More Rugby Championship tests set to head north

All Blacks Wing Julian Savea tries to shake Wallabies halfback Nic White. Photo /  Nick Reed
All Blacks Wing Julian Savea tries to shake Wallabies halfback Nic White. Photo / Nick Reed

Expect to see more Rugby Championship tests taking place on the other side of the world.

Twickenham will host a Rugby Championship test for the first time in October when the Wallabies and Argentina finish their campaign in London.

Andy Marinos, the chief executive of SANZAR, said in a statement today that a test in London could become a regular fixture.

"We saw how positive the (Rugby) World Cup was in the UK and we feel our game is about taking it to as many supporters as possible," Marinos said.

"It's a good opportunity for extra exposure and bringing a meaningful Rugby Championship game to London is something that will continue to promote rugby at a moment when its popularity is continuing to grow.

"The style of play in the Rugby Championship is a very exportable commodity to further increase the attractiveness of the sport. People want to see a free-flowing style and the game is moving in that direction."

- NZ Herald

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