The Wallabies will return to Adelaide Oval for the first time in 18 years for a rare home clash with Rugby World Cup champions South Africa on August 27.
Rugby Australia also confirmed an unusual Thursday night Bledisloe Cup clash against the All Blacks on September 15 at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium as a part of its home fixture list.
RA released the full Wallabies and Wallaroos home fixture list on Monday, with the Thursday Test marking the first midweek Bledisloe clash for 28 years.
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Administrators settled on the date due to clashes with the AFL and NRL finals.
Australia’s last Test in Adelaide was a 29-14 win in 2004 over the now defunct Pacific Islanders.
The Wallabies beat Namibia the year before at the famous cricket ground – with the 142-0 World Cup blitz still a record winning margin in men’s rugby.
The Wallaroos will also play New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval for the first time as part of a historic double header.
“An exciting prospect for both teams that will make this an occasion to remember,” RA chief executive Andy Marinos said.
The Wallabies will open their Rugby Championship campaign on the road, against Michael Cheika’s Argentina in Mendoza on August 6, before starting their stretch of home Tests.
“To have such high quality Tests in Australia this year is great for our team as we continue to build and gain experience as a group,” Wallabies coach Dave Rennie said.
“To have matches in most major cities across Australia this year will allow us to connect with more of our supporters and community which is something we value highly as a team.”
The Wallaroos, meanwhile, are gearing up for this year’s World Cup in New Zealand.
“Playing the Black Ferns is always a momentous occasion for the team more so now that they are our first opponent in the Rugby World Cup in October,” Wallaroos coach Jay Tregonning said.
“The side has always been dedicated to growing the women’s game right across the country and playing in Adelaide only reinforces this… Having a double header with the Wallabies is now something supporters are always excited for and both these Tests will combine to create a truly world class event.”
Wallabies 2022 Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup fixtures
Wallabies v Argentina, Saturday August 6 at Estadio Malvinas, Mendoza
Wallabies v Argentina, Saturday August 13 at Estadio del Bicentenario, San Juan
Wallabies v South Africa, Saturday August 27 at Adelaide Oval
Wallabies v South Africa, Saturday September 3 at venue TBC in New South Wales
Wallabies v New Zealand, Thursday September 15 at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
Wallabies v New Zealand, Saturday September 24 at Eden Park, Auckland
Wallaroos 2022 O’Reilly Cup fixtures
Wallaroos v New Zealand, Saturday August 20 at Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch
Wallaroos v New Zealand, Saturday August 27 at Adelaide Oval