The Bledisloe Cup is one of the most iconic pieces of silverware in world rugby, contested for every year between the All Blacks and the Wallabies across the autumn.
The All Blacks have held the trophy since 2003, such has been their dominance in world rugby over the past 20 years. Don’t miss a key moment of this historic series when watching at home or streaming to a mobile device using the options listed below.
2020 Bledisloe Cup Preview
The Bledisloe Cup is a test series between Australia and New Zealand, that has become one of the most fiercely contested annual traditions in the sport of Rugby. The All Blacks have held the iconic trophy since 2003, and will look to raise the Cup once again.
This will be the first time the two teams have played international rugby since last year’s World Cup, where they failed to reach the finals. Both sides in somewhat of a transitional phase, but have plenty of fit and hungry players to turn to after the hugely successful Super Rugby AU and Aerotoa competitions.
What is sure is that this is set to be a highly heated battle, with some of the best rugby players in the world on show. Below you can find out when games will be played, and how you can watch them on your TV or mobile device.
2020 Bledisloe Cup Live TV Times (AEDT)
|Sat, Nov 7||Australia vs New Zealand||LIVE: 7.45pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Full Bledisloe Cup replays available on Foxtel and Kayo Sports shortly after each match concludes.
Watch or Stream the Bledisloe Cup Live
While you can find the Bledisloe Cup on Free to Air TV in Australia (ch. 10), Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) is the only channel that will also televise the entire 2020 Rugby Championship series live, in HD, and with no ad-breaks during play, as well as the Walleroos matches against the New Zealand Black Ferns on the very same Saturdays.
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The Wallabies will head into the series as significant underdogs, having not won since 2002 and facing a Kiwi side that appears to have far more talent. Stranger things have happened in sport, however, and Foxtel and Kayo will be the best place to ensure you don’t you miss any of the action as the Bledisloe Cup free to air broadcasts (ch. Ten) include ad-breaks during play.
All Blacks Preview
The All Blacks, it’s safe to say, are the greatest team ever in world rugby. After losing to England in last year’s World Cup semi-final, they will have a huge point to prove – and will want to send a strong message to South Africa and Argentina for the upcoming 2020 Rugby Championship.
Bledisloe Cup 2019 Live Feed Facts
The Bledisloe Cup has been played between rival trans-Tasman nations since the 1930s – New Zealand holds 47 titles to Australia’s 12.
The New Zealand All Blacks have entered their 17th year holding the Bledisloe Cup, having ended the Wallabies’ last and longest winning streak in 2002.
1932 is the first official year of the Bledisloe Cup after Lord Bledisloe (the then Governor General of New Zealand) decided to award a trophy for all the matches between Australia and New Zealand.
Australia has won 12 Bledisloe Cup series – 1936, 1949, 1979, 1980, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002.
New Zealand holds the longest winning streak of the Bledisloe Cup – 28 years! (1951 to 1978), while Australia’s longest winning streak of the series is 5 years (1998 to 2002).
Eden Park Fortress – The Wallabies haven’t won a game against the All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland since 1986!
The first Bledisloe Cup match to be played outside the two nations was 2008 in Hong Kong.
Bledisloe Cup Players To Watch
Former captain David Pocock will return to the Wallabies side as he recovers from a persistent calf injury, and his presence in the back-row will be pivotal to the team’s chances of success. His experience and ability makes a major difference to the Wallabies, and a consistent campaign from him will have a major impact.
With Israel Folau now out of the picture, Tom Banks has perhaps the best chance of his career to make his mark on the side. The Brumbies full-back has been terrific throughout the Super Rugby season, and if his form carries through to the international stage it will be a major boost for the Wallabies.