Super Rugby Pre-Season Blues v Chiefs in Auckland – live on NZR+
The Blues v Chiefs Super Rugby Pre-Season on Friday February 16 at Takapuna Rugby Club – the final pre-season hit out ahead of the 2024 DHL Super Rugby Pacific season. The Blues final preseason exhibition match before the 2024 DHL Super Rugby Pacific season will take place at Onewa Domain against the Gallagher Chiefs. Family-friendly kickoff times for the game are 4 p.m., with tickets priced at $10 for adults and free for children under 14.
After their first two preseason games against Japan Rugby League One teams in the recently formed Cross Border Rugby, the sides will play each other straight out of the plane.
Richard Penberthy, the chairman of Takapuna Rugby Football expressed the club’s excitement about hosting the Blues and hoped that the neighborhood will support the occasion.
Friday 16 February
Hurricanes v Moana Pasifika, 2.30PM NZT, NZCIS, Wellington – live on NZR+ and Sky Sport
Crusaders v Highlanders, 4PM NZT, Methven RFC, Methven
Blues v Gallagher Chiefs, 4PM NZT, Takapuna RFC, Auckland – live on NZR+ and Sky Sport
Read More: Watch Super Rugby Pacific 2024
The Blues will be coming off a trip of Japan and Head Coach Vern Cotter stated that having an extended preseason gives the team more vital playing time before the 2017 DHL Super Rugby Pacific season begins on February 24 in Northland against the Fijian Drua.
Going home will allow us to continue honing our game frameworks, combinations, and Blues-style rugby. This game is essential to our preparation for the first-round match against the Drua in Whangarei, where we need to start strong,” Cotter stated.
We’re inviting families to come enjoy the sun, mingle with the players and take in our welcoming club atmosphere. This is a fantastic opportunity for Club Rugby and Super Rugby to come together.