The Blues-Hurricanes rugby match was held in front of 43,000 spectators in Auckland, and there haven’t been many spectators in Eden Park since 2005 in the Super Rugby International League, MTI writes. In the wrestling match – which the Blues won 30-20 – according to the stats, the referee awarded 28 penalties, which prevented the continuation of the play.
Super Rugby is essentially an international series in which Japanese, Argentine, Australian and South African clubs usually compete in addition to New Zealand. However, this was stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic in March, and now only the five New Zealand teams participating in the series are fighting each other.
After work resumed, the first meeting took place on Saturday, and after the New Zealand government lifted previous restrictions earlier in the week, over twenty thousand people witnessed the Highlanders-Chiefs clash (28-27) at the scene, with 30 penalties awarded.
Gallery: Photos from the Blues-Hurricanes rugby matchPhoto: Dave Roland / Getty Images Hungary
Eden Park is the largest stadium in New Zealand and is home to the three-time world champion rugby national team, with a maximum capacity of 60,000. Thanks to fans visiting the stadium, there has also been a Mexican wave rarely seen since the global spread of the Coronavirus in March.
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