Wallabies vs All Blacks Rugby Fierce Rivalry
The fierce rivalry between Australia’s Wallabies and New Zealand’s All Blacks has been fierce over many generations and every game between them is as entertaining as it is nerve wrecking. The upcoming fixture between these two rugby powerhouses on 21st October in the Bledisloe Cup is expected to be no different. The two nations have competed in the Bledisloe Cup, named after Lord Bledisloe, since 1931.
Where To Watch
For all rugby fans, Foxtel is the broadcaster that will air the match on Fox Sports 1 including pre-match analysis and a thorough wrap up after the game. Ten Broadcasting, a free-to-air-television station, will also air the match.
- Team : Australia vs New Zealand
- Date: October 21
- Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
- Kick-off: 19:35 local (07:35 GMT)
- TV: Fox Sports, Ten
For those who prefer live streaming, the TenPlay website is the best option. You can also live stream the match on Foxtel Now.
Sky Sports is the place to be for all rugby fans in the United Kingdom with the coverage confirmed to be on Sky Sports Action.
Whether you are a Wallabies fan or an All Blacks fan, this will be a match you can’t afford to miss.
The All Blacks currently lead the world rankings with 95.52 points. They narrowly edged out South Africa’s Springboks 25-24 in a highly competitive match at the Newlands stadium in Cape Town, having written off Argentina 36-10 a week before. They have won their last ten games convincingly and their form couldn’t be any better coming into this match.
The Wallabies are third on the world rankings, five points behind second placed England and ten points behind the leaders, All Blacks. In their last outing, they overpowered Argentina 37-20 and ended in a 27-27 draw with the South Africans.
Head to Head
The All Blacks have had a much better history against their bitter rivals with the Wallabies having only defeated the All Blacks once in their last eight encounters, a 27-19 victory at the ANZ stadium in Sydney in 2015.
In their last meeting on 26th August, the All Blacks overpowered the Wallabies 37-29 in Dunedin, with the other three fixtures ending in 54-34, 37-10 and 29-9 in favor of the All Blacks. New Zealand have won 12 of these sides last 15 meetings, with Australia having won the one time in Sydney and two of these matches ending in draws.
The All Blacks are expected to make light work of their rivals on Saturday in a clash that has historically not favored the Aussies. Most people have already written off the Wallabies especially given the indomitable form the All Blacks have enjoyed this year where they gave African powerhouse, South Africa, a 57-0 thrashing and humiliated Hong Kong 121-0.
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) October 19, 2017
However, the Wallabies can still pull off a surprise and beat their rivals. During their last encounter, the Aussies almost stunned everyone when they made quick tries in succession to lead the All Blacks for the better part of the match. It looked as though they were about to pull off one of the biggest shock victories in the calendar year and turn around their fortunes in the Bledisloe Cup but a last minute try by Beauden Barrett broke the hearts of many Wallabies fans and won the game for the All Blacks 35-29.