Queensland seems to be the likely venue for the remainder of the Rugby Championship according to reports.
New Zealand Herald in a report confirmed that the boards have come to an agreement to play the tournament in Queensland after the government had allowed players from South Africa and Argentina to feature following a quarantine period.
The report further added that the teams were hesitant to travel to Europe or South Africa amidst the restrictions. However, they will be heading north to Europe and the United Kingdom for the end of the year series following the conclusion of the tournament.
It is also understood that New Zealand have agreed to play the third and final Bledisloe Cup game against Australia in Perth’s Opta Stadium on 4th September before the two teams head to Queensland for the remainder of the tournament.
Earlier, New Zealand pulled out of the Perth game originally scheduled to played on 28th August along with home fixtures against the Springboks after the Western Australia government had imposed restrictions due to the rise in Delta variant while South Africa pulled out of the entire 2020 edition of the tournament citing player welfare and travel restrictions due to Covid.
Meanwhile, a report in Fox Sport claimed that four double headers will be played between 10th September and 4th October in Brisbane, Townsville and on the Gold Coast.