Bledisloe Cup: Ardern relaxes Covid rules for All Blacks-Wallabies clash

New Zealand prime minister allows Wallabies to train together during quarantine after complaints All Blacks would have unfair advantage

New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Adern, has confirmed quarantine rules will be relaxed to allow the Wallabies sufficient time to prepare for next month’s two Bledisloe Cup matches against the All Blacks.

Adern spoke late on Monday to her Australian counterpart, Scott Morrison, in a bid to ease tensions between the two nations after new Wallabies coach Dave Rennie baulked at the scheduling, which he said favoured the All Blacks.

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