Japan vs Wallabies, International Stadium, Yokohama, TBC

November 18 - England vs Wallabies, Twickenham, London, 2:30pm GMT

November 25 - Scotland vs Wallabies, Murrayfield, Edinburgh

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