Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Reds to Mackay?

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Reds to Mackay?

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Chris Lees

chris.lees@dailymercury.com.au

RUGBY UNION: Mackay could host a Super 15 trial game in January next year.

The game would be between the Queensland Reds and a New Zealand team yet to be announced.

Mackay Rugby Union is in the process of bidding for the game.

President Mick Saunders said they had to go through a tender process to host the match.

"There will be other regions that tender for the games," he said. "The process has been started here, there has been talks opened between the QRU (Queensland Rugby Union) and Mackay city council, at looking at what the possibilities of this game is."

Saunders said if the game did happen it would be "unreal".

"The big thing will be the unknown of the local support and how many come in from other regions," he said.

The game would be held at Stadium Mackay. "Super Rugby has never been seen here," Saunders said.

"The Queensland rugby team haven't been here for 20 years. …

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