Bledisloe III: How to watch, teams and more

Sat, 04/09/2021, 08:45 pm
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
All Blacks secure the Bledisloe Cup for another year with a dominant display at Eden Park in Bledisloe Two

The Wallabies will be looking to gain a matter of revenge in the third and final Bledisloe Test in Perth as the trophy remains in New Zealand

Ian Foster's side came away with the 57-22 win at their Eden Park cauldron in the second Test to wrap up the series.

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After an initial false start, the Wallabies welcome the All Blacks to Optus Stadium on September 5 for a rare Sunday afternoon game, with a bumper crowd expected for the showdown.

The clash also will finish off round two of the Rugby Championship, with the action set to head to Queensland.

Here is everything you need to know about the third Bledisloe Cup

WHEN DO THE WALLABIES PLAY NEXT IN THE BLEDISLOE CUP?

The Wallabies will play next in the third Bledisloe Cup match against New Zealand at Optus Stadium, Perth on Sunday September 5.

It will be the final of three games after the first two were played at Eden Park

HOW TO WATCH BLEDISLOE CUP 3 ON FREE-TO-AIR TV IN AUSTRALIA?

The Bledisloe Cup series will be shown on free-to-air TV across the Nine Network on 9Gem.

The third Test between the Wallabies and All Blacks will be live on 9Gem in the eastern states on Sunday afternoon from 3:30 pm.

Meanwhile it will be live on Channel 9 in Perth for those unlucky to miss out on tickets

The blockbuster will also be ad-free, live and on demand, with extended coverage on Stan Sport.

WHAT TIME DOES THE WALLABIES V ALL BLACKS BLEDISLOE 3 IN PERTH START?

The third Bledisloe between the Wallabies and All Blacks in Perth will start at 4:00 pm AEST on Sunday (2:00 pm local time).

Coverage will begin on 9Gem from 3:30 pm

Meanwhile, coverage will be ad-free and continue throughout the game on Stan Sport.

HOW TO WATCH BLEDISLOE CUP OVERSEAS

For a full list of broadcasters, check out the list below:

New Zealand: Sky Sports

South Africa/Africa and adjacent islands: SuperSport

Argentina/South America/North America: ESPN

USA: FloSports

Canada: TSN

UK & Ireland (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man): Sky UK

France/Andorra/Monaco/Luxembourg: Canal+

Japan: Wowow

Pacific: Digicel

Italy, Vatican City, San Marino and Canton Ticino, Switzerland: Sky Italia

Spain/Andorra: Telefonica

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Federated States of Micronesia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Marianas, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Nepal, Northern Marianas, North Korea, Pakistan, Palau, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Tajikistan, Taiwan (Republic of China), Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam: Premier Sports

THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP NEW DATES AND FIXTURES

Rugby Australia has confirmed a host of changes to the Rugby Championship schedule, with the games heading to Queensland.

The Rugby Championship will see four double-headers played across the region, with games set to be played in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Townsville.

The new schedule is as follow:

2021 Rugby Championship Fixtures

*All times AEST unless stated otherwise

Round One

Sat 14 August: New Zealand 57 v Australia 22 at Eden Park, Auckland

Sat 14 August: South Africa 32 v Argentina 12 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

Round Two

Sat 21 August: Argentina 10 v South Africa 29 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

Sun 5 September: Australia v New Zealand at Optus Stadium, Perth (4:00 pm)*

Round Three

Sun 12 September: New Zealand v Argentina at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast (5:05 pm)

Sun 12 September:  South Africa v Australia at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast (8:05 pm)

Round Four

Sat 18 September:  Australia v South Africa at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (5:05 pm)

Sat 18 September: Argentina v New Zealand at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (8:05 pm)

Round Five

Sat 25 September: New Zealand v South Africa at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville (5:05 pm)

Sat 25 September:  Australia v Argentina at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville (8:05 pm)

Round Six (AEDT time)

Sat 2 October: Argentina v Australia at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast (5:05 pm)

Sat 2 October: New Zealand v South Africa at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast (8:05 pm)

*doubles as third Bledisloe Cup match

BLEDISLOE CUP PERTH TICKETS

Tickets are still available for the third and lone Bledisloe in Australia in Perth on September 5th.

With the fixture being pushed back a week, a limited number of tickets have become available for this previously sold-out blockbuster.

Click here to purchase tickets for the third Test

BLEDISLOE CUP THIRD TEST TEAMS

WALLABIES (1-15): James Slipper, Folau Fainga'a, Allan Alaalatoa, Darcy Swain, Matt Philip, Lachie Swinton, Michael Hooper (c) Rob Valetini, Tate McDermott, Noah Lolesio, Marika Koroibete, Samu Kerevi, Len Ikitau, Andrew Kellaway, Tom Banks

Reserves: Lachlan Lonergan, Scott Sio, Taniela Tupou, Izack Rodda, Pete Samu, Nic White, Reece Hodge, Jordan Petaia

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NEW ZEALAND (1-15): George Bower, Codie Taylor, Nepo Laulala, Brodie Retallick, Scott Barrett, Akira Ioane, Dalton Papalii, Ardie Savea (c), Brad Weber, Beauden Barrett, Rieko Ioane, David Havili, Anton Lienert-Brown, Will Jordan, Jordie Barrett

Reserves:Samisoni Taukei'aho, Karl Tu'inukuafe, Angus Ta'avao, Tupou Vaa'i, Ethan Blackadder, TJ Perenara, Damian McKenzie, George Bridge

Click here for all your team news for the All Blacks

WHAT IS THE NEW RED CARD RULE FOR THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP AND BLEDISLOE

The 20-minute red card and the 50-22 will be amongst the new law trials implemented ahead of the Rugby Championship.

The decision to implement the red card changes comes after World Rugby approved a SANZAAR request after it was initially left out of the global trials

It initially came into effect for the Bledisloe series, which kicked off last week, and will see a player replaced after 20 minutes by another player if they have been red-carded.

A player who been tactically replaced is able to return to the field to replace a red-carded player, however, teams must have had used their allocated substitutes.

The decision comes after wide-ranging discussions surrounding a crack-down on high tackles and foul-play to ensure player safety.

It was brought further into the spotlight when Marika Koroibete was red-carded for a high tackle, which was eventually overturned, forcing the Wallabies to play with 14 men for 75 minutes before pulling off a famous win over France.

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