New Zealand All Blacks and Australia Wallabies will meet up with each other in this year’s Rugby Championship’s second game on 25th August which also counted as the Bledisloe Cup. The Wallabies will fly to the All Blacks soil after the first fight in their home turf on Sydney. The coming Saturday will be the 163rd meeting for both teams and 75th in the All Blacks home. Here check out the New Zealand vs Australia Rugby Bledisloe Cup 2018 Dates, Kickoff Times, TV Schedule.
New Zealand vs Australia Rugby Bledisloe Cup 2018 Dates
The annual Rugby Championship will start from 18th August and through the game between this two teams which will be counted as the first game of Bledisloe Cup 2018.
In the third game of this tournament, New Zealand invites the Australian Rugby at their home, the last game of the Bledisloe Cup will be held in the Neutral Venue on 26th October 2018. Let’s see the Bledisloe Cup 2018 dates
- What: New Zealand vs Australia Rugby Bledisloe Cup 2018
- When: Saturday 25th August 2018
- Kickoff: 07:35 pm (NZT), 05:35 pm (AEST)
- Where: Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
- Live TV: Sky Sports, Fox Sports
All Blacks Rugby Key Players To Watch
Job done in Sydney. Let’s do it all again in Auckland next week. 🇳🇿🇦🇺 pic.twitter.com/2HBM8Ca7uz
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) August 18, 2018
Definitely, after winning the first game by 38-13, All Blacks troops are in the top in confidence on their camp to prepare themselves for the 2nd game on the road of Bledisloe Cup 2018 vs Australia Wallabies Rugby. Dane Cole and Sony Bill Williams perhaps wear the cap in the second game.
But all eyes will be on Naholo, Ben Smith, Rico Loane, and the speed tanker Kieran Read. “They had probably dominated the first half so to get that score was crucial. The resilience of the boys was awesome,” said Kieran Read in the post-match conference.
Australia Wallabies Rugby Focused Rookies
“We need to be disappointed about this result,” said Australia Wallabies captain Michael Hooper. Really it’s a horrible experience for the Wallabies here in Sydney on last Saturday losing against the All Blacks at their home soil. Especially the second half completely succumbed them into the dark. Hooper Said, “We want to play nice, expansive rugby but to win these games you have to keep the pressure on. That second half was disappointing.”
Though it will be a minimal chance to secure a win in the coming Saturday game at the All Blacks abode, they will try their best at the field to secure the silverware.
— Qantas Wallabies (@qantaswallabies) August 18, 2018
The young debutants of the first match Ainsley and Maddocks will be the most focusing rookies in the second game as well and the Fullback Israel Folau will also the focused rookie in the second test match.
New Zealand vs Australia Rugby Prediction Bledisloe Cup 2018
“We managed one just before halftime and then after halftime, we came out and hit the boards running and that was the hard work we had put in over the last 20 minutes of the first half,” said All Blacks coach Hansen after the match. His speech denotes that how much the boys were hard working in the last game.
These crowd favorite promising rookies will secure the win again in the second game at their home venue as well. The possible score of the Saturday night game will 20-35.
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