Moana Pasifika vs Chiefs
Tough tough going for Moana Pasifika in their first hit out as a unit. Their discipline was a real let down, with countless penalties given away for offside and infringements at the breakdown. Also a lack of combinations was tough for them to deal with. However there is positive signs for the side, their flare was outstanding while they showed that they want back down in the physical battle. They need to work on their handling, but after just 3 weeks together it is to be expected. It has been 25 years in the making but the Pacific is finally in Super Rugby!
Super Rugby Pacific replaces the Trans-Tasman, Super Rugby Australia and Super Rugby Aotearoa competitions which were brought in during COVID-affected seasons.
The new competition returns to the 12-team tournament with Moana Pasifika and Fijian Drua added in place of South Africa and Argentina teams. The teams will play 14 regular season matches made up of 11 round robin matches and three derby/rivalry matches.
Moana Pasifika vs Chiefs Super Rugby games in 2022 can be streamed in Australia via Stan Sport, while one Saturday night game a week will be broadcast on free to air on Channel 9.