Rugby Championship Spotlight: Australia

From 2022 rugby championship we take a look at the uniforms of the four teams involved, with the focus here on Australia.

What did they do in the July tests

After an incredible victory (30-28) in the first Test of their series against England, with 14 men and serious injury fouls, Australia lost the second (17-25) and third Tests (17-21) to allow tourists to keep Ella- Mobbs [formerly Cook] They’ve had the cup since 2012.

In the first Test, in Perth, Australia lost Darcy Swain Castle to a red card in stage minutes and had already lost linebacker Quaid Cooper shortly before the start due to a shin sprain. Opponent Allan Alaalatoa suffered a concussion in the first half, while defender Tom Banks broke his arm.

But in a remarkable second half, the Wallabies scored three runs in the final 17 minutes to take control of the game, with England scoring two repechage runs in and after the last minute.

Having beaten England for the first time since 2015, Australia went to Brisbane confident of ending the series but, after losing clashes and a battle for territory, had to fight back 19-0 to build up the pressure at 17-22. against 14 men. But due to a key miss in the lineout, England survived and then sealed the victory on penalties.

The third Test again showed that the Wallabies’ rearguard action had failed as they came back 10-21 in the last quarter, but still failed.

What they did at the 2021 Rugby Championship

Coach Dave Rennie breathed new life into Australia’s challenge in the southern hemisphere competition, leading them to second place for the first time and four straight victories.

However, the Rugby Championship didn’t start well for the Wallabies as they set a new low in points conceded to the All Blacks with a 57–22 loss at Eden Park which also allowed their neighbors to score 19– the direct year of the Bledisloe Cup.

Another brilliant showing by the All Blacks in Perth saw Australia lose 38-21, although the contest was closer as New Zealand scored two interception attempts.

But when Quaid Cooper recovered on the flyfield and played his first Test in four years, the Wallabies’ fortunes turned with consecutive victories over the springboks.

Cooper took a 28-26 victory at the Gold Coast with a long-range corner penalty after the final blast, and then back-row stars Len Ikitau and Marika Koroibete scored two goals each as Australia swept South Africa short in a 30-17 bonus points win. in Brisbane.

A 27-8 win over Argentina in Townsville followed by a 32-17 win over the Pumas with a hat-trick on the wing by Andrew Kellaway propelled the Wallabies to a new level in the Rugby Championship.

Rugby Championship 2022 Schedule

6 August: Mendoza vs. Argentina

13 Aug: San Juan v Argentina

27 Aug: Adelaide v South Africa

September 3: Sydney – South Africa

15 September: Melbourne – New Zealand

24 September: Auckland – New Zealand