The news fell like a bucket of cold water despite the rumors were. The All Blacks they finally announced that they will not play the game scheduled for Saturday, August 28 against Australia for the second round of the Rugby Championship and the last match of the Bledisloe Cup. In addition, Nor will he host against the Springboks in their two scheduled games.. All this due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the kiwi country.
In a statement, New Zealand Rugby confirmed that the All Blacks they will not depart for Perth this weekend for the third Bledisloe Cup clash that was scheduled to be played at the Optus Stadium on Saturday, August 28 against the Wallabies.
NZR also decided to discard the two games against the Springboks scheduled for September 25 in Dunedin and October 2 at Eden Park. The first of them would have been the 100th showdown between the All Blacks and the Boks.
The two confrontations of the Black Ferns with Australia will also not take place in New Zealand following the government’s advice that the Springboks and Wallabies would not be able to enter New Zealand to play the games due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.
SANZAAR you will need to define what decision to make regarding the Rugby Championship. The options would be shuffled between South Africa and Europe with headquarters in four countries.
Mario Ledesma affirmed at a press conference that uncertainty is day by day and it is not known what will happen. The only certainty regarding the next few weeks is that New Zealand will not be home to South Africa and will not travel to Perth to face Australia.