Wallabies to play two Brisbane Tests in 2020

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by Beth Newman

Brisbane and Melbourne will host Australia’s Bledisloe matches in 2020 with Rugby Australia confirming two Queensland games for next season.

Australia will host two of the three Bledisloes in 2020 and with Sydney out of play with ANZ Stadium’s refurbishment, both will be out of NSW.

Rugby Australia confirmed on Sunday morning that Brisbane would host the third, while it has already been reported that Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium will be the venue for the series opener.

The Wallabies will play a Test in Brisbane in July as well, with Australia hosting Ireland in their mid-year matches.

The Wallabies have a strong record at Suncorp Stadium and won their last Bledisloe fixture at the venue in 2017.

Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle said Brisbane would be a great spot for two Tests next year.

“Suncorp Stadium has been the venue for some of the most memorable Wallabies Test matches in recent years and the stage is set for two more high-quality Test matches in 2020,” she said.

“Brisbane knows how to put on a great show and the Wallabies always have outstanding support every time they come to town.

“The Wallabies have a strong record at Suncorp Stadium, and it is no wonder that it is one of the favourite venues for our players.”

SCHEDULE

Confirmed Wallabies 2020 Test matches 

Saturday July 4 - Australia vs Ireland, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Saturday August 8 - Australia vs New Zealand, Marvel Stadium, Melbourne

Saturday October 17 - Australia vs New Zealand, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Full schedule to be announced in coming months