How to Watch Super Rugby Pacific 2024 and Full Fixtures
Round 1 of the Super Rugby Pacific season begins on February 23.
The Super Rugby Final date has yet to be decided, and the location will be determined by the playoff results. Last year, the Chiefs, who finished 13-1 in the regular season, hosted the Crusaders.
The regular season concludes on June 1, 2024.
Here are the twelve teams that play in the league:
ACT Brumbies, Canberra, Australia
Melbourne Rebels, Melbourne, Australia
NSW Waratahs, New South Wales, Australia
QLD Reds, Queensland, Australia
Western Force, Perth, Australia
Blues, Auckland, New Zealand
Chiefs, Hamilton, New Zealand
Crusaders, Christchurch, New Zealand
Highlanders, Dunedin, New Zealand
Hurricanes, Wellington, New Zealand
Fijian Drua, Suva, Fiji
Moana Pasifika, North Shore, New Zealand
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Teams will play eight teams once, three teams twice, with a focus on derby encounters. There will be one points table, with teams ranked one through twelve based on competition points. The top eight clubs on the points table will advance to a three-week playoff format.
The new competition structure will see the five New Zealand franchises play eight matches apiece. They’ll play four at home and four away, with two byes. Two games will be played each week, with kickoffs at 7:05pm on Saturday and 3:35pm on Sunday local time (5:05pm AEST and 1:35pm AEST).
The Auckland Blues advanced to an all-Kiwi final against the Christchurch Crusaders after defeating the ACT Brumbies 20-19 in the second Super Rugby Pacific semifinal on Saturday.
The Crusaders surged past the Queensland Reds in their quarterfinal in Christchurch on Friday night, winning 37-15.
Openside flanker Ethan Blackadder’s shoulder injury has eliminated his chances of continuing in the playoffs, and he is anticipated to be replaced by Tom Christie on the scrum side in the semi-final.
The victory at Orangetheory Stadium was the Crusaders’ 12th of the season. The return of first five-eighth Richie Mo’unga, who had been out for two weeks, gave a wealth of experience in that position, and he was outstanding off the tee.
Never underestimate how important this can be in sudden-death football; he kicked four conversions, three penalties, and scored a try.
Do you hear that grinding, grunting, and hissing sound? That’s the Blues machine thundering into their Auckland citadel. Get out of the way swiftly and instruct your children to hide.
The Blues have fourteen wins and only one loss as they prepare for the semifinals.
Eden Park used to be as frightening as visiting a cabbage paddock. Now, opposing teams are afraid to go there. And rightfully so. The Blues’ 35-6 triumph over the Highlanders in the quarterfinals on Saturday night demonstrated how much turmoil their attack can produce.
The Highlanders were at a numerical disadvantage for 20 minutes due to hooker Andrew Makalio’s red card, which was clearly harmful, but the Blues still had work to do, and when their passing game connected, they dazzled.
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Sky Sports confirmed a long-term agreement to broadcast southern hemisphere rugby until 2025 ahead of last season.
The arrangement includes Super Rugby Pacific, summer tours to the southern hemisphere, and the Rugby Championship. A Now TV pass provides access to Sky’s sports channels, or you can join up for a Sky TV contract.
Sanzaarrugby.tv is the place to go to watch the tournament in Europe, with the exception of France and the United Kingdom.
Canal+ has the broadcast rights to Super Rugby Pacific matches in France.
All Super Rugby Pacific matches can be streamed live on Stan Sports, and Saturday night matches (Australia time) will be broadcast free-to-air on the Nine Network.
Stan Sport costs $10 per month to add to your overall Stan package, and there is a seven-day free trial available to try it out first.
Sky Sport NZ is the go-to source for rugby coverage in the Land of the Long White Cloud, and Super Rugby Pacific is no exception, since they are the official broadcasters.
South African franchises are no longer in Super Rugby; instead, they compete in the United Rugby Championship, but you may still watch live matches. SuperSport owns the rights to air matches in South Africa.
Argentina’s Jaguares no longer compete in Super Rugby, but if you live in South America and want to watch Super Rugby Pacific, ESPN is the broadcaster.
Super Rugby Pacific matches are aired by Premier Sports Asia in South-East Asia, Wowow in Japan, and Sanzaarrugby.tv in China, India, and Sri Lanka.
In Fiji, FBC and Sky Pacific show Super Rugby Pacific matches, while the rest of the Pacific Islands Digicel is the broadcaster that holds the rights.
Again, viewers in the Middle East can watch Super Rugby Pacific matches via the tournament’s own streaming platform, sanzaarrugby.tv.
In the United States, FloRugby will host all SANZAAR rugby action until 2025. For the next three years, the streaming platform will be the sole broadcaster of Super Rugby Pacific events in the United States, as well as the Rugby Championship, Bledisloe Cup, NPC, and Currie Cup.
1:05 PM, Feb 23
Chiefs vs Crusaders
3:35 PM, Feb 23
Rebels vs Brumbies
6:00 PM, Feb 23
Force vs Hurricanes
10:35 AM, Feb 24
Blues vs Fijian Drua
1:05 PM, Feb 24
Highlanders vs Moana Pasifika
4:05 PM, Feb 24
Queensland Redss vs Waratahs
2:00 PM, Mar 1
Highlanders vs Blues
4:10 PM, Mar 1
Rebels vs Force
1:05 PM, Mar 2
Moana Pasifika vs FijianDrua
3:35 PM, Mar 2
Crusaders vs Waratahs
10:00 AM, Mar 3
Chiefs vs Brumbies
12:30 PM, Mar 3
Hurricanes vs Queensland Reds
1:05 PM, Mar 8
Moana Pasifika vs Rebels
3:35 PM, Mar 8
Waratahs vs Highlanders
8:05 AM, Mar 9
Fijian Drua vs Crusaders
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