Can the Wallabies build on their impressive showing in Game 1 and conquer the All Blacks on Kiwi soil for the first time in nearly two decades when the two sides collide on Sunday?
New Zealand vs Australia free Bledisloe Cup tips, predictions and preview – the All Blacks had won their last 22 home games against the Wallabies before last week’s draw in Game 1…
Bledisloe Cup Tips
Bledisloe Cup 2nd Test Match Details
🗓 Date: Sunday October 18
⏰ Time: 2.00pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Eden Park, Wellington
All Blacks vs Wallabies Head to Head (last five matches)
- 11/10/20: New Zealand 16-16 Australia
- 17/8/19: New Zealand 36-0 Australia
- 10/8/19: Australia 47-26 New Zealand
- 27/10/18: New Zealand 37-20 Australia
- 25/8/18: New Zealand 40-12 Australia
Bledisloe Cup Teams
Check back here later when the teams for Game 2 are announced.
Bledisloe Cup Tips & Predictions
Australia were hugely unlucky to come away with a 16-16 draw with New Zealand in last week’s Bledisloe Cup opener at Sky Stadium and will be determined to produce another big performance on Sunday at Eden Park in Wellington.
However, the Wallabies will be aware that the last time they played well against the All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup, they were blown off the park in the following game. Australia prevailed 47-26 in Perth last year before being thumped by a 36-0 scoreline at Eden Park seven days later.
Needing to win two of the last three matches to reclaim the Bledisloe Cup, the Wallabies really could have used a boost from Game 1, but unfortunately Reece Hodge couldn’t convert an injury-time penalty. It was eerily similar to that of John Eales successful strike in 2001, which was the last time the Australians beat New Zealand on Kiwi soil.
Now the Wallabies visit a venue they haven’t beaten the All Blacks at since 1986.
New Zealand rarely play poorly in back-to-back games, and although they will likely still be missing Beauden Barrett, they are expected to bounce back strongly and deliver a statement performance.
It’s unlikely the All Blacks will be tempted into mass changes following the draw in Game 1. The pressure is on for the hosts, but it would be a big shock if the Wallabies were to make this game competitive, let alone win.
All Blacks vs Wallabies Stats
- New Zealand have won 47 of their 67 matches vs Australia since 1992
- New Zealand had won their last 22 matches at home vs Australia since 2001 before last week’s draw
- Australia haven’t beaten New Zealand at Eden Park since 1986
- New Zealand are ranked second in the world, while Australia are ranked seventh
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