The Hurricanes have made a major announcement ahead of “the most important match of the season so far” on Saturday.
After beating the Highlanders 29-14 in Dunedin last weekend, the Hurricanes rose to first place on the Super Rugby Pacific ladder.
But they’re equal on competition points with the in-form Chiefs, who they’re set to face at Sky Stadium on Saturday.
The Hurricanes have announced that the top-of-the-table clash will now be played on Saturday afternoon, as opposed to the original time of 7.05pm NZST.
Sky Stadium hoped to have floodlight upgrades competed last week, but there were delays caused by high winds.
To ensure everybody’s safety, the Hurricanes have brought the game forward to a more family friendly time.
“Although the time change would be inconvenient for some people, the safety of the stadium’s contractors needed to be the priority,” Hurricanes CEO Avan Lee said in a statement.
“The silver lining is that this will now be a fantastic chance for our young fans and their families to get out and connect as a community and watch a top-of-the-table match.
“We hope that the fans get behind our Hurricanes this Saturday for what is arguably the most important match of the season so far.”
The Hurricanes highly anticipated clash with the Chiefs is set to kick-off at 2.35pm in Wellington.