About 2020 Rugby Union Test Matches

You may have heard and felt the hype of 2020 rugby union tests at the end of the year. It is going to be held in the Northern Hemisphere and often referred to as Autumn Internationals. There will be  test matches being played during the occasion and you get to see your favorite teams in actions.

The test matches are scheduled to be held from October to December. The countries involved in these popular test matches are primarily from Northern Hemisphere. They host those countries from  Southern Hemisphere. It is predicted that the test matches are going to be epic. For avid fans, this international match is a must-watch.

australia vs england
australia vs england

Test Match

In this test match, you will also see top-tier teams participating. Therefore, it will make the event gets hyped even more. Not to mention that the test matches are counted towards the ranking system in World Rugby. This is considered essential matches for all team participating. During these test matches, a team usually play from 2 to 4 matches.

The schedule of the matches have been revealed already so you can anticipate each match. There are three most anticipated matches during event. They are Wales vs New Zealand in November 14 2020 at Millennium Stadium, Scotland vs Japan in November 14 2020 at Murrayfield, and Wales vs Fiji in November 7 2020 at Millennium Stadium.

wales vs new zealand
wales vs new zealand

However, the test matches themselves begin in October. You can many interesting matches to anticipate such as Australian vs New Zealand in October 17, 2020 at Suncorp Stadium and Japan vs New Zealand in October 31, 2020 at New national Stadium. The test matches will continue to accommodate the contest between various teams in November 7, 14, 21, 28, until December 3, 2020.

Mid-year Rugby Union Internationals

Another rugby union test match you can anticipate as international match is mid-year rugby union internationals. It is also referred as summer internationals. The rugby union period of matches are mostly played in the Southern Hemisphere in July. France and Wales are planning to tour Argentina then new Zealand. There are two-test series that both team will play during the tour. There are many anticipated matches in July 4, 2020 during this period. Senior international team such as France, Argentina, Japan, England, United States, and more are there to compete against each other through test matches.

Mid-year Rugby Union Internationals
Mid-year Rugby Union Internationals

For some people, test matches are not really interesting because they are a test match and not the real contest. Some viewers thought that the games are not as intense as what happen during big competition and that the players don’t give their all. However, it is not always the case. It means, the matches can be just as interesting as World Cup. Test matches are still anticipated especially when great teams are scheduled to be playing. If you are new to rugby union games, test matches can be a great start to learn more about the sport. It doesn’t matter if you watch it from television, the focus is to let yourself enjoy the matches.