Rennie fires up in Australia-New Zealand Bledisloe spat

As current guidelines stand, group sizes would improve over the next 10 days however the 44-man squad wouldn’t be capable of prepare correctly collectively till six or seven days earlier than a Take a look at match, prone to be at Eden Park.

By comparability, the All Blacks could be freed from restrictions as they’re already in New Zealand, in what Rennie believes is an unfair benefit earlier than the primary of 4 Bledisloe Checks in 2020.

RA and NZR will flesh out the small print in coming days however Rennie, who announced his first Wallabies squad on Sunday, was not glad in regards to the prospect of such a disjointed preparation as Australia purpose to win the coveted trophy for the primary time since 2002.

“New Zealand Rugby’s bought an expectation that we soar on a airplane a day after the Tremendous Rugby closing, have two weeks in quarantine the place we will not put together as a workforce, and play a Take a look at seven days later,” Rennie stated. “Below these quarantine preparations, I can guarantee you we cannot be taking part in a Take a look at that weekend.

“To try to create a tradition, to spend time round workforce constructing, to get our buildings and readability round all our workforce element, is massively necessary. However you’ll be able to’t try this as a bunch for the primary two weeks.

“We’ll have some younger guys introducing themselves to a few of our different Wallabies two weeks into the camp, so it is unacceptable. We can’t be taking part in a Take a look at below these kind of situations.”

Rennie, who is predicated in Queensland, is but to get his arms on gamers and doesn’t even know when the group will depart for New Zealand.

“Nothing’s been finalised which appears superb,” Rennie stated. “The perfect state of affairs could be to collect right here, undergo these protocols and we’d arrive clear in New Zealand after which head into quarantine.


“We have to spend just a few days in Australia earlier than we head away.”

Rennie believes preparation shall be so restricted that he gained’t be capable of equip gamers with detailed info concerning on-field techniques.

“We in all probability can’t have as many strike strikes and as many choices as we’d like as a result of if we try to do an excessive amount of we reckon the boys’ heads shall be spinning,” he stated. “We’ll lack depth in what we have to placed on the park. It’s a case of getting via what we have to after which rising our sport over time.”

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