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Bledisloe I 2022

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Nathan Sharpe (72)
SMH is reporting that Bledisloe I will be played on Thursday 15 September so as not to clash with an AFL preliminary final on the originally-scheduled Saturday 17th.
 

Dan54

Rod McCall (65)
SMH is reporting that Bledisloe I will be played on Thursday 15 September so as not to clash with an AFL preliminary final on the originally-scheduled Saturday 17th.
Oh that's the reason, I thought it may of been a typo with the date.
 

Marce

Banned
Is going to take place at Marvel Stadium, isn't it? Any idea of where's is going to take place the second test against Springboks? Maybe at ANZ stadium? Now known as Accor stadium or Home Bush stadium so as not to confuse
 

KevinO

Greg Davis (50)
Is going to take place at Marvel Stadium, isn't it? Any idea of where's is going to take place the second test against Springboks? Maybe at ANZ stadium? Now known as Accor stadium or Home Bush stadium so as not to confuse
Adelaide Oval got the springboks test
 

Tex

John Thornett (49)
I've seen how good and bad Marvel can be for rugby.

The two Lions tests were all-time occasions for sport in this city. Great crowds and pulsing footy. Then there's the French test in 2014, won by us 6-0 in front of fewer than 20k fans.

I'd almost prefer to pay a bit more per ticket and get a capacity crowd at AAMI Park. The atmosphere there is fantastic and sight lines are superior from all seats, but the lure of a Marvel sellout chance is hard to ignore for administrators.
 

Adam84

Andrew Slack (58)
Is going to take place at Marvel Stadium, isn't it? Any idea of where's is going to take place the second test against Springboks? Maybe at ANZ stadium? Now known as Accor stadium or Home Bush stadium so as not to confuse

Sydney Test is set to take place at the new SFS, if its opened by then. probably why its still TBC
 

Adam84

Andrew Slack (58)
SMH is reporting that Bledisloe I will be played on Thursday 15 September so as not to clash with an AFL preliminary final on the originally-scheduled Saturday 17th.

apparently broadcasters both sides of the ditch are happy with this as well..

Nine have a NRL finals on the Saturday night, which would have meant either the Wallabies or NRL Finals getting bumped to GEM. The loser in that battle was always going to be Rugby Union.
 

Marce

Banned
Adelaide Oval got the springboks test
There are 2 tests against Boks in OZ. First one in Adelaide and the second one to be confirmed:

Wallabies v Argentina, Saturday August 6 at Estadio Malvinas, Mendoza

Wallabies v Argentina, Saturday August 13 at Estadio del Bicentenario, San Juan

Wallabies v South Africa, Saturday August 27 at Adelaide Oval

Wallabies v South Africa, Saturday September 3 at venue TBC in New South Wales


Wallabies v New Zealand, Thursday September 15 at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne

Wallabies v New Zealand, Saturday September 24 at Eden Park, Auckland
 

Marce

Banned
Sydney Test is set to take place at the new SFS, if its opened by then.
Home Bush is too big for almost any test. Only the ABs can get a decent crowd there and probably the Pommies, the other big enemy. It would be better to play against England there, I think there are more Europeans living in Sydney than South Africans
 
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Adam84

Andrew Slack (58)
Home Bush is too big for almost any test. Only the ABs can get a decent crowd there and probably the Pommies, the other big enemy. It would be better to play against England there, I think that are more Europeans living in Sydney than South Africans
Homebush is absolutely garbage for rectangular sports anyway, ill boycott any game there unless its a one-off like Lions Tour or RWC
 

Marce

Banned
Homebush is absolutely garbage for rectangular sports anyway, ill boycott any game there unless its a one-off like Lions Tour or RWC
That's sure. It used to be worst with the old design. The NSW Government has a plan to rebuild to something similar to the Cardiff stadium. I have not idea what happened to that. Probably is too expensive and no makes sense
 

Adam84

Andrew Slack (58)
That's sure. It used to be worst with the old design. The NSW Government has a plan to rebuild to something similar to the Cardiff stadium. I have not idea what happened to that. Probably is too expensive and no makes sense
NRL campaigned against it and demanded the money be spread out across suburban stadiums like Manly, Penrith and Cambletown
 

RebelYell

Trevor Allan (34)
I've seen how good and bad Marvel can be for rugby.

The two Lions tests were all-time occasions for sport in this city. Great crowds and pulsing footy. Then there's the French test in 2014, won by us 6-0 in front of fewer than 20k fans.

I'd almost prefer to pay a bit more per ticket and get a capacity crowd at AAMI Park. The atmosphere there is fantastic and sight lines are superior from all seats, but the lure of a Marvel sellout chance is hard to ignore for administrators.
I wish we were talking MCG for the Bledisloe with 70,000+ - this game will go a long way to deciding what Tests Melbourne gets over the coming years, and at the RWC
 

Rebel man

Dick Tooth (41)
Don’t like marvel as the venue, it’s a terrible ground a lot of Melburnian’s hate it. While the ground owner/operator always gets a cut it’s an AFL owned venue so they will take a decent slice of the pie
 

Dctarget

David Codey (61)
Don’t like marvel as the venue, it’s a terrible ground a lot of Melburnian’s hate it. While the ground owner/operator always gets a cut it’s an AFL owned venue so they will take a decent slice of the pie
Not a fan of oval stadiums either but apart from that it's pretty well located. Easy to get to and disappear to a million and one pubs or bars afterwards.
 
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