Australia’s July Test matches against Ireland and Fiji have been officially postponed by World Rugby.
All of rugby’s July internationals were officially postponed on Friday but the international body did not put a timeline on that postponement.
The Wallabies were scheduled to play two Tests against Ireland and one Test against Fiji starting on July 4 but that will no longer be the case.
Friday’s announcement will come as little surprise given the international travel restrictions in place around the world and the fact that the Tests had been described as being “highly unlikely” in recent months.
Rugby AU interim CEO Rob Clarke said the move was expected but they had not given up hope on finding a new window for these matches.
“The postponement of the July international window was always a reality given the ongoing travel restrictions and health directives across the globe,” he said.
“This was an outcome we were anticipating, and we are planning accordingly to host the fixtures later in the year, if possible, and will continue to work with World Rugby to identify a new window within the international calendar to stage the matches.”