The Rugby Championship draw: Every Wallabies, All Blacks match revealed

The Rugby Championship
by Christy Doran

Argentina and South Africa will open the 2020 Rugby Championship on November 7 in Brisbane before the Wallabies host the All Blacks, SANZAAR confirmed on Thursday with the release of the complete draw.

Australia will host the entire tournament, which runs from November 7 to December 12.

It's a mouthwatering draw, described as a "mini-World Cup" by Rugby Australia interim CEO Rob Clarke, and will see the four semi-finalists from the 2015 World Cup play double headers on six consecutive weekends.

"What a fantastic tournament ahead for fans in Australia," Clarke said.

"Six unmissable back-to-back doubleheaders featuring four of the very best Test nations in World Rugby - all in our backyard."

It's the first time that tier-one nations will have played double headers.

The 2020 Rugby Championship will also be the first time the Springboks have played since their memorable Rugby World Cup in Japan last year.

The opening round on November 7 will take place in Brisbane, before five straight weeks in Sydney and Newcastle.

SANZAAR CEO Andy Marinos said: It is fantastic to be able to take matches to three cities - Brisbane, Newcastle and Sydney.

"The six doubleheader Saturdays are a first for the tournament and will produce an exciting feast of rugby for spectators at the venues who will actually be getting two world class international tests for the price of one entry ticket.

"Thanks to our committed family of broadcasters this action will also be delivered to the living rooms of our overseas rugby fans providing a rugby feast similar to what we experienced a year ago with the Rugby World Cup."

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Kick-off times for the double-header matches will be announced in due course. General public tickets will go on sale on Thursday 8 October at 11am local time. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. To get presale, join Team.Rugby.

THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP 2020 FIXTURES

Round One - Saturday 7 November 2020

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Argentina v South Africa

Australia v New Zealand

Round two - Saturday 14 November

Bankwest Stadium, Sydney

New Zealand v Argentina

South Africa v Australia

Round Three - Saturday 21 November 

ANZ Stadium, Sydney

New Zealand v South Africa

Australia v Argentina

Round Four - Saturday 28 November

McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle

Argentina v Australia

South Africa v New Zealand

Round Five - Saturday 5 December

Bankwest Stadium, Sydney

Argentina v New Zealand

Australia v South Africa

Round Six - Saturday 12 December

ANZ Stadium, Sydney

South Africa v Argentina

Australia v New Zealand