In a coup for Australian rugby, Queensland is set to host The Rugby Championship while Perth remains likely to host Bledisloe III.
After a week of frosty tensions between the four SANZAAR partners, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is gearing up to make the announcement on Tuesday after “moving heaven and earth” to secure the TRC.
As one rugby source said, “She’s taken personal charge of it.”
SANZAAR officials, including the four CEOs from Australia, Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa were locked in meetings on Monday evening to flesh out the details.
While the TRC appears set in stone, the third Bledisloe, which was supposed to be played on August 28, is yet to be firmed up because of a possible AFL clash on the first weekend of September.
Rugby Australia however remains hopeful the Test will be played on either September 3 or 4, with a sell out expected at Optus…