Sky is 100% behind Super Rugby Aupiki - Sky
Sky proud to be the official broadcaster of Super Rugby Aupiki.
We see you, wāhine toa and we all want to see more of this.
The pathway for wāhine in rugby is now even more exciting and rewarding with the launch of Super Rugby Aupiki, enabling Farah Palmer Cup players to better chart their ascension to the Black Ferns and Black Ferns Sevens. Sky will capture every moment of their significant journey as official broadcaster of Super Rugby Aupiki.
Honey Hireme-Smiler, MNZM (former Black Fern, Kiwi Fern, Warriors Women team member, and Sky Sport presenter) says, “I am so amped about this awesome competition getting off the ground. It is only by increasing access, support, coverage and involvement at every level of the game that we will grow and develop women’s rugby from its humble beginnings in 1888. You heard that right, 1888.”
Sky already has an impressive slate of women’s sport, broadcasting and promoting coverage of events and athletes from around Aotearoa and the world and sponsoring teams and competitions across multiple codes. Super Rugby Aupiki is an important addition to that commitment to showcase and celebrate women’s sport.
Sky’s own research says New Zealanders are hungry for more women’s sport, particularly rugby. We are all incredibly proud of the impact our wāhine toa have on the world stage, as well as the nation’s psyche. The Olympic Games certainly demonstrated this with women-centred events dominating viewership and engagement across all platforms.
The Sky Super Rugby Aupiki competition commences March 2022 alongside the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, also to be broadcast and streamed on Sky.