Australia vs New Zealand: Live stream, TV channel, team news and kick-off time for Bledisloe Cup clash


AUSTRALIA and New Zealand are set to add another chapter to their fierce rivalry this Thursday with some Bledisloe Cup action.

Rugby fans are used to seeing the All Blacks dominate this prestigious tournament as they have won 49 of a possible 62 series played.

New Zealand clinched the trophy in 2021


New Zealand clinched the trophy in 2021Credit: EPA
Australia were annihilated by South Africa in their recent outing


Australia were annihilated by South Africa in their recent outingCredit: Getty

But some poor performances from New Zealand has seen the title race been blown wide open this year.

And the Wallabies have a good chance of securing some silverware as they go into this mouth-watering game with the 2021 champions in deadlock.

However, they’ll need to play much better than their last game if they want to receive some joy as the Wallabies were dismantled by South Africa 24-8.

What time does Australia vs New Zealand kick off?

  • Australia entertain bitter rivals New Zealand on Thursday, September 15.
  • The Bledisloe Cup encounter is scheduled to kick-off at 10:45am UK time – 7:45pm local time.
  • Marvel Stadium in Docklands, Australia will be the allocated arena for this fixture and it can host around 53,359 supporters.
  • New Zealand have won the last three consecutive meetings between these two international giants.
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What TV channel will Australia vs New Zealand be on and can I live stream it?

  • Australia vs New Zealand will be broadcasted LIVE on Sky Sports Arena and Sky Sports Main Event in the UK.
  • Coverage is set to commence on both channels from 10:35am UK time – 10 minutes before kick-off.
  • Subscription members of Sky Sports have the option to stream the entire action live via the Sky Sports website or the Sky Go app.
  • The match is also available for viewers outside of the UK on Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast and Apple TV.

Team news

Australia coach Dave Rennie has made eight changes to the side for this huge encounter against New Zealand.

Noah Lolesio has been ruled out so in steps Bernard Foley for his first Test since 2019.

And the flyhalf will be joined by Jake Gordon, David Porecki, Jed Holloway, Rob Leota, Andrew Kellaway, Folau Fainga and Nic White.

Meanwhile, Ian Foster has only decided to make a slight reshuffle to his front line.

The All Blacks head coach has chosen captain Sam Cane to lead the front line, Scott Barrett replaces the injured Shannon Frizell while Hoskins Sotutu is expected to feature in the No.8 role.

Latest odds

  • Australia to win 4/1
  • Draw 22/1
  • New Zealand to win 1/5

*Odds courtesy of Betfair are correct at time of publishing


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