TICKETS for next season's highly-anticipated Super Rugby Clash between the NSW Waratahs and the Bulls at Scully Park have gone on sale and fans have clamoured to claim their spot.
The game will mark the first time a regular season Super Rugby game will be contested in Tamworth.
The match will be the first of two major events on the Tamworth sporting calendar, after the NRL announced the Wests Tigers would take on the Canberra Raiders at Scully Park in May.
Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson said he was confident the Super Rugby clash would have an "uplifting effect" for locals.
"This game on March 21 will put Tamworth's Scully Park in the spotlight for rugby fans worldwide," Mr Anderson said.
"It will be a match that will uplift Tamworth and the wider region that is, like all of regional NSW, struggling through one of the worst droughts on record.
"Bringing this event to Tamworth will provide the town and surrounding areas with some respite from the unrelenting drought and boost the number of customers in our cafes, diners in restaurants and heads on beds in our motels."
Mr Anderson said the Waratahs visit to the region would have wide-ranging benefits to the community.
"Sport is often the heartbeat of regional NSW towns and the Waratahs visit to Tamworth will provide locals with the opportunity to meet the players, for kids to be a part of skills sessions that will improve their abilities, and hopefully give them a much needed boost," he said.
"I want to thank Wests Entertainment Group and its CEO Rod Laing for all the work he and his team have done to make this game of world class rugby possible for Tamworth.
"I also want to thank the Tahs for showing their support to the people of regional and rural NSW.
Tickets for the March 21 clash are available at www.superxv.com/tickets.