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  1. Sport - Rugby

    HK to host Bledisloe Cup showdown

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Australia and New Zealand to clash at Hong Kong Stadium in world first The 2008 Bledisloe Cup will be played over four matches, three as part of the annual Tri-Nations series ... of a game to Hong Kong on an annual basis.' The All Blacks are the holders of the Bledisloe Cup- which was in Hong Kong yesterday- and will start as favourites when the series gets under way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/628570/hk-host-bledisloe-cup-showdown
  2. Sport - Rugby

    Wallabies face mission impossible

    Posted Mar 09th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... tough as it is, just got harder with the announcement this week that the last match in this year's Bledisloe Cup will be played in Hong Kong on November 1. Deans is coach of the Australian ... to bring the Bledisloe Cup to Hong Kong is not altruistic. It is in our commercial interests to grow the game in Asia.' Having successfully guided Australia into the Asian football family, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/629244/wallabies-face-mission-impossible
  3. Sport - Rugby

    A trophy reflecting all the passion and pride

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Bledisloe Cup has been the symbol of trans-Tasman rugby since 1931 when it was donated by the governor-general of New Zealand, Lord Bledisloe. Australia believe the trophy was first contested in 1931, while New Zealand contend it was in 1932. Archive material is not definitive. Once played irregularly every few years, Bledisloe Cup matches now happen annually, and include ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/658510/trophy-reflecting-all-passion-and-pride
  4. Runaway winner inspires skippers

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Rival Bledisloe Cup captains Stirling Mortlock and Richie McCaw were inspired by the dominance of last night's runaway Sha Tin winner Lucky Quality, though neither ... Blacks in Saturday's encounter, McCaw told his Aussie counterpart to look at the scoreboard- the New Zealanders have the Bledisloe Cup safely wrapped up for 2008. Jockey Club vice-chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658239/runaway-winner-inspires-skippers
  5. Sport - Rugby

    Rugby chiefs approve NZ-Australia match in HK

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The International Rugby Board (IRB) has approved the staging of a New Zealand-Australia test match in Hong Kong this year, paving the way for the teams' first offshore meeting outside of a World Cup. Officials from the two countries' rugby unions arrive in Hong Kong next week to iron out details of the one-off international match, to be held in October. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/624400/rugby-chiefs-approve-nz-australia-match-hk
  6. NZ win won't devalue HK Bledisloe Cup game

    Posted Sep 15th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The 2008 Bledisloe Cup might be safely locked up in New Zealand for one more year, but Hong Kong chief Trevor Gregory is convinced the historic encounter between the All ... sport,' said Gregory, chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. 'It would have been great if the Bledisloe Cup was still alive, but even though it has been decided, it doesn't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/652710/nz-win-wont-devalue-hk-bledisloe-cup-game
  7. It's a whole new ballgame for sponsors of Bledisloe Cup

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... the Bledisloe Cup has had rolling around town the last few days. To get the ball rolling (so to speak) on the upcoming Aussies-versus-Kiwis challenge at Hong Kong Stadium on November 1, sponsor ANZ has ... in the 15-a-side match, as this will be the first time New Zealand's All Blacks and Australia's Wallabies have faced off in Asia and the first time the Bledisloe Cup will have been contested ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657172/its-whole-new-ballgame-sponsors-bledisloe-cup
  8. HK's Bledisloe Cup clash nears sell-out

    Posted Aug 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Just over a 1,000 tickets for the general public are still available for the 2008 ANZ Hong Kong Bledisloe Cup, according to Hong Kong Rugby Football Union executive director Allan Payne. The 10,000 tickets allocated for the Hong Kong public went on sale last Monday and after an initial flurry on the first day, when 6,000 were snapped up, it has slowed down. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647638/hks-bledisloe-cup-clash-nears-sell-out
  9. Bledisloe battles 'all about passion'

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... different scenario on the pitch. 'Don't think for a second that there was any lack of passion out there today,' Mortlock said. 'It was no different than any other Bledisloe Cup ... at least, it was a game that never really got out of second gear. With the Bledisloe Cup already in New Zealand's safe keeping, it seemed to take the edge out of the confrontation. Seeing All ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658654/bledisloe-battles-all-about-passion
  10. So long Sevens, now bring on the Bledisloe

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... in the year- November 1 to be precise- when Hong Kong will host a historic fourth and final game of this year's Bledisloe Cup series between the southern hemisphere rivals. 'They will go ... will be the first time a Bledisloe Cup game has been played at a neutral venue. 'The feeling in New Zealand at the moment is that we have too much rugby down there anyway,' said Pearce. 'It ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631959/so-long-sevens-now-bring-bledisloe

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