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The 2021 Rugby Championship promises to be electric. New Zealand announced on Friday its withdrawal from the competition, pending the new dates proposed by SANZAAR. Report put in Black Wallabies coach Dave Rainey’s fury. This Sunday, Andy Marinos, President of the Australian Federation (ARU) is settling his accounts via The Sydney Morning Herald.
The ARU chief regrets not reaching out to Mark Robinson, his counterpart in New Zealand. He especially criticizes him for not warning him about this decision upstream. ” He didn’t tell at any point during our call that they were about to release a press release. This totally blinded us, I sent him two letters asking him not to make a public statement until he consulted with our stakeholders and he didn’t receive any response at all until 2:30 PM.»
Then Andy Marinos refutes the words of Mark Robinson. The NZR chief emphasized that Australia was warned first, not through the press. “ I do not deny the fact that they made their position clear, and I will never deny it. What really disappoints me is that they chose to make a public statement about the postponement or cancellation that included us, without ever telling us.»
Marinos confirmed that the match is still officially postponed, and is scheduled to take place on September 4 in Australia The Sydney Morning Herald. Even the president of the ARU will ask for written guarantees from New Zealand that this match will take place. NZR who will have to pay Five million dollars in compensation to the Australian Federation in the event of further postponement.
Marinos vs Robinson
The Australian Football Association president expressed his disappointment with the behavior of his New Zealand counterpart. Contrary to what Mark Robinson said, Australia was warned of the blacks’ decision through the press, Andy Marinos confirmed.
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