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Wallabies confirm Scotland Test for Spring Tour

Thu, 28/04/2022, 8:00 pm
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
It was a tense battle at Murrayfield in Edinburgh

Scotland Rugby have confirmed they will welcome the Wallabies to Edinburgh on October 29 as part of this year's Spring Tour.

With a three-test series against England in July and the Rugby Championship already on the schedule, the rematch with Scotland will prove crucial as preparations ramp up for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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"We are delighted to be able to confirm the Wallabies will be taking on Scotland again in 2022," RA CEO Andy Marinos said in a statement. "It was a close encounter last November and this is yet another good Test for us against a Tier One nation which will provide the team with invaluable match experience as they continue to build momentum ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.  "I'd like to thank Mark and the Scotland Rugby Union for the work done in making this fixture possible, where we are looking forward to kicking off our Northern tour in Edinburgh later this year."

“The Autumn Nations Series provides a great opportunity for us to take on some of the leading teams in the southern hemisphere in front of our supporters as we look to improve ahead of next year’s Six Nations and the Rugby World Cup," Scotland coach Grigor Townsend added.

“We know Australia well having played them a number of times over recent years and it’s always a special occasion when they come to BT Murrayfield."


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Last year's encounter attracted a packed Murrayfield for the tense encounter, which served as Dave Rennie's first Spring Tour match in charge of the Wallabies.

In the end, a late Finn Russell penalty sealed the victory for the hosts, clinging onto a 15-13 victory after the yellow carding of Allan Alaalatoa late in the first half.

This comes after Wales confirmed the Wallabies will head to Cardiff on November 26, facing off at Principality Stadium.

Wales will also host New Zealand, Georgia and Argentina to complete four back-to-back weekends of international action at Principality Stadium in November.

It will likely be the last time the two teams will face off before the World Cup, with both sides drawn in the same pool for the third consecutive tournament.

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