Brumbies to feature in historic double-header

Super Rugby
by RUGBY.com.au staff

The Brumbies will feature in an historic NRL-Super Rugby double header at Eden Park in 2020.

Both the Brumbies and the NRL's Raiders will travel to Auckland for the clash with the Raiders-Warriors to kick off on Saturday March 21 at 3pm AEDT and the Brumbies facing the Blues at 5:35pm AEDT.

It is believed to be the first time the two codes have held a double-header and fans will be watching closely to see how the transition between matches, with just 45 minutes between games, goes..

Brumbies CEO Phil Thomson said the Brumbies had jumped at the chance to be involved in the games.

Blues coach Leon MacDonald and Warriors coach Stephen Kearney at Eden Park on Tuesday morning. Photo: Getty Images“We are delighted to be a part of this innovative and exciting event in Auckland,” Brumbies CEO Phil Thomson said.
 
“This is a unique event and a chance for fans of both codes in Canberra to get behind their teams together in what should be a fantastic sporting spectacle played out at one of the World’s most famous venues.
 
“The double-header concept has been approved by NZ Rugby, SANZAAR and the NRL to proceed and we are very excited to take part in what will be a history creating event.”

The Brumbies last won in Auckland in 2013 but have lost their past two encounters at Eden Park to the Blues.

It will be just the second Eden Park appearance for the Raiders.

The Brumbiea take on the Blues on March 21 at Eden Park, kicking off at 7:35pm local, 5:35pm AEDT, LIVE on Foxtel and via RUGBY.com.au RADIO.

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