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Buildcorp Wallaroos to play in Pacific Four Series in New Zealand in June

A bumper Test year ahead with the Wallabies set to play England in a three-match series in July, while the Wallaroos will face face Fijiana and Japan in May.

The Buildcorp Wallaroos will continue their build-up to this year’s Rugby World Cup when they head to New Zealand to compete in the Pacific Four Series in June.

World Rugby has announced the details of the 2022 edition, with the Buildcorp Wallaroos, hosts New Zealand, Canada and USA going head-to-head in the annual cross-regional international competition, which will serve as crucial preparation for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in October.

The competition will take place over three match days on 6, 12 and 18 June and will be played at two of the Rugby World Cup venues – The Trusts Arena in Waitakere, and Semenoff Stadium in Whangarei. Fans will be able to purchase tickets from Ticketek next month.

The Buildcorp Wallaroos will open their Pacific Four Series account against traditional rivals, the New Zealand Black Ferns, in a preview of the opening match of October’s Rugby World Cup.

Matches against the USA Eagles at The Trusts Arena and then in Whangārei against Canada will round out the competition. 

Buildcorp Wallaroos Head Coach Jay Tregonning said: “This is a huge announcement to kick-off what is going to be an important period for the team; with our second camp next week, and a Test series early next month.” 

“With so few opportunities to play Tests in the last two years, the Pacific Four Series adds to an important schedule of warm-up matches for the World Cup.” 

“To play the likes of Canada and the USA is not a privilege we’ve often had in the past and now having an annual competition with three of the top nations in the World is a huge step forward for this team and for Women’s Rugby in Australia.” 

“We’ve spoken at length around taking our opportunities to play the best national sides in the World on a regular basis, and this competition will give us an opportunity to do that as we aim to keep moving our Women’s program forward.”

World Rugby Chief Executive Officer Alan Gilpin said: “World Rugby is committed to increasing the competitiveness of the women’s game at the elite level through high-performance competitions. The Pacific Four Series comes at an exciting time in 2022 as these four teams look to build on their preparations for Rugby World Cup 2021 as well as looking further afield to WXV in 2023.

“In addition, the Pacific Four Series will also provide fans with an exciting opportunity to witness four of the world’s top teams in action prior to Rugby World Cup 2021, giving them a taste of what they can expect to see in October and November this year. 

“Preparations for Rugby World Cup 2021 are progressing at a rapid pace, and it is fantastic that we will be using The Trusts Arena in Auckland and Semenoff Stadium in Whangarei for the Pacific Four Series in June. This is an incredibly exciting year for women’s rugby, especially for New Zealanders, and we look forward to what will be two great showcases of the women’s game in the country.

26 Apr 2022The Buildcorp Wallaroos will continue their build-up to this year’s Rugby World Cup when they head to New Zealand to compete in the Pacific Four Series in June.

World Rugby has announced the details of the 2022 edition, with the Buildcorp Wallaroos, hosts New Zealand, Canada and USA going head-to-head in the annual cross-regional international competition, which will serve as crucial preparation for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in October.

The competition will take place over three match days on 6, 12 and 18 June and will be played at two of the Rugby World Cup venues – The Trusts Arena in Waitakere, and Semenoff Stadium in Whangarei. Fans will be able to purchase tickets from Ticketek next month.

The Buildcorp Wallaroos will open their Pacific Four Series account against traditional rivals, the New Zealand Black Ferns, in a preview of the opening match of October’s Rugby World Cup.

Matches against the USA Eagles at The Trusts Arena and then in Whangārei against Canada will round out the competition. 

Buildcorp Wallaroos Head Coach Jay Tregonning said: “This is a huge announcement to kick-off what is going to be an important period for the team; with our second camp next week, and a Test series early next month.” 

“With so few opportunities to play Tests in the last two years, the Pacific Four Series adds to an important schedule of warm-up matches for the World Cup.” 

“To play the likes of Canada and the USA is not a privilege we’ve often had in the past and now having an annual competition with three of the top nations in the World is a huge step forward for this team and for Women’s Rugby in Australia.” 

“We’ve spoken at length around taking our opportunities to play the best national sides in the World on a regular basis, and this competition will give us an opportunity to do that as we aim to keep moving our Women’s program forward.”

World Rugby Chief Executive Officer Alan Gilpin said: “World Rugby is committed to increasing the competitiveness of the women’s game at the elite level through high-performance competitions. The Pacific Four Series comes at an exciting time in 2022 as these four teams look to build on their preparations for Rugby World Cup 2021 as well as looking further afield to WXV in 2023.

“In addition, the Pacific Four Series will also provide fans with an exciting opportunity to witness four of the world’s top teams in action prior to Rugby World Cup 2021, giving them a taste of what they can expect to see in October and November this year. 

“Preparations for Rugby World Cup 2021 are progressing at a rapid pace, and it is fantastic that we will be using The Trusts Arena in Auckland and Semenoff Stadium in Whangarei for the Pacific Four Series in June. This is an incredibly exciting year for women’s rugby, especially for New Zealanders, and we look forward to what will be two great showcases of the women’s game in the country.”

Buildcorp Wallaroos’ Pacific Four Series 2022 Match Schedule:  

Monday 6 June, 2022. KO 14:45 local time 

New Zealand v Australia

TBC Sunday 12 June, 2022. KO 12:15 local time  

USA v Australia  

The Trusts Arena, Waitakere, Auckland  Saturday 18 June. KO 13:30 local time  

Australia v Canada  

Semenoff Stadium, Whangarei  

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