Thursday night’s NRL clash between Penrith and Souths has been moved to Kogarah after concerns were raised about the playing surface at Campbelltown Stadium.
The Panthers were due to host a home game at Campbelltown for the final time before returning to Panthers Stadium next month.
But after hosting three games across Round 6, the NRL this morning deemed the venue unsuitable for Thursday night’s top eight blockbuster.
“Campbelltown Stadium has had an extremely heavy workload over the last month, with some games played in wet conditions,” NRL Head of Football Graham Annesley said.
“The staff at Campbelltown Stadium have done an excellent job hosting a number of teams.”
It has not been clarified why Panthers Stadium wasn’t considered as an option to host the game.
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