Stormers forward Pieter-Steph du Toit is tackled by Handre Pollard and Jesse Kriel of the Bulls. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

CAPE TOWN - So much for taking “Super Rugby” to the USA… The proposed tournament warm-up game between the Bulls and Stormers won’t take place in Los Angeles any longer.

The Bulls announced on their website on Tuesday evening that the game had to be cancelled due to “issues regarding the agreed upon transfers and logistics”.

“Player welfare and the management thereof are extremely important to the Vodacom Bulls as well as the DHL Stormers, and will not be compromised on in this regard,” the statement read.

The match was intended to showcase the quality of southern-hemisphere rugby to the American market in a bid to boost the profile of the sport in the United States.

But the good news for Western Cape rugby fans is that the match has been rescheduled for the Boland Stadium in Wellington on February 3 (4pm kickoff).

John Mitchell’s Bulls start their Super Rugby campaign against the Hurricanes at Loftus Versfeld on February 24, while Robbie Fleck’s Stormers are in action on February 17 at Newlands against the Jaguares.

IOL Sport

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