The 2022 Harvey Norman Super Rugby Pacific season will also see the continuation of Harvey Norman as the competition naming-rights sponsor in Australia, following the success of Harvey Norman Super Rugby AU and Trans-Tasman season last year.
A revamped 2022 competition will boast 12 teams, with all 10 existing Australian and New Zealand teams along with newcomers the Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika.
Kicking off in both Australia and New Zealand on 18 February, the Moana Pasifika will take on the Blues, while the NSW Waratahs will host the Fijian Drua in both Pacific team’s first-ever Super Rugby matches.
The attention will then shift to Queensland, where reigning Australian champions, the Queensland Reds, will take on the Melbourne Rebels before the Western Force kick off their campaign in Canberra against the Brumbies.
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Super Rugby Pacific forms part of a blockbuster year on Stan Sport with viewers able to both enjoy men and women’s Rugby from grassroots to world-class international matches.
⛵️ The Harvey Norman #SuperRugbyPacific season is ready to set sail, with the world’s best provincial Rugby competition set to kick off a new era on Friday, 18 February
— RUGBYcomau (@rugbycomau) February 6, 2022
2022 Harvey Norman Super Rugby Draw
18 FEBRUARY 2022
12:05 Moana Pasifika vs Blues
14:45 NSW Waratahs vs Fijian Drua
19 FEBRUARY 2022
09:35 Chiefs vs Highlanders
12:05 Crusaders vs Hurricanes
14:45 Queensland Reds vs Rebels
20 FEBRUARY 2022
09:00 Brumbies vs Western Force
In a contest first, each of the 12 clubs will combine on Melbourne in Round 10 for a ‘Very Round’, which will correspond with a rivalry wide ANZAC Round. Themed adjusts observing Women in Rugby, Culture Round, and Heritage Round will likewise include all through the season.
The 2022 Season will likewise see more prominent fan support, with the presentation of a Harvey Norman Super Rugby Pacific tipping rivalry highlighting week by week prizes and a fan casted a ballot MVP and Try of the Round.
Rugby Australia Chief Executive, Andy Marinos said: “another period has arrived as we get ready to invite the debut period of Harvey Norman Super Rugby Pacific.
Harvey Norman Super Rugby Pacific on Stan Sport
The inaugural season of Harvey Norman Super Rugby Pacific will be shown ad-free, live and on on-demand on the Home of Rugby, Stan Sport, while one game a week will also be simulcast live on the 9Network.
Rugby Australia Chief Executive, Andy Marinos said: “A new era is upon us as we prepare to welcome the inaugural season of Harvey Norman Super Rugby Pacific.