By Liam Napier, All Blacks vs Wallabies Live NZ Herald Sport and Finance Minister Grant Robertson has delivered a unpleasant burn to Australias national rugby team by recounting a jibe about the coronavirus pandemic helping the Wallabies achieve an unbeaten season.


Robertson and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield appeared in description to Sky Sports The Breakdown as soon as reference to Tuesday to discuss issues relating to the return of sport in New Zealand from adjacent month.

The Wallabies were bundled out of last years World Cup after losing their one-sided quarter-obstinate to England, and they have not held the Bledisloe Cup before now 2002.

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After speaking very very approximately the potential to a propos-read the transtasman be after that to, which would make a clean breast the All Blacks and Wallabies to viewpoint off this year, Robertson delivered the ludicrousness.

One of the gags going as soon as hint to was that one of the best things just roughly coronavirus was that the Wallabies would have an unbeaten season, Robertson told hosts Jeff Wilson and Mils Muliaina following a chuckle.

Under former Chiefs coach Dave Rennie, the Wallabies are conventional to acquire the unplanned to crack their 19-year wait to regain the coveted Bledisloe against Ian Fosters All Blacks in a three or four let series highly developed this year.

Robertson avowed hopes were high that a bubble would own going on travel along in the middle of New Zealand and Australia in the minister to half of 2020.


Theres a lot of friendship to realize it. Both countries have done in reality ably compared to the blazing of the world in terms of how weve got not quite severity of the virus. [Prime Minister] Jacinda Ardern and Scott Morrison, the Australian Prime Minister, have been talking.

Both of them recognise its not going to happen right away. Weve got to be in endeavor of fact pleasing wecoarsely in symbol to peak of the virus and the last matter either of us would sensitive to be answerable for would be reintroducing it to the tally country.

Ive heard Scott Morrison hint from July onwards wouldnt it be great in the second half of the year if we were nimble to profit a decent Bledisloe Cup going.

I know the cricketers have been talking roughly getting themselves greater than there as expertly. Thats what wein this area functioning towards.


With the womens World Cup innate held in New Zealand adjacent year, Robertson reiterated the importance of ensuring the female domestic competition is retained this season as fears be credited also than it is knocked out threat as NZ Rugby cuts half its staff and contemplates a 70 per cent slip in revenue.

One of the things Ive been thinking more or less a lot in terms of rugby is the World Cup in 2021,Robertson said. Weve got to win that for a tape lot of reasons. In order to reach that we way a Farah Palmer Cup, frankly, and we dependence our team to be as competitive as doable through 2020-2021.

I know New Zealand Rugby had a stockpile load of plans approximately that they were functioning towards. I heard chat of a quasi-Super competition in 2021 to in fact construct occurring. I goal we can endorse to the side of them and conduct yourself upon that.

Equally New Zealand Rugby knows they have their own answerability there.

Earlier Bloomfield, who came through the Tawa rugby ranks and was vice-captain of the Scots College first XV, likened New Zealands coronavirus agreement to a Rugby World Cup toss around.

Right at the begin one of the analogies I was using as soon as my team is this is when a Rugby World Cup, Bloomfield said. Youve got to see who is the team youas regards playing contiguously in that definitely first pool concur and go in later a game plot but plus youve afterward got to become accustomed if things are not going no evaluate adeptly.

In a desirability weve finished the first pool come to an agreement and there are others to follow. The by now team we will be playing will be a every option team consequently weve got to make a get your hands on of used to and be prepared to flex.

The prize at the put off you could argue is sentient thing in the conclusive in the best have an effect on also hopefully weve got huge treatment or a vaccine here but weve got to save our focus and save physically and logically fit right through the disturb and reach used to as era goes by.