ARU confirms December test against Wales

by staff

Australian Rugby Union today confirmed the Qantas Wallabies will take on Rugby World Cup Quarter Finalists Wales in December – a week after the Australians play the Barbarians at Twickenham.

The Qantas Wallabies will step out against the Welsh at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday 3 December for a 2:30pm local time kick-off in a Test to cap their brief two-game European tour.

The James Bevan Trophy, currently held by Australia, will be presented to the winner of the one-off Test.

The December Test will be the 31st meeting between the two sides, should they not meet in the Rugby World Cup Final in New Zealand, with Australia claiming the honours 19 times, the Welsh 10 with one draw, which came in 2006 when the two teams ended their clash locked on 29-points all at Millennium Stadium.

The Welsh will be looking to reverse their recent results against the Qantas Wallabies having not beaten the Australians since 2008, running out 21-18 winners in Cardiff.

The Welsh Test will follow the Qantas Wallabies match against the Barbarians on Saturday 26 November, which will see the Barbarians out to secure a hat-trick of southern hemisphere scalps having already defeated South Africa 26-20 in 2010 and New Zealand 25-18 in 2009.