The season opens on February 24, when the champion Crusaders take on the Chiefs at Christchurch and New South Wales Waratahs host ACT Brumbies at their new Sydney Football Stadium home.
New Zealand travel restrictions meant the competition had to be played in two phases last year, the first of which had teams confined entirely to either New Zealand or Australia.
The 2023 season looks to be the first fully integrated competition since the COVID-19 pandemic brought a sudden end to the intercontinental version of Super Rugby, which also involved teams from South Africa, Japan and Argentina.
“There is a real feeling that Super Rugby Pacific is ready for take-off after a successful, but COVID-disrupted inaugural season,” said NZ Rugby’s Chris Lendrum.
“We saw massive potential on the field in 2022, but also some huge challenges off it, so to have a fully integrated and uninterrupted draw in 2023 is great news for the players and the fans.”
The 2023 season will have 15 rounds, the second taking place entirely in Melbourne, and will climax with a three-week playoff series involving the best eight of the 12 teams in June.