Queensland saves Rugby Championship

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Queensland volition big the remainder of the Rugby Championship, with venues successful Brisbane, Gold Coast and Townsville locked in.

With COVID-19 restrictions making it intolerable to play scheduled matches successful Sydney, Canberra and Newcastle, the games person present been moved north.

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Gold Coast volition big a treble header connected September 12, with New Zealand playing Argentina and South Africa facing Australia.

On September 18, Suncorp Stadium volition big matches betwixt Argentina and New Zealand, and Australia and South Africa.

A week aboriginal the teams determination to Townsville, with Australia to play Argentina and New Zealand to look South Africa.

Lukhan Salakaia-Loto of the Wallabies takes lineout shot astatine Eden Park. (Getty)

The tourney wraps up connected October 2 connected the Gold Coast, with the aforesaid 2 matches arsenic the week before.

The Bledisloe Cup lucifer that was acceptable down for Perth this play is inactive to beryllium rescheduled.

"This is simply a satellite Rugby archetypal and a genuinely peculiar solemnisation of the game, successful what I spot arsenic a once-in-a-lifetime event," said Rugby Australia brag Andy Marinos.

"We can't convey Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk enough, arsenic good arsenic Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young and John Lee of the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport and their respective departments for their enactment successful making this tourney possible.

"What a fantastic tourney up for fans successful Queensland. Four unmissable back-to-back double-headers featuring 4 of the precise champion Test nations successful World Rugby – each successful Queensland's backyard."

SANZAAR brag Brendan Morris said they were near with nary alternate but to displacement the tourney to Queensland.

Anton Lienert-Brown of the All Blacks is tackled by Michael Hooper of the Wallabies astatine Eden Park. (Getty)

"We thought past twelvemonth was pugnacious erstwhile we had to instrumentality a Tri-Nations tourney successful Australia with South Africa absent owed to the pandemic, but the existent disruption caused by the 'delta variant' of COVID-19 has seen authorities authorities tighten up borderline bio-security measures substantially," helium said.

"This is understandable and therefore, we had nary enactment but to fundamentally determination the remainder of The Rugby Championship to Queensland."

Tickets volition spell connected merchantability adjacent week.

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