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How to watch Super Rugby Aotearoa in New Zealand
New Zealand rugby fans can breathe a sigh of relief thanks to Super Rugby Aotearoa. This is how to watch live.
What's in this guide?
- Where to watch Super Rugby Aotearoa live in New Zealand
- Watch Super Rugby Aotearoa on Sky NZ
- Can I watch Super Rugby Aotearoa live on free-to-air television?
- What is the Super Rugby Aotearoa format?
- Super Rugby Aotearoa teams
- Which stadiums are being used for Super Rugby Aotearoa?
- Super Rugby Aotearoa fixtures
In another major win for New Zealanders, there are no limits on crowds at games. That is a nod to the country’s ability in overcoming the coronavirus pandemic.
Where to watch Super Rugby Aotearoa 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 Aotearoa 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 Aotearoa 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.
What is the Super Rugby Aotearoa format?
The new competition format will involve the five New Zealand franchises playing eight matches each. They will play four home and four away, with two byes. There will be two games per week, with kick-off at 7:05pm on Saturday and 3:35pm on Sunday local time.
Super Rugby Aotearoa teams
Which stadiums are being used for Super Rugby Aotearoa?
- Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
- Eden Park, Auckland
- FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
- Sky Stadium, Wellington
- Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch
Super Rugby Aotearoa fixtures
|Round||Day||Date||Match||Venue||Kick-off (NZST)||How to watch|
|1||Saturday||13 June||Highlanders vs Chiefs||Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin||7:05 PM||Sky|
|1||Sunday||14 June||Bues vs Hurricanes||Eden Park, Auckland||3:35 PM||Sky|
|1||Sunday||14 June||Bye: Crusaders||Bye||Bye||Bye|
|2||Saturday||20 June||Chiefs vs Blues||FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton||7:05 PM||Sky|
|2||Sunday||21 June||Hurricanes vs Crusaders||Sky Stadium, Wellington||3:35 PM||Sky|
|2||Sunday||21 June||Bye: Highlanders||Bye||Bye||Bye|
|3||Saturday||27 June||Blues vs Highlanders||Eden Park, Auckland||7:05 PM||Sky|
|3||Sunday||28 June||Crusaders vs Chiefs||Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch||3:35 PM||Sky|
|3||Sunday||28 June||Bye: Hurricanes||Bye||Bye||Bye|
|4||Saturday||4 July||Highlanders vs Crusaders||Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin||7:05 PM||Sky|
|4||Sunday||5 July||Chiefs vs Hurricanes||FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton||3:35 PM||Sky|
|4||Sunday||5 July||Bye: Blues||Bye||Bye||Bye|
|5||Saturday||11 July||Crusaders vs Blues||Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch||7:05 PM||Sky|
|5||Sunday||12 July||Hurricanes vs Highlanders||Sky Stadium, Wellington||3:35 PM||Sky|
|5||Sunday||12 July||Bye: Chiefs||Bye||Bye||Bye|
|6||Saturday||18 July||Hurricanes vs Blues||Sky Stadium, Wellington||7:05 PM||Sky|
|6||Sunday||19 July||Chiefs vs Highlanders||FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton||3:35 PM||Sky|
|6||Sunday||19 July||Bye: Crusaders||Bye||Bye||Bye|
|7||Saturday||25 July||Crusaders vs Hurricanes||Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch||7:05 PM||Sky|
|7||Sunday||26 July||Blues vs Chiefs||Eden Park, Auckland||3:35 PM||Sky|
|7||Sunday||26 July||Bye: Highlanders||Bye||Bye||Bye|
|8||Saturday||1 August||Chiefs vs Crusaders||FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton||7:05 PM||Sky|
|8||Sunday||2 August||Highlanders vs Blues||Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin||3:35 PM||Sky|
|8||Sunday||2 August||Bye: Hurricanes||Bye||Bye||Bye|
|9||Saturday||8 August||Hurricanes vs Chiefs||Sky Stadium, Wellington||7:05 PM||Sky|
|9||Sunday||9 August||Crusaders vs Highlanders||Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch||3:35 PM||Sky|
|9||Sunday||9 August||Bye: Blues||Bye||Bye||Bye|
|10||Saturday||15 August||Highlanders vs Hurricanes||Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin||7:05 PM||Sky|
|10||Sunday||16 August||Blues vs Crusaders||Eden Park, Auckland||3:35 PM||Sky|
|10||Sunday||16 August||Bye: Chiefs||Bye||Bye||Bye|
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