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2018 Super Rugby Fixtures

Here’s the lowdown on all the Super Rugby games taking place this season

The annual Super Rugby Tournament kicks off on Saturday, 17 February and promises to be even more exciting than before. Cape Town, get ready to wear your Stormers jersey with pride as the opening game takes place at DHL Newlands stadium against The Jaguares from Argentina.

Last year, as reported on superbru.com, fans complained about the 2017 game structure citing it as being too complicated and predictable. A decision by SANZAR (South African, New Zealand and Australian Rugby) was taken to reduce the teams from 18 back down to 15 leaving out former South African conference teams the Toyota Cheetahs and the Southern Kings. The third team dropped is the Australian conference the Western Force.

2018 SUPER RUGBY FIXTURES
All times stated below are CAT (SA, GMT +2)
FEBRUARY

DATE

TEAMS

STADIUM

TIME

17 FEB

Stormers vs Jaguares

DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town

3:05pm

17 FEB

Lions vs Sharks

Emirates Airlines Park Johannesburg

5:15pm

23 FEB

Highlanders vs Blues

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

8:35am

23 FEB

Rebels vs Reds

AAMI Park, Melbourne

10:45am

24 FEB

Sunwolves vs Brumbies

Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo

6:15am

24 FEB

Crusaders vs Chiefs

AMI Stadium, Christchurch

8:35am

24 FEB

Waratahs vs Stormers

Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney

10:45am

24 FEB

Lions vs Jaguares

Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

3:05pm

24 FEB

Bulls vs Hurricanes

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

5:15pm

MARCH

2 MAR

Blues vs Chiefs

Eden Park, Auckland

8:35am

2 MAR

Reds vs Brumbies

Suncorp Stadium, Queensland

11am

3 MAR

Crusaders vs Stormers

AMI Stadium, Christchurch

8:35am

3 MAR

Sunwolves vs Rebels

National Stadium, Singapore

11am

3 MAR

Sharks vs Waratahs

GrowthPoint Kings Park, Durban

3:05pm

3 MAR

Bulls vs Lions

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

5:15pm

3 MAR

Jaguares vs Hurricanes

Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires

11:40pm

9 MAR

Highlanders vs Stormers

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

8:35am

9 MAR

Rebels vs Brumbies

AAMI Park, Melbourne

10:45am

10 MAR

Hurricanes vs Crusaders

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

8:35am

10 MAR

Reds vs Bulls

Suncorp Stadium, Queensland

10:45am

10 MAR

Sharks vs Sunwolves

GrowthPoint Kings Park, Durban

3:05pm

10 MAR

Lions vs Blues

Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

5:15pm

10 MAR

Jaguares vs Waratahs

Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires

11:40pm

16 MAR

Chiefs vs Bulls

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

8:35am

17 MAR

Highlanders vs Crusaders

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

8:35am

17 MAR

Brumbies vs Sharks

GIO Stadium, Canberra

10:45am

17 MAR

Stormers vs Blues

DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town

3:05pm

17 MAR

Lions vs Sunwolves

Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

5:15pm

17 MAR

Jaguares vs Reds

Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires

11:40pm

18 MAR

Waratahs vs Rebels

Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney

7:05am

23 MAR

Crusaders vs Bulls

AMI Stadium, Christchurch

8:35am

23 MAR

Rebels vs Sharks

AAMI Park, Melbourne

10:45am

24 MAR

Sunwolves vs Chiefs

Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo

6:15am

24 MAR

Hurricanes vs Highlanders

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

8:35am

24 MAR

Stormers vs Reds

DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town

3:05pm

24 MAR

Jaguares vs Lions

Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires

11:40pm

30 MAR

Chiefs vs Highlanders

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

8:35am

30 MAR

Rebels vs Hurricanes

AAMI Park, Melbourne

10:45am

31 MAR

Blues vs Sharks

Eden Park, Auckland

8:35am

31 MAR

Brumbies vs Waratahs

GIO Stadium, Canberra

10:45am

31 MAR

Bulls vs Stormers

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

5:15pm

APRIL

1 APR

Lions vs Crusaders

Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

2:30pm

6 APR

Hurricanes vs Sharks

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

9:35am

7 APR

Sunwolves vs Waratahs

Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo

7:15am

7 APR

Chiefs vs Blues

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

9:35am

7 APR

Brumbies vs Reds

GIO Stadium, Canberra

11:45am

7 APR

Lions vs Stormers

Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

