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New Zealand Finance and Sports Minister Grant Robertson took an absolutely hilarious dig at the Wallabies this week as the uncertainty still shrouds the international calendar this year.
World Rugby recently postponed the July international window, including Australia’s test series against Ireland, with the Rugby Championship also under threat amidst the chaos.
Speaking on Sky Sport’s The Breakdown on Tuesday, Roberton couldn’t resist a cheeky comment when the discussion turned to the All Blacks potentially taking on neighbours Australia later this year in a bid to get some international minutes played.
“One of the gags going around was that one of the best things about coronavirus was that the Wallabies would have an unbeaten season,” Robertson said with a laugh.
Wallabies fans will not be too impressed with his comments but following their disastrous World Rugby and 4-9 Test season in 2018/29 – the New Zealander made a fair point.
But on a serious note, Robertson said they have explored taking each other on later this year but only if it is safe to do so.
“There’s a lot of goodwill to do it. Both countries have done really well compared to the rest of the world in terms of how we’ve got on top of the virus. [Prime Minister] Jacinda Ardern and Scott Morrison, the Australian Prime Minister, have been talking,” Robertson told The Breakdown.
“Both of them recognise it’s not going to happen right away. We’ve got to be really comfortable we’re on top of the virus and the last thing either of us would want to be responsible for would be reintroducing it to the other country.”