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The anticipation of the 2020 Bledisloe Cup for fans had reached new levels with so much sport being hibernated during the COVID-19 pandemic across the world.
One of the shining lights in the southern hemisphere, during a seemingly extended winter, had been how rugby had adapted and emerged with a different competition format in Super Rugby AU and Super Rugby NZ, yet one that delivered so many gripping contests for fans on both sides of the Tasman.
Dave Rennie, keen to stamp his influence and prove to the rugby community underlining his faith in Australia’s generation next.
The new recent names in the Wallabies line up include Lachlan Swinton, Waratahs back-rower and Tom Wright, Brumbies winger joining Fraser McReight and exciting backs Hunter Paisami, Irae Simone, Noah Lolesio, Filipo Daugunu and Tate McDermott who have already made their Test debuts in the Bledisloe Cup cauldron this year.
Rugby Australia ran a Wallabies Fan XV campaign and encouraged fans to select their starting team from a curated list players, many of whom had their profile elevated during the Super Rugby AU season where the Brumbies triumphed over the Reds in a thrilling final.
The campaign sparked great debate via the Wallabies social channels, creating awareness of the upcoming games and delivering a valuable fan engagement for sponsor ASICS.
Please take a few moments and select your Wallabies Fan XV.