The Plus500 Brumbies will continue their Super Rugby preparations when they travel to Albury to take on the Rebels in a pair of back-to-back trial matches at Greenfield Park.
With the Super Rugby season commencing on Friday 31 January, these fixtures will be the sole trial matches for Dan McKellar and his staff to further their preparation for the forthcoming campaign.
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With temperatures rising, the boys made their first steps towards Round 1 against the Reds on 31 January, putting in the hard yards in the gym and on the paddock! #Brumbies2020 #Untamed pic.twitter.com/hKQVDKYWof
As such, there will be a brace of matches for spectators to enjoy in Albury, as the two Super Rugby sides go head-to-head.
Players from both teams will meet rugby supporters in Albury on the Wednesday afternoon preceding the fixtures, with a dinner for both teams, hosted by the Albury Steamers club, to take place the night before the pre-season matches.
The Albury Steamers will also run a Level 1 Coaching Course for coaches from Albury and the surrounding regions.
“We are looking forward to heading to Albury and, alongside the Rebels, bringing our Super Rugby Squads to that part of our region,” Plus500 Brumbies CEO Phil Thomson said of the arrangements.
“These matches will be crucial in the build-up to the Super Rugby season with our coaching staff running the rule over the entirety of our squad during the two matches.
“These kind of fixtures are vital in connecting the Brumbies to the region and we thank our friends at the Albury Council and the Albury Steamers for hosting the matches.
“The Steamers have been long-term friends of the club, having hosted our age-grade teams in the past, and it’s great that we can take our full Super Rugby squad to the town where we are expecting some exciting rugby to be played in front of a good crowd.”
The matches have been organised in conjunction with Albury City Council who have paved the way for the two Super Rugby teams to meet at an important stage of the pre-season.
“We’re a great sporting city with a strong record of hosting top-class matches of all codes so we’re really excited to be hosting two Super Rugby teams and we’re looking forward to introducing the players to local fans,” Albury City Mayor Kevin Mack said.
“This is another great opportunity to showcase not only Albury’s love of sports but also to show off our fantastic city to a huge audience of rugby fans.”
The Brumbies Super Rugby campaign commences on Friday 31 January with the visit of the Reds to GIO Stadium in Canberra at the family-friendly kick-off time of 7:15pm.
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23 January, Greenfield Park, Albury
Pre-Season Trial – Match 1: Rebels v Plus500 Brumbies (Kick-Off: 3.45pm)
Pre-Season Trial – Match 2: Rebels v Plus500 Brumbies (Kick-Off: 6.15pm)