Argentina loose forward Pablo Matera arrived in Christchurch last week and is ready for action with his new team the Crusaders.
The 12 teams have revealed their squads for the inaugural season, headlined by new and exciting Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika squads.
Rugby Australia and New Zealand Rugby have announced the match draw for the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific tournament.
A fresh looking Super Rugby introduces fan-friendly initiatives and a simplified finals system so what are the five main things we learnt from the draw?
Anticipation has started to build for the inaugural Super Rugby Pacific after the draw was confirmed for the 2022 season.
Rugby Australia and New Zealand Rugby have formed a new partnership to deliver Super Rugby Pacific from 2022.
The Crusaders secured a big 52-26 victory over the Rebels in Melbourne on Saturday - but it still might not be enough to secure a place in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final.
The Crusaders were denied a bonus-point win in their 29-21 Super Rugby Trans-Tasman victory over the Western Force in Christchurch on Friday.
The Crusaders showed their class as they thumped the Waratahs 54-28 in Saturday's opening Super Rugby Trans-Tasman clash at the WIN Stadium in Wollongong.
Richie Mo'unga scored 31 points, including a hat-trick of tries, as the Crusaders thrashed the Reds 63-28 in a Super Rugby Trans-Tasman clash at Suncorp stadium in Brisbane.
The Brumbies nearly snatched an unlikely draw against the Crusaders in Christchurch, who held on for a 31-29 victory despite a fantastic comeback from the visitors.
The Crusaders added another title to their burgeoning collection of silverware when they defeated the Chiefs 24-13 in Christchurch on Saturday.
The Crusaders proved much too strong for the Blues with a 29-6 victory in Super Rugby Aotearoa action in Christchurch on Sunday.
Rugby Australia and New Zealand Rugby have confirmed the final schedule for the inaugural Super Rugby Trans-Tasman that kicks off on 14 May.
The Chiefs made it four wins in a row with a dramatic 26-25 victory over the Crusaders at the FMG Stadium, as Damien McKenzie's boot came up trumps once again.
In a major step for Pacific Island rugby, Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua have been granted conditional licences to join a planned new competition next year.
The Crusaders claimed a dramatic 30-27 Super Rugby Aotearoa victory over the Hurricanes on Sunday as David Havili slotted a dropkick in golden point extra time.
The Highlanders broke a run of seven straight defeats against the Crusaders with an incredible 33-12 victory in Christchurch.
Richie Mo'unga produced another virtuoso performance as he scored 28 points to guide the Crusaders to a 43-27 victory over the Blues at Eden Park on Sunday.
The Blues put together a dominant performance to put away the Highlanders 39-17 in their Super Rugby Aotearoa clash at Eden Park on Sunday.