5:15pm

7 APR

Jaguares vs Crusaders

Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires

11:40pm

13 APR

Hurricanes vs Chiefs

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

9:35am

14 APR

Sunwolves vs Blues

Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo

7:15am

14 APR

Rebels vs Jaguares

AAMI Park, Melbourne

7:15am

14 APR

Highlanders vs Brumbies

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

9:35am

14 APR

Waratahs vs Reds

Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney

11:45am

14 APR

Sharks vs Bulls

GrowthPoint Kings Park, Durban

5:15pm

20 APR

Blues vs Highlanders

Eden Park, Auckland

9:35am

20 APR

Waratahs vs Lions

Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney

11:45am

21 APR

Crusaders vs Sunwolves

AMI Stadium, Christchurch

9:35am

21 APR

Reds vs Chiefs

Suncorp Stadium, Queensland

11:45am

21 APR

Bulls vs Rebels

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

3:05pm

21 APR

Sharks vs Stormers

GrowthPoint Kings Park, Durban

5:15pm

22 APR

Brumbies vs Jaguares

GIO Stadium, Canberra

8:05am

27 APR

Hurricanes vs Sunwolves

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

9:35am

27 APR

Stormers vs Rebels

DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town

7:10pm

28 APR

Reds vs Lions

Suncorp Stadium, Queensland

7:05am

28 APR

Blues vs Jaguares

Eden Park, Auckland

9:35am

28 APR

Brumbies vs. Crusaders

GIO Stadium, Canberra

11:45am

28 APR

Bulls vs Highlanders

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

5:15pm

MAY

4 MAY

Chiefs vs Jaguares

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

9:35am

4 MAY

Rebels vs Crusaders

AAMI Park, Melbourne

11:45am

5 MAY

Waratahs vs Blues

Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney

7:05am

5 MAY

Hurricanes vs Lions

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

9:35am

5 MAY

Stormers vs Bulls

Newlands Stadium, Cape Town

3:05pm

5 MAY

Sharks vs Highlanders

GrowthPoint Kings Park, Durban

7:15pm

11 MAY

Blues vs Hurricanes

Eden Park, Auckland

9:35am

12 MAY

Sunwolves vs Reds

Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo

5:15am

12 MAY

Crusaders vs Waratahs

AMI Stadium, Christchurch

7:15am

12 MAY

Highlanders vs Lions

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

9:35am

12 MAY

Brumbies vs Rebels

GIO Stadium, Canberra

11:45am

12 MAY

Stormers vs Chiefs

DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town

3:05pm

12 MAY

Bulls vs Sharks

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

5:15pm

18 MAY

Hurricanes vs Reds

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

9:35am

19 MAY

Sunwolves vs Stormers

Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo

7:15am

19 MAY

Blues vs Crusaders

Eden Park, Auckland

9:35am

19 MAY

Waratahs vs Highlanders

Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney

11:45am

19 MAY

Sharks vs Chiefs

GrowthPoint Kings Park, Durban

3:15pm

19 MAY

Lions vs Brumbies

Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

5:15pm

19 MAY

Jaguares vs Bulls

Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires

11:40pm

25 MAY

Crusaders vs Hurricanes

AMI Stadium, Christchurch

9:35am

25 MAY

Rebels vs Sunwolves

AAMI Park, Melbourne

11:45am

25 MAY

Jaguares vs Sharks

Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires

9:40pm

26 MAY

Chiefs vs Waratahs

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

9:35am

26 MAY

Reds vs Highlanders

Suncorp Stadium, Queensland

11:45am

26 MAY

Bulls vs Brumbies

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

3:05pm

26 MAY

Stormers vs Lions

DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town

5:15pm

JUNE

1 JUN

Highlanders vs Hurricanes

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

9:35am

2 JUN

Blues vs Rebels

Eden Park, Auckland

7:15am

2 JUN

Chiefs vs Crusaders

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

9:35am

2 JUN

Reds vs Waratahs

Suncorp Stadium, Queensland

11:45am

3 JUN

Brumbies vs Sunwolves

GIO Stadium, Canberra

8:05am

29 JUN

Blues vs Reds

Eden Park, Auckland

9:35am

29 JUN

Rebels vs Waratahs

AAMI Park, Melbourne

11:45am

30 JUN

Highlanders vs Chiefs

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

9:35am

30 JUN

Brumbies vs Hurricanes

GIO Stadium, Canberra

11:45am

30 JUN

Sunwolves vs Bulls

Singapore National Stadium, Singapore

1:55pm

30 JUN

Sharks vs Lions

GrowthPoint Kings Park, Durban

5:15pm

30 JUN

Jaguares vs Stormers

Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires

9:40pm

JULY

6 JUL

Crusaders vs Highlanders

AMI Stadium, Christchurch

9:35am

6 JUL

Reds vs Rebels

Suncorp Stadium, Queensland

