25 Sep 2020

All Blacks could be spending Christmas in quarantine

From First Up, 5:30 am on 25 September 2020

Tempers are flaring over the Rugby Championship schedule which would mean the All Blacks spending Christmas in quarantine. SANZAAR announced yesterday that the final All Blacks match will be on the 12th of December in Sydney - meaning they'll need to isolate until at least Boxing Day on their return. New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson says they'd thought their last game would be on the 5th, which would have given players time to get home by Christmas after quarantining for 14 days. The team is yet to agree to the schedule. Rugby Players Association boss Rob Nichol spoke to reporter Nick Trubridge about what this could mean for the highly-anticipated tournament.