Only official confirmation is missing, but the New Zealand Federation is already moving in other directions
The test matches that the Azzurri were supposed to play in July will not be played in New Zealand with the All-Blacks. In short, there is no tour of Italy.
The news is not yet official, but as Onrugby has predicted in recent days and Confirmed by stuff.co.nz todayPractically only the press release issued by the two federations is missing to confirm this. The reasons, understandably, lay in the travel restrictions that would make it extremely complicated for Peggy and his companions to reach this part of the world.
Official communications, as far as we know, will only arrive next week when some kind of new committee is announced with the cancellation and rescheduling of international commitments to various national representatives.
Another confirmation is that the New Zealand Federation is already moving in another direction by organizing a “Pacific Island Rugby Celebration”, where it challenges Fiji twice, in a back-to-back confrontation, then Samoa, instead of the original program that included two matches with Italy and only one match. Against Fiji. In addition to making collections, inetnto NZR is a give-and-take to a recently launched project that provides Two Pacific teams in Super Rugby, starting in 2022.
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