The New Zealand Prime Minister plays down Bledisloe Cup Rugby biosecurity concerns.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has downplayed concerns that the country’s strict biosecurity regulations could see next month’s Bledisloe Cup matches moved to Australia or cancelled altogether. New Zealand Rugby and Rugby Australia are yet to finalise details for the games, though 17 and 24 October and have been pencilled in as potential dates. Wallabies coach Dave Rennie, however, suggested yesterday that New Zealand Rugby was pushing for a match on 10 October and said there was no way his team would be ready to play on that date given the biosecurity protocols in New Zealand.

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