Fans will have the opportunity to watch all 12 teams in the new-look elite rugby competition play at AAMI Park in a blockbuster carnival made possible by support from the Victorian Government’s Major Events Fund.
“Super Round Melbourne” is part of the launch of the revamped trans-Tasman Super Rugby Pacific competition. With six matches to be played as double-headers across a weekend, Victoria’s newest major event will be a celebration of the sport of rugby.
Rugby fans from around Australia and potentially beyond are expected to flock to Melbourne to cheer on their team and enjoy the thrill of a live international sporting event – “Super Round Melbourne” is expected to inject more than $20 million into the Victorian economy.
Reinforcing Melbourne’s reputation as a global leader in major sporting events, the matches will be broadcast on free to air and subscription television around Australia and New Zealand.
The Victorian Government is a major supporter of rugby union and its growing band of local players, providing $101.1 million funding for the development of a major sporting hub at La Trobe University’s Bundoora Sports Park, which will include the Victorian State Rugby Centre as well a home base for soccer’s Matildas national team.
“Super Round Melbourne” will kick off at AAMI Park on Friday, 25 February 2022.