The Canberra Raiders round four match against the Gold Coast Titans has been moved from the Gold Coast and will now be played at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium in Kogarah on Saturday 3 April at 7.45pm.
The Raiders game will be the first of a double header at Kogarah after the NRL announced both matches scheduled to be played in South East Queensland have been relocated.
The Cronulla Sharks game against the North Queensland Cowboys has been moved from the Sunshine Coast to Netstrata Jubilee Stadium and will be played on the Saturday at 5.15pm.
The NRL also announced the Titans would relocate to Sydney today and remain there until the NRL’s health experts were comfortable for them to move back to the Gold Coast. The Cowboys will continue to be based in Townsville.
Despite only two locally acquired cases in Queensland over the past 24 hours, NRL Chief Executive Andrew Abdo said the relocation ensured there was no risk to Premiership games proceeding this weekend.
“Our priority is ensuring all matches proceed this weekend. While the infection rates in southeast Queensland are positive today, the risk of further outbreaks emerging between now and Saturday exists,’’ he said.
“By confirming the relocation of games today all clubs, players and fans have certainty to plan for the weekend’s fixtures and as a game we eliminate the risk around whether those matches will take place.
“I want to thank all clubs who are making sacrifices for the greater good of our game. These are difficult decisions to make but decisions that ensure our competition continues this weekend without interruption.”
“I also want to acknowledge our fans. I know fans on the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast were looking forward to going to these games. We were particularly excited to be taking a game to the Sunshine Coast. However our priority must be ensuring we can complete Round 4 without risk of losing matches.”