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Wallabies Vs France First rugby test shown on Stan Sport

The Wallabies will start their international calendar this year with a three-test series against France. The first game will be played at Suncorp Stadium on July 7th.

The match was originally set to be played in Sydney, but was moved due to the latest Covid lockdown. The players have been in a secure Covid-bubble as they prepare to face France, the fifth-ranked side in the world.

The Wallabies team was officially named earlier this week.

Wallabies team for the first Test:

Wallabies (1-15): James Slipper, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Allan Alaalatoa, Matt Philip, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Rob Valetini, Michael Hooper (c), Harry Wilson, Jake Gordon, Noah Lolesio, Marika Koroibete, Matt To’omua, Hunter Paisami, Tom Wright, Tom Banks

Reserves: Lachlan Lonergan, Angus Bell, Taniela Tupou, Darcy Swain, Isi Naisarani, Tate McDermott, Len Ikitau, Andrew Kellaway

French team for the first Test:

France (1-15): Jean-Baptise Gros, Gaetan Barlot, Demba Bamba, Killian Geraci, Romain Taofifenua, Dylan Cretin, Anthony Jelonch (c), Sekou Macalou, Baptise Couilloud, Louis Carbonel, Gabin Villiere, Jonathan Danty, Arthur Vincent, Damian Penaud, Melvyn Jaminet.

Reserves: Anthony Etrillard, Quentin Walcker, Sipili Falatea, Florent Vanverberghe, Baptiste Pesenti, Cameron Woki, Teddy Iribaren, Anthony Bouthier

The Wallabies v France series will be shown on TV across the Nine Network. The First Test between the Wallabies and France will be live on 9Gem on Wednesday night. The game will be ad-free, live and on demand, with extended coverage on Stan Sport.

This series will be the first rugby test shown on Stan Sport and Nine. Earlier this year, Stan Sport and Nine announced former Wallabies great David Campese and former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika were joining its rugby commentary team. They join hosts and journalists Roz Kelly and Nick McArdle, former Wallabies Tim Horan, Morgan Turinui, Drew Mitchell, and Justin Harrison, in addition to All Blacks legend Andrew Mehrtens and former dual-code international star Allana Ferguson.

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