Wallabies To Attempt First Grand Slam In Three Decades


Australia have announced their European tour in November 2016 which sees them in search of their first grand slam since 1984.

The Wallabies, who finished runners-up to New Zealand in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, have announced a five-Test, seven-match tour which will begin on November 5 against Wales in Cardiff.

They will then travel to Scotland, France, Ireland and England to try to emulate Alan Jones’ 1984 squad, the last Aussie side to beat the three nations in Britain and Ireland on the same tour.

Australia have attempted this feat nine times previously, but only achieved it the once, 36 years ago.

The five Tests will take place on consecutive Saturdays, with the Wales match followed by a clash against Scotland in Edinburgh on November 12, France in Paris on the 19th, and Ireland in Dublin on the 26th. The final Test will be in Twickenham against England on December 3, with two other mid-week tour matches yet to be confirmed.

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