15 Sep 2020

Wallabies can train together while in quarantine in NZ - Jacinda Ardern

From Morning Report, 7:24 am on 15 September 2020

Jacinda Ardern says the Wallabies will be able to train together while in quarantine after arriving in New Zealand for a Bledisloe Cup match in October.

The All Blacks tweeted on Monday morning to say Jacinda Ardern confirmed Wallabies players will be allowed to prepare in NZ while in quarantine.

Ardern told Morning Report Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield was happy with allowing the team to train together.

"What Ashley Bloomfield has said [is] training can happen after three days," she said.

"He said because of the risk profile for Australia being lower, relative to some of the other teams that have been talked about previously, that full squads can also train together from the six day mark so that really means that you can have full regular training whilst they're in quarantine."

Ardern also wasn't worried about the possibility the match could be played on 17 October, which would cause it to clash with election day.

"I think New Zealanders are perfectly able to multitask with an election and a sporting match."