Brumbies open doors to small crowds for Super Rugby AU opener

The Brumbies will open their stadium for up to 1500 fans for their opening match of Super Rugby AU after the ACT Government gave the green light under COVID-19 restrictions.

The Brumbies will host the Rebels on July 4 at GIO stadium with members given the chance to enter a ballot system for tickets, with spectators to be drawn at random.

"We're really happy that we will be able to have some of our members at our first game of the Super Rugby AU competition," Brumbies CEO Phil Thomson said.

"We're hopeful we will be able to have more of our members and supporters at games throughout the season."

Super Rugby AU kicks off with the Reds hosting the Waratahs on July 3. No announcement has been made on whether fans will be able to attend the opening match.

Super Rugby Aotearoa, New Zealand's domestic competition, kicked off last week to sellout crowds in Dunedin and Auckland after the country moved to end all COVID-19 restrictions.