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Australia vs. New Zealand, Bledisole Cup - The All Blacks have already won the 2017 Bledisole Cup, the best of three matches between these Down Under rivals, The Kiwis defeated the Wallabies twice this year in the first two games of the Rugby Championship.
The game will be this Saturday, October 21, in Brisbane, Australia's Lang Park, a 52,500 capacity stadium, known primarily for hosting international Rugby League contests.
In the cup, which dates back to the 1930s, New Zealand have won 45 times, and Australia 12. The Kiwis have vanquished Australia for the last fifteen-years.
Historical record of these two nations totaling 184 games: New Zealand 129 wins, Australia 48 wins, 7 ties.
New York Rugby League Club Update - A New York based consortium with an alleged $10 million has entered a bid to provide an American team into the UK Rugby Football League (RFL) in 2019. This follows the successful entry into the RFL by the Toronto Wolfpack. One of the New York team’s co-founders, Tom Scott, estimated that the new club could put 10,000 fans into the seats at Red Bull Stadium in Harrison, New Jersey; a short train ride from Manhattan. The stadium was host to the 2017 Eagles vs. Ireland Test match.
Women's Premier League (WPL) Update - The WPL begins its eighth week with six of the ten clubs in contention for the four spots in the nationals. In the Blue Conference, Glendale is top the ladder with 25-points and a 5-0-1 record. In the Red Conference, an undefeated New York RFC leads with 24-points after only five matches (5-0).
Berkeley, 17 points, and San Diego, 15 points, sit two and three in the Blue Conference but San Diego has played five games and can surpass Berkeley with a win.
Twin Cities, 20 points, and Beantown, 18 points, stand two and three in the Red Conference.
Four matches resume this weekend. More information, then check at www.wplrugby.org.