Kiwi rugby boss blasted for Bledisloe no show

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Rugby Australia main enforcement Andy Marinos has blasted his Kiwi counterpart Mark Robinson for the mode successful which the All Blacks' Perth nary amusement was communicated.

New Zealand Rugby announced connected Friday that the All Blacks would not beryllium travelling to Perth this weekend up of the 3rd Bledisloe Cup Test against the Wallabies connected August 28.

In a powerfully worded statement, RA said it was caught connected the hop by the determination which it said came "despite affirmative discussions with each applicable stakeholders and a SANZAAR telephone scheduled for aboriginal today."

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NZR CEO Mark Robinson. (Getty)

The All Blacks person already wrapped up the Bledisloe Cup with 2 comfy wins successful Auckland.

RA volition beryllium deed hard financially by the determination fixed the 60,000 capableness Optus Stadium was sold out.

The Wallabies are already successful Perth preparing for the match.

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Rugby Australia CEO Andy Marinos confirmed the fixture changes successful a connection connected Sunday day (Getty)

"It's incredibly disappointing to beryllium informed of this determination via the media, despite having a speech with the CEO moments earlier and determination (was) nary notation that this was the intention," Marinos said.

"Despite this outcome, I americium assured we volition find a solution for the full Rugby Championship successful what continues to beryllium a precise challenging situation successful which to work.

"We person been engaging successful affirmative discussions with some teams arsenic good arsenic Government partners and were assured we were adjacent to uncovering a solution."

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"I would besides similar to convey the Wallaby squad and absorption for their continued sacrifice, compromise and willingness to guarantee Test matches get played," Marinos said.

"The squad has been successful campy since the extremity of June and jumped connected a level astatine the extremity of July to spell to New Zealand with nary certainty arsenic to what the Test docket volition look like, oregon erstwhile they would beryllium home.

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"The quality of the cancellation of the O'Reilly Cup Tests is arsenic arsenic disappointing for our Wallaroos, who were acceptable to play their archetypal Test of the year.

"We volition proceed to permission nary chromatic unturned successful uncovering an enactment for our Wallaroos arsenic good arsenic the Perth Test.

"Australia has proven its quality to big planetary rugby successful the existent climate, and it is thing we volition proceed to enactment towards."

SANZAAR besides released a connection saying it was "very disappointed that the New Zealand Rugby Union has made the determination not to question to Perth."

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