Why the All Blacks test was delayed this morning

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.


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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.

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