The Wallabies will kick off their 2010 domestic season with Tests against England, Ireland and Fiji, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) said Monday.
This year’s Tri-Nations wooden spooners will tune up for next year’s tournament by playing Fiji in Canberra on June 5, followed by back-to-back Tests against England in Perth and Sydney on June 12 and 19.
Australia will then face reigning Six Nations champions Ireland in Brisbane on June 26.
“It’s an exciting schedule, a challenging program,” ARU chief executive John O’Neill said.
Details for next year’s Tri-Nations against South Africa and New Zealand, which will follow the domestic Tests, have not yet been released but the ARU said it would include a Bledisloe Cup tie against the All Blacks in Melbourne.