Bledisloe Cup Game Two: How to Watch, Fixtures, Teams and more

Fri, 13/08/2021, 10:35 pm
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie and captain Michael Hooper have spoken to media this afternoon via Zoom from Auckland.

The All Blacks will be looking to wrap up the Bledisloe Cup for another year when they face the Wallabies at Eden Park.

Ian Foster's side came away with the 33-25 win at their Eden Park cauldron and are hoping to repeat their efforts on August 14.

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However, the Wallabies and coach Dave Rennie can take plenty of confidence out of their finish, scoring three late tries as they look to break a 35-year drought in order to send the series to Perth for the final Test

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

WHEN DO THE WALLABIES PLAY NEXT IN THE BLEDISLOE CUP?

The Wallabies will play next in the second Bledisloe Cup match against New Zealand at Eden Park on Saturday August 14.

It will be the final of two games at Eden Park before the contest heads to Perth for the final match on August 28.

HOW TO WATCH BLEDISLOE CUP 2 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 second Test between the Wallabies and All Blacks will be live on 9Gem on Saturday afternoon from 4:30 pm.

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 2 START?

The second Bledisloe between the Wallabies and All Blacks will start at 5:05 pm AEST on Saturday.

Coverage will begin on 9Gem from 4:30 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: FloRugby

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

BLEDISLOE CUP NEW DATES AND FIXTURES

Rugby Australia has confirmed a host of changes to the Bledisloe Cup schedule, with the Test in Perth shifted a week to August 28 at Optus Stadium.

Originally slated for August 21, the Test will be the third and final match in the Bledisloe series as the second Test moves to New Zealand on Saturday 14 August, with the first two games set to be played at Eden Park.

The new schedule is as follow:

New Zealand 33 def. Wallabies 25, Saturday 7 August at Eden Park, Auckland at 5.05pm AEST

New Zealand v Wallabies, Saturday 14 August at Eden Park, Auckland at 5.05pm AEST 

Wallabies v New Zealand, Saturday 28 August at Optus Stadium, Perth at 6.00pm AWST

BLEDISLOE CUP PERTH TICKETS

Tickets are still available for the third and lone Bledisloe in Australia in Perth on August 28.

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

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BLEDISLOE CUP SECOND TEST TEAMS

WALLABIES (1-15): James Slipper, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Allan Alaalatoa, Darcy Swain, Matt Philip, Lachie Swinton, Michael Hooper (c) Rob Valetini, Tate McDermott, Noah Lolesio, Marika Koroibete, Matt To'omua, Hunter Paisami, Andrew Kellaway, Tom Banks

Reserves: Jordan Uelese, Scott Sio, Taniela Tupou, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Harry Wilson, Nic White, Len Ikitau, Reece Hodge

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NEW ZEALAND (1-15): George Bower, Codie Taylor, Nepo Laulala, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock (c), Akira Ioane, Dalton Papalii, Ardie Savea, Aaron Smith, Richie Mo'unga, Sevu Reece, David Haviki, Will Jordan, Damian McKenzie

Reserves: Samisoni Taukei'aho, Karl Tu'inukuafe, Angus Ta'avao, Scott Barrett, Luke Jacobson, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett.

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WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME THE WALLABIES WON AT EDEN PARK?

The Wallabies will be looking to break a 35-year hoodoo when they face the All Blacks, last winning at the ground in 1986.

On that day, the Wallabies came out 22-9 winners, led by Andrew Slack and coach Alan Jones.

The ground has become a fortress for the Kiwis, having not lost at the Auckland venue since 1994.

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