However, Wallabies officials say Gordon’s return from injury is going better than expected and he could feature at some point in the series.
This means Lonergan is online for their debut.
However, the increase in COVID-19 cases in Sydney puts officials on high alert fifteen days from the start of the international calendar.
RA may be tempted to move the SCG match to another city if cases increase and new public health restrictions are enforced.
Another option is for the team to steal and steal on match day, as was done in Super Rugby last year.
Queensland and Victoria have closed their borders to NSW residents in sensitive areas of the eastern suburbs and central Sydney.
“We’re just two weeks away from the start of the series, which will kick off with the Wallabies’ first game at the historic Sydney cricket ground in 35 years.
“We are delighted to confirm the arrival of the France team in Australia last night as we prepare to host the Test Series next month.
“I would like to thank Bernard Laporte, Fabian Gautier and the FFR for their partnership so that this series can continue. It has been a colossal effort on the part of everyone involved. “
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