The ACT Brumbies could be forced to wait for a mid-week decision on where they will face the Melbourne Rebels with coronavirus restrictions threatening to force the game out of Sydney.
The match is scheduled for Leichhardt Oval, but health authorities have warned against travelling to Sydney. It has left officials hunting alternative options for the Rebels home game, with the club based in Terrigal after being locked out of Victoria.
The Gold Coast has been raised as a potential alternative for the Super Rugby AU clash, after preliminary discussions about hosting the match in Canberra were shut down by Rugby Australia, meaning both clubs will play away from their home fans.
Canberra Stadium welcomed 1500 fans to the Brumbies' last-gasp win over the Queensland Reds this past weekend, and those punters were treated to the game of the season.
Local junior Mack Hansen emerged as the hero with an 83rd minute penalty from 41 metres out to gift the Brumbies a 22-20 victory - but he was so nearly a zero.
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Minutes before he had missed a conversion attempt to leave the hosts trailing by one, and in the final minute he sprayed a 50/22 attempt to hand the Reds possession before the hosts stole it back.
"Get this on record. I thought we had three or four minutes left, I don't know why, I just did," Hansen said with a grin.
"I've seen the 50/22 and thought 'perfect, I'll kick that and we're in their 22'. I absolutely shanked my kick, so that doesn't help. Everyone starts booing and everyone was swearing at me. I was like 'we've got plenty of time, what is everyone blowing up about?'
"I think it was like 20 seconds to go, I realised once everyone started booing that I had kind of messed up. It was strategic, that's where I wanted it to go, mate.
"It was seriously just a dream come true. They're the moments you look for. To get the opportunity to win it for the boys is just unreal."
AT A GLANCE
Super Rugby AU round five: ACT BRUMBIES 22 (Folau Fainga'a 2, Connal McInerney tries; Bayley Kuenzle 2 conversions; Mack Hansen penalty) bt QUEENSLAND REDS 20 (Harry Wilson, Angus Scott-Young tries; James O'Connor 2 conversions; O'Connor 2 penalties) at Canberra Stadium. Referee: Nic Berry.