Now that the NZ Super Rugby Teams are cleared to return to the practice field for pre-season training, five Super Rugby franchises will play each other home and away over 10 weeks, with two matches every weekend at 5:05pm on Saturdays and 3:05pm Sundays. Each side will have two byes.
Matches will be played in closed stadiums, until Government advises an approach for managing mass gatherings in controlled venues that will allow fans to return. Watch this space!
The venues confirmed are Hamilton's FMG Stadium, Wellington's Sky Stadium, Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium, Christchurch's Orangetheory Stadium and Auckland's Eden Park.
In the opening weekend, the Highlanders will play the Chiefs in Dunedin on Saturday, June 13, with the Blues hosting the Hurricanes the following day, when star signing Beauden Barrett will debut for his new team against his old outfit.
The defending champion Crusaders will have a bye in the opening weekend.
NZ Rugby stresses that stringent health and safety procedures will be put in place, including daily symptom and temperature checks for players, team management and other officials involved in the competition, as well as stringent hygiene, cleaning and contact tracing practices.
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