Rugby Australia has announced that Saturday’s Buildcorp Super W Round 6 match
between the Western Force and Melbourne Rebels has been postponed due to
COVID-19 impacts on the Rebels’ squad.
The match will be rescheduled, with details still to be confirmed, with no impact on
the upcoming finals series.
The postponement was a collective decision made by both teams in conjunction with
Rugby Australia’s Return To Play Committee due to the Rebels managing a number of
COVID-19 positive cases.
It was agreed by all parties that postponing the match was the best option to ensure
the safety and wellbeing of players and staff.
Rugby Australia CEO Andy Marinos said: “It’s a disappointing decision for all involved
but our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our players and staff.
“While the decision to postpone won’t impact the finals series which kicks off next
week, it is important the Western Force and Melbourne Rebels still have the
opportunity to play the final match of their season.
“We will continue to work with both teams to ensure the game can be rescheduled as
soon as possible.”