Rugby Australia has at the moment introduced an alteration to the fixture schedule for the 2021 Harvey Norman Tremendous Rugby AU season.
Spherical Three’s conflict between Melbourne Rebels and Brumbies will now be performed at GIO Stadium in Canberra on Saturday 6 March at 7.45pm AEDT, ad-free, dwell and on demand on Stan Sport in addition to simulcast dwell on 9Gem.
The reverse fixture between the 2 sides in Spherical 9 can be performed at AAMI Park in Melbourne on Sunday 18 April, ad-free, dwell and on demand from 2pm AEST on Stan’s new add-on sports activities bundle, Stan Sport.
This dwelling recreation fixture swap is to make sure the integrity of the competitors with some home border restrictions in place between States and ensures all groups their authentic dwelling recreation allocation.
The fixture change was achieved in session with Rugby Australia’s Return to Play Committee, the Australian Tremendous Rugby groups and broadcasters, 9 and Stan Sport.
Melbourne Rebels Chief Government Baden Stephenson mentioned: “I need to thank Phil (Thomson) and the Brumbies, the Rugby Australia Return to Play Committee and our broadcast companions in 9 and Stan for his or her flexibility and help over the previous few weeks.
“We will’t wait to get again to Melbourne for our dwelling recreation towards the Waratahs in Spherical 5 and play in entrance of the Rebels trustworthy on the Stockade.
“I additionally need to acknowledge our companions, and the Rebels gamers, employees and households for his or her continuous sacrifice and tireless efforts for the advantage of the competitors as a complete,” Stephenson mentioned.
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Melbourne Rebels Head Coach Dave Wessels mentioned: “I wish to echo Baden’s feedback and pay particular tribute to the households and pals of the Rebels enjoying group.
“They sacrificed a lot final 12 months and we’re very grateful for his or her love and help. We will’t wait to get dwelling and play in entrance of you over the again half of the season,” Wessels mentioned.
Plus500 Brumbies CEO Phil Thomson mentioned: “When approached by the Rebels and Rugby Australia concerning the fixture swap, we had been very happy to agree in swapping our dwelling and away matches to make sure the competitors was not disrupted.”
“From our perspective we now have three terrific dwelling video games in a row towards the Waratahs this weekend, the Rebels the next week after which the Reds in Spherical 4, which is First Nations Spherical.
“That is actually thrilling for our members, supporters and companions and I stay up for seeing everybody out at GIO Stadium over the following three weeks.”
Up to date Harvey Norman Tremendous Rugby AU fixtures
Saturday 6 March, Brumbies v Melbourne Rebels, GIO Stadium, 7.45pm AEDT
Sunday 18 April, Melbourne Rebels v Brumbies, AAMI Park, 2.00pm AEST