NZ relaxes quarantine rules for Wallabies ahead of Bledisloe Cup

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed New Zealand’s top health official has signed off on eased quarantine restrictions for the Wallabies ahead of the two Bledisloe Cup matches to be held in October.

The eased regulations follow comments made by Wallabies Coach Dave Rennie who criticised the existing quarantine rules saying there simply was not enough time for his players to train before the match against the All Blacks.

Under the eased quarantine restrictions, Australian players will still be required to spend 14 days in quarantine but will be able to train after three days and the full squad will be given permission to train as a unit after six days.

Dates for the two Bledisloe Cup events are yet to be locked in but New Zealand Rugby says it is likely one of the games will fall on the weekend of the nation’s federal election on October 17.

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