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The 2020 Bledisloe Cup will return to being a three-Test series, with the Wallabies set to host two matches as they look to wrestle the trophy back from the All Blacks.
Australia will host the first and third Bledisloe Cup Tests next season. Due to both major rectangular stadiums in Sydney undergoing redevelopment, neither will be played there.
Instead, Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium will host the series opener on August 8, while Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium will host the third Test on October 17.
|Aug 8||Australia vs New Zealand||Marvel Stadium||TBC||TBC|
|Aug 15*||New Zealand vs Australia||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|Oct 17||Australia vs New Zealand||Suncorp Stadium||TBC||TBC|
This date is not confirmed, but the second Bledisloe Test is almost always played one week after the first.
The 2019 series was reduced to two matches to accommodate the upcoming Rugby World Cup, and while Australia were victorious first up, a drawn 1-1 series saw the cup revert to the reigning champs.
Here are the complete Bledisloe Cup fixtures and results from the 2019 Test matches that took place between the Wallabies and All Blacks.
All times are Sydney/Melbourne time
|GAME 1||GAME 2|
|Australia vs New Zealand||New Zealand vs Australia|
|Date: Saturday, August 10||Date: Saturday, August 17|
|Result: AUS 47 – NZ 26||Time: 5:35pm (AEST)|
|Venue: Optus Stadium, Perth||Venue: Eden Park, Auckland|
2019, being a Rugby World Cup year, will see the Bledisloe Cup cut to two matches. The Wallabies will take their home game to Perth in a historic match that will see the Bledisloe contested in Western Australia for the first time.
Both matches will be shown live in Australia on both free-to-air and pay TV via Channel Ten and Fox Sports respectively. You can stream the Fox coverage live via Kayo Sports.
The 2018 series was claimed by New Zealand, after they won the first two matches in convincing fashion.
The third match – also won by the All Blacks – was played in Yokohama, just outside Tokyo. The match gave both teams an opportunity to experience conditions in Japan ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which will be the first such tournament to be held in Asia.
|GAME 1||GAME 2||GAME 3|
|Australia vs New Zealand||New Zealand vs Australia||New Zealand vs Australia|
|Date: August 18||Date: August 25||Date: October 27|
|Result: NZ 40-12 AUS||Result: NZ 38-13 AUS||Result: NZ 37-20 AUS|
|Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney||Venue: Eden Park, Auckland||Venue: Nissan Stadium, Yokohama|
The All Blacks won the first two Tests and thus the Bledisloe Cup for a 15th consecutive year, defeating the Wallabies 54-34 in Sydney, and 35-29 in Dunedin.
The third and final game was played in Australia following the conclusion of the Rugby Championship and saw the Wallabies get a dead rubber victory.
All times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).
|GAME 1||GAME 2||GAME 3|
|Australia vs New Zealand||New Zealand vs Australia||Australia vs New Zealand|
|Date: August 19||Date: August 26||Date: October 21|
|Result: AUS 34 – NZ 54||Result: NZ 35 – AUS 29||Result: AUS 23 – NZ 18|
|Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney||Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin||Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane|