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    All Blacks back in Perth 2021

    Ill be honest im pretty excited and ill be there again for sure, lets hope the Force can play an exhibition game on the eve of the match again like last year..


    Perth to host Qantas Wallabies blockbusters against South Africa and New Zealand
    30 Jan·The Rugby Championship
    by Rugby Australia

    Perth is set to become the centre of the Rugby universe over the next two years with the World Champion Springboks and All Blacks set to visit Optus Stadium to take on the Qantas Wallabies.

    The two blockbuster Tests, secured for Perth by Tourism WA, will be played on the heels of a sold-out maiden Bledisloe Cup fixture at Optus Stadium last August. On a night where attendance and points-scoring records were shattered, the Wallabies caused a major boilover with a 47-26 victory over their Trans-Tasman rivals in the first Bledisloe Cup Test ever played in the West.

    The unforgettable clash in last year’s Rugby Championship sets the scene for a mouthwatering rematch when the two sides battle again at the world-class venue in the 2021 Bledisloe Cup series, on a date to be confirmed.

    But fans in the West won’t need to need wait until then to pull out their green and gold, with the Springboks, fresh from their Rugby World Cup triumph in Japan, set to visit the Wallabies in just eight months’ time for a crucial 2020 Rugby Championship clash on August 29. It we will be the first visit to Perth since 2017, and first match on Optus Stadium for the World Champions who will set about defending their Rugby Championship title from last year when the series returns to its full home-and-away format in 2020.

    The 2019 Trans-Tasman double-header featuring the Qantas Wallabies and Buildcorp Wallaroos against New Zealand set a new attendance record of more than 61,000 for a sporting event at Optus Stadium, with close to 7,400 visitors travelling to Perth for the historic event and pouring more than $12.5 million into the WA economy through visitor spend.

    Rugby Australia Chief Executive Raelene Castle said: “Rugby fans in Western Australia have got much to look forward to over the next two winters, it really doesn’t get bigger than a clash with the World Champions and the Bledisloe Cup for the Qantas Wallabies.

    “The double-header at Optus Stadium in 2019 was a huge success on every front - from a fan perspective, from an event perspective, and obviously from a team performance perspective for the Wallabies. It has whet the appetite for more, and now we have locked in two world-class fixtures over the next two years at one of the country’s premier Stadiums.

    “We look forward to welcoming fans from both countries, as well as from all over Australia to Perth to experience it for themselves."

    Western Australia Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said: “Locking in these two great rugby union rivalries is good news for our State’s tourism industry.

    “Both South Africa and New Zealand are in WA’s top five countries of birth, so we’re expecting lots of local expats to jump at the chance to see these games. We’re also encouraging them to invite their friends and family to visit them in Perth and combine a family catch-up with some world-class rugby.

    “When we last hosted the Bledisloe Cup here, the total spend by visiting rugby fans for that event alone was more than $12.5 million, so locking in two Rugby Championships events is an incredible win for the State in terms of supporting small businesses and jobs.”

    Western Australia Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray said: “The Wallabies-Springboks match will be the world champions’ only visit to Australia in 2020, providing a real drawcard for ex-pats from around the country to visit Perth for the clash.

    "People voted with their feet at Perth’s first Bledisloe Cup last year, and we’re looking forward to building on that terrific success with the follow up in 2021.”

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    Travel bubble closure with New Zealand could lock out Wallabies and impact Bledisloe Cup

    https://www.news.com.au/sport/rugby/...861a9fa68d7dbb

    New Zealand shuts Australia travel bubble as Sydney’s Covid outbreak worsens


    Jacinda Ardern pauses flights for eight weeks as her health chief says the spread in NSW was ‘clearly not under control’...................................New Zealand is shutting down the quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia for two months, as the country grapples with a number of serious outbreaks of Covid-19.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...tbreak-worsens

    Unless of course, you are a member of the Wallabies entourage; in which case you have a 7 day exemption to enter NZ if it's agreed to play all matches there, whether you have been living in the land of the gold standard Ruby Princess or not!

    How about the AB's make a dash to Perth instead?

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    I guess that means I want my 800 bucks back!

