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Qantas Wallabies v Italy - 20 June 2009
Qantas Wallabies v Italy - 20 June 2009
Friday 16 Jan 2009


Australian Rugby Union has announced an affordable range of ticket prices for the Qantas Wallabies’ Bundaberg Rum Rugby Series Test against Italy in Melbourne on June 20.

The Wallabies will take on the Italians under the roof at Etihad Stadium in a rematch of the Padova nailbiter that had the Australians needing a late try to secure their opening victory of the European Spring Tour last November.

Tickets for the BRRS Test will start at $17.50 for children.

Four-ticket family packages will be available from just $70.

The best seats in the house – in the platinum category – have been set at $69 while gold category tickets cost $59 and silver category will be available at $45 for adults, $22.50 for children and $90 for a family of four*.

When the Wallabies last played Italy on home soil it was in Melbourne four years ago, with winger Lote Tuqiri scoring four tries in a free-flowing 69-21 victory.

The crowd at Etihad Stadium (then known as Telstra Dome) that night was 26,520.

Tuqiri, Stirling Mortlock and Matt Giteau were part of the backline, while the pack included George Smith, Rocky Elsom, Nathan Sharpe, Mark Chisholm and now Australia’s most capped prop Al Baxter.

“There is a definite affinity with Italy and Melbourne,” said ARU Managing Director and CEO John O’Neill.

“Obviously we’re hoping the massive Italian community in Melbourne will get behind the match and turn out in big numbers to support both sides.

“There is no doubt Italy will be a challenge. They showed in Padova that they cannot be under-estimated in any way.

“The two-match series against the Italians will be an ideal way in which to start the Qantas Wallabies’ 2009 Test program.”

Tickets for the Melbourne Test are now on sale through the Ticketmaster network.

* A family of four means two adults and two children or one adult and two children, with a child considered to be 16 years or under.

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