Invercargill loses Super Rugby Pacific games

Invercargill has been dropped as the venue for the opening night games of Super Rugby Pacific, less than 24 hours after being confirmed at the host venue.

Yesterday New Zealand Rugby announced all six New Zealand based sides would be relocating to Queenstown this weekend for the first three rounds of the competition with day games being played in Queenstown and night games at Invercargill's Rugby Park.

However, after further discussions between the teams and NZR, it was agreed to move night games to Dunedin's Forsyth Barr stadium which has a roof.

The move will add some extra travel time for the teams playing in Dunedin, as they will have to drive back to their Queenstown bubbles after each match.

Day time matches over the first three weeks of the Super Rugby Pacific season will be played at the Wakatipu Rugby Club during the teams' stay in Queenstown.