The Wallabies are facing the prospect of playing two consecutive Bledisloe Cup Tests in New Zealand before taking on the All Blacks in Perth in a condensed schedule to accommodate Covid-19 travel restrictions.
The southern hemisphere’s showpiece Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup matches were in jeopardy after Australia’s latest Covid-19 outbreak popped its trans-Tasman travel bubble with New Zealand.
Australia’s rugby community has reacted furiously to the red card shown to Marika Koroibete in the fifth minute of the Wallabies’ 33-30 win over France in Brisbane.
Referee Ben O’Keeffe, who will officiate the second Test between the Springboks and British & Irish Lions, sent off Wallabies wing Marika Koroibete for this tackle on France No 8 Anthony Jelonch in Saturday’s series decider. What are your thoughts on the decision?
The Wallabies overcame a fifth-minute red card to seal a pulsating win over France in their third and final Test in Brisbane.
Melvyn Jeminet kicked 23 points, including a 78th-minute penalty, to guide France to a thrilling win over the Wallabies in Melbourne on Tuesday.
The Wallabies’ opening Test against France has been shifted from Sydney to Brisbane after the Australia’s biggest city was thrust into a two-week coronavirus lockdown.
Ahead of the start of the 2021 mid-year Test window, take a look at all the squads as they are announced.
Fabien Galthie has been forced to include 23 uncapped players in France’s squad for their three-Test series against Australia after players set to compete in the Top 14 final are unavailable for selection due to quarantine restrictions.
France are the most dangerous side in Europe, with almost as much depth in their squad as the All Blacks, Australia’s rugby director warned on Monday ahead of their Test series next month.