The Blues Footy Fest - The (re)-Re Match:
To kick off the 2021 rugby season at Eden Park, the Crusaders are coming for their (re)-Re-match against the Blues on Saturday 20th February, KO 3.35pm. There will be lots of fun at this Blues Summer Fest including live music, markets, and a kids' zone whilst enjoying some hospitality when the Blues take on the Crusaders!
The Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021 Season:
The Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021 schedule has been revealed and it has one major change from this year's successful tournament - a final. The 2020 edition was robbed of a completed schedule when the second Covid-19 lockdown saw the final match between the Blues and Crusaders at Eden Park cancelled.
The Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021 season will kick off with an old fashioned southern derby in a return to Friday night football. The schedule for the second instalment of the domestic competition has been announced, with 10 weeks of New Zealand derbies beginning on Friday February 26, with the Highlanders hosting the Crusaders in Dunedin.
The first round will finish with the Hurricanes entertaining the Blues in Wellington on Saturday February 27, while the Chiefs enjoy the bye in the opening week.
Blues fans will have to wait a bit before they get to see action, with the Blues' first home game at Eden Park coming in round three against the Highlanders.
There is a mixture of matches spread across all three weekend days, with the Blues hosting two popular Sunday afternoon clashes and two Saturday evening games.
The final between the top two sides after 10 weeks will take place on Saturday, May 8, contending the Tū Kōtahi Aotearoa trophy.
The Sky Super Rugby Trans-Tasman 2021 Competition:
After the Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021 NZ competition concludes, there will be a Sky Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Competition which will feature 10 Super Rugby clubs, five from New Zealand and five from Australia, playing 25 matches over five weeks before a Final on Saturday 19 June.
The Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders will play five matches against the Queensland Reds, NSW Waratahs, Brumbies, Melbourne Rebels and Western Force including two home matches each in New Zealand.
All teams will also play two away matches, while their fifth will be part of a ‘Super Round' featuring all Round 3 matches being played at one location, over one weekend.
The Final will be played between the top two teams after the five weeks of matches on the combined competition ladder with the team who finished first earning home advantage for the decider.
The Blues will host at Eden Park the NSW Waratahs and the Western Force with away games to play the Melbourne Rebels and Queensland Reds.
Below is the Blues Super Rugby Trans Tasman Draw:
Blues v Waratahs: Sat 22 May 2021, 4.35pm KO
Blues v Western Force: Sat 12 June 2021, 7.05pm KO
Experience Group are delighted to announce a variety of new Blues hospitality packages at Eden Park Stadium, Auckland for all their home matches in 2021. For larger group bookings alternative spaces are available – please enquire for more information.
For further enquiries for all your hospitality needs contact:
North Island - Bryan Donnelly - email@example.com or 021 848 411
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