One of the biggest events in world sport, the Bledisloe Cup, will be played at the Optus Stadium to an expected sell-out crowd on August 10, 2019.
- Date for Bledisloe Cup at Optus Stadium set for August 10, 2019
- General public tickets to go on sale October 26, 2018
- Supported by the State Government through Tourism WA
General public tickets to the highly anticipated event will go on sale on October 26, 2018 and are expected to be snapped up for what will be the only time the Wallabies and All Blacks play each other on Australian soil in 2019.
The State Government, through Tourism WA, secured next year's match, which will be the first time WA has ever hosted a Bledisloe Cup and the first time the All Blacks have played in Western Australia since 1992.
The Bledisloe Cup has been fiercely contested between the Wallabies and All Blacks since the 1930s.
The match is expected to attract thousands of people to Perth from the Eastern States and overseas.
The match will be broadcast across Australia and internationally, providing a great platform to showcase our transforming city and world-class stadium.
Bledisloe Cup matches in the past have attracted TV audiences of 1.8 million in some of WA's key tourism markets, including the UK, New Zealand and the east coast of Australia.
Fans can register their interest for the historic clash by signing up at http://www.rugby.com.au/email-subscriptions
For more information, visit the Rugby Australia website - http://www.rugby.com.au
Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Paul Papalia:
"It is a great coup for Western Australia to host this spectacular sporting event at Optus Stadium.
"It will be the only time the All Blacks and the Wallabies play on Australian soil next year in the lead up to the Rugby World Cup, and we expect thousands of people to travel to Perth from the eastern states and overseas for the game.
"The match will be broadcast across Australia and internationally, providing a great platform to show off the new face of Perth - the Western gateway to Australia - to the millions of rugby fans who will be tuning in to the game.
"Attracting and supporting events such as this one is a crucial part of our Two-Year Action Plan to grow WA's tourism industry by increasing visitor numbers from interstate and overseas."
Comments attributed to Acting Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:
"The match between the Wallabies and All Blacks will be one of the biggest sporting events Perth has ever experienced.
"It will give WA's many loyal rugby fans a unique opportunity to watch this sporting spectacle up close, while also attracting enthusiasts from across Australia and the world.
"The new Optus Stadium has allowed Perth to host this exciting match and I have no doubt tickets will be snapped up quickly."