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Wallabies to Attempt ‘Grand Slam’ in 2016

Wallabies to Attempt ‘Grand Slam’ in 2016

The Australian Rugby Union have today announced the schedule for the Wallabies 2016 Spring tour which includes a shot of completing a ‘Grand Slam’.

The Wallabies will play Wales, Scotland, Ireland, England and France throughout November and December next year.

The last time the Wallabies were able to defeat all four home nations of Britain was in 1984.

The Wallabies came close to completing a grand slam in 2013 after they defeated Italy, Ireland, Scotland and Wales however, they fell short against England.

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“The Grand Slam is one of the rarest achievements in the game and has been a notoriously difficult one for the Wallabies over time with only one successful attempt out of nine,” said ARU CEO Bill Pulver.

“The 1984 team etched their names into Australian Rugby folklore and as the years have passed their achievement has become more legendary. It is a great opportunity for the 2016 Qantas Wallabies to create their own slice of history.

“The Grand Slam Tour will cap off a monumental year of Rugby in 2016, which all kicks off in February with the inaugural HSBC Sydney 7s and an expanded Asteron Life Super Rugby competition, before a blockbuster Test series against England, The Rugby Championship, and the debut of Rugby Sevens at the Olympic Games in Rio.”

Spring Tour 2016 Matches

Sat 5 Nov       Wales v Qantas Wallabies          Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Sat 12 Nov     Scotland v Qantas Wallabies     Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Sat 19 Nov     France v Qantas Wallabies        Stade De France, Paris
Sat 26 Nov     Ireland v Qantas Wallabies       Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Sat 3 Dec       England v Qantas Wallabies      Twickenham Stadium, London

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