According to Chris Lendrum, the managing director of New Zealand Rugby, the long-awaited North-South meeting could move from Auckland to Wellington as a result of concerns about recent positive cases of coronavirus in the region.
During the last hours, the New Zealand government itself made the decision to “isolate” Auckland from the rest of the country until midnight on Wednesday, August 26, just three days before the match that was originally scheduled to be played at Eden. Park.
So things, and considering the little margin of time they would have, there was talk of a possible change of venue to Sky Stadium in Wellington. “It’s actually amazing when you sit and think about all the things that go into organizing a match, but we have fantastic organizing people in New Zealand rugby and we are used to getting things done quickly,” Lendrum began.
And then he added: “Yes, it is a possibility that I will go to Wellington or somewhere else, absolutely. Clearly, all we know at this point is that the Auckland region is at Level 3, which does not allow training or playing rugby. until probably the 26th and that’s just three days before the game. “