The Rugby Championship fixture list has been thrown into chaos just after New Zealand Rugby determined from sending the All Blacks to Perth for the 28 August clash with the Wallabies.
The All Blacks ended up initially scheduled to fly to Perth on Sunday in preparing for the third Bledisloe Cup clash at Optus Stadium, which also doubled as a Rugby Championship fixture.
But with New Zealand in lockdown and the complexities of finding a team to Perth with enough time to quarantine prior to the match, NZR declared the All Blacks will not be heading to Perth.
NZR also declared the All Blacks’ two household Checks from South Africa will not be played in New Zealand given the Springboks will not be granted entry due to vacation limits.
The All Blacks ended up due to participate in South Africa in Dunedin on twenty five September and in Auckland on two October. The Black Ferns’ two Checks from the Wallaroos in NZ have also been canned.
The total of New Zealand is now in lockdown subsequent a Covid-19 outbreak.
“Without finish certainty on the team’s up coming movements about the Rugby Championship we felt it was prudent for the team to keep put in New Zealand right up until Sanzaar have declared the full event schedule,” NZR main government Mark Robinson mentioned.
“Once the team leaves our shores, they now just can’t return right up until 23 November, write-up their Northern Tour, so given the uncertainty it tends to make perception to pause and get far more clarity on these fixtures.
“We remain 100% fully commited to playing in the overall Rugby Championship in 2021 and are functioning closely with Sanzaar to look at a assortment of alternatives to reschedule these essential matches.”
The Wallabies landed in Perth previous Sunday and it is unclear what their up coming move is now that the Bledisloe Cup blockbuster in WA will not go in advance.
Queensland looms as an option to participate in the game – as well as the other Rugby Championship fixtures – but much will count on what quarantine demands will be imposed.
If the Queensland governing administration does not permit teams to teach throughout their fourteen-day quarantine period, there is chat the 4-country Rugby Championship, which also consists of Argentina, could be moved to Europe.
That will permit teams like Australia and New Zealand to finish the Rugby Championship prior to embarking on their northern hemisphere tours.
South Africa is yet another option to host the Rugby Championship, but that appears to be far more not likely given that games would probably be played in vacant stadiums.