Reply To: 2020 Taini Jamison Trophy – New Zealand v England (Oct-Nov)

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al_ex
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It would be a bit unreasonable to expect the Australian girls to show up for Diamonds after some have lived in a hub for over three months and played a condensed season. SSN finishes on the 18th of October, add in the four weeks of quarantine travelling to NZL and back plus the matches and it’s already December. I don’t expect players are willing to go through that right now, which is why the players association pushed for the postponement. Even if the entire series would be played in Australia they wouldn’t meaningfully be able to rest any earlier. Australian players never play as many tests due to how long their pre-seasons and the burnout risks that come with that so I think it’s a good thing it’s been postponed.