Bledisloe III has been postponed, with New Zealand Rugby deciding against sending the All Blacks to Perth to face the Wallabies as COVID-19 scuppers Rugby Australia’s plans.
The decision, which was made without RA knowing, has left RA livid.
No concrete decision has been made on where the final “dead rubber” will be played, but it is expected the match, which also acts as the second round of The Rugby Championship, will be moved to the United Kingdom despite efforts to play it in Brisbane.
It is understood the NZR has already rejected proposals to play the TRC in South Africa because the All Blacks don’t want to play the 100th Test between the two rugby heavyweights in the Rainbow Nation.
Yet, the logistics behind playing four double headers in the UK, where there are no significant politics ties, is significant and could yet see the tournament played in South Africa if no…