Rebels Super fixture switched to Sydney

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Melbourne's Super Rugby Trans-Tasman clash with the Highlanders will be played in Sydney on Sunday with the Rebels unable to fly to New Zealand for the match.

The round-four fixture will now be played at Leichhardt Oval in Sydney.

The Rebels relocated to Sydney on Wednesday night ahead of the seven-day lockdown in their home state.

Melbourne had hoped to fly to Queenstown on Saturday but due to the worsening outbreak and the New Zealand government's extension of a travel pause they are stranded in Australia.

All Rebels players and staff will be tested for COVID-19 before Sunday's match.