General public tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup Test matches in Australia, with four huge battles set for Sydney, Perth, Canberra, and Brisbane.
The Rugby Championship will see historic rivalries resume and for the first time since 2014, Australian fans will see two Bledisloe Cup matches on home soil, in Sydney and Brisbane.
Having introduced 13 debutants in 2016 and six more during the recent June Series, the new-look Qantas Wallabies side will be out to prove themselves against their fellow Southern Hemisphere nations in the competition’s sixth year.
Australia will kick off its 2017 campaign with a home ground advantage on Saturday 19 August at ANZ Stadium, Sydney – the same venue where they last beat the All Blacks in 2015.
>From there, the men in gold head west to Perth where they will confront the Springboks at nib Stadium on Saturday 9 September. Tourism Western Australia’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Stephen Wood said the State Government, through Tourism WA, was a proud sponsor of the International Rugby Test Match between the Wallabies and Springboks at nib Stadium.
“The match is expected to generate strong interest from local rugby fans as well attract visitors, and provide fantastic exposure for Perth,” Mr. Wood said.
“Tourism WA and the Australian Rugby Union have a strong partnership, and the new 60,000 seat Perth Stadium, set to open early next year, will create more opportunities to deliver world-class rugby, including the Bledisloe Cup scheduled for 2019.”
On Saturday 16 September, the Qantas Wallabies will converge on our nation’s capital for the first time since 2010 to host Argentina at GIO Stadium. Australia’s Rugby Championship Test against Los Pumas will be their second clash in Canberra, 17 years after the first, which the Wallabies won 32-25. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr said he was looking forward to welcoming the Wallabies and Los Pumas players and their fans to Canberra.
“As a sports-loving city with the youngest and most active community in the country, Canberra is renowned for its passionate fans, outstanding sporting infrastructure and a history of hosting world-class events,” Minister Barr said.
“This match will provide local fans with the opportunity to watch International Test rugby here in Canberra. Major events like this provide further support for our booming visitor economy.”
The final Bledisloe Cup Test, to be held on Saturday 21 October at Suncorp Stadium, will be a historic occasion as the Wallabies will run out in a special Indigenous jersey for the first time. The Queensland Government is proud to support the third Bledisloe Cup Test through Tourism and Events Queensland as part of the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.
Australian Rugby Union CEO, Bill Pulver said: “Fans can expect some incredible Rugby from these matches. The Rugby Championship is unrivaled in the excitement and high-quality Rugby it delivers, and we look forward to hosting the All Blacks for a second Bledisloe Cup clash on Australian soil in October.”
Tickets for all Qantas Wallabies 2017 Rugby Championship home Test matches and the Bledisloe Cup clash in Brisbane can be purchased here.
Hospitality packages for 2017 are already on sale, with private suites, corporate boxes, and functions available for fans who want to make their Wallabies Test match experience even more special. For more information about hospitality packages please call 1800 619 181, email email@example.com or click here.
**Tickets for The Rugby Championship Test between the Qantas Wallabies and South Africa in Perth go on sale today at 10.00am WST.
2017 Rugby Championship & Bledisloe Cup Fixtures (all kick-off times local)
Qantas Wallabies v New Zealand, Saturday 19 August, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, 8 pm
Qantas Wallabies v South Africa, Saturday 9 September, nib Stadium, Perth, 6 pm
Qantas Wallabies v Argentina, Saturday 16 September, GIO Stadium, Canberra, 8 pm
Qantas Wallabies v New Zealand, Saturday 21 October, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, 7 pm