NRL STATEMENT

The Anzac Test between Australia and New Zealand has been postponed until Sunday as a result of bad weather at Suncorp Stadium.

The match between the Harvey Norman Jillaroos and the NZ Kiwi Ferns, due to be played as a curtain-raiserwas also cancelled as a result of Brisbane’s bad weather.

UPDATES

17:50 – rain is starting to ease on the north side of Brisbane but the damage appears to have been done with over 70mm of rain in Brisbane over a ninety minute period. CourierMail say the National Rugby League are considering their position on whether the game goes ahead.

17:55 – National Rugby League to discuss whether the game goes ahead in the next five minutes. One official says “30% chance”

18:05 – as the rain intensifies again pushing off the coast into Brisbane

18:10 – we will know approximately in ten minutes as to the official National Rugby League response from Todd Greenberg.

18:20 – Triple M reporting the game is off and will be played on Sunday according to ABC.  Seven News Brisbane reporting the game will be played at 4pm.

 

EARLIER – ANZAC TEST IN DOUBT

The ANZAC test between Australia and New Zealand to be played at Suncorp Stadium tonight is in doubt. Brisbane has experienced severe weather conditions with winds, thunderstorms and heavy rainfall experienced across the region.  In some areas more than one hundred millimeters of rain has fallen in the space of an hour. Suncorp Stadium has become waterlogged across the entire field.

 

Earlier this afternoon, the curtain raiser between the Jillaroos and Kiwi Ferns was cancelled.

The weather bureau expect the low pressure system to move away from Brisbane around midnight tonight.