The Super Rugby Pacific competition will begin on February 18 2022, with the regular season to finish May 29 2022. The final will be played on June 18 2022 . The five Australian Super Rugby Pacific franchises – the Blues , Chiefs , Crusaders, Highlanders , Hurricanes – and the Moana Pasifika have unveiled their squads for next season.
In New Zealand you’ll be able to watch all the action live and exclusive on Sky Sport NZ or attend games in stadium throughout the six week competition.
RugbyPass and New Zealand Rugby, along with Rugby Australia have agreed a new partnership to offer the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition on a new streaming service for the 2021 tournament.
Have a look below at our broadcast guide to find out how and where to watch Sky Super Rugby Trans-Tasman.
All games will be live on Sky Sport 1, Sky Go and Sky Sport Now.
NZ Rugby is also working closely with Ruby Australia over trans-Tasman matches between respective Super Rugby sides, and more details will be released shortly.
2021 Super Rugby Pacific schedule:
Highlanders vs Crusaders, Dunedin – Friday 26 February, 7:05pm
Hurricanes vs Blues, Wellington – Saturday 27 February, 7:05pm
Chiefs vs Highlanders, Hamilton – Friday 5 March, 7:05pm
Crusaders v Hurricanes, Christchurch – Saturday 6 March, 7:05pm
Crusaders vs Chiefs, Christchurch – Saturday 13 March, 7:05pm
Blues vs Highlanders Auckland – Sunday 14 March, 3:35pm
Hurricanes vs Chiefs, Wellington – Saturday 20 March, 7:05pm
Blues vs Crusaders, Auckland –Sunday 21 March, 3:35pm
Highlanders vs Hurricanes, Dunedin – Friday 26 March, 7:05pm
Chiefs vs Blues, Hamilton – Saturday 27 March, 7:05pm
Round 6 (Easter Weekend)
Crusaders vs Highlanders, Christchurch – Friday 2 April, 7:05pm
Blues vs Hurricanes, Auckland – Saturday 3 April, 7:05pm
Highlanders vs Chiefs, Dunedin – Saturday 10 April, 7:05PM
Hurricanes vs Crusaders, Wellington – Sunday 11 April, 3:35pm
Highlanders vs Blues, Dunedin – Friday 16 April, 7:05pm
Chiefs vs Crusaders, Hamilton – Saturday 17 April 7:05pm
Round 9 (Anzac weekend)
Chiefs vs Hurricanes, Hamilton – Friday 23 April, 7:05pm
Crusaders vs Blues, Christchurch – Sunday 25 April, 3:35pm
Hurricanes vs Highlanders, Wellington – Friday 30 April, 7:05pm
Blues vs Chiefs, Auckland – Saturday 1 May, 7:05pm
Super Rugby Aotearoa Final – Saturday 8 May
Where to watch Super Rugby Pacific live in New Zealand
In New Zealand, Sky holds the exclusive rights to live Super Rugby. Sky extended its broadcast deal in October last year through to 2025.
Watch Super Rugby Pacific on Sky NZ
If you are a Sky NZ subscriber with the Sky Sport pack, you are all good to go for the restart of rugby union in New Zealand. If not, you need the Sky Starter pack for $25.99 per month plus the Sky Sport package, for an additional $31.99 per month. It gives you access to 13 sports channels, including dedicated rugby, cricket, golf and football plus two ESPN channels.
Can I watch Super Rugby Pacific live on free-to-air television?
Yes you can watch some rugby, but no it won’t be live. Prime TV is showing a replay of the Saturday night game at midday the following day.
The broadcast rights to Super Rugby in New Zealand during the 2022 season belong to Nine and Stan Sport. One game from every round of Super Rugby AU will be available via Nine, with all other games on Stan Sport. Every game from the Super Rugby Pacific broadcast live and exclusive on Stan Sport. Four games from Super Rugby Trans Tasman will air exclusively on Stan Sport, with one game per round on 9Gem.