Wallabies to tango with Pumas as TRC tickets go on sale

Wed, May 10, 2023, 2:24 AM
Rugby Australia
by Rugby Australia
Wallabies and Argentina will meet in Sydney in June. Photo: Getty Images
Wallabies and Argentina will meet in Sydney in June. Photo: Getty Images

Tickets go on sale to the general public tomorrow for the Wallabies home matches in the eToro Rugby Championship (TRC).

The Wallabies will take on Los Pumas from Argentina at CommBank Stadium on 15 July, marking the first match on home soil for returning Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones.

The South American side is coached by former Wallabies mentor Michael Cheika and is coming off a successful 2022 season where they won a home series against Scotland, as well as claiming victories against the Wallabies, All Blacks and England (the latter two away from home).

The two coaches are former team mates at Sydney club Randwick, and will resume their Test coaching rivalry in the second round of the TRC after the Australians kick off their campaign against the Springboks in Pretoria on 8 July.

Two weeks after the Argentina clash in Western Sydney, the Wallabies will return to Melbourne after last year’s heartbreaking last-minute loss to the All Blacks.

The Bledisloe Cup returns to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) for the first time since 2007, with the battle on 29 July concluding The Rugby Championship campaign, and kicking off the two-leg Bledisloe Cup series that will culminate one week later in Dunedin.

For the Wallabies to win back the Bledisloe they will need to win both matches, making the MCG clash a must-win for the home side to keep the dream alive.

With the Rugby World Cup kicking off in France in September, Australians will only have two chances to support their team on home soil in 2023 and cheer them onto the World Cup.

Tickets will go on sale at 10:00am AEST tomorrow here.

Rugby Australia President Joe Roff: “Rugby World Cup years are always special, and we want the whole country to get behind the Wallabies as they strive for glory in France this year."

"There are only two games in Australia this year, and they represent a real opportunity to show the whole squad just how much support they will have behind them back home in Australia.

"Both of these games will be huge, with Michael Cheika bringing a talented Argentina side to Sydney, and the infamous All Blacks at one of the biggest stadiums in the World.”

The eToro Rugby Championship Australia v Argentina match is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.

The Bledisloe Cup match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is proudly supported by the Victorian Government through Visit Victoria.

2023 eToro Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup Fixtures

Wallabies v South Africa, 5:05pm SAST/1:05am AEST, Saturday 8 July at Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria

Wallabies v Argentina, 7:45pm AEST, Saturday 15 July at CommBank Stadium, Sydney

Wallabies v New Zealand, 7:45pm AEST, Saturday 29 July at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Wallabies v New Zealand, 2:35pm NZST/12:35pm AEST Saturday 5 August at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin