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The Wallabies will play the first test in 35 years at the SCG against South Africa

Rugby Australia is hoping for an end to the Covid crisis in NSW by September and booked in the SCG for its first rugby test in 35 years.

The Wallabies are set to play the Springboks at the venue in the World Cup winner’s first overseas match since their 2019 triumph in Japan.

Australia was supposed to play France at the SCG before the match was moved to Brisbane, which is hosting the series-deciding third clash between the two nations on Saturday.

But the SCG has been booked in again in the hope the Springboks, who chose not to participate in the Rugby Championship last year, will travel to Australia.

Canberra will also host the Wallabies for the first time in four years, for a clash with Argentina, with Newcastle also set for a clash between the two teams.

RA chief executive Andy Marinos said there was no guarantee the SCG test would go ahead, and any crowd restriction could impact…

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