18 Jun 2009

Wallabies announced end-of-year Grand Slam tour

12:09 pm on 18 June 2009

The Wallabies have confirmed they will embark on an end-of-year Grand Slam rugby tour of the UK and Ireland.

It will be the first Grand Slam tour since the 1984 Wallabies became the first Australian side to beat England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland.

Captain Stirling Mortlock says it's a massive opportunity and it's been too long between tours as he was only seven when Andrew Slack captained and Alan Jones coached the first Grand Slam-winnning Wallabies.

The Wallabies' first match is against England at Twickenham on November 7th, before they play Ireland at Croke Park in Dublin on November 15 then Scotland at Murrayfield on November 21st and Wales in Cardiff on November 28th.