The Bledisloe Cup – August 15th


It’s that time of year again, when the two titans clash. While New Zealand have dominated, winning it the last 12 time, this year could be different.

After last weeks defeat in Sydney the All Blacks will be wanting to correct their errors and take it to the Ozzies. Especially with Richie McCaw signing off with his last game on New Zealand soil.

If Eden Park isn’t your thing, Andrew Andrew will be your best place to watch the game as we’ll be screening it LIVE & LOUD from 7:30pm.

See you there.

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More of the same please boys!

About the Bledisloe Cup

Rugby Union’s Bledisloe Cup is contested by the Australia national rugby union team and New Zealand national rugby union team. It is named after Lord Bledisloe, the former Governor-General of New Zealand who donated the trophy in 1931. The trophy was designed in New Zealand by Nelson Isaac, and crafted by Walker and Hall in Sheffield, England. It is physically the largest trophy in world rugby.

Once played irregularly every few years, Bledisloe Cup matches now happen annually, and include Rugby Championship (formerly Tri Nations) fixtures between the two sides. Their World Cup fixtures do not count as Bledisloe Cup matches, which were always played in Australia or New Zealand. However, 2008 saw a Bledisloe Cup match held outside the two countries for the first time when the teams met in Hong Kong, and a 2009 Bledisloe Cup match was played in Tokyo.

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