The Rabbitohs vs Sea Eagles NRL and NYC trial matches to be played at Campbelltown Sports Stadium tomorrow, Saturday 11 February, will go ahead as scheduled following consultation between the Club’s and the NRL’s medical teams today.
The Rabbitohs have been liaising with the NRL throughout the day and it has been decided that should conditions remain as they have been forecasted, then the NRL and NYC games will be able to be played within the NRL’s heat guidelines. Should the weather turn out to be worse than forecasted, then this position will be reviewed tomorrow.
The NSW ISP trial match between the North Sydney Bears and Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles which was scheduled to commence at 3:15pm has been cancelled.
“Player welfare is at the forefront of our thoughts and has been throughout our discussions with the NRL today,” Rabbitohs General Manager of Football Shane Richardson said.
“We have carefully considered all of the elements such as temperature, humidity, etc. and if things remain as forecasted then the game can played within the NRL’s guidelines.
“We will be playing in four quarters, have unlimited interchange and have drinks breaks throughout the match, all which is designed to help the players.
“Unfortunately the first game of the day between North Sydney and Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles has been cancelled but this decision has been made with the players’ welfare in mind.
“We look forward to a great evening of football at Campbelltown Sports Stadium tomorrow night.”
Gates at Campbelltown Sports Ground will now open at 5pm with the NYC match scheduled to begin at 5:15pm and the NRL trial match set to commence at 7:30pm.
For the fans, inflatable water slides will be set up at the venue for some cool, family fun! There will be plenty of drinks and water available at the ground for purchase and the Rabbitohs merchandise outlets will be carrying plenty of hats, caps and other items to keep you as cool as possible at the game. Click here for more information.
Tickets for the game are available by clicking here, by calling 132 849, at any Ticketek outlet, or at the gates on Saturday evening.