Chiefs Manawa and Matatū will still take the field in a pre-season fixture. The match will be played at Owen Delany Park, kicking off at 2.15pm.
Earlier this week, the official start of the inaugural competition was delayed by a few days due to all squads being impacted with players in isolation. Covid-19 cases and isolation in the Blues camp forced their withdrawal from this weekend’s matches.
The revised format will see the round robin fixtures played across three match-days, on Thursday 10 March, Tuesday 15 March, and Sunday 20 March, all at FMG Stadium Waikato. The winner will be crowned based on competition points.
Round One – Thursday 10 March – FMG Stadium Waikato
Hurricanes Poua v Blues, 3.35pm (Live on Sky Sport 1 & Prime)
Chiefs Manawa v Matatū, 7.05pm (Live on Sky Sport 1 & delayed on Prime)
Round Two – Tuesday 15 March – FMG Stadium Waikato
Chiefs Manawa v Hurricanes Poua, 3.35pm (Live on Sky Sport 1 & Prime)
Blues v Matatū, 7.05pm (Live on Sky Sport 1 & delayed on Prime)
Round Three – Sunday 20 March – FMG Stadium Waikato
Matatū v Hurricanes Poua, 5.05pm (Live on Sky Sport 1 & delayed on Prime)
Blues v Chiefs Manawa, 7.35pm (Live on Sky Sport 1 & Prime)
In Australia, all Sky Super Rugby Aupiki games will be live on Stan and in the USA, you can catch all the action on FloSports.
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