The last round match between the Crusaders and Blues which was suppose to be played in Auckland has been officially called off, while the Highlanders and Hurricanes game will be played in an empty stadium.
The Highlanders, Hurricanes clash will also be played at an earlier time.
Earlier the week New Zealand Government put Auckland at a Level 3 Covid-19 status with the rest off the country at Level 2.
With the cancellation of the Blues v Crusaders match, both teams will be getting two league points as the match will be considerate as a draw.
The new kick-off time for the Highlanders v Hurricanes match will be at 3:05 pm (New Zealand time). This is because under New Zealand Rugby Level 2 protocols agreed with Government, teams must fly in and out of cities hosting matches on the same day to limit public interaction. As a result, the Hurricanes and several match officials will take a charter flight to Dunedin tomorrow morning and return to Wellington on Saturday evening.
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