The pre-season schedule has an international flavour with the Crusaders traveling to Ireland and England to play Munster and Bristol respectively, while the Gallagher Chiefs and Blues head to Japan for two matches against Japan Rugby League One teams. In New Zealand, the Highlanders kick off the pre-season action against the Hurricanes in Queenstown on Friday 2 February at 6pm.
Eight of the eleven DHL Super Rugby Pacific preseason fixtures will be broadcast live on Sky, and for the first time, three matches will also be streamed simultaneously on NZR+.
Free to subscribe to and available globally, fans can download the NZR+ app HERE.
The matches also available on NZR+ will be the Highlanders v Hurricanes match on 10 February, the Hurricanes v Moana Pasifika and Blues v Gallagher Chiefs fixtures, both on 16 February.
2024 SUPER RUGBY PACIFIC PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE FOR NZ TEAMS
Friday 2 February
Highlanders vs. Moana Pasifika, 6.00PM NZT, Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown
Saturday 3 February
Blues v Tokyo Sungoliath, 4PM NZT, Tokyo, Japan - live on Sky Sport*
Sunday 4 February
Crusaders v Munster, 6.00AM NZT, Cork, Ireland – live on Sky Sport
Gallagher Chiefs v Saitama Wild Knights, 6.30PM NZDT, Saitama, Japan – live on Sky Sport**
Saturday 10 February
Crusaders v Bristol Bears, 8.45AM NZT, Bristol, England
Highlanders v Hurricanes, 1.00PM NZT, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin – live on NZR+ and Sky Sport
Blues v Yokohama Canon Eagles, 4.10PM NZT, Tokyo, Japan – live on Sky Sport*
Gallagher Chiefs v Kubota Spears, 6.30PM NZDT, Tokyo, Japan – live on Sky Sport*
Friday 16 February
Hurricanes v Moana Pasifika, 2.30PM NZT, NZCIS, Wellington – live on NZR+ and Sky Sport
Crusaders v Highlanders, 4PM NZT, Methven RFC, Methven
Blues v Gallagher Chiefs, 4PM NZT, Takapuna RFC, Auckland – live on NZR+ and Sky Sport
*Live on Sky Sport and Sky Open
** Live on Sky Sport and delayed on Sky Open
The 2024 DHL Super Rugby Pacific season will begin in spectacular fashion with a grand final rematch between the Crusaders and Gallagher Chiefs on Friday 23 February at FMG Stadium Waikato.
Click HERE for the 2024 DHL Super Rugby Pacific draw.
Tickets for all DHL Super Rugby Pacific matches are on sale now, click HERE for more information.