News Article

ARU announce Qantas Wallabies 2013 Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship schedule

  
Printable Version Printable Version    Recommend Recommend    Email to a friend Email to a friend
  
Share   
  

15/01/2013
By ARU Media Unit


 Australian Rugby Union today released The Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship schedule for the Qantas Wallabies 2013 Test season. 

The Qantas Wallabies will begin their Championship campaign at ANZ Stadium in Sydney against arch rivals the All Blacks on Saturday 17 August.
 
A week later the Qantas Wallabies will travel across the Tasman to take on the All Blacks in Wellington before a travel bye the following weekend. 
 
The two All Blacks Tests will also see the Qantas Wallabies looking to win back the coveted Bledisloe Cup for the first time since 2002.
 
On Saturday 7 September The Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship will continue when the Qantas Wallabies take on the Springboks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
 
Finally, the Qantas Wallabies will wrap up their domestic Test season for 2013 in Western Australia when they tackle the Pumas at Patersons Stadium in Perth on Saturday 14 September. 
 
Following another week’s rest, the Qantas Wallabies will head to South Africa to take on the Springboks in Cape Town before heading to Argentina to wrap up their 2013 Championship campaign against the Pumas. 
 
Acting ARU CEO, Matt Carroll AM, said the second annual Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship would provide further excitement to an already highly anticipated 2013 Test season. 
 
“With the British & Irish Lions here in June and July and then the Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship kicking off in August, fans are certainly in for a feast of International Rugby in 2013,” Mr Carroll said. 
 
“As is the case ever year, the Qantas Wallabies will begin their Championship campaign at ANZ Stadium in Sydney against the All Blacks.
 
“The opening Test will be the culmination of the week-long Bledisloe Cup Festival, which was a great success last year and will be even bigger in 2013. 
 
“ARU is also pleased to be able to take Test Rugby back to Perth again in 2013 and we look forward to the Western Australian public embracing the exciting Argentina Pumas for the first time.
 
“The Pumas were impressive in their first year in the Championship, so it will definitely be something to look forward to when they debut in Perth next year.”
 
Australian Rugby also released details surrounding the third and final Bledisloe Cup Test in 2013, which will be held in New Zealand. 
 
The third and final Bledisloe Cup Test each year rotates between Australia and New Zealand. 
 
In 2012 Suncorp Stadium hosted the thrilling 18-18 draw between the Qantas Wallabies and All Blacks, which saw the New Zealand side claim a 2-0 series win in the best of three Tests to reclaim the Bledisloe Cup for the 10th straight year.
 
Tickets prices and on-sale dates for The Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship will be announced in the coming months. 
 

THE CASTROL EDGE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW

 

DATE

TEST

LOCATION

Saturday 17 August, 2013

Qantas Wallabies

v

All Blacks

ANZ Stadium, Sydney

Saturday 7 September, 2013

Qantas Wallabies

v

Springboks

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Saturday 14 September, 2013

Qantas Wallabies

v

Pumas

Patersons Stadium, Perth

 

THE COMPLETE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW

DATE

TEST

LOCATION

ROUND 1

Saturday 17 August, 2013

Qantas Wallabies

v

All Blacks

ANZ Stadium, Sydney

Saturday 17 August, 2013

(Sunday 18 August, 2013 AEDT)

Springboks

v

Pumas

Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein

ROUND 2

Saturday 24 August, 2013

All Blacks

v

Qantas Wallabies

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Saturday 24 August, 2013 (Sunday 25 August, 2013 AEDT)

Pumas

v

Springboks

Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza

Saturday 31 August, 2013

BYE WEEK

ROUND 3

Saturday 7 September, 2013

Qantas Wallabies

v

Springboks

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Saturday 7 September, 2013

All Blacks

v

Pumas

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

ROUND 4

Saturday 14 September, 2013

Qantas Wallabies

v

Pumas

Patersons Stadium, Perth

Saturday 14 September, 2013

All Blacks

v

Springboks

Eden Park, Auckland

Saturday 21 September, 2013

BYE WEEK

ROUND 5

Saturday 28 September, 2013

(Sunday 29 September, 2013 AEDT)

Springboks

v

Qantas Wallabies

DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town

Saturday 28 September, 2013

(Sunday 29 September, 2013 AEDT)

Pumas

v

All Blacks

Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata

ROUND 6

Saturday 5 October, 2013

(Sunday 6 October, 2013 AEDT)

Springboks

v

All Blacks

Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg

Saturday 5 October, 2013

(Sunday 6 October, 2013 AEDT)

Pumas

v

Qantas Wallabies

Estadio Gigante de Arroyito, Rosario

       

 

THIRD AND FINAL BLEDISLOE CUP TEST

DATE

TEST

LOCATION

Saturday 19 October, 2013

All Blacks

v

Qantas Wallabies

New Zealand, venue TBC

 For the full 2013 Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship draw click here.