The entire Rugby Championship could have been staged in Brisbane had New Zealand Rugby not shut down the decision on Friday.
Now, the entire competition, as well as Bledisloe III, which was to be played in front of a sold out Optus Stadium crowd in Perth, is scrambling to work out where to play the tournament.
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With a charter flight ready to fly the All Blacks from New Zealand to Perth on Saturday, the NZR pushed the eject button.
They did so because it was not across the line where the remainder of the competition would be played, with all four southern hemisphere nations then set to make their way north for their respective end of year Spring Tours.