Live stream the Bledisloe Cup decider online: All Blacks vs Wallabies at Eden Park
After a big victory in the opening rugby test, Australia will look to secure the Bledisloe Cup from New Zealand for the first time in 17-years st Eden Park.
Contested each year between Australia and New Zealand, the Bledisloe Cup is one of the most coveted trophies in world rugby. The competition was first established in the 1930s, but it's in recent decades that it has fully captured dedicated and fringe fans alike. All eyes are on the Wallabies and All Blacks to see who comes out on top.
The second test of the 2019 Bledisloe Cup, which is also the decider, is scheduled for August 17 at Eden Park, New Zealand. After trouncing the All Blacks 47-26 in the first game, the Wallabies are suddenly in with a surprise chance. A new-look team, minus Israel Falou but with added James O'Conner, played with flair and confidence in the Perth text. There is no way the All Blacks will be ambushed as easily on home turf, but the Wallabies win has put test rugby, and indeed Rugby Union in general, back on the back for fringe fans.
Australia desperately needs the victory. New Zealand has the upper hand in the Bledisloe Cup, having won 47 times. Last year, the All Blacks won all three matches convincingly. And the last of Australia's 12 Bledisloe Cup wins was recorded way back in 2002.
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Why is the 2019 Bledisloe Cup series just two test matches?
Given the quick approach of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the Bledisloe Cup will only consist of two matches in 2019. The Wallabies need to win both to lift the Cup given they are the challenger, while New Zealand only needs to win one to keep the trophy. The first game also counts towards The Rugby Championship, the annual international rugby union competition contested between Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, and South Africa. The tournament is currently in full swing.
Bledisloe second test team news: Big All Blacks changes
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. The Wallabies have had a few injury scares, but have managed to keep the winning side from the first rugby test more-or-less intact for the Bledisloe Cup decider. David Pocock had been in the running, but has not been risked. As such the only casualty is the injured Rory Arnold (hand), who has been replaced by Adam Coleman. It's good news for Australia, who have not won at Eden Park in 33 years, going back some 18 tests.
New Zealand coach Steve Hanson has made a host 0f radical changes, however. He has axed two veterans in prop Owen Franks (108 tests) and Ben Smith (79 tests). Also shown the door was winger Rieko Ioane. Relative rookies Sevu Reece and George Bridge have been drafted into the team, as well as prop Nepo Laulala. In better news for the All Blacks, Sonny Bill Williams is fit and will take his place at inside centre.
When does the Bledisloe Cup second test decider kick-off?
The first game was a huge success not just for the Wallabies, but rugby union as a whole. The historic match was the first time the Bledisloe Cup was contested in Western Australia and it drew a record crowd of over 60,000. The second test, however, takes the Wallabies into enemy territory. The famed Eden Park..
The second rugby test between New Zealand and Australia will occur on Saturday, 17 August, at Eden Park in Auckland. Coverage is scheduled to begin from 5:00pm (AEST), with kick-off at 5:35pm (AEST). Since the next best thing to being there is watching the Bledisloe Cup live, you'll be happy to know that both games will air on Network 10, Foxtel and Kayo Sports. (The latter two are ad-free!) As such, you can easily watch the second test on TV or live stream the action to your favourite device with ease.
What about the Women's rugby test: Black Ferns vs Wallaroos
The women's rugby test between New Zealand and Australia occurs on the same night as the Bledisloe Cup at Eden Park. You can tune in through Kayo Sports and Foxtel as detailed in the below comparison. The broadcast commences at 3pm (AEST). The Black Ferns won the first leg 47-10, so the Wallaroos will be out to restore some pride.
How to watch the 2019 Bledisloe Cup live
Both Network 10 and Fox Sports will broadcast the second test of the 2019 Bledisloe Cup. Fans can watch live on TV or stream the games via 10play, Foxtel Go/Now or Kayo Sports. Only Foxtel and Kayo Sports will offer replays – so if you can't watch the game live, you might be tempted to sign up for one of the services to enjoy the games on demand. With free trials readily available (see below), that shouldn't be a hassle. Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the 2019 Bledisloe Cup at Eden Park.
Watch the 2019 Bledisloe Cup on Network Ten
The Bledisloe Cup second rugby test will air live on Channel 10 and will be available to stream live via the network's streaming platform, 10Play. The platform is completely free to use. You can live stream Australia vs New Zealand on your laptop or download the app to a mobile device and watch it on the go. Replays will not be available, so you need to tune in live or jump on the Kayo Sports free trial.
Live stream the 2019 Bledisloe Cup on Kayo Sports
Kayo Sports will stream both matches of the 2019 Bledisloe Cup, with replays available on demand. The relatively new platform offers tonnes of exciting rugby content, as well as coverage of over 50 sports from all over the world. Subscribers can watch every England, Ireland and Wales Test match live on Kayo, as well as the teams in the Rugby Championship, as each gears up for the Rugby World Cup. Then, fans can catch all 48 games of the World Cup through September on Kayo Sports live and on-demand, via the Internet. There are no lock-in contracts involved.
A Basic Kayo Sports subscription costs $25/month and allows you to stream on two screens at the same time, while a Premium subscription supports three simultaneous streams for $35/month. New customers get a 14-day free trial. Kayo Sports can be accessed on PCs/Macs, smartphones and tablets, or on TV via Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, and Chromecast.
Besides exciting content, Kayo Sports offers several game-changing features, including SplitView, which enables users to watch up to four channels on the same screen simultaneously. Meanwhile, Kayo's Interactive Stats will breakdown the statistics for each match including tries, conversions, penalty goals, field goals, possession and territory percentages, penalties, plus attack, defence and kicking stats. If you're running late, the No Spoilers feature enables you to hide the score. Then, you can either stream matches from live or start at the beginning with the From Start feature.
Another appealing feature is Key Moments, which lets subscribers skip through the key highlights of a match with a click. Plus there's Kayo Minis; a condensed recap of key matchups available after play has concluded. There's plenty more, too - it's great value for money.
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Watch or live stream the 2019 Bledisloe Cup on Foxtel
If you have a Foxtel IQ subscription with the Sports channel pack, you can watch the games live on TV via Fox Sports More. Or, you can stream them to your laptop or mobile device with Foxtel Go, the app available for free to Foxtel subscribers.
The Sports channel pack is generally priced at $29/month, on top of the Entertainment pack, which is also $29/month. Foxtel IQ deals are always available, so make sure you take advantage of special promotions to cut installation costs or score discounts.
Foxtel IQ subscribers also get the iQ4, the advanced set-top-box that lets you watch content in 4K and record live TV. With the Rugby World Cup coming up, now may be the perfect time to subscribe. All matches of the tournament will be live and ad-break free during play on a dedicated Fox Sports channel, available in 4K Ultra HD for the first time. However, you'll need to pay $10 extra per month to enjoy the crisp resolution. It brings the total minimum cost up to $68/month for 12 months.
Alternatively, rugby fans can live stream the 2019 Bledisloe Cup with Foxtel Now. The service comes with no lock-in contracts and a 10-day free trial for new customers. You'll need the Sports channel pack, priced at $29/month. You can only get it if you're already subscribed to Essentials, which costs $25/month. This one comes with a mix of Pop and Lifestyle channels. Foxtel Now doesn't offer any of the cool viewing features of Kayo Sports, but does have non-sporting channels for the extra cost.
Foxtel Now is compatible with PCs/Macs, smartphones and tablets, Airplay/Chromecast, Telstra TV, Sony Android TVs, PS4, and the Foxtel Now Box.
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