THE NSW Waratahs have confirmed their first two fixtures with a return to ANZ Stadium against arch-rivals the Brumbies locked in for Saturday 18 July.
The side will host the Western Force at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Saturday 11 July, before taking on the Brumbies at the Stadium that hosted their famous 2014 Super Rugby Championship victory.
NSW Rugby is still awaiting confirmation on the location of their final two home fixtures against the Reds (Saturday 8 August) and the Rebels (Saturday 29 August).
The Waratahs v Brumbies blockbuster will be the first sporting event staged at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium since the COVID-19 lockdown, but the Waratahs will be returning to familiar surrounds.
The Tahs’ pulsating 33-32 win over the Crusaders in 2014 to claim their first ever Super Rugby title win was played in front of a record Super Rugby attendance of 61,823.
The crowd watching on at the Waratahs v Brumbies game will pale by comparison as NSW Public Health Orders result in a gradual build-up in attendance numbers at sporting events. Current Public Health Orders would allow for an attendance of up to 10,000 spectators, however this number is subject to change in accordance with existing orders.
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