New Zealand rugby players will be sledding home for Christmas ...

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New Zealand rugby players will be sledding home for Christmas after all

Sanzaar confirms earlier start for Rugby Championship, which caused tension between All Blacks and hosts Australia

Nick Said

Hosts Rugby Australia (RU) and organisers Sanzaar have revealed a revised schedule for the 2020 Rugby Championship after bowing to pressure from the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU).

The competition will now kick off a week earlier.

Australia’s clash with New Zealand that was scheduled for December 12 will be played on October 31 after the NZRU objected to the original date as it meant their players would have to spend Christmas in quarantine due to the country’s strict Covid-19 travel restrictions...

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