Twickenham will host Rugby Championship clash
Argentina and Australia will play each other in the Rugby Championship at Twickenham on 8 October
ARU: “Brilliant opportunity to showcase Southen Hemisphere rugby
The Rugby Championship will break new ground later this year when Argentina take on Australia at Twickenham.
Argentina will give up a home fixture to take on Australia in the final match of the tournament in London on 8 October.
Australia and New Zealand have previously met in the northern hemisphere with trips to Hong Kong and Japan in recent years, but the games had no bearing on the Rugby Championship table.
SANZAAR chief executive Andy Marinos said: “While we witness the daring and exciting brand of rugby played by southern hemisphere teams on a regular basis, last year’s Rugby World Cup well and truly showcased that skill and flair to the rest of the world.
“Now, we are thrilled to announce that two of our national teams, Argentina and Australia will be returning to the United Kingdom some 12 months later to contest what will be an historic chapter of The Rugby Championship.
“Aligned with our intent to take this product across the globe, Argentina have embraced this by moving one of their home fixtures to Twickenham thereby affording an ever growing fan base in the United Kingdom with the opportunity to see two of the world’s most entertaining teams to compete for one of the world’s toughest trophies in front of a passionate rugby crowd at Twickenham.”
UAR president Carlos Araujo said: “Playing again in Twickenham, which is one of the main stages of rugby in the world, it´s fantastic for the UAR.
The interest in the land where our game was born, to have the presence of the Pumas, speaks of the great growth we have.
“We will be bringing all the history of our rugby and southern hemisphere, with the Wallabies, to the northern hemisphere, in an unprecedented move. We are grateful to the Rugby Football Union for letting us be local in their stadium.”