Bledisloe Cup

Wallabies end All Blacks' winning run with 18-all draw

Australia's Pat McCabe (front) is tackled by New Zealand's Liam Messam during the Bledisloe Cup match in Brisbane. Photo: AP

Dan Carter narrowly missed a drop goal after the final siren as the Wallabies ended the All Blacks' winning run with a fighting 18-18 try-less draw in the final Bledisloe Cup test yesterday.

Sunday, 21 October, 2012, 1:50am

'We'll do our best to beat invincible All Blacks,' says Wallabies skipper

Nathan Sharpe

Wallabies skipper Nathan Sharpe is unbowed by New Zealand's formidable winning run and said the All Blacks were beatable in today's third and final Bledisloe Cup test in Brisbane.

The All Blacks have strung together 16 straight victories against all-comers and are one Test win away from joining the 1969 All Blacks and 1998 South African Springboks with 17 successive victories.

20 Oct 2012 - 3:39am

New Zealand try to equal most consecutive wins mark tomorrow

Bledisloe Cup 2008 in Hong Kong Stadium.

The all-conquering New Zealand All Blacks will equal the most number of consecutive wins by a major test-playing nation if they down Australia in Brisbane in the final Bledisloe Cup match of the season tomorrow.

19 Oct 2012 - 2:21am

Short Sport, October 14, 2012

Armstrong scandal claims more victims

14 Oct 2012 - 2:36am

Deans under pressure after latest Aussie misfire

Australia coach Robbie Deans

Australia's failure to regain the Bledisloe Cup from New Zealand has upped the pressure on under-fire coach Robbie Deans and raised questions as to whether he will see out his contract.

The Wallabies were humbled 22-0 by the world champions at Eden Park in Auckland, continuing their run of losses at the ground stretching back to 1986.

27 Aug 2012 - 5:28am

HKRFU to name manager next month

The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union will appoint a new general manager next month after a worldwide search resulted in more than 100 applicants. John Jackson was formerly the general manager, but after he fulfilled a short-term contract his position was left open after he left last year. Former executive director Robert Knight was let go last September, less than a year into his job.

15 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Alvin Sallay

Here's a theological question to start the day. Is it a coincidence the word D-E-V-I-L read backwards is 'Lived'? Should we live our lives to the utmost, or should we think of the hereafter and spend our time cloistered in a church, mosque, synagogue, temple or other places of worship praying for forgiveness? Should we live for the day, or should we save ourselves for the day of judgment?

7 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Fans show healthy appetite for the game

The signs are too hard to ignore, something special is going on this weekend. I tried to get a slice of pizza and a beer on Friday afternoon in Central only to be told by the proprietor of the pizzeria that he was out of stock. 'You're out?' I asked. 'Yeah, I got no food left, nothing at all,' he said. 'Totally caught me by surprise.'

31 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Pilots prepare for touchdown at stadium

When you're used to being in the pointy end of the plane with the best view, it stands to reason you want a decent seat at the Bledisloe with your mates. That's why Airbus 330 captain Darren Kefford and a posse of pilots booked a private box.

31 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Mother's passion for the game becomes a real family affair

Hong Kong brings out the best in some people. They change their hair, they change what they do on weekends, they take on new friends and new pastimes.

31 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

All part and parcel of the game

Their livery may be yellow and red, but they are a 'white knight' in Hong Kong rugby circles. With the match at the cross-roads because of poor ticket sales and the drums banging in New Zealand to move the game to Twickenham, DHL stepped up to the plate.

30 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

God's own game

Actor and winemaker Sam Neill has lived on both sides of the ditch, but when it comes to rugby, his foot is firmly planted in New Zealand. Last time he was here for the Bledisloe with his local wine agent, Lillian Haynes, at Wine 'N' Things. When not making films, he makes wine at his vineyard in Otago, Two Paddocks, which is available in ThreeSixty and Olivers.

29 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Australia-NZ rugby clash in HK won't be aired live on television

Tomorrow's Bledisloe Cup rugby union international between New Zealand and Australia, to be played at the Hong Kong Stadium, will not be shown live on television in the city, to boost ticket sales.

29 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Talented Wallabies must learn how to close the deal, says Herbert

It's all in the mind, says Dan Herbert, on the art of winning, which seems to have deserted his beloved Wallabies against the All Blacks.

'What we lack right now is the mental toughness. I believe the All Blacks have the mental edge over us, they have the belief,' says Herbert, a member of Wallaby team who won the 1999 World Cup.

24 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Ready to reel in the biggest fish of all

Graham Henry alludes to dreams of fishing and maybe the one that got away.

Freud might have a field day with those dreams for, perhaps subconsciously, it might just be that the All Blacks coach is pining for the World Cup which slipped his grasp last time, and which has eluded rugby-mad New Zealand's embrace since the inaugural tournament in 1987.

24 Oct 2010 - 12:00am