Super Rugby has gone through some major changes recently. The original Super Rugby format that many people knew is no longer following the 2020 coronavirus outbreak.
The South African teams have blended into the European Pro 14. This has left the teams from Australia and New Zealand to get creative with Super Rugby AU and Aotearoa. All 10 Super Rugby AU and Aotearoa sides are now taking part in the first-ever Super Rugby Trans-Tasman tournament. This will be known as Super Rugby Pacific 2022.
Each side from Australia will play every side from New Zealand once across 5 rounds. The two most successful sides advance to the Grand Final.
Super Rugby Pacific 2022 began this year on February 18th with a match between the NSW Waratahs and Fijian Drua. The regular season is scheduled to end on May 29th, 2022 with the Grand Final to be played on June 18th, 2022.
Twelve teams are taking part in the new competition with all sides put in one pool, rather than split into different geographic conferences.
· The clubs for 2022 are:
· Western Force
· Queensland Reds
· NSW Waratahs
· Moana Pasifika
· Fijian Drua
Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua are the two latest additions to the Super Rugby tournament.
The Fijian Drua team has previously competed in Australia's National Rugby Championship, where they won the title in 2018.
Moana Pasifika is an entirely new franchise and has signed a number of players from local Samoa, Tonga and other Pacific Islands. We are excited to see how this new team will perform.
Both these teams will play their home fixtures primarily in New Zealand. Fiji Rugby Union will announce where Fijian Drua home matches will be held shortly.
All Super Rugby matches in 2022 will be available to watch on Stan Sport in New Zealand. Stan has become a premium Rugby Network, now having the rights to Super Rugby, The Rugby Championship, and the Six Nations.
Sky Sports Now also has all the rugby action and comes conveniently pre-loaded into TCL's Android/Google TV platforms. You can watch Super Rugby games with Sky, Sky Sports Now and the Stan Sport app.
Stan Sport can only be accessed if you have an existing Stan subscription, which starts from $10 AUD/month. A further payment of AUD$10 will be applied to watch Stan Sport. This method is the most cost effective way to watch all Super Rugby games at $20 aud /month. If you’re not sure whether or not you would like to commit to Stan Sport, they often offer a 7-day trial period. Try it out for free and see if you want to subscribe.
When watching sports on a TCL TV there are a few elements worth considering.
· Big screen size with high resolution to really feel every hit, tackle, goal, or try.
· Great colour fidelity and brightness to help really immerse yourself in the game.
· High Refresh Rate (120Hz) and Motion Compensation (MEMC) for clean and smooth sports action.
We would recommend the C73 Series as a great starting point. With 4K resolution, Quantum Dot, Wide Colour Gamut, and HDR10+ colour control you'll be in for a real treat watching the Super Rugby. The Onkyo Premium sound also packs an amazing audio punch for a great feeling of being at the football ground.
If you step up to the C83 and C93 Series you get the incredible brightness, colour, and contrast benefits of MiniLED technology and low reflection screens. These are both great additions if you want to watch the footy outside with your mates.
If you want to go all-the-way, take a look at the X925 Series with its mind-blowing 8K resolution. View the rugby in all its glorious detail.
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