After failing to call for a ban on Australians and foreigners until 2022, the game codes of Trans-Tasman Super Rugby owners will put pressure on the New Zealand government.
This Wednesday, the Jacinta Artern government announced changes in its border regime and decided to maintain isolation requirements next year. That means the newly compiled Super Rugby Pacific match list needs to be completely revised.
“Of course I want the Super Rugby tournament to take place, but we are always guided by health councils,” said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Sports Grant Robertson.
“The advice of the Ministry of Health is not to reduce the time of isolation. So if used by sports teams [el autoaislamiento], It will be the same period ”.
New Zealand Rugby CEO Chris Lendlum said his company was “taking” the message that Super Rugby had a potential impact on the Pacific.
“We need to look at more details from the government now and continue to work on the current contingency plan with key partners including Rugby Australia, Sansar and our teams,” he said.
This also applies to other sports, including the NBL’s plans to bring the New Zealand breakers back to Auckland.
Other competitions with Kiwi athletes, including cricket and supercars, may be affected by boundary changes.
The New Zealand government is gradually eliminating the forced isolation that hates touring sports teams.
From January 17, Kiwis in Australia will be able to avoid isolation in favor of self-isolation. From April 30, Australians and other foreigners will be able to do this.
However, the need for seven days of self-isolation is also present for New Zealand citizens, making many sporting events impossible.
The austerity government, which prioritizes health, does not plan exemptions for sports teams until there is a health council to support it.
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