AMPOL State of Origin Game II SOLD OUT

AUGUST 27 2020 | Mike Colman

AUGUST 27 2020 | Mike Colman

27/08/2020

I reckon Queensland’s rugby supporters will owe the rest of the State a huge thankyou if plans to hold two Bledisloe Cup matches at Suncorp Stadium in October get the go-ahead.

With the Coronavirus disrupting one major sporting event after another, only one long-term booking has remained set in stone – the Bledisloe match in Brisbane on October 17. Now it is looking increasingly likely that Australia’s other match in the four-game series will also be played at the venue on October 10.

Rugby officials on both sides of the Tasman have come to the conclusion that keeping the Wallabies and All Blacks squads in one quarantine bubble for both Australian matches, rather than moving them across State lines, is the most sensible option. And thanks to the sacrifices made by Queenslanders who have followed the government’s Covid-19 restrictions to the letter, Queensland is now viewed as the safest State in the country and one of the safest regions in the world.

If all goes according to plan, this will be the first time in the 117-year history of the Bledisloe Cup that two matches have been played on consecutive weekends at the same venue.

I reckon it will be a piece of sporting history that all Australian and Kiwi rugby fans will enjoy – and all Queenslanders should be proud of.

What do YOU reckon?