New Zealand Rugby are reviewing the circumstances which led to the second Bledisloe Cup test being delayed at Forsyth Barr Stadium this morning (UK Time).
The thrilling test, won 35-29 by the All Blacks over the Wallabies, was delayed by 10 minutes due to a lighting issue, pushing the kick-off back, and adding to the eventual drama-filled nature of the clash.
The outage – which took out approximately half the sports field lighting and took 17 minutes to return to full power – is believed to have been the result of a software problem. It was unrelated to a planned lights-out display which was abandoned after the outage.
Dunedin Venues will investigate the unplanned outage and report to New Zealand Rugby as part of its event debrief and review.