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Super Rugby Crowds Set To Return

Super Rugby Aotearoa will be the first professional rugby competition in the world to have fans return en-masse in the COVID-19 era when the competition kicks off in Dunedin on Saturday.
09 Jun 2020 11:09
Super Rugby Crowds Set To Return

SUPER RUGBY CROWDS SET TO RETURN

Super Rugby Aotearoa will be the first professional rugby competition in the world to have fans return en-masse in the COVID-19 era when the competition kicks off in Dunedin on Saturday.

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has confirmed there will be no limit on crowd numbers when the Highlanders play the Chiefs at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday and the Blues host the Hurricanes at Eden Park the following day. The welcome news for rugby fans comes after the Government confirmed New Zealand will move to Alert Level 1 at midnight, June 8, lifting all restrictions on mass gatherings including at stadiums.

NZR chief executive Mark Robinson said the Government announcement was fantastic news for rugby.

“It is a testament to all New Zealanders that we are in a position to lift restrictions on mass gatherings and it’s a massive boost for Super Rugby Aotearoa,” he said.

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