The first meeting of these two great nations since Australia knocked England out of Rugby World Cup 2015.
Rugby league might be the first love – the Suncorp Stadium regularly holds the State of Origin dust-up between Queensland and New South Wales – but it is also synonymous with rugby union. England matched into the semi-finals of Rugby World Cup 2003 with victory over Wales and the stadium will look forward to hosting the 2013 British & Irish Lions. The Gabba was the venue for the Lions’ opening Test win in 2001. Suncorp Stadium plays host to the Brisbane Broncos, Queensland Reds, Brisbane Roar, State of Origin, rugby union Tests, rugby league, football internationals and concerts. From its early days as a cemetery and redevelopment, Suncorp is one of Australia’s finest sporting venues.
These two great nations will collide in Brisbane to set the first ever three match series off to a flier.
England will be fresh of the back of a 6 Nations Championship and with a new coach and squad looking to make a mark, get ready for a thrilling start to the series.