Wallabies to meet Pumas in Salta

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by Beth Newman

The Wallabies will play Argentina in Salta for the first time in 2018, with the full Rugby Championship schedule confirmed on Thursday.

Australia will have an altogether different Africa-Argentina leg, playing the Springboks in Port Elizabeth for the first time in 55 years, before going to Salta in Argentina's north.

Argentina has played South Africa in Salta in recent years, as well as hosting England, Italy, the USA and a NSW Barbarians side at the 20,000-capacity ground, in matches dating back to 2005.

The Wallabies have won the past six clashes against the Pumas, with their last defeat coming in 2014, in Mendoza.


Australia will host the Pumas on the Gold Coast in the home leg of their fixtures, their first Test at the ground since 2014. 

Outside of that, kick-off times were confirmed for the Wallabies' other matches, in Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, on the Gold Coast and in South Africa, in the schedule.

New Zealand will play at a new venue in this year's tournament, hosting Argentina in Nelson. 

See the full 2018 Rugby Championship fixture here.

FIXTURES

2018 Wallabies 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, 8:05pm - Australia vs New Zealand, ANZ Stadium, Sydney 

Saturday August 25, 5:35pm – New Zealand vs Australia, Eden Park, Auckland

Saturday September 8, 8:05pm – Australia vs South Africa, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Saturday September 15, 8:05pm – Australia vs Argentina, Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast 

Saturday September 29, 1:05am - South Africa vs Australia, Port Elizabeth 

Saturday October 6, 9:40am - Argentina vs Australia, Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta

BLEDISLOE CUP

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 Stadium, London