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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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    All Blacks v Wallabies live in HK?

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... not be part of the 2008 Bledisloe Cup or Tri-Nations series. ...

  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. ...

  6. Sport - Rugby - Bledisloe Cup

    All Blacks tear Wallabies apart

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:06pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Auckland New Zealand retain Bledisloe Cup for the 12th successive year with a crushing 51-20 victory at their Eden Park fortress in Auckland All Blacks tear Wallabies apart New ... that also ensured the retention of the Bledisloe Cup. All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, who was sinbinned early in the game, scored two tries while Kieran Read, Julian Savea and Steven Luatua also ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Fierce rivals ready for crunch opener

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 10:59pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney In Sydney, New Zealand are going for a world record 18th straight test victory while the Australians are out to end their poor recent Bledisloe Cup run Fierce rivals ready for crunch opener World champions New Zealand are chasing a record-breaking 18th consecutive win while Australia want to end their Bledisloe Cup misery in Saturday's ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Australia hope Waratahs’ Super Final triumph translates into test success

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:35pm by Reuters

    ... victories over New Zealand and the return of the Bledisloe Cup for the first time since 2002. It is a tempting leap of logic. A Waratahs side packed with Wallabies pip an All Blacks-laden Canterbury ... in one of their two Tri-Nations tests against New Zealand that year. It was not enough to reclaim the Bledisloe Cup, however, and in the World Cup semi-finals a couple of months later the All ...

  9. Sport - Rugby - INTERNATIONALS

    Super-size Will Skelton adds to Australia’s weaponry

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 12:44am by Reuters

    ... Bledisloe Cup against world champions New Zealand in more than a decade. Australia secured their longest winning streak in 15 years with the series sweep of France in Sydney on Saturday and Skelton, ... the season before bracing for another tilt at winning back the Bledisloe Cup- the annual trophy contested with New Zealand. Eleven years in New Zealand hands, recapturing the Bledisloe has become ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Referee in focus for trans-Tasman rivals

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 10:29pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Auckland All Blacks and Wallabies seek to minimise giving away penalties in eagerly awaited return Bledisloe Cup clash Referee in focus for trans-Tasman rivals ... to re-establish supremacy and lock up the trans-Tasman Bledisloe Cup for the 13th year in a row. Captain Richie McCaw said the draw felt like a loss. "We want to make sure we come out and do better ...




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