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    Perth is the middle Test from memory, and there are direct flights between NZ and Perth. They probably could manage it if they treated the whole as a tour, seeing as WA is probably better than NZ at the moment. But would require some flexibility, which is not a political strong suit.

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    If it does get canned just another example of Gladys ruining everything.

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    Last edited by jargan83; 23-07-21 at 19:23.

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    Nonsense, they are the gold standard don't you know...

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    Week 4 of Lockdown.

    Simon go something something......

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    Quote Originally Posted by .X. View Post
    Week 4 of Lockdown.

    Simon go something something......
    Part of the point of the lockdown is that Simon doesn't go anywhere he doesn't have to. But I hope you're OK and this shit-show doesn't go on one iota longer than necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .X. View Post
    Week 4 of lockdown

    Simon go something something......

    ...........Oh, Magoo! You've done it again??

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    April 4, 2020.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ch 9 News Online
    NSW Health has defended its actions to let passengers disembark from the Ruby Princess after exchanging emails with its physician and assessing the ship as "low risk".
    A chain of emails, revealed last night by 9News, prove the department knew about the risk of coronavirus aboard the cruise, which has become Australia's COVID-19 epicentre.
    Seven of the ship's passengers are now dead, more than 600 are infected with the coronavirus, and hundreds of sick crew members are awaiting test results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .X. View Post
    Week 4 of Lockdown.

    Simon go something something......
    More like week 1 of lockdown given how soft the Sydney lockdown has been.

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    well - given the fact that I am and always have been a law-abiding citizen. 4 weeks.

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    Rodda and Robinson called up into squad.

    https://www.rugby.com.au/news/wallab...onship-2021724

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    Quote Originally Posted by travelling_gerry View Post
    Rodda and Robinson called up into squad.

    https://www.rugby.com.au/news/wallab...onship-2021724
    Great to see Feleti still in the mix too. Hopefully he gets some game time!

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    Yet to be confirmed, but the Perth Bledisloe match *may* end up being bumped a week to August 28...

    All Blacks to host Wallabies in back to back Bledisloe Cup tests hints Dave Rennie
    17:54, Jul 25 2021

    The Wallabies face playing two consecutive Bledisloe Cup tests in New Zealand before taking on the All Blacks in Perth in a condensed test schedule to accommodate Covid-19 travel restrictions.

    Australia were set to take on the All Blacks in Auckland on August 7, then Perth on August 21 and then Wellington for the third Cup clash on August 28.

    While plans still need to signed off, the Wallabies are now likely to play tests in New Zealand on August 7 and 14, before flying to Perth for the remaining match a week later, but Wellington may now miss out.

    Already chasing a Cup drought that dates back to 2002, Wallabies coach Dave Rennie emphatically ruled out playing all three tests in New Zealand.

    “We've talked about being prepared to be flexible and play on the 14th in New Zealand so that's one of the likely outcomes but there's certainly no option to play all three tests in New Zealand,” Rennie said on Sunday.

    “It's unlikely that the Wellington test will be played on the 28th with us all going to Perth and then have to come back, so we could be playing seventh, 14th and 21st, with the last one in Perth.

    “Nothing is confirmed ... there's a lot of tickets being sold for Auckland and Perth that's probably set in concrete and it's just whether both parties can make the 14th work.

    “Our mindset is to win a Bledisloe in you have to win at least one in NZ to give us a chance in Perth so nothing changes really.”

    However, if the All Blacks host back to back tests against the Wallabies, there is an issue holding the second test in Wellington, as Sky Stadium is already booked for the Beervana Festival, which will take place August 13-14.

    Given the short notice, it’s unlikely this event will be able to be postponed and because of that New Zealand Rugby will need to find another stadium to host the second Bledisloe Cup test.

    As of Sunday evening, tickets were still on sale for the All Blacks v Wallabies test in Wellington, for the original date of August 21.

    With the New Zealand government pausing the trans-Tasman travel bubble from next Friday for eight weeks, the Wallabies are set to get an exemption to fly from their Gold Coast base on that day to beat the deadline.

    “We have been constantly Covid tested twice a week for the last few weeks and we'll test again today, we'll test again on Wednesday and likelihood is will travel Friday,” Rennie said.

    “So we'll be over there for eight days out from the first test.”

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/...ts-dave-rennie

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