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Auckland lockdown puts Blues v Crusaders game in doubt

Posted On: 12 Aug 2020   |   Posted By: Planet Rugby

Auckland lockdown puts Blues v Crusaders game in doubt

The status of the final round of Super Rugby Aotearoa matches is in doubt after the detection of four new cases of Covid-19 in Auckland.
New Zealand Rugby and its Super Rugby clubs are continuing to work through the impact of the New Zealand Government's Covid-19 announcement on this weekend's two Super Rugby Aotearoa fixtures.
The Auckland region moved to Covid-19 Level Three at midday on Wednesday while the rest of New Zealand is at Covid-19 Level Two, with the restrictions in place through until midnight Friday, August 14.
The Highlanders are due to host the Hurricanes at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday evening and the Blues are scheduled to host the Crusaders at a sold-out Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday afternoon.
The Chiefs have a bye this weekend.
"We felt it fitting that it should end on a special note." BLUvCRU
Eden Park sold out for Blues v Crusaders. SuperRugbyAotearoa
- Planet Rugby August 11, 2020
As it stands currently, with Auckland at Level Three, the...

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