The Blacktown City Council has come to the rescue of the Rugby League Emerging Nations World Championship, offering a new state-of-the-art synthetic field at Kellyville Ridge which will be used for the first time on Sunday, 7 October 2018.
The venue change was forced upon the tournament after numerous days of heavy rain created flooding at Cabramatta’s New Era Stadium.
Round three of the Rugby League International Federation event will have the prestigious opportunity of christening the $6 million floodlit facility, believed to be Australia’s first all-weather synthetic Rugby League pitch.
Rugby League International Development Manager Tas Baitieri said, “We are incredibly grateful to the Blacktown City Council for their generosity in giving us access to this wonderful facility.”
“Without their support we would not have been able to play on Sunday.”
“We are hopeful of returning to the scheduled venues for the remainder of the tournament once the weather eases.”
The Rugby League Emerging Nations World Championship kicked off on Monday 1 October and features 30 matches over two weeks across Western Sydney, culminating in the final on Saturday 13 October.
MATCH TIMES: Sunday 7 October 2018
Venue: Corner of Fyfe Rd and Carindale St, Kellyville Ridge
10:45am – Africa United vs. ASEAN
12.20pm – Philippines v Niue
2.00pm – Solomon Islands v Hong Kong
3:35pm – Mediterranean vs. Latin Heat
5.10pm – Japan v Poland
6.45pm – Greece v Vanuatu
For the full draw, click here.