Third Bledisloe Cup clash for 2014 to be held in Brisbane

Getty Images and James Mortimer     04 Dec 2013     Getty Images

In 2014, the three-Test Bledisloe series will culminate at the Wallabies’ fortress, Suncorp Stadium, in Brisbane on Saturday 18 October.

The Wallabies will again be looking to recapture the mighty Bledisloe Cup trophy next year for the first time since 2002.

The All Blacks current reign is the second longest in history, comparable only to the incredible streak established from 1951 to 1978.

The last time Australia hosted two of the three clashes, they lost 27-19 in Sydney but managed a 18-18 in Brisbane, while in 2010 the Wallabies came close again, losing a 23-22 nailbiter at ANZ Stadium.

“It’s also very exciting to have two out of the three Bledisloe Cup games on our own home soil in 2014,” Pulver added.

“We’ll have the first Bledisloe and opening match of The Rugby Championship in Sydney in August as the pinnacle event of the Bledisloe Cup Festival.

“We’d love to think that by the time we meet the All Blacks in Brisbane in October, it will be one-all between Australia and New Zealand and we’ll take hold of the Bledisloe Cup again on our own turf.”