Super Rugby Pacific trials schedule for 2024

Thu, Feb 1, 2024, 7:56 AM
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
The Australian teams have confirmed their trial schedule ahead of the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season.
The Australian teams have confirmed their trial schedule ahead of the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season.

The Australian teams have confirmed their trial schedule ahead of the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season.

Melbourne Rebels fans will get their first look at new recruits Taniela Tupou and Lukhan Salakaia-Loto as they face the NSW Waratahs on Saturday 3 February.

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Tupou and the rest of their Wallaby contingency re-joined the Rebels in camp at the start of the week as they look to push their way into the finals.

It serves as the first of a triple-header as Ben Donaldson and the Force travel to Ballymore to take on the Queensland Reds.

Les Kiss' Reds will be keen to build off his maiden game in charge after defeating Panasonic Wild Knights 31-29 last month.

The action-packed day concludes with the ACT Brumbies hosting the Fijian Drua at Viking Park, beginning their campaign after a semi-final defeat in 2023.

Before the match, the Super W side will make history as the first Australian club side to face the Hong Kong national team in an official pre-season trial.

In the following week, the fourth edition of the Santos Festival of Rugby will be held, culminating in Super Rugby Pacific and Super Rugby Women’s trials between the Queensland Reds and New South Wales Waratahs on Saturday.

Nic White will get an early chance to face his old side as the Brumbies travel to Perth to face the Force on February 10.

The Melbourne Rebels conclude their pre-season against the Fijian Drua on February 16, with the NSW Waratahs set to play Warringah/Manly the following day.

The 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season will begin in spectacular fashion with a grand final rematch between the Crusaders and Chiefs on Friday 23 February at FMG Stadium, followed by the Rebels hosting the ACT Brumbies at AAMI Park.

2024 SUPER RUGBY PACIFIC TRIAL GAME SCHEDULE

Saturday 3 February

Reds vs. Force – 3.15pm AEST - Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane - LIVE ON STAN SPORT

Rebels vs. Waratahs - 4.00 pm AEDT - Harold Caterson Reserve, Moorabbin RUC, Melbourne

Brumbies vs. Drua - 6.00pm AEDT - Viking Park, Canberra - LIVE ON BAR TV

Saturday 10 February

Force vs. Brumbies - 5pm WST - Revo Fitness Stadium, Perth

Reds vs. Waratahs – 7.40pm AEST - Gallas Fox Park, Roma - LIVE ON STAN SPORT

Friday 16 February

Rebels vs. Drua - 4.30pm AEDT - Gosch's Paddock, Melbourne

Saturday 17 February

Waratahs vs. Warringah / Manly - 6.30pm AEDT - Pittwater Rugby Park, Sydney

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