Installations for the 2023 Bledisloe Cup series between the Wallabies vs All Blacks still can’t seem to be delivered. It was reported in late February that the series would be decreased from three matches to two for at minimum the following four years.
We’ll refresh this page when the apparatuses are delivered however with the Wallabies secured for a two-Test series in August against Argentina anticipate that the Bledisloe should be played after those installations.
Bledisloe Cup 2023 fixtures
The 2023 Bledisloe Cup will return to being a three-Test series, with the Wallabies set to host two matches as they look to wrestle the trophy back from the All Blacks.
However, at the bottom of the graphic, they also included dates for four Bledisloe Cup tests between the All Blacks and the Wallabies – on October 10 and 17, and November 1 and 8. this schedule confirm.
|2023 July 29||Australia vs New Zealand||Melbourne Cricket Ground||TBC||TBC|
|2023 August 05||All Blacks vs Australia||Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin||5:35pm||TBC|
How to watch the Bledisloe Cup on TV
There’s only one free-to-air option for watching the All Blacks Rugby Game edition of the Bledisloe Cup in Australia – Channel 10.
If you find yourself away from your television during either of the games, you can always stream New Zealand Rugby games live on 10 Play, Network Ten’s online platform available on desktop and to download on both mobile platforms – iOS and Android.
The All Blacks held the prize in 2021 in the wake of dominating Match 1 33-25 and following up in Game 2 with a 57-22 win. The New Zealand side finished a decisive victory with a 38-21 win in Perth.
Rugby Australia today confirmed that the Bledisloe Cup Test between the Qantas Wallabies and New Zealand that had been set down for Melbourne this year will be rescheduled for 2022.
The 2022 Test match against New Zealand will add to an exciting calendar for Victorian rugby fans with the state set to host a Test in July 2021 as well as the touring British and Irish Lions in 2025.
Rugby Australia Interim Chief Executive Rob Clarke said: “Victorians are sticking together as the state works to slow the spread of coronavirus and it’s not possible to play this match in 2020.”
“The decision to swap the All Blacks Test to 2023 is a sensible one and I thank Premier Daniel Andrews and the Victorian Government for their flexibility and support.”
“Rugby Australia will continue to support the Victorian Rugby community over the coming months.
“There is an exciting Test schedule ahead for all of our Victorian Rugby fans and I know that the Wallabies players, as well as players from around the world, are always extremely excited to play in Melbourne due to the terrific home support and the wonderful hospitality of all Victorians,” Clarke said.
The new location for the Test against New Zealand in Australia will be announced in the near future.
Wallabies fixtures 2023: Full Australian rugby union Test draw
The Wallabies fixtures are generally spread out into three groups of Tests, the July Tests, Rugby Championship (within which the Bledisloe Cup takes place), and the Spring Tour.
2023 will also see them take part in the Rugby World Cup, with the Wallabies pooled together with Wales, Fiji, Georgia and Portugal. Their first match will be against Georgia on September 10 (AEST).
A shortened three-match Rugby Championship starts with the Wallabies travelling to South Africa to face the Springboks on July 8, before returning home to take on Argentina.
The schedule then sees the Bledisloe Cup fixtures played back-to-back with the Wallabies hosting the All Blacks at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday July 29.
The iconic venue has only hosted just three Tests in the past, the last time back in 2007 where the Wallabies defeated New Zealand 20-15 in front of nearly 80,000 spectators.
The team will then cross the ditch and run out at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin for the return clash on August 5, hoping to get their hands on the Bledisloe Cup for the first time since 2002.
2023 Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup Fixtures
Wallabies v South Africa, 5:05pm SAST/1:05am AEST, Saturday 8 July at Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria
Wallabies v Argentina, 7:45pm AEST, Saturday 15 July at CommBank Stadium, Sydney
Wallabies v New Zealand, 7:45pm AEST, Saturday 29 July at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Wallabies v New Zealand, 2:35pm NZST/12:35pm AEST Saturday 5 August at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin