Twickenham to host a game in The Rugby Championship this Autumn

Argentina will play Australia in London on October 8th

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Australia's David Pocock and Joaquin Tuculet of Argentina during the 2015 World Cup semi-final. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The Rugby Championship to told hold a game in Twickenham this Autumn on October 8th in the final game of the 2016 tournament.

Argentina have given up a home game, and will face Australia in London in a repeat of their World Cup semi-final last year. Since joining The Rugby Championship at the start of the 2012 season, Argentina have beaten the Wallabies just once. That win came at home in Mendoza in 2014.

Twickenham has already hosted a Super Rugby match involving Southern Hemisphere teams. In 2011, the Crusaders player the Sharks in London following the Christchurch earthquake, left the Crusaders' home stadium unfit to host a game.

Speaking about moving the Argentina-Australia game to Twickenham, SANZAR chief executive Andy Marinos said; "While we witness the daring and exciting brand of rugby played by southern hemisphere teams on a regular basis, last year’s Rugby World Cup well and truly showcased that skill and flair to the rest of the world."

"Now, we are thrilled to announce that two of our national teams, Argentina and Australia, will be returning to the United Kingdom some 12 months later to contest what will be a historic chapter of the Rugby Championship."

The last time the two teams met, Australia booked their place in the World Cup final after a 29-15 win.