NZRL consider Anzac test venue in wake of quake

STEVE KILGALLON
Last updated 05:00 24/02/2011
Kiwis winger Manu Vatuvei scores his second try against Samoa just moments before leaving the field injured.
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MOVE: The New Zealand Rugby League say they will know more today about whether the damage to AMI Stadium in Christchurch will force them to shift April's Anzac league test.

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The New Zealand Rugby League say they will know more today about whether the damage to AMI Stadium in Christchurch will force them to shift April's Anzac league test against Australia away from the Garden City.

NZRL chief executive Jim Doyle said they were "monitoring" the situation and had already discussed it with their Australian counterparts.

"We've had some discussions with [stadium management] VBase who are reviewing the stadium tomorrow and we will know more tomorow when we have some feedback from them. We've heard different rumours about when the ground may be available again but we will see how things unfold over the next few days."

Doyle said he'd heard nothing official about rumoured plans to organise a Legends league game to raise funds for the Christchurch appeal, noting there was already a long-planned Legends game, run by Tawera Nikau, scheduled for the city.

Meanwhile, North Harbour Stadium said they will donate all profits from the Warriors trial game against Manly on Saturday to the Red Cross Appeal for Christchurch, and their contribution had been launched with a $20,000 donation from Sit Peter Leitch.

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