New Zealand Rugby Statement: COVID-19 Super Rugby update

New Zealand Rugby has consulted with SANZAAR, Eden Park, FMG Stadium and the Ministry of Health and can confirm that the New Zealand hosted Investec Super Rugby matches will continue as normal during Round 7 of the competition including the Chiefs-Hurricanes match at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton tonight, and the Blues-Lions match at Eden Park on Saturday.

This is also in keeping with the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 advice on public events and mass gatherings.

We are closely monitoring what’s happening in other sporting codes around the world but are taking our advice from the New Zealand Government.

The safety of our players, fans and stakeholders is our paramount consideration and we will continue to work closely with the New Zealand Government, SANZAAR, and our Investec Super Rugby clubs to monitor what is a fast-moving situation.

We advise any rugby fans who are feeling unwell to follow Ministry of Health guidelines and stay away from mass gatherings.