Wellington not feeling the effects of first rugby test match

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 11 Oct 2020, 5:02PM
Sky Stadium is hosting the first match. (Photo / File)
Sky Stadium is hosting the first match. (Photo / File)

Wellington not feeling the effects of first rugby test match

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 11 Oct 2020, 5:02PM

All Blacks fans may be excited the team is playing again, but one Wellington bar owner says that it doesn't feel like they are.

The All Blacks faced the Wallabies in Wellington today at Sky Stadium, in their first match all year.

However, the benefits of a test match are not visible on the ground, with the game the first since 2012 not to sell out. 

Nic Mills told Martin Devlin there was no influx of people, and that it just felt like a normal Saturday after Covid.

"Cuba Street at 11pm last night was as dead as a doornail."

He says that the officials got it wrong putting the test on a Sunday afternoon - and if it should have been an afternoon, they should have done it on a Saturday.

Mills says that some of the establishments that he owns are not opening today, as they do not see the point. 

"It's wrong - it's great for sport, fantastic for rugby, but if you were trying to help hospitality that really needs some help, you would have played it Saturday afternoon."

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