Wellington heading towards Bledisloe Cup sellout
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With the additional seats, a total 38,000 people could watch the All Blacks in action for what could be the deciding game in the All Blacks’ bid to retain the Bledisloe Cup.
Wellington will host the first of the New Zealand fixtures in the Investec Rugby Championship with the All Blacks meeting Australia in Sydney a week prior.
All Blacks fans will be hoping their team comes away with the spoils, unlike the last time these sides met in Sydney then Wellington. The last time that happened was in 2000, when John Eales broke the hearts of All Blacks Fans all over the country with an 86th minute penalty that won them the match and the Bledisloe Cup 24-23. The All Blacks had secured a 39-35 victory in the first match in Sydney.
Wellington Rugby Football Union CEO, James Te Puni added, “Bledisloe Cup Tests are always great clashes and there have been some epic encounters in Wellington. John Eales’ penalty win in 2000 is sewed into my memory, I’m looking forward to the same intensity, with hopefully an All Blacks victory this time round.”
Fans can be reassured it isn’t all bad history between these two in Wellington. The last time these two sides met here was in 2009 and that night local stars Cory Jane and Ma’a Nonu helped the team prevail 33-6 over the visitors.
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