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GAMES SCHEDULES & Results
Information and dates for the various major New Zealand rugby events is listed here as it becomes available.








Previous years games and results are below. Dates are NZ dates:  

Rugby Championship & Bledisloe Cup Rugby Games - Archive results

2013 games and results were:

7 Aug, Australia v All Blacks, Sydney, (All Blacks won 47-29) ***
18 Aug, South Africa v Argentina, Bloemfontein, (South Africa won 73-13)
24 Aug, All Blacks v Australia, Welligton, (All Blacks won 27-16) ***
25 Aug, Argentina v South Africa, Mendoza, (South Africa won 22-17)
07 Sep, All Blacks v Argentina, Hamilton, (All Blacks won 28-13)
07 Sep, Australia v South Africa, Brisbane, (South Africa won 38-12)
14 Sep, All Blacks v South Africa, Auckland, (All Blacks won 29-15)
14 Sep, Australia v Argentina, Perth, (Australia won 14-13)
29 Sep, South Africa v Australia, Cape Town, (South Africa won 28-8)
29 Sep, Argentina v All Blacks, La Plata, (All Blacks won 33-15)
06 Oct, South Africa v All Blacks, Johannesburg, (All Blacks won 38-27)
06 Oct, Argentina v Australia, Rosario, (Australia won 52-17)
19 Oct, All Blacks v Australia, Dunedin, (All Blacks won 41-33)***

So the All Blacks won the 2013 championship with a great win at the bastion of South African Rugby - Ellis Park. They also retained the Bledisloe Cup in 2013 yet again.

2012 games and results were:

18 August NZ All Blacks v Australia at ANZ Stadium, Sydney *** (Winners All Blacks 27-19)
18 August South Africa v Argentina at DHL Newlands South Africa (Winners South Africa 27-6)
25 August NZ All Blacks v Australia at Eden Park, Auckland *** (Winners All Blacks 22-0)
25 August South Africa v Argentina in Mendoza, Argentina (Draw 16-16)
8 September NZ All Blacks v Argentina at Westpac Stadium, Wellington (Winners All Blacks 21-5)
8 September Australia v South Africa in Perth Australia (Winners Australia 26-19)
15 September All Blacks v South Africa at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin (Winners All Blacks 21-11)
15 September Australia v Argentina in Gold Coast, Australia (Winners Australia 23-19)
29 September All Blacks v Argentina La Plata Argentina (Winners All Blacks 54-15)
29 September South Africa v Australia in Pretoria, South Africa (Winners South Africa 31-8)
6 October All Blacks v South Africa in Johannesburg South Africa (Winners All Blacks 32-16)
6 October Australia v Argentina in Rosario, Argentina (Winners Australia 25-19)
20th October NZ All Blacks vs Australia at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane (Draw 18-18) (Bledisloe Cup game only)

The New Zealand All Blacks easily won the Rugby Championship in 2012 finishing with 26 points. South Africa finished with 12 points, Australia with 12 points and Argentina with 4 points. To see how the points are allocated see the Rugby Championship page

They retained the Bledisloe Cup.

2011 games and results were:

July 23 2011 Australia v South Africa Sydney (Winners Australia 39-20)
July 30 2011 New Zealand v South Africa Wellington (Winners All Blacks 40-7)
August 6 2011 New Zealand v Australia Auckland (Winners All Blacks 30-14) ***
August 13 2011 South Africa v Australia Durban (Winners Australia 14-9)
August 20 2011 South Africa v New Zealand Port Elizabeth (Winners South Africa 18-5)
August 27 2011 Australia v New Zealand Brisbane (Winners Australia 25-20) ***

So Australia won the Tri Nations Series. But the All Blacks retained the Bledisloe Cup in 2011, as winners of the first game (the cup holder retains the cup if the series is a draw).

