18 Sep 2020

Extra Time for 18 September 2020

From Extra Time, 11:57 am on 18 September 2020

The All Blacks will play Test match rugby this year after all. Two Bledisloe Cup tests against Wallabies have been confirmed for Wellington and Auckland and the side will then head to Australia for the rugby championship...although that seems to be up in the air with doubts over whether South Africa and Argentina will play.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 17:  Kieran Read of the All Blacks performs the Haka with team mates during The Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australian Wallabies at Eden Park on August 17, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo: POOL)

Photo: POOL / Photosport NZ

Doubts too over whether some key All Blacks will make the trip with suggestions some may opt out of the tour.

We discuss the ramifications with New Zealand Rugby Players Association chief Rob Nichol, RNZ rugby reporter Joe Porter and commentator Hamish Bidwell. And White Ferns cricketer Suzie Bates discusses the trials and tribulations of quarantine in Brisbane ahead of their series against Australia.

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