As a result of the recent positive cases of Covid-19 that worried Nurva Zealand, the fact of repeating a Super Rugby Aotearoa between teams from the oceanic country begins to sound like a possibility.
That was the word from New Zealand Rugby General Manager Chris Lendrum after the pandemic outbreak in Auckland earlier this week prompted the New Zealand government to announce that the city will remain “isolated” for 12 days.
The 2020 Super Rugby Aotearoa concluded in Dunedin on Saturday, with the Highlanders triumphing over the Hurricanes 38-21 at an unattended Forsyth Barr Stadium.
“We’ve been in a border restriction place for almost five months, so another five months takes you into deep preseason next year. [así que] you have to start looking for possibilities, “Lendrum told Radio New Zealand.
“Our strong desire is to have some form of cross-border regional competition operating in 2021, but Covid, as always, is an obstacle. The last 72 hours have just demonstrated once again the challenge that is for everyone here, with no end in sight. Is there a chance that we will have a single national alternative next year? Yes, it is a possibility. “