Plus500 Brumbies Bowral trial against Waratahs cancelled

· Super Rugby - AU
by Brumbies Media

The Plus500 Brumbies have today announced the Super Rugby pre-season trial match against the Waratahs which was meant to be played on the 30th of January in Bowral has unfortunately had to be cancelled.

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.

Plus500 Brumbies CEO Phil Thomson said: "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."