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Super Rugby Aotearoa to kick off in front of full crowds

Hurricanes' Gareth Evans makes break during Super Rugby match versus Chiefs at Waikato Stadium (by Michael Bradley/Getty Images)

New Zealand's Super Rugby Aotearoa (the Māori name for New Zealand) competition will kick off in front of crowds this weekend, after the country's government moved its Covid-19 warning to alert level 1 allowing mass gatherings to take place.

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) confirmed on its website there will be no limit on crowd numbers when the Highlanders play the Chiefs at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday June 13 and when the Blues host the Hurricanes at Eden Park the following day, Sunday June 14.

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