Bledisloe Cup Test in doubt after NZ outbreak

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The 3rd Bledisloe Cup Test is successful large uncertainty aft the West Australian authorities introduced caller quarantine rules for arriving New Zealanders in the aftermath of NZ's level 4 lockdown.

West Australian Premier Mark McGowan said connected Wednesday helium could not accidental if the crippled betwixt the All Blacks and Wallabies would spell ahead, arsenic scheduled connected August 28 successful Perth.

His authorities is introducing a "low risk' measure, effectual from 4pm Wednesday NZT, which means New Zealanders arriving successful Perth volition person to quarantine for 2 weeks.

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WA Premier Mark McGowan. (Nine)

Whether the All Blacks get an exemption from that request – arsenic the Wallabies did erstwhile they played the archetypal 2 Tests of the bid successful Auckland this period – remains to beryllium seen.

"We are not sure,'' McGowan said erstwhile asked by reporters astir the presumption of the game.

"Maybe we person to enactment retired immoderate arrangement, oregon determination whitethorn beryllium a bubble, oregon they conscionable person comply with the rules that beryllium for everybody else.

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"It's a moving concern and it would beryllium disappointing for rugby fans if we are forced to cancel the game, but that is the quality of the satellite we unrecorded in.''

McGowan besides didn't deliberation determination was overmuch anticipation that different Rugby Championship games involving Argentina and the Springboks would beryllium held successful Perth, which has been mooted arsenic a possibility.

"I deliberation it would beryllium unlikely, it's not our No.1 priority.''

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The All Blacks are scheduled to alert to Perth connected Sunday, but the level 4 lockdown has New Zealand Rugby progressive successful negotiations to spot if that volition inactive happen.

"We volition beryllium guided by authorities question guidelines and immoderate imaginable borderline restrictions successful Australia portion moving intimately with SANZAAR and Rugby Australia successful coming days to recognize what the interaction is connected our plans,'' NZR main enforcement Mark Robinson said connected Monday aft the level 4 lockdown was announced.

The program is for the All Blacks to play Argentina successful West Australia connected September 11 and 18 and the Springboks determination connected September 25 and October 2, earlier heading disconnected connected their bluish hemisphere tour, perchance not returning location for 3 and a fractional months.

The All Blacks are connected household clip this week, having secured the Bledisloe Cup for a 19th consecutive play with Saturday night's record-breaking 57-22 triumph implicit the Wallabies astatine Eden Park.

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