CONFIRMED: Highlanders to face Rebels in Sydney
NEWS: Melbourne’s Super Rugby Trans-Tasman clash with the Highlanders will be played in Sydney on Sunday with the Rebels unable to fly to New Zealand for the match.
The round-four fixture will now be played at Leichhardt Oval in Sydney.
The Rebels relocated to Sydney on Wednesday ahead of the seven-day lockdown in their home state.
Melbourne had hoped to fly to Queenstown on Saturday but due to the worsening outbreak and the New Zealand government’s extension of a travel pause they are stranded in Australia.
All Rebels players and staff will be tested for COVID-19 before Sunday’s match.
The match will kick off at 15.00 local time.