The 12 teams have revealed their squads for the inaugural season, headlined by new and exciting Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika squads.
The Drua have named a host of International and Sevens superstars, headlined by gold medallist Napolioni Bolaca. Meanwhile, the Pasifika are boosted by the valuable experience of Christian Lealiifano
Take a hard-won turnover, add some Hoskins Sotutu pizzazz and a desperate dive by replacement flanker Blake Gibson, and you have a game securing try for the Blues to secure the Sky Super Rugby Trans-Tasman title beating the Highlanders 23–15 at Eden Park on Saturday.
But it was a close-run thing,
Both sides were up for it but the Chiefs were too good for the Blues in the historic women’s Super Rugby clash at Eden Park.
The visitors built on an 18-12 halftime lead to run out decisive 39-12 winners in a worthy spectacle. While there was a lack of cohesion at
History will be made on Saturday afternoon, when the first ever women’s match between Super Rugby clubs will be played in New Zealand. The Blues and Chiefs will be part of the inaugural women’s Super Rugby match, with the hope that a Super Rugby women’s competition will one day soon
Compelling leadership displays by halfback Aaron Smith, and his loose forward combination, helped the Highlanders to a 35–29 Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa win over the Blues in Dunedin on Friday.
Smith was everywhere, upsetting the Blues at every chance and leading a strong defensive effort that nullified the attacking sorties mounted
It wasn't pretty but the Blues retained their second place on the Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa points table when subduing the Hurricanes to claim a 27-17 win at Eden Park on Saturday.
Play rarely flowed in a scrappy encounter where the superior defence of the Blues was matched by their execution
Hamilton turned up trumps for the Chiefs again when they secured a last-gasp, and famous 15-12 win over the Blues in Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa on Saturday.
Fullback Damien McKenzie, who had moved up to first five-eighths for the final quarter, scored the winning try but he could thank two outstanding
Knowing full well that beating the Crusaders meant denying them opportunities, the Blues paid the price for a string of unforced infringements in their own 22m area in their 27-43 SKY Super Rugby Aotearoa loss in Auckland on Sunday.
Much hyped, the game failed to reach the levels of quality anticipated
With the alert levels in Auckland shifting to Level 1, fans around the Auckland region will have the opportunity to pack into Eden Park as the Blues get set to host their first home game of the Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa season against the Highlanders.
Match Details: Sunday 14 March, 3:35pm,
Patience and power saw the Blues open their Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign with a 31-16 win over the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday.
Neither side had reason to be happy with the quality of their play, the Hurricanes especially so when on the wrong end of a 12-15 penalty count.