Ian HarkinModeratorJuly 14, 2021 at 10:04 amPost count: 10193
The Origin Australian Diamonds will take on their oldest rivals this October, as dates and locations for the next Constellation Cup against New Zealand confirm Brisbane, Cairns, Auckland and Wellington as hosts.
— Origin Diamonds (@AussieDiamonds) July 13, 2021
Wednesday 13 October – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Sunday 17 October – Cairns Convention Centre
Thursday 21 October – Spark Arena in Auckland
Sunday 24 October – TSB Arena in WellingtonMortsParticipantJuly 14, 2021 at 11:06 amPost count: 34
It’s irrational, but series with an equal number of games really annoy me. I want an outright winner, best of five! Not 2 games all and winner comes down to number of goalsmcleodParticipantJuly 14, 2021 at 1:34 pmPost count: 1136
That’s good that NZ gets 2 games, seeing that we only had half a crowd for game 4 and none for games 1,2,3.Ian HarkinModeratorSeptember 10, 2021 at 2:29 pmPost count: 10193
CONSTELLATION CUP RESCHEDULED
The Diamonds were set to host the Silver Ferns in Brisbane & Cairns in October, before travelling to NZ for the final matches.
The series will be rescheduled due to the closure of the trans-Tasman travel bubble.
— Origin Diamonds (@AussieDiamonds) September 10, 2021thunder123ParticipantSeptember 10, 2021 at 2:37 pmPost count: 273
I understand why this has happened, but could Aus/NZ not do the same as the Roses and undertake two weeks of quarantine.
you’d have to think the Roses will have the upper hand coming into pinnacle events, knowing they’ve played their opposition and grew their game and opportunitiesmcleodParticipantSeptember 10, 2021 at 2:51 pmPost count: 1136
Just a bit crap IMO. Considering the All Blacks flew to Perth, from a locked down Auckland, and 7 days later played Rugby in from of 55,000 fans.Ian HarkinModeratorSeptember 11, 2021 at 9:32 amPost count: 10193
Not sure if this is right or not, but I wonder if the problem is playing 2 tests in both countries? If they just played all 4 tests in Australia, would that be easier. I mean, all 4 tests were played in NZ earlier in the year, so why couldn’t they reciprocate and have all 4 tests here this time?MaryannParticipantSeptember 11, 2021 at 1:38 pmPost count: 470
I think the issue is 4 weeks quarantine for 4 games – whether it be two weeks each at the beginning and middle or middle and end it means a long time for the 4 games and the fact you can’t really walk out of QT and onto a court without some time between.
Did the Diamonds have to go into managed QT on their return from NZ earlier this year?
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