The Bledisloe Cup Tickets
Only Giants Fight for The Bledisloe Cup
Australia and New Zealand are two of the biggest powerhouses in international rugby, each having won the world cup on more than one occasion. See them go head to head as they play for this prestigious title, with The Bledisloe Cup tickets now available to buy and sell via StubHub!
The Biggest Argument in the History of Rugby?
Since the 1930s, Australia and New Zealand have competed in the Bledisloe Cup. The exact occurrence of the first ever Bledisloe Cup game is hotly disputed. The Wallabies claim it was a one-off match held at central Auckland's Eden Park in 1931, whereas the All Blacks reckon it all began in 1932 during the team's tour of Australia that year. To add to the mix, notes taken from a New Zealand union management meeting record Lord Bledisloe, a British-born colonial Governor-General of New Zealand, wishing to establish a cup for the two sides to play for after the game in 1931! Nevertheless, it was around this time that the contest was formed and has ever since played a significant role in the rivalry between the two nations, which remains hot as ever to this day. No matter whether the host be Lang Park, Brisbane, Westpac Stadium in Wellington or Yokohama's Nissan Stadium, you will always be able to feel the tension as the players walk out onto the pitch. It's truly like nothing else, and you can be there thanks to StubHub, with The Bledisloe Cup tickets available to buy and sell now!
Contributing to the Growth of World Rugby Union
The format of The Bledisloe Cup has altered numerous times over the years, from being a one-off match to a three or sometimes four-game series. The majority of games have taken place in New Zealand and Australia's larger cities, although recent times have seen a shift towards Asia in an attempt to promote the sport on the continent. The fourth and potentially deciding game of the 2008 Bledisloe Cup, for example, was held in Hong Kong, bringing in a crowd of 39,000 people. The following year, Tokyo hosted another deciding game, generating significant interest and healthy financial reward for each union. New Zealand have so far been the dominant force, winning the cup for the 47th time in 2018, miles ahead of Australia's 12 successful years. There's always time to catch up, as The Bledisloe Cup remains a prominent fixture in rugby union, not just in Australia and New Zealand, but around the world. Make sure you buy and sell The Bledisloe Cup tickets through StubHub. They're available now, so don't miss out!
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