TEAM PREVIEW: THE HIGHLANDERS

Last season:  Beaten finalists in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, fourth in Super Rugby Aotearoa Home ground: Forsyth Barr Stadium Coach: Tony Brown Captain: James Lentjes Gains: Gareth Evans, Andrew Makalio, Marty Banks, Mosese Dawai, Rhys Marshall, Josh Timu, Sean Withy, Saula Ma'u, Max Hicks, Sam Caird Losses: Josh Ioane, Ash Dixon, Siate Tokolahi, Kazuki Himeno, Teariki Ben-Nicholas, Michael

TEAM PREVIEW: QUEENSLAND REDS

The Reds are out to add further silverware to their cabinet after a breakthrough 2021 campaign. In front of the largest crowd for an Australian domestic game in nearly 20 years, Brad Thorn’s side pulled off a last-minute victory over the Brumbies to bring the Reds their first title since 2011. However, a

TEAM PREVIEW: THE HURRICANES

Always one of the most exciting teams to watch, the Hurricanes have made several quality signings over the offseason to bolster their chances of success in Super Rugby Pacific.  Last season: (Super Rugby Aotearoa 5, Super Rugby Trans-Tasman 4) Home ground: Sky Stadium Coach: Jason Holland Captain: TBC Gains: Dominic Bird (France); Blake Gibson (Blues); Tei

TEAM PREVIEW: THE NSW WARATAHS

The Waratahs have plenty to prove in Super Rugby Pacific as they enter a new era under Darren Coleman. The side finished last year winless after a series of injuries and heartbreaking defeats, keen to ensure this is not replicated in 2022.   Last season: 5th (Super Rugby AU), 10th (Super Rugby Trans Tasman) Home

FORCE TO BE BASED ON EAST COAST FOR OPENING ROUNDS

The pandemic and Western Australia border restrictions have forced match schedule changes for the start of the tournament. The Western Force will base themselves on Australia's East Coast for the opening rounds of the inaugural season of Super Rugby Pacific due to ongoing border restrictions in Western Australia as a result

TEAM PREVIEW: THE BLUES

Expectations are always high around the Blues but, after their success in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman last year, they are well placed to advance on that.  However, a higher level of consistency across the park, applied for much longer, will be the challenge ahead of another combination that has potential, in capital

REVISED SUPER RUGBY PACIFIC DRAW CONFIRMED

Moana Pasifika v Blues to kick-off Super Rugby Pacific at Mt Smart Stadium New Zealand-based and Australia-based teams to play the opening eight matches on their respective sides of the Tasman NSW Waratahs v Fijian Drua marks first match of new competition on Australian soil Super Round moved to Round

SUPER RUGBY PACIFIC SQUADS REVEALED

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