Rugby fans will get the chance to experience the thrill of DHL Super Rugby Pacific from Queenstown to Auckland during the six preseason games scheduled for New Zealand in February 2023.
The Highlanders vs. Crusaders matchup in Weston on February 10, 2023, will serve as the opening game of the Super Rugby Pacific preseason 2023 for the Farmlands Cup. In a thrilling game in Temuka, the Crusaders defeated the Highlanders 28–26 to win the Farmlands Cup in 2021. The Highlanders won (20-19) on a very muddy and rainy field in the preseason game last year, even though it wasn't a Farmlands Cup because of COVID-19, and they are anxious to repeat their victory in 2022.
On February 10, 2023, Moana Pasifika will play the Gallagher Chiefs at Mount Smart Stadium. It will be a replay of Moana Pasifika's first preseason game, in which they lost 61-7 to the Gallagher Chiefs in 2022. The Blues play the Hurricanes the following day, on Saturday, February 11, at the Waitemata Rugby Football Club. Check out the full Super Rugby Pacific preseason schedule.
|Highlanders vs Crusaders||Weston Park, Oamaru||Friday 10 February||5.30 pm|
|Moana Pasifika vs Gallagher Chiefs||Mt Smart Stadium (Field 4), Auckland.||Friday 10 February||4.30 pm|
|Blues vs Hurricanes||Waitematā RFC||Saturday 11 February||2.30 pm|
|Hurricanes vs Crusaders||Levin Domain||Friday 17 February||5:00 pm|
|Highlanders vs Moana Pasifika||Queenstown Recreation Centre, Queenstown||Friday 17 February||6:00 pm|
|Gallagher Chiefs vs Blues||Navigation Homes Stadium, Pukekohe||Friday 17 February||6:00 pm|