The stakes keep getting higher in Super Rugby Pacific with round four set to bring more grudge matches, pivotal clashes, and the start of new rivalries. 

The action kicks off on Friday night with a re-match of last year’s trans-Tasman final when the Blues host the Highlanders at Eden Park. The men from the deep south have dropped their first three games and will be desperate to upset the Blues to get their season on track

Later on Friday, the second-placed Brumbies travel to AAMI Park to face a Rebels side determined to pick up their first win of the season.

Saturday sees the start of two new rivalries when the Hurricanes face Moana Pasifika for the first time at Sky Stadium and Fijian Drua take on the Queensland Reds at Suncorp Stadium. The Drua will be hoping to make it back-to-back wins after taking out the Rebels last week while Moana Pasifika will be looking to build on their promising debut game against the Crusaders. 

Also on Saturday, competition leaders the Crusaders square off with the Chiefs in a tantalizing match up at Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch. 

Round four is finished with afternoon footy on Sunday. The NSW Waratahs play host to the Western Force in a clash that will see the winner sitting pretty in the playoff zone. 

Check out our official round four match programme below to see all the team lists, key stats, players to watch and feature stories – including a look at James O’Connor’s impressive start to 2022. You can also subscribe to the weekly programme on the official tournament home page - sign up now with your email address.