Revealed: Wallabies to wear Indigenous jersey in Bledisloe against All Blacks

International
by Christy Doran

The Wallabies will wear their Indigenous jersey twice during the 2020 Test season, including against the All Blacks in Bledisloe III in Sydney on October 31.

It will be just the second time the Wallabies have worn the jersey - deigned by Dennis Golding, a Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay artist from Redfern in Sydney - on Australian soil.

The Wallabies, including Australia's most recent Indigenous player Kurtley Beale, famously first wore the jersey in 2017 against the All Blacks in Brisbane. The Wallabies won the match 23-18.

Since then, the Wallabies have worn the jersey against England at Twickenham and during last year's World Cup against Uruguay.

Ahead of last year's World Cup, Beale said the fact the Wallabies were wearing an Indigenous jersey on the world stage was a "pinnacle moment for Australian rugby".

“It’s a special moment, a pinnacle moment for Australian rugby to be able to recognise and acknowledge the first nations people in such a beautiful jersey,” Beale told reporters in 2019.

“It’s extremely special. To see the support behind the one jersey that acknowledges and represents the indigenous people of this land is extremely powerful.

“A lot of people are connected to this jersey and that’s what it’s all about. At the end of the day when we are running out on the pitch, having all the Australians connected and binding behind this jersey and supporting us all the way."

Be there for the third Bledisloe Cup clash at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, Saturday 31 October. Tickets HERE

The Wallabies will also wear the jersey against Argentina during their Tri-Nations clash at Bankwest Stadium on December 5.

Tri Nations Match Schedule
October 31:
Australia v New Zealand (ANZ Stadium, Sydney)
November 7: Australia v New Zealand (Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane)
November 14: New Zealand v Argentina (Bankwest Stadium, Sydney)
November 21: Argentina v Australia (McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle)
November 28: Argentina v New Zealand (McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle)
December 5: Australia v Argentina (Bankwest Stadium, Sydney)

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