Due to the terrible condition of the pitch at Jose Amalfitani Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina's Rugby Championship match against South Africa on Saturday has been moved to another location.
On Monday, the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) announced that the game would be played in Avellaneda, at the stadium of the football club Independiente.
A new inspection "confirmed this morning that the status of the playing surface at Velez Sarsfield did not fulfill the essential requirements for holding an international match," so the test has to be moved, according to a statement from the UAR.
The match will still take place on Saturday, but it will begin later in the day.
Since individuals responsible for making sure the field was in good shape made a firm pledge, the UAR cannot be held liable for any problems that may have arisen as a result of this sudden change. However, these expectations were sadly not fulfilled.
This season, all four Rugby Championship sides have two wins and two losses, with New Zealand leading the way with 11 points, followed by South Africa, Australia, and Argentina on nine points.
Argentina has also hosted tests in the River Plate Stadium and the Ferro Carril Oeste Stadium, in addition to the Jose Amalfitani Stadium, which is the home of Velez Sarsfield.