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2020 Super Rugby: Fixtures And A Breakdown Of How It Works

Plan your Super Rugby viewing way ahead with our comprehensive fixture list for the 2019 season.

The new Super Rugby fixtures are out, and in 2020 it’s kicking off earlier than usual with the first game week taking place on Friday 31 January.  It’s promising another 21 weeks of exhilarating rugby action. Capetonians should prepare their Stormers jerseys as our boys take on the Hurricanes at DHL Newlands Stadium on Saturday 1 February in their first Super Rugby fixture.

THE FORMAT
League
The competiton starts with 15 teams competing in a league system. The team roster is also divided into three regional groups of five teams: the South African, Australian and New Zealand conferences.

Each team plays 16 games, facing opponents from their own conference twice, while playing each team from the other conferences once.  Teams get four points for a win, two for a draw and one bonus point if they score three more tries than their opponent, or lose by seven points or less. Positions on the league table. Positions at the end of the league fixtures determine which teams go through to the knockout phase.

Knockout Phase
The standings on both the conference and overall logs determine which teams progress to the knockout phase. The conference group winners go straight through to the quarter-finals, while the standings in the 15 team log determine the other five quarter-finalists.

The league section of the competition is set up so that the three conference toppers naturally sit at the top of the overall log as well. From there, the fourth placed team in the overall standings becomes the best wildcard quarter finalist, while positions five to eight make up the remaining quarter final spots .

TICKETS TO THE 2020 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.

THE SUPER RUGBY CONFERENCES AND THEIR TEAM
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 has a new coach in Pote Human and a new captain in Lood 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 contenderis coached by Swys de Bruin and  captained by Warren Whiteley. The Lions call Emirates Airline Park home.

  • Sharks: This Durban side is coached by Robert du Preez with Louis Schreuder coming in as the captain. Their home ground is Jonsson Kings Park.

  • Jaguares: This Argentinian team is part of the South African conference and their new head coach is Gonzalo Quesada while their captain is Jeronimo De La Fuente. 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, Sam Cane 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 Leon McDonald and their captains are Blake Gibson and Patrick Tuipulotu.

  • 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 Luke Whitelock.

  • Hurricanes: The Hurricanes call Westpac Stadium in Wellington home. They won the Super Rugby in 2016 for first time. The team is headed up by coach John Plumtree 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 captai is Christian Lealiifano.

  • Melbourne Rebels: As noted in their name, the Melbourne Rebels are based at AAMI Park  in Melbourne. Dave Wessels is the head coach while Dane Haylett-Petty is the captain.

  • Reds: The Reds call Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane home. They won the Super Rugby title in 2011. Brad Thorn is the head coach while Samu Kerevi 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 Rob Penney and the captain is Michael Hooper.

  • Sunwolves: This Japanese team is based at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium in Tokyo. They joined Super Rugby in 2016. Their head coach is Tony Brown and the team has two captains, Craig Millar and Willie Britz.

FIXTURE LIST

 

 

Date & Time

Teams Playing

Venue

Game Week 1

   

Friday, 31 January 2020 8:05am

Blues vs Chiefs

Eden Park

Friday, 31 January 2020 10:15am

Brumbies vs Reds

GIO Stadium

Friday, 31 January 2020 7:10pm

Sharks vs Bulls

Jonsson Kings Park Stadium

Saturday, 1 February 2020 5:45am

Sunwolves vs Rebels 

Level Five Stadium, Fukuoka

Saturday, 1 February 2020 8:05am

Crusaders vs Waratahs

Trafalgar Park, Nelson

Saturday, 1 February 2020 3:05pm

Stormers vs Hurricanes

DHL Newlands, Cape Town

Saturday, 1 February 2020 11:40pm

Jaguares vs Lions 

José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires 

     

Game Week 2

   

Friday 7 February 8:05am

Highlanders vs Sharks

Forsyth Barr Stadium

Friday 7 February 10:15am

Brumbies vs Rebels 

GIO Stadium

Saturday 8 February 8:05am

Chiefs vs Crusaders

FMG Stadium Waikato

Saturday 8 February 10:15am

Waratahs vs Blues

McDonald Jones Stadium

Saturday 8 February 3:05pm

Lions vs Reds

Emirates Airlines Park

Saturday 8 February 7:15pm

Stormers vs Bulls

DHL Newlands Stadium

11:40pm

Jaguares vs Hurricanes

Estadio Jose Amalfitani

     

Game Week 3

   

