Rugby

NZ get early Super Rugby start

2011-12-06 13:05
Super Rugby (File)
Auckland - Eight matches have been confirmed for the New Zealand 2012 Super Rugby pre-season campaigns, with all teams playing each other while the only non-kiwi combatant will see the Rebels entertain the Chiefs and Crusaders.

According to the allblacks.com website, the bulk of the Rugby World Cup-winning All Blacks are expected to be back in training in late January.

The weekend before the season proper begins will see all five New Zealand franchises in action, with the only location confirmed at this stage being a Chiefs v Hurricanes match in Taupo.

The Blues and the Crusaders kick off round one of Super Rugby on Friday, February 24 at Eden Park, with the Chiefs and Highlanders playing at Waikato Stadium the following day. The Hurricanes open their season against the Stormers at Newlands.

New Zealand pre-season fixtures:

February 3

Rebels v Chiefs - Skilled Stadium
Crusaders v Highlanders - Rugby Park Greymouth

February 4

Blues v Hurricanes - Whangarei

February 11

Highlanders v Chiefs - Queenstown
Hurricanes v Crusaders - Mangatainoka

February 17

Blues v Highlanders - TBC
Rebels v Crusaders - TBC
Chiefs v Hurricanes - Taupo

Read more on:    super 15
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
Vote

The All Blacks' demolition of the Wallabies in Auckland has laid down a marker in this year's Rugby Championship. New Zealand's title wrapped up?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.