2019 Rugby Championship



  • Only 2 home games next year in the shortened Rugby Championship in a RWC year.

    All Blacks v South Africa, Westpac Stadium, Wellington 27 July 2019
    All Blacks v Australia, Eden Park, Auckland 17 August 2019*

    *Double-header with Black Ferns v Australia

    http://www.allblacks.com/News/33438/2019-test-match-venues-confirmed



  • I'm gunna make both of those, I hope



  • Am surprised they didn't switch the venues. Boks must surely be bigger crowd puller at the moment.



  • @majorrage said in 2019 Rugby Championship:

    Am surprised they didn't switch the venues. Boks must surely be bigger crowd puller at the moment.

    Bled is always a big crowd and it's nice to keep the Wallabies EP hoodoo going for another year



  • I hope there is just the one Bledisloe test next year. A winner takes all game would add some excitement.



  • @sparky said in 2019 Rugby Championship:

    I hope there is just the one Bledisloe test next year. A winner takes all game would add some excitement.

    Article says test in Perth the weekend prior to Eden Park test. Can't find any information re: other fixtures to see if they are going with a 3 or 4 round tournament for TRC, but imagine if it is 3 rounds the Auckland test is the "extra" Bledisloe.



  • We've not exactly been great the games before RWC recently, and if the timing is same as last cup, it'll be ABs B team to take on the wallas. So could be a good close game!



  • @sparky said in 2019 Rugby Championship:

    I hope there is just the one Bledisloe test next year. A winner takes all game would add some excitement.

    Nah. I don't want them to even get a sniff of the giant cup. Continue to humiliate them - I haven't forgotten those nail biters when the pricks were actually quite good.



  • Two games: One to wrap up the Bled for another year. One to lose and give them a false sense of security as they "win" the Rugby Championship.

    Meanwhile everyone else focuses on the RWC.



  • @rotated said in 2019 Rugby Championship:

    Can't find any information re: other fixtures to see if they are going with a 3 or 4 round tournament for TRC, but imagine if it is 3 rounds the Auckland test is the "extra" Bledisloe.

    Usually only 3 RC games each in a RWC year so the ABs will be playing Arg away. Two teams will have 2 home games and the other 2 only 1 home game.



  • @bovidae said in 2019 Rugby Championship:

    @rotated said in 2019 Rugby Championship:

    Can't find any information re: other fixtures to see if they are going with a 3 or 4 round tournament for TRC, but imagine if it is 3 rounds the Auckland test is the "extra" Bledisloe.

    Usually only 3 RC games each in a RWC year so the ABs will be playing Arg away. Two teams will have 2 home games and the other 2 only 1 home game.

    I was looking for a full RC 2019 fixture list but cannot find one, Super Sport say the All Blacks play Argentina away next year, and the Auckland Bledisloe is not the RC one. The RC one is the Perth Bledisloe (which is already sold out!).

    So the All Blacks have only 1 home RC Test in 2019 (vs SA) as they did in 2015, I would have thought they might have swapped it around.



  • @unite That's correct. Australia will play the Springboks at home, so they'll have two RC home games.



  • So this is the schedule that I can piece together?

    Rugby Championship 2019

    Argentina v All Blacks (Date?)
    South Africa v Australia (Date?)

    Wallabies v Argentina, Suncorp Stadium Brisbane 27th July Brisbane
    All Blacks v South Africa, Westpac Stadium, Wellington 27 July

    Wallabies v All Blacks, Perth Stadium 10th August
    South Africa v Argentina (or vice versa, location?) 10th August

    2nd Bledisloe 2019

    All Blacks v Australia, Eden Park, Auckland 17 August 2019



  • @unite said in 2019 Rugby Championship:

    So the All Blacks have only 1 home RC Test in 2019 (vs SA) as they did in 2015, I would have thought they might have swapped it around.

    I think you will find the draw will be the opposite of what it was in 2015. The ABs played SA in Jo'burg that year so this time have a home game. We only had 1 home RC game that year too so get 2 home games in 2019.

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  • New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew today revealed details of the additional Test match fixture on the All Blacks’ 2019 calendar. The match will be played at FMG Stadium, Waikato, on Saturday 7 September, at 2.35pm. It will be a hit-out for the Rugby World Cup 2019 squad, and it will be the first All Blacks Test match in Hamilton since 2016.

    http://www.allblacks.com/News/33487/all-blacks-to-play-tonga-in-hamilton-in-2019



  • @bovidae Good idea. They will need a warm up before the crucial first pool game against the Springboks.



  • @sparky As long as there are no injuries on the eve of their departure. I was at the Harlequins (ABs in disguise) vs Waikato game in 1995 when Zinny got injured.



  • @bovidae said in 2019 Rugby Championship:

    @sparky As long as there are no injuries on the eve of their departure. I was at the Harlequins (ABs in disguise) vs Waikato game in 1995 when Zinny got injured.

    I sure as hit hope you're not going along next September.

    That said, I've emailed the lads that we roady down with. Hamilton is always a good day out - a proper rectangular stadium in NZ is awesome, and worth a trip to





  • Not sure where else to post this, but the silence about the All Blacks camps has been deafening, with NZR not giving any dates of when the camps take place at all.

    However, Scott Barrett was interviewed yesterday, and he was asked what he did during his week off. He said he'd been back home to Taranaki to see the family. The reporter then asked whether he saw his Hurricanes broters as well, and he said he didn't, because they were in camp.

    So there was a North Island camp last week. Still no clue about the others though.


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