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Australia to again attempt grand slam win in Europe in 2016

Australia to again attempt grand slam win in Europe, announce 5-test tour in November 2016

Australia to again attempt grand slam win in Europe in 2016

SYDNEY (AP) -- The Wallabies will attempt to win a grand slam against the so-called "home nations" for the first time since 1984 when they play England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales during a five-test tour to Europe in 2016.

The Australian Rugby Union on Friday said the Wallabies, who lost in the World Cup final to New Zealand two weeks ago, will open the tour against Wales at Cardiff on Nov. 5, 2016, then play Scotland at Murrayfield on Nov. 12.

After a detour to Paris to play France on Nov. 19, the grand slam bid will continue against Ireland at Dublin on Nov. 26 and England at Twickenham on Dec. 3.

In 2013, Australia lost its grand slam tour opener against England before beating Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The Australians beat England and Wales in the group stage of the World Cup, and edged Scotland in the quarterfinals.


Updated : 2021-09-18 20:05 GMT+08:00