2010 Bledisloe Cup results were:

31 July 2010, Australia v All Blacks, Melbourne (Winners All Blacks 49-28)
07 August 2010, Australia v All Blacks, Christchurch (Winners All Blacks 20-10)
11 September 2010, Australia v All Blacks, Sydney (Winners All Blacks 23-22)
30 October 2010, Australia vs All Blacks, Hong Kong (Winners Australia 26-24)

The All Blacks therefore retained the Bledisloe Cup in 2010.
 

South Africa won the Tri Nations series in 2009. New Zealand won the Bledisloe Cup in 2009 and 2010 as well as the 2010 Tri Nations series.

Steinlager Series International Tour

2013 Results

8 June 2013 All Blacks v France at Eden Park, Auckland (All Blacks won 23-13)
16 June 2013 All Blacks v France at Rugby Park, Christchurch (All Blacks won 30-0)
22 June 2013 All Blacks v France at Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth (All Blacks won 24-9)

2012 Results

9 June 2012 All Blacks v Ireland at Eden Park, Auckland (All Blacks won 42-10)
16 June 2012 All Blacks v Ireland at Rugby League Park, Christchurch (All Blacks won 22-19)
23 June 2012 All Blacks v Ireland at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton (All Blacks won 60-0)


All Blacks Air New Zealand Northern Hemisphere Tour 2012

Games for the 2013 Northern Hemisphere Tour were:

2 November 2013 All Blacks v Japan Tokyo (All Blacks won 54-6)
9 November 2013 All Blacks v France, Paris (All Blacks won 26-19)
16 November 2013 All Blacks v England, London (All Blacks won 30-22)
24 November 2013 All Blacks v Ireland, Dublin (All Blacks won 24-22) A real nail biter!

Games for the 2012 Northern Hemisphere Tour were:

20 October 2012 All Blacks v Australia, Brisbane (Bledisloe Cup match) (Draw 18-18)
11 November 2012 All Blacks v Scotland, Edinburgh (All Blacks won 51-22)
18 November 2012 All Blacks v Italy, Rome (All Blacks won 42-10)
25 November 2012 All Blacks v Wales, Cardiff (All Blacks won 33-10)
02 December 2012 All Blacks v England, London (Huge upset! England won 38-21)


Super Rugby

2013

In 2013, six teams were chosen to compete in the final playoff games. They were the Chiefs, Bulls and Brumbies (confederation leaders) and the wildcard teams, the Reds, Cheetahs & Crusaders. The 2013 tournament started on 15th Feb and ended with the final on 3rd August 2013.

In the final, the Chiefs won the tournament for the second year running by beating the Brumbies 27-22. Well done to the Chiefs!

2012

The 2012 tournament started on 24th Feb and ended with the final on 4th August 2012 - 125 matches in total. The final was between the Durban Sharks and Waikato Chiefs. The Chiefs won their first title by 37-6. Well done the Chiefs!

2011

The Super 14 became the Super 15 in 2011 with the inclusion of the Melbourne Rebels. The 2011 final was on Saturday 9 July 2011. The Canterbury Crusaders played all of their games away from home due to earthquake damage to AMI Stadium in Christchurch. Unfortunately they lost to the Queensland Reds in the final. But a great effort anyhow. Well done, and congratulations to the Reds.  



ITM Cup (was Air New Zealand Cup) Rugby

The 2013 final was won by Canterbury against Wellington by 29 -13. This was Canterbury's 6th Provincial title.

The 2012 ITM Cup was won by Counties Manukau over Otago by 41-16

The 2011 final was on Saturday 3 September and was won by Canterbury over Waikato 12-3.

For the 2010 series this was renamed as the the ITM Cup. Canterbury won the final against Wellington by 33-13 in 2010.

Canterbury won the Air New Zealand Cup in 2009.



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Heartland Championship Rugby

The 2012 Heartland Championship started on 25th August 2012. The Meads Cup was decided on 27th October when East Coast beat Wanganui by 29-27. The Lochore Cup was won by Buller, beating Canterbury 31-28.




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