The 2022 Super Rugby Pacific fixtures have officially been released this morning, with the Western Force hosting traditional rivals the Melbourne Rebels at HBF Park on Saturday, February 19.
The 7:00pm season opener against the Rebels is followed by a momentous trip to Melbourne, where the Force will be going head-to-head with the newly introduced Fijian Drua in the Super Round, with all fixtures taking place at AAMI Park across the weekend.
Round 3 sees the Force return home for a Friday night blockbuster with reigning Super Rugby AU champions the Queensland Reds for the Women in Rugby Round. Having bested the Reds in memorable fashion earlier this year in front of over 13,000 fans in a rocking HBF Park to seal our maiden finals berth, Sampson and his troops will be hungry for a repeat come March 4.
The Force then embark on a three-week tour of New Zealand, where they take on the Chiefs on March 11, the Highlanders on March 18 and finish up with a first-ever clash with Moana Pasifika on March 25.
Round 7 has the ACT Brumbies travel west for a massive Australian derby on Friday, April 1 to celebrate Cultural Round, before a bye week for the Force.
After a match-up with eastern states foes the NSW Waratahs on April 16, the Force enjoy a powerful run of three out of five fixtures at home to round off the regular season.
First up is an ANZAC Round contest at home to 2021 Super Rugby Trans-Tasman champions the Blues on Friday, April 22. The match will mark the first meeting between the two sides in Perth since May 2016 and is sure to be another cracking game.
When it comes to getting the blood pumping watching world-class rugby, it doesn’t get much better than an epic Round 11 encounter against the Crusaders at HBF Park on Friday, April 29. Coming at the pointy end of the season, the clash could shape up to be the biggest of the campaign in our quest to secure a finals berth in consecutive years.
It’s over to the capital next to take on the Brumbies in Round 12, before back-to-back home games against the Hurricanes on Saturday, May 14 and a Friday night derby against the Waratahs on May 20 before a trip to Melbourne to take on the Rebels to end the home and away season in action-packed fashion.
With seven guaranteed home games at our Force Field and two inaugural fixtures against Drua and Pasifika, the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific season promises to be one the most fascinating in the competition’s history.
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