Waratahs-Blues to stay put

Super Rugby
by RUGBY.com.au staff

The Waratahs have ruled out moving their round 11 Super Rugby clash away from Allianz Stadium, despite a request from the FFA.

NSW takes on the Blues on Saturday night, the day before the A-League grand final between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory.

The Sky Blues were concerned about the state the Super Rugby match would leave the pitch in, with the general quality of the surface already questioned through the season by A-League bosses.

While the Waratahs were reportedly looking at a switch to North Sydney Oval, the NSW franchise released a statement on Tuesday afternoon confirming they would be playing at Allianz on Saturday night.

“While consideration was given to the request made by NSW Government late on Monday 1 May, out of interest for the NSW Waratahs fans and supporters as well as other stakeholders, the game will remain at the Tahs’ home ground, Allianz Stadium."

The Wararahs take on the Blues on Saturday night, kicking off at 7:45pm AEST, LIVE on FOX SPORTS and via radio on RUGBY.com.au.