11:45am

7 JUL

Chiefs vs Brumbies

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

7:15am

7 JUL

Hurricanes vs Blues

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

9:35am

7 JUL

Waratahs vs Sunwolves

Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney

11:45am

7 JUL

Bulls vs Jaguares

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

3:05pm

7 JUL

Stormers vs Sharks

DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town

5:15pm

13 JUL

Chiefs vs Hurricanes

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

9:35am

13 JUL

Reds vs Sunwolves

Suncorp Stadium, Queensland

11:45am

14 JUL

Highlanders vs Rebels

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

7:15am

14 JUL

Crusaders vs Blues

AMI Stadium, Christchurch

9:35am

14 JUL

Waratahs vs Brumbies

Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney

11:45am

14 JUL

Lions vs Bulls

Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

3:05pm

14 JUL

Sharks vs Jaguares

GrowthPoint Kings Park, Durban

5:15pm

21 JUL

TBC vs TBC

TBC

2pm

28 JUL

TBC vs TBC

TBC

2pm

AUGUST

4 AUG

TBC vs TBC

TBC

2pm

TICKETS TO THE 2018 SUPER RUGBY FIXTURES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Tickets are available online at various ticketing sites, or if you’re attending Super Rugby matches in Cape Town, tickets are also available at the DHL Newlands Stadium from the Tuesday before match day. For all the other teams’ match tickets, please visit the respective teams’ websites. Prices are still to be confirmed.

MORE ABOUT THE TEAMS

There are 15 teams in the Super Rugby tournament and they are from South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Argentina.

South African Conference:

  • Stormers: Cape Town’s boys in blue, coached by Robbie Fleck and captained by Siya Kolisi. Let’s show our support for the team this year. The Stormers’ home ground is DHL Newlands.
  • Bulls: This Pretoria-based team is coached by John Mitchell while the captains are Burger Odendaal and Nic de Jager. The Bulls won the Super Rugby title in 2007, 2009 and 2010. The Bulls’ home ground is at Loftus Versfeld.
  • Lions: Joburg’s Super Rugby contenders is coached by Swys de Bruin and is captained by Warren Whiteley. The Lions call Emirates Airline Park home.
  • Sharks: This Durban side is coached by Robert du Preez with Ruan Botha as the captain. Their home ground is GrowthPoint Kings Park.
  • Jaguares: This Argentine team is part of the South African conference and their head coach is Mario Ledesma while their captain is Pablo Matera. The team first joined Super Rugby in 2016.

New Zealand Conference:

  • Crusaders: Based at the AMI Stadium in Christchurch, the Crusaders have won the Super Rugby a whopping eight times:  1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2017. They are headed by coach Scott Robertson and captain Sam Whitelock.
  • Chiefs: The Chiefs are based in Hamilton at FMG Stadium Waikato and won the Super Rugby in 2012 and 2013. Their head coach is Colin Cooper while they have two captains, Liam Messam and Aaron Cruden.
  • Blues: The Blues call Eden Park in Auckland home. They took the Super Rugby trophy in 1996, 1997 and 2003. Their coach is Tana Umaga and their captain is Augustine Pulu.
  • Highlanders: Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin is the home of the Highlanders. In 2015 they came out tops to win the Super Rugby. Their head coach is Aaron Mauger and the captains are Ben Smith and Ash Dixon.
  • Hurricanes: The Hurricanes call Westpac Stadium in Wellington home. They won the Super Rugby in 2016 for first time. The team is head up by coach Chris Boyd while Dane Coles is the captain.

Australian Conference:

  • Brumbies: The Brumbies’ home ground is GIO Stadium in Canberra and they won the Super Rugby in 2001 and 2004. Their coach is Dan McKellar while their captains are Sam Carter and Christian Lealiifano.
  • Melbourne Rebels: As noted in their name, the Melbourne Rebels are based at AAMI Park which is in Melbourne. Dave Wessels is the head coach while Nic Stirzaker is the captain.
  • Reds: The Reds call Suncorp Stadium home, which is in Brisbane. They won the Super Rugby title in 2011. Brad Thorn is the head coach while Scott Higginbotham is the captain.
  • Waratahs: Allianz Stadium in Sydney is the home of the Waratahs. They won the Super Rugby title in 2014. Their coach is Daryl Gibson and the captain is Michael Hooper.
  • Sunwolves: This Japanese team is based at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium in Tokyo. They joined the Super Rugby in 2016. Their head coach is Jamie Joseph and the team has two captains, Ed Quirk and Harumichi Tatekawa.

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