New Zealand media have confirmed that the achievement of the Bledisloe Cup and the Rugby Championship are in a fog. The Kiwi government’s decision to suspend flights between Australia and New Zealand for eight weeks has cast doubt on the development of tournaments for this season.
The Blacks and Wallabies had each planned to meet in the Bledisloe Cup three times7 August in Eden Park, 21 August in Perth and 28 August in Wellington. However, with the progression of the Delta strain, the confirmation of new cases in New South Wales and Victoria, as well as the registration of a new case in Queensland, they forced the New Zealand government to take measures, which will undoubtedly affect what was programmed.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that there was a “way” for the Wallaby family to enter New Zealand.. Taking into account the economic impact that some activities could suffer, from Auckland, they are analyzing allowing (seven days of quarantine through) some exceptions.
This way, apart from the new restrictions, both the Bledisloe Cup and the Rugby Championship can be played, albeit not in the formats that were planned. In these circumstances, It should not be excluded that, like last year, these competencies are developed in one countryAlthough this time in the case of the rugby championship in the presence of the four chosen.