Rugby Australia remains hopeful Saturday week’s Bledisloe Cup clash in Perth will go ahead despite WA premier Mark McGowan throwing doubt over the match.
The Wallabies are schedule to host New Zealand in the third game of this year’s Bledisloe Cup series at Optus Stadium on August 28 in a match that is also part of the four-nation Rugby Championship.
However, due to the current Covid-19 outbreak across the Tasman, New Zealanders flying into Perth from 3pm (AEST) on Wednesday would have to serve a two-week quarantine period.
While McGowan did not rule out an “arrangement” that would grant the All Blacks – who already lead the Bledisloe Cup series 2-0 – exemptions, he conceded the game might not go ahead as scheduled.
“We are not sure,” he said.
“Maybe we have to work out some arrangement, or there may be a bubble, or they just have to comply with the rules that exist for…