Wallabies to take on Argentina Pumas in Canberra

Stephen Larkham and Tomas Cubelli

Canberra will host its first rugby Test match in seven years when the Wallabies face Argentina during the Puma’s Australian leg of the 2017 Rugby Championship.

The Rugby Championship is the pre-eminent annual international series in the world, featuring the four semi-finalists from the recent Rugby World Cup.  

The Wallabies' last two games in Canberra were both sell-outs, despite near freezing conditions against the Italians in 2009 and Fiji in 2010. Argentina has played a single Test match in Canberra in 2000, when they were soundly beaten by the Wallabies, 32-25.

The Wallabies rugby Test against Argentina has been bookended by two rugby league Tests at GIO Stadium in 2017, first against New Zealand in the Anzac Test and then France during the Rugby League World Cup.

All three fixtures will provide local football fans with plenty to cheer about over the next 12 months.

The Wallabies and the Pumas will face off at GIO Stadium, Saturday 16 September 2017. Tickets go on sale 2 May.