The Bledisloe Cup 2018
The Bledisloe Cup is one of Rugby Union's great quirks, like England and Scotland's Calcutta Cup, this is a tournament within a tournament. Every year the Wallabies (Australia) and the All Blacks (New Zealand) take each other on in a three-match series, two of these matches also count towards the annual Rugby Championship. New Zealand has dominated the series in recent years, in fact Australia hasn't won The Bledisloe Cup since 2002, yet this has not lessened the competitiveness, passion and excitement that this competition brings. The 2018 Bledisloe Cup will also feature a match in Japan as excitement starts to build before the 2019 World Cup. Many see this as a gamble by the All Blacks as they throw away the chance to play in New Zealand. Whatever happens, you can be there at the Bledisloe Cup in Sydney, Auckland or Japan. Buy Bledisloe Cup 2018 tickets here at StubHub.
The Bledisloe Cup 2018: Who Will Win?
The Bledisloe Cup has long since been a point of hot contention between Australia and New Zealand, and with StubHub offering Bledisloe Cup tickets, you can experience all the best rugby in person at the stadium. The All Blacks have been the dominant force in recent Bledisloe cup history, taking the trophy home for the 15th year in a row in 2017. However, Australia is desperate to put an end to this generation of dominance. Will 2018 be the year that the All Blacks relinquish their hold at the top of the Rugby Union world rankings? With England, Ireland and Australia all breathing down the Kiwi's neck, this year may see Australia finally regain the Bledisloe Cup.
Who will emerge victorious as the champion for the 2018 Bledisloe Cup? As always, it’s going to be close and the best way to find out is by grabbing your Bledisloe cup tickets and seeing the action from the stands as two of world rugby's great sides battle it out.
The Bledisloe Cup results
In total, New Zealand have won The Bledisloe Cup 45 times since the tournament was first competed in the 1930s. The 2017 Bledisloe Cup matches were, even by the high standards set by these two great rugby union teams, extremely competitive. Game 1 was a try-fest as the All Blacks swept aside Australia 54-34. Game 2 was a much closer, hard-fought match, and the All Blacks somehow managed to find a way past the Wallabies and won 35-29. There was some redemption for the Aussies in 2017 as they won a pulsating encounter at Lang Park 23-18, in the process ending a seven-game losing streak against New Zealand. If you're not sure how to buy The Bledisloe Cup tickets fear not, here at StubHub we have a range of Bledisloe Cup tickets for you to choose from.