11.06.2021 - The Australian Rugby team have recently announced a three-test series against the French national team. The Wallabies will be looking forward to the games as a real test for their players. The condensed set of fixtures has been drawn up to work within French club commitments.
The Australian Rugby team have recently announced a three-test series against the French national team.
The Wallabies will be looking forward to the games as a real test for their players. The condensed set of fixtures has been drawn up to work within French club commitments.
The set of three games will take place in July across Australia. Matches are set to be held in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
The first two games will also see the return of mid-week Test action for the first time since 2012. The first game held in Sydney is scheduled for Wednesday 7th July.
The series then moves to Melbourne on Tuesday 13 July. The potential decider of the three games will be on Saturday 17 July in Brisbane.
The last time France travelled to Australia for a Test series was back in 2014. The Wallabies ran out 3-0 winners that year.
This time around the competition offers the players from France a break away from domestic club duties. There is also the chance for revenge on that previous Australian Test series.
Since that trio of games, the two teams have met twice in Paris, France.
Les Bleus narrowly won the 2014 end of year international with a 29-26 win. Australia won even more closely two years later with a 23-25 victory.
In terms of overall meetings between the two sides, the Wallabies have the edge with 27 wins out of 47 matchups.
In terms of Test meetings, that scale looks even more evident. Out of the 12 series that have been played, Australia has won 6 of them. 3 were drawn, with France winning the remaining 3.
Home advantage is a major factor in the Test results. The majority of the Wallabies’ victories have taken place in Australia.
Much of these have taken place in the last two decades, with Australia hosting five out of the last six Tests. Similarly, two of France’s three Test victories were in France, with the other happening in Australia in 1972.
This year’s eToro Test series is sure to present a good opportunity for both sides. Supporters of both will be keen to see how they match up and compete.
While Australia may well go into the competition as favourites, France cannot be discounted. Les Bleus are currently ranked fifth in the world.
The side from France were even ranked as high as third following a good showing in the Six Nations.
Both sides are bound to benefit from the experience as a way of gauging exactly how far they have come in practice and training. The format of international competition also offers the players a completely different experience to a club campaign.
The upcoming Test
For the fans in Australia, the Test represents an excellent opportunity to try out new ways of experiencing the games. As well as the potential to attend in person, new streaming technology offers the chance to keep fully up to date wherever they are.
Mobile devices can keep players in touch with the action at all times. This direct contact helps to put rugby right at the forefront of 21st Century sport.
This kind of up-to-date approach is mirrored by the game’s fans in Australia.
Rugby has a strong following in Australia and supporters are constantly seeking out new ways to intensify the excitement. Sports betting is a popular way of doing this in Australia and fans have a variety of ways to enjoy the odds.
Wagers can be placed on a wide variety of options in rugby. Supporters could opt to bet on the overall winner of the entire Test.
Alternatively, they might choose to bet on individual matches. Statistics and other peripheral bets are also a big reason for the popularity of rugby betting.
For example, a fan might want to bet on the individual performance of a player. How many tries they score or how much distance they cover in a match could all be wagered on.
The series of games is sure to provide fans with a competitive experience between two closely matched sides. The three stadia have been made carefully secure for supporters to be in attendance.
Each aspect of the Test series has been considered with the analysis of Rugby Australia and World Rugby unions. The safety of everyone involved has been assured and has been put in place in line with the latest medical guidance.
Players, staff and fans are sure to be looking forward to a Test that promises much in excitement.
For Australian Rugby, the Test is further evidence of the sport’s desire to compete more against international opposition. The scheduling of the matches between Australian school holidays also hopes to attract families to the games.
The midweek matches also provide an appealing option for workers finishing for the day.
In uncertain times, the delivery of a well-organized tournament can be exactly what is needed to lift the mood. Wallabies’ fans will be hoping that their team can provide that in full.