I just read this on DT website
Toyota Cup NRL fixture cancelled, Wallabies and Springboks cancel training session
BREAKING NEWS: Sydney’s big wet is threatening ANZ Stadium’s busiest football weekend of the year.
Tonight’s Bulldogs-Parramatta Eels Toyota Cup fixture has been abandoned and the final Wallabies-Springboks training sessions have also been moved to preserve the surface.
Wests Tigers are also poised to shift tomorrow night’s curtain raiser from Leichhardt Oval to Campbelltown, while the staging of Sunday’s South Sydney Rabbitohs-New Zealand Warriors Toyota Cup game will depend how the drenched Homebush venue recovers from the Tri-Nations opener.
While they are confident the surface will hold up in the face of torrential rain and three games in as many days, ANZ Stadium officials are concerned about their ability to change line-markings and sponsorship logos between the fixtures.
They discussed the problem with NRL and ARU staff late yesterday, before a call was made to move tonight’s Toyota Cup as a first precaution.
The Bulldogs are yet to nominate an alternate venue.
Rugby bosses also agreed to shift captain’s runs for both teams, originally scheduled to take place at ANZ Stadium this morning.
The Wallabies will now have their final hit-out at St Joseph’s College.
The heavy scrummaging and mauling associated with the rugby is expected to test the surface further tomorrow night, but NRL operations manager Nathan McGuirk said the league was still keen to keep two Sunday games as they both scheduled for live broadcast on Fox Sports.
“If we have to get our ground manager there (on Sunday morning), to check on how the surface is holding up, we’ll do that.”
An ANZ Stadium spokeswoman said the ground had been airated and remained confident of a stable playing surface throughout the weekend.
“It might not look the best by Sunday, but we are very confident stability and safety will not be a problem,” the spokeswoman said.
“The main issue is making sure the paint sticks for the different line marking and that’s why we’ve taken the precautionary measures.”
Is the drainage that bad at Leichardt?