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  1. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Deans under pressure after latest Aussie misfire

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters Deans under pressure after latest Aussie misfire Australia's failure to regain the Bledisloe Cup from New Zealand has upped the pressure on under-fire coach Robbie Deans ... other teams when the mood takes them. The All Blacks' victory ensured they retained the Bledisloe Cup for a 10th successive season and made the third match in Brisbane, which is not part ...

  2. All part and parcel of the game

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... and the drums banging in New Zealand to move the game to Twickenham, DHL stepped up to the plate. While some might have considered it a bold move, DHL saw it as an opportunity, and the Bledisloe Cup fitted perfectly with its corporate strategy. 'The Bledisloe Cup was a natural connection for us to sponsor,' says Jerry Hsu, president of DHL Greater China. 'The spirit ...


    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... great Nick-Farr Jones has played in plenty of Bledisloe Cups and knows the passion that goes into the game. Speaking in Sydney before he flies in this week, he said: 'We're the big nation next door to the smaller one and the Bledisloe Cup stokes the fire of envy and the love-hate relationship between Aussies and Kiwis. We hate each other for 80 minutes on the pitch ...

  4. Sport - Rugby - Bledisloe Cup

    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 ...

  5. Going against the grain

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... NZ great Kirwan is fully behind the Bledisloe Cup in HK, writes Alvin Sallay Many New Zealanders might have rubbished the idea of the Bledisloe Cup being contested in Hong Kong, but former ... to a travelling circus. 'I think it is fantastic the Bledisloe Cup will be played in Hong Kong this year,' Kirwan said emphatically. 'You need high-profile games like these to lift ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Ewen McKenzie will remain Wallabies coach, says Australian Rugby Union

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 11:09pm by Reuters

    ... on Monday gave his support to besieged Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie before this weekend's Bledisloe Cup test against the All Blacks. Pulver was responding to reports that a coaching change may ... the Wallabies to next year's Rugby World Cup." McKenzie has been drawn into the tumult. Last week, he rejected rumours about his relationship with business manager Patston, who has resigned ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Boks and Ireland eye date in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... it is '90 per cent certain',' Payne said. 'We are talking to commercial agents representing both these countries right now.' Following the success of the historic Bledisloe Cup ... always said we want more top international games in Hong Kong. The Bledisloe Cup showed there is an appetite for such games here and these two teams are of the highest order,' Payne said. ...

  9. Lions visit 'likely to fill HK Stadium'

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... which faces losses of millions of dollars from hosting the Bledisloe Cup last Saturday. Charlie McEwan, a senior official involved in marketing the Lions brand, said he expected a high demand ... can expect a large group of travelling fans to turn up,' McEwan said. Only 26,000 fans turned up for the Bledisloe Cup thriller- won 26-24 by the Wallabies- at the 40,000-capacity Hong ...

  10. Union ousts Knight after less than a year in job

    Posted Sep 25th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... month's Bledisloe Cup. One view is that Knight may have rubbed the government up the wrong way over hiring charges for Hong Kong Stadium. The sacking was announced by union chairman Trevor ... that fewer than 15,000 tickets had been sold for the Bledisloe Cup match, which is just five weeks away. There has been plenty of bad publicity surrounding the All Blacks-Wallabies encounter, ...




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