A feast of rugby for Aussies this upcoming "Super" Saturday
Fans in Aussie will be treated to a mouth watering rugby triple treat this coming weekend with the rescheduling of New Zealand’s North v South game.
The final round do or die clash between the Melbourne Rebels and Western Force has been brought forward to a kick off time of 3pm AEST at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle in order to allow viewers to be able to watch the North v South game in Wellington, NZ at 5,10pm AEST.
Should the Rebels manage a four point win they leapfrog the stuttering Waratahs into 3rd spot, knocking them out of Super Rugby AU and gaining a chance to play in their first ever knockout round of Super Rugby against the Queensland Reds the following weekend.
Talking about the Reds, they face the Brumbies in their final game of the regular season when they clash with them at 7:20 pm AEST in Suncorp Stadium giving Aussie rugby fans a literal smorgasboard of viewing this upcoming “Super” Saturday.
As per regulations the top 3 sides proceed to the finals with the top qualifying side given a direct route into a home final and the Brumbies have this all sewn up. They’ll face the winner of the second and third placed sides at home in Canberra at the GIO Stadium on Saturday 19th September.
Rugby Australia’s Interim CEO, Rob Clarke said: “Next Saturday’s action is just getting better and better so thank you to our broadcast partners FOX SPORTS as well as the Melbourne Rebels and the Western Force for accommodating this new addition.
“What an afternoon next Saturday will be for Rugby fans in Australia. We are now at the very pointy end of what has been an enthralling Super Rugby AU competition – and with finals berths there for the taking, everything is still to play for,” Clarke said.
Remaining Fixtures for 2020 Vodafone Super Rugby AU Season
Super Saturday Round 10
Saturday 5 September
Melbourne Rebels v Western Force, McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle – 3.00pm AEST
North v South, Sky Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand – 5.10pm AEST
Queensland Reds v Brumbies, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane – 7.20pm AEST
NSW Waratahs Bye
Qualifying Final (2 v 3)
Saturday 12 September
Final (1 v winner of Qualifying Final)
Saturday 19 September
GIO Stadium, Canberra
Source: Rugby AU