Rugby: Bledisloe Cup, Rugby Championship plans up in the air as All Blacks hope for travel exemption, Queensland looms as potential host

The All Blacks' Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship schedule remains up in the air tonight, with no update on whether they can even enter Australia after New Zealand went into lockdown.

They were due to fly to Perth on Sunday, but the Western Australian Government changed the quarantine rules for Kiwi travellers after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Emergency discussions between all four SANZAAR nations and Australian state governments have been taking place as they continue to find a solution.

The Wallabies are already in Perth, but it's still uncertain if the All Blacks will join them to play the scheduled test at Optus Stadium on Saturday week.

There's now even talk the third Bledisloe Test and rest of the Rugby Championship could be moved.

"The short odds are to see how we can make it work between Queensland and Western Australia," says Rugby Australia chair Hamish McLennan. 

Yesterday, the Western Australian Government changed the travel status for Kiwis flying there to 'low risk' - which means everyone would have to quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

Following the All Blacks 57-22 win at Eden Park last weekend, coach Ian Foster said the squad was bracing themselves for a number of scenarios.

"Send everyone home and have a really good week away and get energised with their families before we head off for some certainty and some uncertainty," Foster said on Sunday.

This is definitely uncertain.

"I understand it will inconvenience some people," WA Premier Mark McGowan says. 

"But it's a safety measure based on the advice of the chief health officer."

It means if the All Blacks play the Wallabies next weekend, they’ll need an exemption to not only enter Perth, but to bypass going into quarantine as well.

The Wallabies were granted an exemption by the New Zealand Government to play the first two Bledisloe tests here, but the two examples aren’t like for like.

The Wallabies were already in their own bubble, training in Queensland at the time.

"The situation in New Zealand is concerning," adds McGowan. 

"I'm pleased to see the New Zealand government is dealing with it very quickly." 

If Western Australia doesn't grant the All Blacks an exemption to enter, their last hope could be Queensland - which is where the Warriors and all other NRL teams have been based the past month.

"We’re having high level discussions with state governments with the view that we’ll just try and restrict travel with all the teams and host it out of a single venue or single area is the preferred model for us," McLennan adds.

In such uncertain times, there seems to be only one certainty, the Bledisloe Cup will remain in New Zealand.