Wallabies to play Wales in 2018

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by Beth Newman

The Wallabies will take on Wales for the 14th straight year, on the 2018 Spring Tour, the Welsh Rugby Union confirmed overnight.

Australia has played Wales in Cardiff 11 times since 2005, as well as facing the UK side in each of the past three Rugby World Cups, a trend that will continue in 2019, and in June Series Tests in 2007 and 2012.

The Aussies have won the past 13 matches between the two countries. Most recently a 29-21 win over the Welsh at Millennium Stadium last November.

Wales will again be the opening match of Australia's Spring Tour, though Wales will play one match beforehand, against Scotland, in a shift from recent history.

Italy is slated as the Wallabies' second Spring Tour opponent, though the Italian Federation is yet to confirm this fixture, with England the final match on the tour.

The Wallabies kick off the Test season against Ireland in June, taking matches to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in that time.

FIXTURES

Wallabies 2018 Fixtures

June Series

Saturday June 9, 8pm - Australia vs Ireland, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Saturday June 16, 8pm - Australia vs Ireland, AAMI Park, Melbourne

Saturday June 23, 8pm - Australia vs Ireland, Allianz Stadium, Sydney 

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday August 18 - Australia vs New Zealand, ANZ Stadium, Sydney 

Saturday August 25 – New Zealand vs Australia, Eden Park, Auckland 

Saturday September 8 – Australia vs South Africa, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 

Saturday September 15 – Australia vs Argentina, Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast 

Saturday September 29 - South Africa vs Australia, Port Elizabeth 

Saturday October 6 - Argentina vs Australia, TBC 

Saturday October 27, New Zealand vs Australia, Nissan Stadium, Yokohama 

SPRING TOUR

(full fixture TBC)

Saturday November 10 -  Wales vs Australia, Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Saturday November 24 – England vs Australia – Twickenham, London