Cape Town - SANZAAR has announced that the first ever Rugby Championship Test will be staged in London this year.
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This comes after SANZAAR on Thursday announced the match schedule and kick-off times for the Rugby Championship. It will for the first time include a match played at Twickenham Stadium on October 8 between Argentina and 2015 Championship winners Australia.
This is a nominated home match for Argentina who will play their other home matches in Salta and Buenos Aires.
The Twickenham match will be the final game of the Championship and could have a huge bearing on the outcome of the tournament. Argentina will be keen to reverse their loss to the Wallabies at the same venue in the 2015 Rugby World Cup semi-final.
The Rugby Championship will be played across six weekends/rounds and will also for the first time include a match at Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit, South Africa.
“SANZAAR is delighted to be playing in two new cities this year with Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit and Twickenham in London hosting Championship matches,” said SANZAAR CEO, Andy Marinos.
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