Bledisloe Cup in doubt as travel bubble bursts

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The All Blacks' play has been plunged into turmoil aft the authorities paused the quarantine-free question bubble with Australia for 8 weeks.

The All Blacks are owed to play 3 Bledisloe Tests against Australia astatine Eden Park connected August 7, Perth connected August 21 and Sky Stadium, Wellington, connected August 28.

The chances of those Tests going up arsenic planned are present uncertain, arsenic the virulent Delta strain of the Covid-19 microorganism continues to dispersed successful NSW and Victoria, portion Queensland besides recorded 1 section lawsuit connected Friday.

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Jordan Petaia of the Wallabies is tackled during the Bledisloe Cup. (Getty)

However, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed determination was an avenue the Wallabies mightiness beryllium capable to utilise to question to New Zealand.

They could question to New Zealand wrong the 7 time model returning Kiwis tin utilise via an economical interaction exemption.

"If determination are important economical issues that are brought up by the closure successful that seven-day model that tin beryllium resolved than we person a delegated curate to enactment done immoderate of those issues," Ardern said.

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"However, it indispensable beryllium successful the seven-day window, we are not making exceptions extracurricular of that. Everyone other has to spell into quarantine."

The bubble volition intermission from 11.59pm connected Friday night, but determination volition beryllium managed instrumentality flights implicit the adjacent 7 days to let Kiwi citizens and residents to travel home.

Those extracurricular of Victoria and New South Wales volition beryllium capable to get connected these flights and not spell done managed isolation – but everyone volition request a antagonistic pre-departure test.

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Those successful New South Wales volition request to spell done managed isolation portion those successful Victoria volition beryllium capable to self-isolate astatine home, with akin investigating requirements to those successful managed isolation.

It's understood that the bulk of the Wallabies squad remained successful Queensland aft their victory against France astatine Suncorp Stadium successful Brisbane past weekend.

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