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16th April 2014 07:14

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RWC prep: Australia

The ARU has announced the dates for the Wallabies 2014 November Tour, including facing Six Nations champions Ireland and next year's Rugby World Cup hosts England once again on the itinerary.

The tour will also include matches against the Barbarians (for the first time since 2011), Wales at the cauldron that is the Millennium Stadium as well as France in Paris.

Head Coach Ewen McKenzie will be looking for the trip to be as successful as last year's tour.

After narrowly losing to England at Twickenham, Australia embarked on a four-match winning run making it the most successful tour since 2008.

On the 2013 Spring Tour, the Qantas Wallabies defeated Italy in Turin (50-20), Ireland in Dublin (32-15), Scotland at Murrayfield (21-15) and most memorably Wales in Cardiff (30-26).

Fixtures:

Saturday, 1 November: Barbarians v Wallabies, Twickenham, London

Saturday, 8 November: Wales v Wallabies, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Saturday, 15 November: France v Wallabies, Stade de France, Paris

Saturday, 22 November: Ireland v Wallabies, Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Saturday, 29 November: England v Wallabies, Twickenham, London

*All kick off times TBC

"Last year's tour was the most successful in five years for the Wallabies and we'll be looking to improve on that come November," said McKenzie.

"With the Rugby World Cup just a year away in England, we have scheduled five games against five teams that will bring a different style to each.

"We've got England and Wales in our pool for the Rugby World Cup and big improvers in France and Ireland, who just won the Six Nations. That will be a good challenge for us.

"We'll also get a chance to play two games at Twickenham - the venue where two of our pool games will take place - as part of a tour that should help further our preparations ahead of the World Cup."

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Saturday , November 1
Barbarians vs Australia14:30
Saturday , November 8
Wales vs Australia14:30
Saturday , November 15
France vs Australia20:00
Saturday , November 22
Ireland vs Australia16:30
Saturday , November 29
England vs Australia14:30
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Saturday , October 18
Australia 28 - 29 New ZealandAustralia vs New Zealand Report
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Saturday , October 4
Argentina 21 - 17 Australia
Saturday , September 27
South Africa 28 - 10 Australia
Saturday , September 13
Australia 32 - 25 Argentina
Saturday , September 6
Australia 24 - 23 South Africa
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1New Zealand622
2South Africa619
3Australia611
4Argentina67