The Qantas Wallabies and Buildcorp Wallaroos will play a double-header at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne on Saturday 8 August in 2020, bringing the Bledisloe Cup to Melbourne for the first time since 2010.
The match will be the first on Australian soil in the 2020 Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup, as the Qantas Wallabies kick off a new era under newly-appointed Head Coach, Dave Rennie.
The Buildcorp Wallaroos will meet the New Zealand Black Ferns to lead off the double-header, being the first time that Australia’s senior Women’s team will play a Test match in Melbourne.
The 2020 double-header starts a roadmap of fixtures every year in the Victorian capital under a Visit Victoria partnership that will culminate with the British & Irish Lions Tour in 2025.
The Qantas Wallabies and All Blacks have met on only four previous occasions in the Victorian capital, dating back to 1997 when New Zealand prevailed 33-18 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The two teams returned to the MCG in 1998 and 2007, where the Wallabies were victorious on both occasions in two of the more memorable Australian victories in Series history.
Marvel Stadium hosted the two nations for the first time 2010 and is now set to stage the Bledisloe Cup in the first encounter for both nations under the direction of new Head Coaches following the departures of Michael Cheika and Steve Hansen.
Please note parking at this event will be $30.00 online and $35.00 at the gate.