May 19, 2022

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New Zealand teams bubble in Queenstown

New Zealand rugby confirmed this decision Transfer all six Super Rugby Pacific teams based in New Zealand to Queenstown To reduce the risk of Covit-19.

NZR General Manager of Professional Rugby and Performance, Chris Lentrum said the move would provide a great opportunity for the start of the Super Rugby Pacific opening season as scheduled for Friday, February 18th..

“Under current Covit-19 rules, only a positive case is required in a team environment to close an entire team for 10 days. The knock-on effect for the remaining match is to postpone or cancel matches.” , Lentrum. To say.

“By moving the teams to a safer facility, we believe we have a good chance of preventing a Govt-19 infection or close contact event. For a long time we have been sidelining one of our teams. “

The Blues, Hurricanes, Mona Pacifica and Chiefs will fly on charter flights to Queenstown, while the Crusaders and Highlanders will travel south by bus next weekend.

Teams will operate in separate bubbles using exclusive training facilities in the Queenstown area. Daytime games will be played at the Voting Rugby Club in QueenstownThe teams will travel by coach to the rugby park in Invercar for the night games.

The tournament is scheduled to take place according to the revised Super Rugby Pacific Draw announced last December. All matches will be played without spectators at the red level of the traffic light configuration.

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