Rennie 'bloody angry' over All Blacks backing-out of Spingboks Test

Australia coach Dave Rennie ‘bloody angry’ over All Blacks’ decision to back-out of third Bledisloe Cup Test as Springboks coach reveals: ‘our boys found out through social media’

  • New Zealand cancelled international Test against Australia and South Africa
  • The All-Blacks were set to fly to Perth for the third Bledisloe Cup Test
  • Spingboks coach Dave Rennie has been left furious by how the news was broken 

Australia head coach Dave Rennie vented his anger after New Zealand decided to stop their team from travelling to Perth this weekend ahead of the third Bledisloe Cup Test next Saturday.

The All Blacks also cancelled two matches with South Africa, scheduled for September 25 and October 2.

Rennie claimed Rugby Australia were not informed about New Zealand’s decision. ‘Bloody angry,’ he told reporters after the announcement.   

Australia coach Dave Rennie was left furious after New Zealand pulled-out of their Perth Test

The All Blacks have cancelled two clashes with South Africa too, frustrating their opponents 

‘It’s disappointing how it has been communicated. Our boys found out through social media.’ 

New Zealand this week went into lockdown after a case of the Covid-19 Delta strain, which spread from Australia, was detected.

The All Blacks thrashed Rennie’s men 57-22 last Saturday, having edged out their rivals 33-25 in the first encounter.

The Springboks found out about the cancellation on social media according to their coach

Australia’s disappointment is exacerbated by the fact they travelled to New Zealand in October, had to quarantine and then played two Bledisloe games during the pandemic.

Rennie said: ‘We made a commitment to go there. The expectation was they’d come here.’

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