Ireland will not go as it was originally planned to confront Fiji. The challenges between the Azores and all blacks also appear to be questionable
The first round scheduled for summer 2021 has been officially skipped: It’s Ireland, which has planned to go to Fiji to play three test matches with the Pacific National Team. But last week, a series of lockdowns began in the peripheral country to lockdown the country after there were infections, so the IRFU itself noted that the tour was “no longer possible”.
The Irish Federation declared itself open to the fact that it would still be able to organize matches in the summer window. These are the words of David Nosephora on the subject: “A great effort has been made to organize this tour in Fiji, relying on maximum safety and minimal risks. Until now, the peripheral country has remained safe from the epidemic, but in recent weeks the situation has changed and so we are forced to cancel everything “.
If the “Greens” had to design their summer course, important news could soon arrive regarding Italy. Official decisions regarding the Azores’ summer tour of New Zealand are expected to be made within ten days, with two test matches against the All Blacks scheduled for July 3 and 10. However, according to the latest rumors, the possibility of going to play in New Zealand for Franco Smith’s squad seems difficult to implement.
As we expected here on OnRugby If they had to skip these matches, the New Zealanders could play two test matches (instead of one) against Fiji and re-propose the North Island and South Island match.
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