Bledisloe Cup


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Bledisloe Cup

(ˈblɛdɪsləʊ)
n
(Rugby) rugby union a trophy competed for, usually annually, by New Zealand and Australia since 1932
[C20: after Charles Bathurst, 1st Viscount Bledisloe (1867–1958), Governor General of New Zealand who donated the trophy]
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Australia produced a performance of huge character to beat New Zealand 23-18 and secure their first victory over the world champions in eight tests after a thunderous scrap of a third Bledisloe Cup clash at Lang Park on Saturday.
Perth Stadium will host two Ed Sheeran concerts and the Perth NRL double header in March 2018, Chelsea Football Club versus Perth Glory in mid-2018, and State of Origin II and a Bledisloe Cup match in 2019 - with more world-class events to be announced soon.
The Welsh referee has a host of thrillers on his bulging CV but his handling of a heart-stopping Bledisloe Cup encounter between New Zealand and Australia in Dunedin was up there with his best performances.
It came seven days after New Zealand thrashed their rivals 42-8 in the opening Bledisloe Cup clash in Sydney and despite the improved showing, it didn't stop the Australian media wading into Michael Cheika's side.
NEW ZEALAND won the Bledisloe Cup for the 14th year in a row after beating Australia 29-9 in Wellington.
The Bledisloe Cup is contested by Australia and New Zealand in which sport?
That was the combination that was so successful in the Bledisloe Cup game in Sydney (against New Zealand) just over a month ago, so they've gone with that again and it gives them good mobility in the back-row.
The reigning champions will field 1013 caps, a total that breaks the 1000 mark for the first time, to eclipse their own milestone of 966 which they set in August for the 41-13 Bledisloe Cup triumph over Australia.
Simmons is also unavailable for the return Bledisloe Cup fixture in Auckland next week but there are no concerns he would miss the Sept.
Three second-half tries powered Australia to a win which means both the Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup will be on the line when the Wallabies face the All Blacks in the first of back-to-back clashes on August 8.
The ARU has sought Douglas's release for next month's two Bledisloe Cup Tests, followed by the World Cup in September-October.
The victory ensured the Bledisloe Cup remained in New Zealand for the 12th successive year.