Wallabies set for Bledisloe takeoff at Eden Park

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The archetypal Bledisloe Cup Test volition spell up arsenic planned connected August 7 astatine Eden Park arsenic the Wallabies hole to transverse the Tasman connected Friday.

New Zealand Rugby added that it was "confident" that the Wallabies could past enactment connected for a 2nd Bledisloe Test though a brew festival could scupper hopes of it being held successful Wellington connected August 14.

The archetypal docket included Bledisloe Tests successful Perth connected August 21 and Wellington connected August 28 but the NZ government's determination to propulsion intermission connected the trans-Tasman question bubble upset those plans.

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Jeff Wilson interviews Michael Hooper aft a Bledisloe Cup match. (Getty)

NZR is moving with the authorities to manus the Wallabies a question exemption for them to alert connected Friday.

"There are immoderate evident logistical challenges for the Bledisloe Cup bid and the Rugby Championship, but we person made immoderate large advancement and are assured we are moving toward a affirmative outcome," NZR's wide manager of nonrecreational rugby and show Chris Lendrum said.

"Importantly, we are anticipating Australia volition beryllium successful New Zealand this week to hole for the archetypal Bledisloe Cup Test astatine Eden Park, which is large quality for the ample fig of fans who person already bought tickets and large quality for Auckland and Eden Park.

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Caleb Clarke of the All Blacks makes a interruption during the Bledisloe Cup astatine Eden Park. (Getty)

"We are besides assured Australia volition beryllium capable to stay successful New Zealand to play a 2nd Bledisloe Cup Test and we're moving done the details of what that lucifer looks similar with the volition of locking successful the details this week."

The Rugby Championship, which besides features South Africa and Argentina, remains up successful the aerial owed to the COVID-19 situation.

"There are a batch of moving parts, but unneurotic with our SANZAAR partners a batch of radical are moving incredibly hard to guarantee some competitions tin advancement successful a mode that's harmless and fair, arsenic good arsenic successful the champion interests of fans and different stakeholders," Lendrum said.

Jordan Petaia of the Wallabies is tackled during the Bledisloe Cup. (Getty)

"As ever our decisions volition proceed beryllium guided by the proposal of applicable authorities and wellness authorities with the wellness and information of our radical astatine the forefront of immoderate decisions."

Speaking to reporters earlier connected Monday, Wallabies manager Dave Rennie was hoping that the Perth Test could spell up successful beforehand of a bumper assemblage connected August 21.

"The erstwhile gully suited america we thought but recognize there's going to beryllium an contented for the All Blacks if they travel to Perth and past going backmost home, apt with us," Rennie said.

Dave Rennie of the Wallabies and Ian Foster of the All Blacks astatine Sky Stadium successful Wellington. (Getty)

"We recognize the crippled whitethorn person to beryllium played connected the 14th but if we can't travel to an statement astir that, venue and truthful on, possibly it has to hap aft the Rugby Championship."

Sky Stadium is hosting a brew festival, Beervana, connected August 13 and 14, making it unfeasible to simply determination the Wellington Test guardant a fortnight astatine that venue.

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