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Just minutes after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a move to level two, New Zealand Rugby confirmed the new competition.
The Highlanders will take on the Chiefs on June 13 at the stadium in front of no crowd. The Blues play the Hurricanes the following day.
The 10 week competition will feature home and away games between the five NZ teams and it will be known as Super Rugby Aotearoa.
There will be two games each weekend with a match on Saturday at 5.05pm and the other game on Sunday, starting at 3.05pm. Stringent medical protocols have been developed.
NZR also said the Mitre 10 Cup will start on September 11.