That decision was followed by the New Zealand government suspending the trans-Tasman travel bubble for two months from last Friday, prompting concerns for the upcoming Rugby Championship and the Bledisloe Cup matches against Australia.
The Welsh Rugby Union contacted their New Zealand counterpart to check whether the All Blacks’ tour to Europe in November – they start in Cardiff before traveling to Italy, Ireland, and France – was in doubt and were told it was as certain as anything could be at a time of Covid.
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