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Super Rugby Aotearoa to run again in 2021

Super Rugby Aotearoa match between the Hurricanes and the Highlanders (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

New Zealand Rugby will run a repeat of its Super Rugby Aotearoa series in 2021, and has decided against adding teams from Australia or the Pacific Islands.

New Zealand established Super Rugby Aotearoa this year as a competition for its five Super Rugby clubs following the cancellation of the usual pan-Southern Hemisphere Super Rugby championship due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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