Rugby Australia has welcomed the arrival of the Fédération Française de Rugby, whose national team touched down in Sydney last night and will now undergo its government-mandated quarantine ahead of the eToro Test series next month.
Rugby Australia CEO Andy Marinos said: “We’re delighted to confirm the French team’s arrival into Australia last night as we prepare to host the eToro Test series next month.“I want to thank Bernard Laporte, Fabian Gautier and the FFR for their partnership in ensuring this series could go ahead. It has been a mammoth effort by all involved.
“We are now just two weeks away from the start of the series, which kicks off with the Wallabies’ first match at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground in 35 years.
“We know the Australian Rugby community is looking forward to seeing their team back in action in what promises to be an exciting series against a French team which is determined to stamp its mark as they build toward a home Rugby World Cup in 2023.
“The Wallabies are excited to play in front of their passionate fans, so make sure you don’t miss out and secure your tickets to one of the three Tests in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane now.
“Appreciating that we continue to operate in a dynamic environment with COVID-19 impacts, we are moving ahead with our plans to host these matches as planned, subject to any further advice from our State Government partners,” Marinos said.