Super rugby clubs which were scheduled to play on the Border on Friday night (February 19) are looking to return next year.
Melbourne Rebels and Brumbies (ACT) were set to 'christen' the redeveloped Lavington Sportsground until Victoria's COVID lockdown last week intervened.
The Rebels were forced to quickly relocate to the ACT and it therefore made sense for the pair to play there, rather than travel.
"We are very grateful to the Albury council and the work they have done," Rebels' CEO Baden Stephenson offered.
We are very grateful to the Albury council and the work they have done. We look forward to bringing rugby to the region in 2022.- Rebels' CEO Baden Stephenson
"We look forward to bringing rugby to the region in 2022."
The match was originally planned to allow the Rebels to have a trial game.
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The Brumbies were looking to field a development squad at Lavington, as the club started their season proper last night away to the Western Force.
However, the Rebels had the first round bye and needed the trial.
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