Argentina's Rugby Championship match against South Africa on Saturday has been shifted to a different place due to the deplorable state of the pitch at Jose Amalfitani Stadium in Buenos Aires.
The Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) confirmed on Monday that the match would be played at the stadium of Avellaneda's football team, Independiente.
The test must be moved as a result of a new inspection that "confirmed this morning that the status of the playing surface at Velez Sarsfield does not fulfill the fundamental requirements for conducting an international match."
The game will still happen on Saturday, but it won't start until much later in the day.
The UAR cannot be held accountable for any issues that may have emerged as a result of this rapid shift because those in charge of making sure the field was in good condition made a solid commitment. Unfortunately, these hopes were not realized.
All four Rugby Championship teams have two victories and two defeats so far this year, with New Zealand leading the way with 11 points and South Africa, Australia, and Argentina close behind on nine.
In addition to the Jose Amalfitani Stadium, the home of Velez Sarsfield, Argentina has also hosted tests in the River Plate Stadium and the Ferro Carril Oeste Stadium.