New Zealand Rugby confirmed last week the Kiwi Super Rugby Aotearoa tournament will begin on the 13th of June. As the country is set to move into Level two of Covid-19 on Last Thursday.
The 5-team competition got the green light. The New Zealand government recently announced that the country will move into alert level two.
Time to Prepare For Super Rugby
This gives the teams time to prepare for the tournament as the Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders will play each other home and away in a 10-week tournament with two matches set to take place every weekend. As per the government advice, all matches will be played behind closed doors. To manage mass gatherings, this is being done.
The fixtures for the competition was also announced with the Highlanders kicking things off against the Chiefs on the 13th of June at Dunedin while the Blues play the host to the Hurricanes in Auckland the next day.
New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Mark Robinson mentioned how happy he was for the fans
as they will have top-quality rugby in less than a month on their screens.
“The thought of five world-class Kiwi teams battling it out in 20 matches over 10 weeks should
put a smile back on the faces of many people. I know our players are excited and I’m sure rugby
fans will be as well.”
Robinson said they always knew they had to take the Government’s lead on when it was safe
for rugby to return, and now it was critical the sport did everything to mitigate the further spread
“Medical and operational staff across NZR, the Players’ Association and the clubs have been
working together to ensure we have detailed plans in place to protect the health and safety of