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Dates for Bledisloe Cup Tests in New Zealand confirmed

The dates for the two Bledisloe Cup Tests to be played in New Zealand in October have been confirmed, with Wellington and Auckland to host the two matches.

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The All Blacks will play the Wallabies at Wellington's Sky Stadium on Sunday October 11 and a week later at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday October 18.

Both matches will kick off at 3.30pm.

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The confirmation of the Tests comes after the Wallabies squad was allowed to train as a full squad four days after arriving in New Zealand, provided they test negative for Covid-19 on day three.

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"We acknowledge that this has been a complex and challenging puzzle to solve and we're grateful that both rugby organisations, together with our Government, have come together to get these matches across the line," NZ Rugby boss Mark Robinson said.

"We're also pleased that the All Blacks team and management now have certainty and can plan accordingly, and we wish them all the very best for the Bledisloe Cup campaign."

When tickets to the two Tests will go on sale is yet to be confirmed and will be depend on updates on the Government's Covid-19 alert levels.

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The confirmation of the Tests also means that there will be some rescheduling of the Mitre 10 Cup over those weekends.

Two matches, North Harbour-Hawke's Bay and Tasman-Bay of Plenty, were due to kick off at 2.05pm on October 11, with the Northland-Southland match set for a 4.35pm kick off.

On the 18th of October, there are three matches scheduled, Canterbury-Waikato, Otago-Counties Manukau and Wellington versus North Harbour. 

NZ Rugby is working with the affected provincial unions on rescheduling the matches.