12 Jun 2020

Super Rugby Aotearoa about to kick off

From Morning Report, 8:42 am on 12 June 2020

Super Rugby Aotearoa is about to kick off, with the Highlanders hosting the Chiefs in Dunedin tomorrow night, before the Blues take on the Hurricanes in Auckland on Sunday afternoon.

The five New Zealand sides will play each other twice over ten weeks, with the team who finishes at the top of the standings crowned champions.

Crowds will be there too, with 20,000 people expected at Dunedin's stadium tomorrow, while more than 35,000 tickets have already been sold for Eden park the following day.

RNZ rugby reporter Joe Porter looks at which teams, if any, can stop the Crusaders from marching to another title.