The National Rugby League will adjust the kick-off times to NRL Pre-Season matches on Saturday, including the World Club Challenge between the Panthers and St Helens at BlueBet Stadium.
The decision was made due to player safety concerns around the forecasted heat and humidity in regional NSW and Western Sydney.
The NRL would like to thank broadcast partners Fox, Sky NZ and Sky UK as well as participating clubs and venues for their cooperation and flexibility.
The updated kick off times for Saturday matches will be as follows:
|Match||Kick off time AEDT||Venue|
|Dragons v Rabbitohs||4:20pm||Glen Willow Oval, Mudgee|
|Panthers v St Helens||6:50pm||BlueBet Stadium, Penrith|
|Broncos v Cowboys||8:55pm (7:55pm local)||Sunshine Coast Stadium|