The New Zealand Rugby Union will meet on Wednesday to decide if the Super Rugby clash between the Hurricanes and Crusaders should go ahead in the wake of the deadly earthquake in Christchurch.
The Crusaders, the most successful team in Super Rugby history with seven titles, play in the city, which was rocked by a 6.3-magnitude quake which has claimed the lives of more than 75 people. They are scheduled to play the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday, but NZRU media manager Juli Clausen insists that all focus needs to be on the people caught up in the disaster.
She told tvnz.co.nz: "The priority right now is to locate people and make sure everyone is okay before a decision is made."
The Crusaders have also confirmed that one of their board members was among those killed.