Earlier kick-off time for Blues v Lions clash

    2020-03-03 13:03

    Cape Town - The Lions' upcoming Super Rugby encounter against the Blues at Eden Park in Auckland on March 14 has been moved to an earlier kick-off time to allow for two rescheduled Sunwolves matches.

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    This comes after governing body SANZAAR confirmed the kick-off times for the two relocated Sunwolves matches for Round 6 and 7, with the Blues v Lions match moved to an earlier kick-off to accommodate the change.

    The Sunwolves' games were originally scheduled for Japan but were relocated due to the risks associated with the coronavirus.

    The changes have effectively created 'double-headers' at Wollongong on March 6 and Brisbane on March 14.

    The Round 6 Sunwolves v Brumbies match will be played on Friday, March 6 prior to the Waratahs v Chiefs match in Wollongong.

    The Round 7 Sunwolves v Crusaders match will now be played on Saturday, March 14 prior to the Reds v Bulls match in Brisbane.

    In order to accommodate the changes, the Lions' Round 7 duel with the Blues in Auckland (Saturday, March 14) will now kick off at 05:25 (SA time) as opposed to 08:05 (SA time).

    The Lions tackle the Rebels in Melbourne this Saturday (March 7, 10:15 SA time) and their final match on tour is against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday, March 21 (05:45 SA time).

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