Friday, 14 February 2020 8:05am

Blues vs Crusaders

Eden Park

Friday, 14 February 2020 10:15am

Rebels vs Waratahs

AAMI Park

Saturday, 15 February 2020 5:45am

Sunwolves vs Chiefs

Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium

Saturday, 15 February 2020 8:05am

Hurricanes vs Sharks

Westpac Stadium

Saturday, 15 February 2020 10:15am 

Brumbies vs Highlanders

Gio Stadium

Saturday, 15 February 2020 3:05pm

Lions vs Stormers

Emirates Airlines Park

     

Game Week 4

   

Friday 21 February 2020 8:05am

Crusaders vs Highlanders

Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch

Saturday 22 February
5:45am

Rebels vs Sharks

AAMI Park

Saturday 22 February
8:05am

Chiefs vs Brumbies

FMG Stadium Waikato

Saturday 22 February
10:15am

Reds vs Sunwolves

Suncorp Stadium

Saturday 22 February 
3:05pm

Stormers vs Jaguares

DHL Newlands

Saturday 22 February 
5:15pm

Bulls vs Blues

Loftus Versfeld

Game Week 5

   

Friday 28 February
8:05am

Highlanders vs Rebels

Forsyth Barr Stadium

Friday 28 February
10:15am

Waratahs vs Lions

Bankwest Stadium

Saturday 29 February
5:45am 

Hurricanes vs Sunwolves

TBC

Saturday 29 February
10:15am

Reds vs Sharks

Suncorp Stadium

Saturday 29 February
3:05pm

Stormers vs Blues

DHL Newlands

Saturday 29 February
5:15pm

Bulls vs Jaguares

Loftus Versfeld

Game Week 6

   

Friday 6 March
8:05am

Crusaders vs Reds

Orangetheory Stadium

Friday 6 March
10:15am

Waratahs vs Chiefs

WIN Stadium

Saturday 7 March
8:05am

Hurricanes vs Blues

Sky Stadium

Saturday 7 March
10:15am

Rebels vs Lions

AAMI Park

Saturday 7 March
3:05pm

Sharks vs Jaguares

Jonsson Kings Park

Saturday 7 March
5:15pm

Bulls vs Highlanders

Loftus Versfeld

Sunday 8 March
6:15am

Sunwolves vs Brumbies

Hanazono Rugby Stadium

Game Week 7

   

Friday 13 March
8:05am

Chiefs vs Hurricanes

FMG Stadium Waikato

Saturday 14 March
10:15am

Sunwolves vs Crusaders

Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium

Saturday 14 March
8:05am

Blues vs Lions

Sky Stadium

Saturday 14 March
10:15

Reds vs Bulls

Suncorp Stadium

Saturday 14 March
3:05pm

Sharks vs Stormers

Jonsson Kings Park

Saturday 14 March
11:40pm

Jaguares vs Highlanders

José Amalfitani Stadium

Sunday 15 March
7:05am

Brumbies vs Waratahs

GIO Stadium

Game Week 8

   

Friday 20 March
8:05am 

Crusaders vs Hurricanes 

Orangetheory Stadium

Friday 20 March
10:15am

Rebels vs Sunwolves

AAMI Park

Saturday 21 March
5:45am 

Highlanders vs Lions

Forsyth Barr Stadium

Saturday 21 March
8:35am

Blues vs Brumbies

Eden Park

Saturday 21 March
10:45am

Waratahs vs Bulls

TBC

Saturday 21 March
3:05pm

Sharks vs Chiefs

Jonsson Kings Park

Saturday 21 March
9:40pm

Jaguares vs Stormers

José Amalfitani Stadium

Game Week 9

   

Friday 27 March
8:05am 

Hurricanes vs Bulls

Sky Stadium

Friday 27 March
10:15am

Reds vs Brumbies

Suncorp Stadium

Saturday 28 March
8:05am

Highlanders vs Crusaders

Forsyth Barr Stadium

Saturday 28 March
10:15am

Waratahs vs Sunwolves

TBC

Saturday 28 March
3:05pm

Lions vs Chiefs

Emirates Airlines Park

Saturday 28 March
5:15pm

Stormers vs Rebels

DHL Newlands

Game Week 10

   

