ABs v Wallaby Bledisloe Cup 2109 in Perth : The day we have all been awaiting is upon us with the Qantas Wallabies taking on the All Blacks in the first Bledisloe Cup match of 2019. In front of their home crowd the Wallabies will be out to get this years Bledisloe Cup campaign off to a winning start. Click here for live streaming Rugby on any device
Make your own way to Optus Stadium this afternoon for the match. We suggest to leave early and allow plenty of time to get to the ground as public transport can be get busy on game day.
Test 1 – ABs v Wallaby
Where: Optus Stadium, Perth
When: Saturday 10 August, 2019
Kick off time: 5:45pm AWST
Following the match make your way to your hotel or for those wanting to head out why not make your way to the suburb of Northbridge where you will find an array of small bars, pubs and clubs.
See the Qantas Wallabies take on the All Blacks in Rugby’s ultimate rivalry. One of the biggest events in world sport, the Bledisloe Cup, will be played at Optus Stadium to an expected sell-out crowd.
Experience the excitement of this epic trans-Tasman battle live in Perth for the first time! This will be the only time the Wallabies and All Blacks play each other on Australian soil in 2019.
There are approximately 2000 tickets left for Perth’s first Bledisloe, to be held at the 60,000-seat Optus Stadium, after tickets went on sale to the public last Friday.
After a tumultuous past 18 months, with the axing of the Western Force from Super Rugby, there was a school of thought that fans could opt against turning out for the Test.
RUGBY BLEDISLOE CUP
- Wallabies vs All Blacks , Perth
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Perth’s Bledisloe hosting duties come with the refurbishment of ANZ Stadium getting underway in 2019, expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
The past two WA Tests have been held at nib Stadium, with the Wallabies vs South Africa attracting 17,528 in 2017 and the Wallabies vs Pumas drawing in a crowd of 16,202.
Previous to that Australia’s Tests in Perth were generally played at Subiaco Oval, with a 2005 Test against the Springboks drawing 43,278 – the highest crowd for a Test in WA.
Next year’s Perth Test will be one of just two Wallabies home games ahead of the Rugby World Cup, with a Brisbane Test against the Pumas the only other international in Australia.
Brisbane is locked in to host the third Bledisloe in 2020, while Melbourne is reportedly set to host the other Australian home Bledisloe that year as ANZ’s refurbishment conitnues.