If you thought the atmosphere was hectic during Perth Glory’s epic semi-final penalty shootout triumph at HBF Park last Friday night, spare a thought for Optus Stadium staff this week.
In true Kiwi fashion, it would’ve been fitting for Southern Turf Managers to be listening to a bit of Crowded House en route to Cromwell after being exposed to four seasons in one day on Wednesday for the Southern Turf Managers Association AGM and trade day held at the Otago Polytechnic.
Rabbitohs coach Wayne Bennett who labelled the surface a “10 out of 10” despite featuring in the final game of the eight played on the ground in less than 72 hours.
The Parramatta Eels today announced that it has secured a $15 million funding commitment from the Federal Government to commence building the largest Community Rugby League facility in Australia.
The NRL will introduce an AFL-type policy which will require all its playing surfaces to meet specific criteria – even requiring weekly reporting from clubs – as it insists Suncorp Stadium will handle the burden of eight matches during the inaugural Magic Round.