The Queensland Reds and the Chiefs will play a trial match on 8 February 2012 at the Stockland Stadium in the Sunshine Coast, ahead of the 2013 Super Rugby Season.
The Reds will test their mettle against the 2012 champions, which will be integral for the Queenslanders, as the Reds then face the Brumbies in Canberra on 16 February when the inaugural tournament kicks off.
“The Super Rugby competition has become a virtual sprint for 2013 with the majority of our regular season fixtures completed by the June Test window. As a consequence of the scheduling, it is important we commence our campaign strongly,” said Richard Graham, Reds head coach.
“This will be the last opportunity for players to impress before round one selection against the Brumbies and we will want to see the squad execute all we have worked on during the preseason,” added Graham.
The match should be a good test for both the Reds and the Chiefs, with the two teams being the champions of the 2011 and 2012 seasons respectively.