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2021 Rugby Championship Rd.2 Australia vs New Zealand Preview

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Following a delay of a couple of weeks the Bledisloe Cup/Rugby championship match between Australia and New Zealand will go ahead on Sunday this weekend in Perth where it was originally scheduled to be held.

The rest of the rugby championship will now take place in Queensland in order to reduce the amount of travel the teams have to do to play these matches.


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Here we take a look at the match coming up on Sunday.


Australia vs New Zealand Rugby Championship Rd.2 Preview

Australia’s Wallabies have played New Zealand’s All Blacks 172 times and the Wallabies have won 45 matches, lost 119 times and drawn 8 times.

The Wallabies’ 45 wins out of 172 matches gives them a record of winning 26% of their matches against the All Blacks regardless of venue.

In the Rugby Championship, Australia’s Wallabies have played New Zealand’s All Blacks 53 times and they have won 14 matches, lost 38 times and drawn once.

This gives the Wallabies a record of winning 26% of their Rugby Championship matches against the All Blacks.

This weekend the match will be played in Perth, Australia which is home for the Wallabies.

Australia have had home advantage in 28 of the 53 matches and in those 28 home matches played on Australian soil the Wallabies have won 11 matches and lost 16

This gives the Wallabies a record of winning 39% of their Rugby Championship matches against the All Blacks at home in Australia.

The average score when the Wallabies play the All Blacks at home is Australia 23 New Zealand 28.

New Zealand have won four of the last five matches against Australia.

Australia overall record against New Zealand
Played 172, won 45, lost 119, drawn 8

Australia overall record against New Zealand in the Rugby Championship
Played 53, won 14, lost 38, drawn 1

Australia’s winning percentage against New Zealand in the Rugby Championship = 26 %

The Bookies have given Australia an 18 point start for this Match – with an offer of up to $200 in Bonus bets.

All-time average score: Australia 14 New Zealand 22.

Last five results
New Zealand 57 – 22 Australia at Auckland 14/08/2021
New Zealand 33 – 25 Australia at Auckland 07/08/2021
Australia 24 – 22 New Zealand at Brisbane 07/11/2020
Australia 5 – 43 New Zealand at Sydney 31/10/2020
New Zealand 27 – 7 Australia at Auckland 18/10/2020

Match: Australia v New Zealand
Date: Sunday 5 September
Venue: Optus Stadium, Perth
Kick-Off local: 14:00 local AWST
Referee: Damon Murphy
Assistant Ref 1:Jordan way
Assistant Ref 2: Graham Cooper
TMO : Brett Cronan

Teams

Australia

15 Tom Banks, 14 Andrew Kellaway, 13 Len Ikitau, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Noah Lolesio, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Rob Valetini, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Lachlan Swinton, 5 Matt Philip, 4 Darcy Swain, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 James Slipper

Replacements: 16 Lachlan Lonergan, 17 Angus Bell, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Izack Rodda, 20 Pete Samu, 21 Nic White, 22 Reece Hodge, 23 Jordan Petaia

New Zealand

15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Will Jordan, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 David Havili, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Ardie Savea (c), 7 Dalton Papalii, 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 George Bower

Replacements: 16 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 17 Karl Tu’inukuafe, 18 Angus Ta’avao, 19 Tupou Vaa’i, 20 Ethan Blackadder, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Damian McKenzie, 23 George Bridge

 

 


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