Another is Auckland Council restrictions around field availability. Juanita has crunched the numbers for finals and the first round alone she would require 37 fields - second round she would need 30. Council have stated there is no way fields would be ready until the end of this month (6 weeks) which does not allow time for proper final rounds. Keeping in mind Summer sports are also knocking at the door.
Given the amount of time away from the fields, grass has over gown, new ground markings would be required and at a cost. Council do NOT have an exemption to maintain the fields over the current lockdown levels. Region of Origin has also been cancelled with only National representative Grades to continue this year - levels permitting. Masters tournament to Queenstown has been moved to October 2022
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