Wallabies to host Springboks at new Allianz Stadium in Sydney – PICTURE

The Wallabies will host the Springboks in the first ever international event at Sydney’s new Allianz Stadium on Saturday, 3 September.

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It will be the second and final Rugby Championship Test between the two nations this year.

The first encounter will be played at cricket’s Adelaide Oval the weekend prior on Saturday, 27 August.

According to a Rugby Australia statement on Thursday, supporters will receive 100% rain cover in all seats, with clear sight-lines to the pitch, video screens and other spectator seating zones to enhance the event-day experience.

The Allianz Stadium can hold 42 500 supporters and will bring fans closer to the action than ever before, creating an unrivalled spectator experience.

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“We are extremely excited to be able to host the first ever international event at the new Allianz Stadium,” Rugby Australia CEO Andy Marinos said.

“To have the Wallabies taking on the world champion Springboks in front of over 40 000 supporters is going to be an amazing experience, and one I’m sure those in attendance will never forget.

“I would like to thank the NSW Government for their support in hosting the Test and congratulate them on what is a truly world class stadium built here in Sydney.”

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Springbok fixtures in 2022

All times SA

Incoming Tour:

Saturday, 2 July: Springboks v Wales, Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria – 17:05

Saturday, 9 July: Springboks v Wales, Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein – 17:05

Saturday, 16 July – Springboks v Wales, Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town – 17:05

Rugby Championship

Saturday, 6 August: Springboks v All Blacks, Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit – 17:05

Saturday, 13 August: Springboks v All Blacks, Ellis Park, Johannesburg – 17:05

Saturday, 27 August: Australia v Springboks, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide – TBC

Saturday, 3 September: Australia v Springboks, Allianz Stadium, Sydney – TBC

Saturday, 17 September: Argentina v Springboks, Estadio Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires – 21:10

Saturday, 24 September: Springboks v Argentina, Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban, 17:05

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