New Zealand refuses to host Australian rugby league final

New Zealand refuses to host Australian rugby league final

On Monday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was showered with hopes of Australia, who wanted the rugby league final to take place with spectators in Auckland. Indeed, representatives of the Australian League (NRL) have raised the possibility of holding the meeting in Eden Park in order to avoid the huge financial loss that might result from the match, which will be played in an empty stadium due to the renewal. The Covid-19 epidemic in Australia.

Australian officials have therefore requested a quarantine exemption similar to that obtained by the Australian rugby union team who faced the All Blacks on Saturday in Auckland. But the recent outbreak of epidemics in Australia prompted New Zealand to suspend an air “bubble” with its Australian neighbor.

However, the Australian national rugby union team was allowed to travel to New Zealand last week under an economic exemption. Jacinda Ardern then noted that the exemption granted to the Wallabies was exceptional and that ” NRL teams should be isolated like all New Zealanders coming from Australia ».

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