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Rugby Championship moved to Queensland following mooted Europe, SA switch - report

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The All Blacks celebrate with the Bledisloe Cup following The Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup match between the New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park (Getty Images)
The All Blacks celebrate with the Bledisloe Cup following The Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup match between the New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park (Getty Images)

Reports from New Zealand indicate that the remainder of this year's Rugby Championship will take place in Queensland, Australia after suggestions that it could be moved to Europe or South Africa.

This weekend's third Bledisloe Cup game between Australia and New Zealand will, however, be played in Perth next Saturday.

The game was in doubt after Covid-19 outbreaks in both countries threatened to force changes to the plan to play the match in Perth, with New Zealand refusing to fly out last Sunday as planned.

But the NZ Herald wrote exclusively on Monday that the All Blacks will base themselves in Queensland for the remainder of the Rugby Championship.

The report states that the All Blacks will face the Wallabies in Perth on 4 September, according to the NZ Herald, a week later than originally scheduled (28 August).

South Africa and Argentina will also quarantine in Queensland, the report added.

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