Australia snatched victory from the jaws of defeat after the siren in Game 1 in Brisbane with a penalty goal, before ‘Les Bleus’ returned fire with an almost identical finish in Game 2 this past Tuesday night in Melbourne to even the score.
In the 50th Test between the two nations, Game 3 tonight will be back in front of a packed house at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, promising yet another nail-biting clash between these two evenly matched rivals, serving as the must-see decider for the eToro Test series.
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has been an absolute workhorse, tireless in his work ethic, and has not missed a beat since his recent return from Japanese rugby.
Marika Koroibete has also been in phenomenal form, with the former John Eales medalist, punching holes through the French defence seemingly at will.
French captain Anthony Jelonch has been similarly inspirational for his side, leading by example which his young charges have embraced.
All eyes will also be on rookie flyhalf Antoine Hastoy, on debut for les Bleus in a high-pressure environment.
Coverage will be presented by Stan Sport and Wide World of Sports’ incredible commentary lineup, hosted by Roz Kelly and Nick McArdle, and featuring ex-Wallabies superstars including Tim Horan, David Campese, Drew Mitchell, Morgan Turinui and Justin Harrison, dual international Allana Ferguson, as well as All Blacks legends Sonny-Bill Williams and Andrew Mehrtens to break down every minute of the action.
Following this series, the highly anticipated Bledisloe Cup looms on the horizon, with the three-match series between the Wallabies and the All Blacks kicking off on Saturday, August 7th on Stan Sport and Nine.