Following the success of last year’s Qantas Wallabies Towns campaign Australian Rugby Union has announced it would again run the hugely popular grassroots initiative in 2012.
Last year Qantas Wallabies Towns returned 16 players to their home towns to visit their former schools and Rugby clubs engaging local communities and encouraging hometown support in the build up to the Qantas Wallabies Castrol Edge Tri Nations and Rugby World Cup campaigns.
In 2012 a total of 11 towns across four states will host a member of the Qantas Wallabies 2012 squad for the day with the player visiting schools, Rugby clubs and businesses in the Town.
Fans will also be given a chance to win some great prizes, including tickets to Qantas Wallabies Tests and signed jerseys.
The 2012 Qantas Wallabies Town campaign will begin
on Thursday 31 May in Newcastle, five days prior to the
Qantas Wallabies first Test of the 2012 season against
Scotland at Hunter Stadium on Tuesday 5 June.
The campaign will continue throughout June, July, August
and September before wrapping up in Ipswich on Thursday
18 October, two days prior before the third and final
Bledisloe Cup Test at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday
Players for each of the 11 Qantas Wallabies Towns will
be announced in late May following the Qantas Wallabies
squad being selected for the Castrol Edge Rugby
International against Scotland and the three-Test Castrol
EDGE Wales Tour.
** Further information on the 2012 Qantas Wallabies Towns will be announced via www.rugby.com.au