New Wallabies coach Joe Schmidt will begin his “reset” of the nationwide group towards Wales and a historic conflict towards Georgia after affirmation of the six-Test dwelling schedule for 2024.
Schmidt changed Eddie Jones within the wake of a disastrous World Cup marketing campaign in France, which included a 40-3 thumping by Wales that sealed the destiny of the Wallabies who missed the knockout phases for the primary time.
The Wallabies gained simply two of 9 matches underneath Jones in 2023, dropping to Fiji on the World Cup and to Argentina in Sydney.
It would be the first time Wales has toured Australia in additional than a decade.
One of the Wallabies’ solely two wins in France got here with a 35-15 victory over Georgia, who will come to Australia for the primary time because the 2003 World Cup for a conflict at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium. It would be the first time the 2 groups have met outdoors a World Cup.
Those three matches – two towards Wales – will come earlier than the true problem begins within the Rugby Championship. The Wallabies will tackle World Cup winners South Africa in Brisbane and Perth earlier than a showdown with the All Blacks in Sydney, the primary of two Bledisloe Cup clashes.
The Wallabies haven’t gained the Bledisloe Cup since a 2-0 collection win in 2001.
Rugby Australia chief govt Phil Waugh stated a return of extra matches to the game’s heartland in Sydney was essential because the Wallabies seemed to show their fortunes round after the 2023 shemozzle that ended with Jones strolling away to take up the teaching job in Japan.
“The Wallabies will be looking for a reset this year, with Joe Schmidt to lead them against four high-quality Test opponents on home soil, including Georgia who we look forward to welcoming to Australia for the first time,” Waugh stated in a press release.
“To be able to host a double-header in Sydney with both teams at Allianz Stadium will be a highlight on the Australian sporting calendar in 2024, while having the world champion Springboks play two Tests here is a massive win for all rugby supporters and sports fans in Australia.”
Tickets for video games will go on sale in April.
Wallabies 2024 dwelling Tests
Wallabies v Wales, Saturday July 6 at Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Wallabies v Wales, Saturday July 13 at AAMI Park, Melbourne
Wallabies v Georgia, Saturday July 20 at Allianz Stadium, Sydney
The Rugby Championship/Bledisloe Cup
Wallabies v South Africa, Saturday August 10 at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Wallabies v South Africa, Saturday August 17 at Optus Stadium, Perth
Wallabies v New Zealand, Saturday September 21 at Accor Stadium, Sydney