He Saturday at 11:50 p.m. (Argentine time) will see the faces New Zealand and Australia again for the Bledisloe Cup. After the tie in Wellington at 16 points with an exciting finale, tickets for the next date are sold alone. NZ Rugby reported that it already has 40,000 tickets sold out of the 47,000 it put on sale for Sunday’s game.
NZR Rugby and Professional Performance General Manager Chris Lendrum said that the return of rugby after such a long absence was a timely boost for rugby. “It was fantastic to see so many fans on the court in Wellington for the first game in over a year, and after such an exciting game the interest has gone to another level. We are now looking forward to taking this test to New Zealand’s largest city and with over 40,000 tickets sold, it is shaping up to be a special occasion. “
Eden Park, which will be temporarily renamed Coopers Catch Park for the game as an All Blacks partner gifted the rights to the stadium name to Coopers Catch during the week in support of a small family-run fish and chip shop which was severely affected by COVID-19. The All Blacks have not lost to Australia at that stadium since 1986.