Test rugby resumes with New Zealand-Australia game in front of 30,000 fans – Axios

New Zealand’s All Blacks and Australia’s Wallabies on Sunday played the first rugby Test since the pandemic saw international fixtures postponed, with some 30,000 fans in attendance.

The big picture: Wallabies captain Michael Hooper said ahead of the game in the coronavirus-free Wellington, New Zealand, that it was a “new era,” adding the crowd consisted of “25,000 more than we’ve been used to, thanks to COVID,” per AFP.

Of note: Health officials said before the game that ended in a draw that hand sanitizer would be provided, and they urged fans to register their attendance on contacting tracing apps and stay home if sick, per Stuff.

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