NZR CEO Mark Robinson stated the final decision was designed mainly because of the inability to assure the team’s return to property.
“We remain 100 percent fully commited to actively playing in the full Fortinet Rugby Championship in 2021 and are doing work carefully with SANZAAR to glimpse at a vary of selections to reschedule these critical matches.”
On top of that, the All Blacks had been scheduled to engage in South Africa at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday, September 25, and at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday, October 2.
New Zealand women’s rugby facet, the Black Ferns, were scheduled to perform the Wallaroos — the Australian women’s rugby crew — in Christchurch, on Sunday, September 26 and at Eden Park as element of a double header with the All Blacks.
But immediately after govt tips that the 2019 Planet Cup winners and the Wallaroos would not be equipped to enter New Zealand to enjoy the matches “thanks to COVID-19 vacation constraints,” the online games have been canceled.
Robinson said every work had been manufactured to retain the checks in New Zealand.
“Having said that, immediately after discussions with Governing administration, it is distinct that the Covid-19 travel limitations intended there was no way of bringing the South African and Wallaroos squads into New Zealand and we have an understanding of the significance of putting the overall health and protection of New Zealanders first.”
Rugby Australia CEO Andy Marinos criticized the absence of communication from his New Zealand counterparts, indicating he was “bloody indignant.”
“I assumed New Zealand Rugby didn’t even have the regard to talk to RA about their conclusion so which is vastly disappointing.”