Stormers v Bulls pre-season LA clash scrapped

    2018-01-16 22:01

    Cape Town - The pre-season friendly between the Stormers and the Bulls, originally set for Los Angeles on Saturday, February 3, will now take place in South Africa

    The fixture was first announced in mid-November to much fanfare and was welcomed by Super Rugby CEO, Andy Marinos. 

    "Super Rugby is one of the premier club rugby competitions in the world, spanning 15 time zones and five countries. Even though this is a pre-season match, we are excited that rugby fans in the United States will get the opportunity to enjoy and witness Super Rugby first hand," said Marinos after the venue was confirmed. 

    But in a statement released to the media on Tuesday evening, the Blue Bulls company announced that the fixture would no longer take place in the United States.

    "The Super Rugby pre-season warmup match, that was supposed to be played between the Bulls and the Stormers in Los Angeles has been cancelled due to issues regarding the agreed upon transfers and logistics. Player welfare and the management thereof are extremely important to the Bulls as well as the Stormers, and will not be compromised on in this regard." 

    The match will now take place on the same day, but at the Boland Stadium in Wellington. 

    Kick-off is at 16:00. 

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