Due to the withdrawal of the main sponsor of the event, the Sharks-Cheetahs warmup game in Abu Dhabi has been called off. The match was to have taken place at the Abu Dhabi Harlequins club on 24 January.
Apparently, in these times of financial turmoil, the sponsor cannot justify spending over a Million Rand on sponsoring a rugby fixture after having to lay off 10% of their workforce this month. Can’t say I blame them, really.
No details are forthcoming at this stage as to whether the match will go ahead anywhere else in South Africa.
More details as we get them.Tweet