New venue and time confirmed for Highlanders vs Rebels Super Rugby match


The COVID state of affairs in Victoria has compelled the Highlanders and Melbourne Rebels match to be moved to Sydney.

New Zealand had closed the journey bubble between their nation and Victorian travellers which compelled the Melbourne Rebels to move to Sydney as they tried to work on logistics in making it over the ditch.
Nevertheless, the worsening state of affairs in Melbourne has led to an extension of the journey ban and the Rebels had been unable to safe an exemption.

It means Sunday’s match gained’t be at Queenstown with the Highlanders agreeing to fly to Sydney to play the Rebels at Leichhardt Oval at 5pm AEST.

“We’re happy to have the ability to hold the competitors going, however are working intently with Sanzaar, Rugby Australia and the Rebels to make sure all measures are in place to maintain the Highlanders gamers, coaches, and administration protected,” NZ Normal Supervisor of Skilled Rugby Chris Lendrum stated.

The Rebels gamers will all be examined for COVID earlier than the match.


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