This August marks a new chapter in the time old rivalry between Australia and New Zealand.
For the first time, the Buildcorp Wallaroos and Qantas Wallabies will share the same field as they line up back-to-back for a trans-Tasman double-header on Saturday 18 August at ANZ Stadium.
The momentous double header kicks off with the Wallaroos facing the New Zealand Black Ferns in the Laurie O’Reilly Cup, a fixture the Aussie’s are yet to win.
Wallaroos star Grace Hamilton is excited to be part of a special day for Australian rugby, saying: “It’s just a privilege to get this opportunity to play at home in such a big fixture.
“I’ve actually never played in Australia wearing a Wallaroos jersey so to have the chance to play in front of a home crowd & before the boys is fantastic. The exposure for our game will be great.”
Following the women’s game, the Wallabies will begin their 2018 Bledisloe Cup campaign against the All Blacks as they look to win the Cup for the first time since 2002.
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper can’t wait to be part of the historic day: “To see the passion the girls have for their game, it’s really exciting to have them on the same stage as us this year.
“Bledisloe and the rivalry our nation has with New Zealand is always massive & exciting to be part of – the double-header just makes it that little bit more special.”
In a win for fans eager to experience this historic occasion, tickets to the trans-Tasman test will include return travel on all public transport.
All services, from Wollongong to Newcastle, will be running additional direct lines to and from Sydney Olympic Park.