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Monday, January 25, 2021

Brumbies trial match against Waratahs cancelled

The Brumbies have announced their Super Rugby trial match against the NSW Waratahs in Bowral has been cancelled.

The game was originally scheduled for Saturday 30 January, however current Government restrictions impacting travel and community events around Australia have forced the cancellation of the match.

As part of the risk mitigation plan, the Super Rugby teams have agreed to reduce the number of pre-season games per side to just one, with the Brumbies set to make an announcement around their trial in the coming week. 

Brumbies CEO Phil Thomson said they were disappointed the match had to be cancelled, but that the decision was in the competition’s best interests.

“We’re obviously really disappointed we aren’t going to be able to get down to the Southern Highlands and take on the Waratahs later this month.”

“There is a lot of support for Rugby in the region with a lot of excitement around the event and we’d like to acknowledge the work already gone in by the Bowral Blacks Rugby Club who have gone to great lengths to get this event off the ground.

“We hoped the COVID-19 situation would have moved in a different direction but unfortunately the franchises have had to make this decision in the best interest of the upcoming Super Rugby season.”

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