New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson says a ‘tentative’ date has been set for this year’s Bledisloe Cup Tests.
According to 1News, NZR has provisionally identified 10 October as the date for the first Blesdisloe Test against the Wallabies, with Wellington touted as the host city.
‘There are a number of variations to possible Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship competitions, we’re simply not in a position to finalise any of that yet with any certainty,’ Robinson said.
‘We’re just working through more details on that. We’re still working through a whole lot of scenarios around the trans-Tasman bubble – border, quarantine, isolation and all those sorts of things.’
‘Based on some tentative dates of Bledisloe Cup, very tentative the way this is moving, October 10 could be a date for the first one.’
He added there were plans to have the All Blacks play for their provinces prior to the Test series.
‘We were committed to having the All Blacks involved with Mitre 10 Cup for as long as possible, at this stage we’re hoping we can have three weeks available for the All Blacks to be playing in that competition,’ he said.