The second round clash of the Super Rugby Pacific between Moana Pasifika and Chiefs has been postponed due to player welfare reasons.
The decision follows after recommendation from Super Rugby Pacific Medical Advisory Group that the Moana Pasifika players should be given sufficient time after they spent close to 10 days on isolation on testing positive for Covid-19.
New Zealand Rugby Head of Tournaments and Competitions Cameron Good said the decision was taken considering the welfare of the players. He also revealed that the Super Rugby Pacific Medical Advisory Group will determine when the Moana Pasifika players can return to action in due course of time.
“Everyone wants to see Moana Pasifika out on the field, and we explored every possibility to make that happen this weekend including pushing the Chiefs match out two days to Sunday," said Good.
“However, we were not willing to compromise player safety and wellbeing, so in the end this was an easy decision. We remain committed to re-scheduling both of the postponed matches involving Moana Pasifika.”
This is the second game involving Moana Pasifika that has been postponed following their round 1 fixture with Auckland Blues. They are now set to face Crusaders in the third round at Mt Smart Stadium on 4th March.