Fijian-Australian Wallabies fans will be out in force to support the Qantas Wallabies in their 2018 Rugby Championship Test match against the Argentina Pumas on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at CBUS Stadium, Gold Coast.
The Fijian-Australian community is well represented in the Qantas Wallabies squad including wingers MarikaKoroibete and SefeNaivalu.
MarikaKoroibetehas had a unique journey to the green and gold Qantas Wallabies jersey. Born in the tiny Fijian village of Naraiyawa, Koroibete was spotted by rugby league scouts and became an NRL sensation for Wests Tigers and Melbourne Storm before switching to Rugby Union with the Melbourne Rebels.
Koroibete made his debut for the Qantas Wallabies in 2017 and said: “It’s a dream come true and all the hardship I’ve been through, its all paid off now. I’m so proud and my family is so proud that I’m a Wallaby.”
Gold Coast FijianCommunity leader Ata Satala said he is thrilled to see the diversity of the multicultural Qantas Wallabies: “The Fijian community have produced some great Wallabies including IlieTabua and LoteTuquiriand we are very proud of our current crop. We’ll be out at CBUS Stadium cheering for the Wallabies.”
The Qantas Wallabies squad also features players born in New Zealand, Tonga, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Raelene Castle, CEO of Rugby Australia, said: “The Qantas Wallabies draw their players from the many communities playing across Australia and we look forward to seeing the rugby family come together at CBUS Stadium.”
Rugby Australia has put together a special ticketing deal for Pasifika Wallabies fans – Use password PACIFIC. Visit http://bit.ly/RugbyGCto get your tickets now!
The Queensland Government, via Tourism and Events Queensland, is proud to support the Australia v Argentina 2018 Rugby Championship Test Match on the Gold Coast, which features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar. Your perfect next event is in Queensland, where live events combine with the most incredible destinations, and life is beautiful one day, perfect the next. The City of Gold Coast is a proud supporter of this event.
Match Details – 2018 Rugby Championship
- Teams: Qantas Wallabies v Argentina Pumas
- Date: Saturday15September, 2018
- Venue: CBUS Stadium, Stadium Drive, Robina, Gold Coast
- Kick Off: 8.05pm AEDT
- Gates Open: 5.30pm AEDT
PasifikaSpecial Prices: (excluding ticket fees)
- Adult – $40
- Concession – $28 (Full time university/ high school students, Pensioners)
- Child – $20 (Age 4-16, 3 and under free if accompanied by an adult)
- Family of 4 – $100 (2 adults/2 children or 1 adult/3 children)
Purchase Online via: http://bit.ly/RugbyGC
Enter password: PACIFIC
Qantas Wallabies 2018 Rugby Championship Schedule:
|18-Aug||8:00pm||Wallabies vs All Blacks||ANZ Stadium, Sydney|
|25-Aug||5:35pm||All Blacks vs Wallabies||Eden Park, Auckland|
|8-Sep||8:00pm||Wallabies vs South Africa||Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane|
|15-Sep||8:00pm||Wallabies vs Argentina||Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast|
|30-Sep||1:05am||South Africa vs Wallabies||Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth|
|7-Oct||9:40am||Argentina vs Wallabies||Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta|
All times are AEST.
Qantas Wallabies2018 squad
Jermaine Ainsley, Allan Alaalatoa, Rory Arnold, Adam Coleman, FolauFaingaa, Ned Hanigan, Michael Hooper, SekopeKepu, ToluLatu, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, David Pocock, TatafuPolota-Nau, Tom Robertson, Izack Rodda, Pete Samu, Rob Simmons, Scott Sio, Caleb Timu, LukhanTui, TanielaTupou
Tom Banks, Kurtley Beale, Israel Folau, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, Dane Haylett-Petty, Reece Hodge, MarikaKoroibete, Jack Maddocks, Billy Meakes, SefaNaivalu, Jordan Petaia, Nick Phipps, Joe Powell, Curtis Rona, Matt Toomua