Sydney will further cement its reputation for hosting blockbuster events, kicking off the 2021 eToro France Series, featuring Wallabies vs France, on 7 July.
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres today joined Rugby Australia CEO Andy Marinos to encourage rugby fans to secure their tickets to the highly anticipated opening match of the series, which go on sale from tomorrow.
“NSW is leading the way when it comes to hosting COVID-safe events and we can’t wait to welcome players, officials and dedicated fans to the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground for what is set to be a history-making match,” Mr Ayres said.
“This will be the first meeting between the two nations in almost five years, as well as the first mid-week rugby Test Match since 2012. Fans will also be the first to see the Wallabies debut their new jersey, following a vote by past Australian Rugby players, coaches and the team’s dedicated fans.
“I encourage fans to book ahead to make the most of our amazing Harbour City during the school holiday period by experiencing our award-winning bars and restaurants and iconic attractions that make Sydney a must-visit global destination,” Minister Ayres said.
‘Les Bleus’ last toured to Australia in 2014, when the Wallabies claimed the series 3-0 and lifted the Trophée des Bicentenaries. France is currently ranked fifth in the world and was as high as top three during their recent run in the Six Nations earlier this year.
Tickets to the series will be on sale from 9:00am tomorrow, 18 May at ticketek.com.au.
For more information on 2021 eToro France Series and to plan your trip, go to sydney.com.