Three-Test series for Oz and England

Date published: June 19 2015

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The Wallabies will take on England in a blockbuster three-Test series in Australia in June 2016, the Australian Rugby Union announced on Friday.

It will be first time in the century-old rivalry between Australia and England that the two nations will meet in a three-Test series. The teams last met on three occasions in the same year in 2010, although just two matches were played on Australian soil as part of England's inbound tour.

Michael Cheika's men will play their old rivals for the Cook Cup at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Melbourne's AAMI Park and Allianz Stadium in Sydney. 

Australian Rugby Union CEO, Bill Pulver said: "With a rivalry that dates back to 1899, it is remarkable that Australia and England have never before played a three-match series and the history of this occasion is sure to add to the anticipation for the tour. 

"The process for determining the venues for the series was centered on providing the best fan experience. All three venues are Rugby-friendly, offer a fantastic view of the action, and will generate a superb atmosphere with Wallabies fans and the touring English fans coming out in force.

Wallabies Head Coach, Cheika said: "There is no question that our traditional rivalry with the English will mean this three-Test series something special."

"To represent you country in three tests against the old enemy, in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, is something that does not happen all the time and I am sure we will make the most of this opportunity."

Wallabies v England, June 2016

Saturday 11 June
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Saturday 18 June
AAMI Park, Melbourne

Saturday 25 June
Allianz Stadium, Sydney

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