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JRFU confirm Wallabies Test venue

Wed, 15/03/2017, 6:07 am
Beth Newman
by Beth Newman
The Wallabies will take on Japan in Yokohama on November 4. Photo: AFP
The Wallabies will take on Japan in Yokohama on November 4. Photo: AFP

The Wallabies will get a look at the 2019 Rugby World Cup final venue two years early, with Yokohama confirmed as the venue on Wednesday.

Australia will take on Japan in Japan for the first time on November 4, with the JRFU announcing the International Stadium in Yokohama as the venue on Twitter on Wednesday, with an English translation as follows: 

"(The) Japanese national team will play at the Kanagawa Nissan Stadium for the Australian national match, which will be held on Saturday, November 4. Kick off time and ticket information will be announced as soon as possible." 

The Yokohama is Japan’s largest and has already been slated to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup final, as well as events in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Yokohama is roughly 45 minutes out of Tokyo and is mainly used for soccer, home of Yokohama’s F. Marinos in the J1 League, but a number of Top League games are also played at the stadium.

It has hosted group matches in the 2002 FIFA World Cup as well as matches of the Club World Cup.

The Wallabies take on Japan in the opening match of their 2017 Spring Tour on November 4.


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 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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