New Zealand Rugby & Travel info for Rugby Championship, Rugby World Cup, Bledisloe Cup, Super Rugby, ITM Cup and more. Photo: Tourism New Zealand New Zealand Rugby & Travel info for Rugby Championship, Rugby World Cup, Bledisloe Cup, Super Rugby, ITM Cup and more. Photo: Tourism New Zealand

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BLEDISLOE CUP RUGBY
Rugby's Bledisloe Cup is contested between Australia's Wallabies and New Zealand's All Blacks every year. It is the epitome of International Rugby rivalry.

Bledisloe Cup Rugby




The All Blacks won the Bledisloe Cup in 2016, for the 14th time in a row. Congratulations yet again!

You can view the 2015 or 2016 results here.

2014 games:

16 Aug, Australia v All Blacks, Sydney (Draw 12-12)
23 Aug, All Blacks v Australia, Auckland (All Blacks won 51-20)
18 Oct, All Blacks v Australia, Brisbane (All Blacks won 41-33)

Yet again New Zealand won the Bledisloe Cup in 2014. Long time between drinks for the Aussies! Last won by Australia in 2002!

2013 games were:

7 Aug, Australia v All Blacks, Sydney, (All Blacks won 47-29)
24 Aug, All Blacks v Australia, Wellington, (All Blacks won 27-16)
19 Oct, All Blacks v Australia, Dunedin, (All Blacks won 41-33)

(these games are also part of the Rugby Championship. View full games schedule here)

So the New Zealand All Blacks retained the Bledisloe Cup again in 2013

Australia last held the Bledisloe Cup in 2002! View past results here.

In 2006, the Bledisloe Cup was held over a 3 game series, but this reverted to a 2 game series in 2007 because of the Rugby World Cup games schedules. In the case of a drawn series, the cup is retained by the previous holder.

In 2008 the Bledisloe cup was a 4 game series, with the 4th game being held in Hong Kong in order to try to promote the game in Asia. The New Zealand All Blacks retained the Cup in 2008 & 2009, and also retained it in 2010 and 2011.

The 2009 Bledisloe Cup, as always, was an exciting series of rugby, avidly followed by fans around the rugby world. The New Zealand All Blacks were the convincing winners of the Bledisloe Cup in 2009 by winning all 4 matches. Graham Henry and his team then proved they were undisputed champions in 2010 by retaining the Cup after 2 games! They retained the Cup in 2011 as well.

The 2010 series was again a 4 game series, with the 4th game being held in Tokyo in order to encourage rugby support in Japan and Asia. If a 4 game series is a draw, the current holder of the cup retains it.

In 2011 it was a 2 game series due to the upcoming World Cup affecting schedules. 2012 was a 3 match series which the New Zealand All Blacks won (though Australia did managed to claw a draw in the last game).

Robbie Deans, ex All Black, ex winning 2008 Super 14 Crusaders coach, ex All Blacks assistant coach (with Wayne Smith for 2003 RWC), was coaching the Wallabies until 2013 when he was replaced.


For other major games, like the rest of the Rugby Championship series (previously Tri Nations), visit the Games Schedule page

Great accommodation options are available in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington for future Bledisloe Cups including hotels, motels and apartments close to the venues.

Start supporting your favourite Bledislowe Cup team by purchasing their rugby gear here!!!

For travel information about venue towns and the rest of New Zealand go to our Travel Zone pages. For information about Stadiums go to our Rugby Venues page



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