On Sunday the Super Rugby Aotearoa 2020 round 10 Crusaders Vs, Blues match was canceled due to Coronavirus, whereas the Hurricanes Vs Highlanders will be happening on the same date without spectators.
The match between Blues Vs Crusaders 2020 Super Rugby Aotearoa match officially canceled, which scheduled for Sunday 16 August 2020 at Auckland’s Eden Park. Whereas Hurricanes Vs Highlanders match will be played at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium with no fans on Saturday.
Government's most recent COVID-19 declaration that Auckland will stay at Level 3 for 12 days, whereas the other countries will stay at Level 2 for a similar period.
For rugby throughout New Zealand, this means:
The Blues Vs Crusaders originally scheduled to be held in Oakland on Sunday, August 16th cannot be played now. From the perspective of the game, the game is now considered a tie and the two teams will receive 2 points.
Tomorrow (Saturday, August 15) the Highland Hurricane Race at Forsyth Barr Stadium will be held under the second level of restrictions and there will be no spectators.
The Highlanders Vs Hurricanes match time has bee moved from 7:05 P.M to 3:05 P.M. This is because according to the New Zealand rugby level 2 protocols agreed with the government, teams must enter and exit the city where the game is held on the same day to limit public contact. Therefore, the Hurricanes and a few match authorities will take a contract trip to Dunedin tomorrow morning and return to Wellington on Saturday night.