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Wallabies to meet All Blacks in Japan

Wallabies to meet All Blacks in Japan

Australia's Wallabies will face New Zealand's All Blacks in Tokyo in October in only the second Bledisloe Cup match staged on neutral soil, giving Japanese fans a chance to see one of the most intense rivalries in rugby union.
The match will be played at Tokyo's 57,000-seat National Stadium on Oct. 31, organizers said in a release ahead of a news conference Tuesday. It will be the fourth match in the 2009 Bledisloe Cup series.
The match will precede Australia's European tour in November, when it takes on England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in its first Grand Slam attempt in 25 years.
Last year, the All Blacks beat the Wallabies 19-14 in Hong Kong, their first meeting on neutral soil outside the World Cup.


Updated : 2021-04-18 09:03 GMT+08:00