Second Bledisloe Cup Test Set To Move


The Bledisloe Cup fixtures between New Zealand and Australia will be hosted in New Zealand on October 11 at the Sky Stadium in Wellington and October 18 in Auckland.

New Zealand’s drop to alert level 1 outside of Auckland will allow for the opening test in the capital to go ahead without restrictions on the size of attending crowds. However, Auckland moved to alert level 2 which caps gatherings at 100 people. 

NZR General Manager Professional Rugby & Performance Chris Lendrum said: “We are confident the match will go ahead at Eden Park, but we are also making responsible contingency plans as we have all the way through Covid-19.

“Our preference and intention is to play the match at Eden Park, but if we can’t have crowds due to Alert Levels we will look to move the match to Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.

“Our primary concern is the health and safety of our fans and we will be guided by the advice of Government and health authorities when Auckland’s Alert Levels are reviewed on Monday, 5 October.”

Tickets for the Auckland test will be available the week of October 5 when the next alert level announcement is expected, while those for the Wellington test will be available next Tuesday.