Wallabies to play warm-up match against Super Rugby XV

SYDNEY — The Wallabies will play a trial game against an Australian Super Rugby invitational XV on Friday in the hope of ending New Zealand's stranglehold on the Bledisloe Cup in next month's Rugby Championship.

The match pits the Wallabies against players not involved with the New South Wales Waratahs in the Super Rugby semifinals this weekend.

Australia opens its Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup campaigns against New Zealand in Sydney on Aug. 16.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said "spending five weeks on the sideline before a Bledisloe test match is not what we want ideally. It's not just about the contact, because you can get all that in training, but just the little things. The pressure in front of a crowd, the referee telling you what to do, the dressing room build up, all those things."

Related News

'Crazy' good: Federer into 4th round at...

Jan 20, 2017

Roger Federer showed that his first two wins against qualifiers at the Australian Open really were...

Chinese sportswear brand makes inroads in tennis...

Jan 20, 2017

Svetlana Kuznetsova has a different look than most tennis players

Venus focused on tennis, not age, in record 73rd...

Jan 20, 2017

One could never accuse Venus Williams of being sensitive about her age

Nadal holds off Zverev to reach 4th round at...

Jan 21, 2017

Rafael Nadal had a good, hard look at the future before pulling a few tricks from his past to hold...

Bryan brothers announce retirement from Davis Cup...

Jan 22, 2017

Bob and Mike Bryan are retiring from playing Davis Cup for the United States after 14 years with...

Tough at the top: Murray, Kerber make 4th-round...

Jan 22, 2017

It was tough at the top for Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open, with both the...

Live Score

www.unogoal.xyz