Friday 3 April
8:05am

Crusaders vs Blues

Orangetheory Stadium

Saturday 4 April
5:45am

Chiefs vs Bulls

FMG Stadium Waikato

Saturday 4 April
10:15am

Brumbies vs Hurricanes

GIO Stadium

Saturday 4 April
8:05pm

Stormers vs Waratahs

DHL Newlands

Saturday 4 April
5:15pm

Lions vs Sharks

Emirates Airlines Park

Saturday 4 April
11:40am 

Jaguares vs Rebels

José Amalfitani Stadium

Sunday 5 April
7:15am

Sunwolves vs Reds

Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium

Game Week 11

   

Friday 10 April
7:00am

Highlanders vs Chiefs

Forsyth Barr Stadium


Saturday 11 April
6:45am


Blues vs Hurricanes


Eden Park

Saturday 11 April
11:15am

Reds vs Rebels 

Suncorp Stadium

Saturday 11 April
3:05pm

Sharks vs Waratahs

Jonsson Kings Park

Saturday 11 April
5:15pm

Bulls vs Lions 

Loftus Versfeld

Sunday 12 April
8:05am

Brumbies vs Jaguares

GIO Stadium

Game Week 12

   

Friday 17 April
9:05am 

Hurricanes vs Highlanders

Sky Stadium

Friday 17 April
11:15am 

Rebels vs Crusaders

AAMI Park

Saturday 18 April
6:45am

Blues vs Jaguares

Northland Events Centre

Saturday 18 April
11:15am 

Waratahs vs Reds 

TBC

Saturday 18 April
3:05pm

Lions vs Sunwolves 

Emirates Airlines Park

Saturday 18 April
5:15pm

Stormers vs Sharks

DHL Newlands

Game Week 13

   

Friday 24 April
9:05am

Crusaders vs Jaguares

Orangetheory Stadium

Friday 24 April
11:15am

Rebels vs Blues

AAMI Park

Saturday 25 April
9:05am

Chiefs vs Stormers 

TBC

Saturday 25 April
3:05pm 

Sharks vs Brumbies

Jonsson Kings Park

Saturday 25 April
5:15pm

Bulls vs Sunwolves 

Loftus Versfeld

Sunday 26 April
8:05am

Reds vs Highlanders

Suncorp Stadium

Game Week 14

   

Friday 1 May
9:05am

Hurricanes vs Chiefs

Sky Stadium

Saturday 2 May
6:45am

Crusaders vs Stormers

Orangetheory Stadium

Saturday 2 May
9:05am

Highlanders vs Blues

Forsyth Barr Stadium

Saturday 2 May
11:15am

Waratahs vs Rebels

TBC

Saturday 2 May
1:25pm

Sunwolves vs Jaguares

Singapore International Stadium

Saturday 2 May
3:35pm

Sharks vs Lions

Jonsson Kings Park

Saturday 2 May
5:45pm

Bulls vs Brumbies

Loftus Versfeld

Game Week 15

   

Friday 8 May
9:05am

Hurricanes vs Crusaders

Sky Stadium

Friday 8 May
12:00am

Sunwolves vs Waratahs

Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium

Saturday 9 May
6:45am

Chiefs vs Highlanders

FMG Stadium Waikato

Saturday 9 May
9:05am

Blues vs Reds

Eden Park


Saturday 9 May
11:15am


Brumbies vs Stormers


TBC

Saturday 9 May
3:05pm 

Lions vs Bulls

Emirates Airlines Park

Saturday 9 May
9:40pm

Jaguares vs Sharks

José Amalfitani Stadium

Game Week 16

   

Friday 15 May
9:05am

Chiefs vs Blues

FMG Stadium Waikato

Friday 15 May
11:15am

Rebels vs Brumbies

AAMI Park

Saturday 16 May
6:45am

Sunwolves vs Stormers

Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium

Saturday 16 May
9:05am

Highlanders vs Hurricanes

Forsyth Barr Stadium

Saturday 16 May
11:15am

Reds vs Waratahs

Suncorp Stadium

Saturday 16 May
3:05pm

Lions vs Crusaders

Emirates Airlines Park

Saturday 16 May
5:15pm

Bulls vs Sharks

Loftus Versfeld

Game Week 17

   

Friday 22 May
9:05am

Chiefs vs Rebels

FMG Stadium Waikato

Friday 22 May
11:15am

Reds vs Hurricanes

Suncorp Stadium

Saturday 23 May
9:05am

Highlanders vs Sunwolves

Forsyth Barr Stadium

Saturday 23 May
11:15am

Waratahs vs Brumbies

Bankwest Stadium


Saturday 23 May
3:05pm


Sharks vs Crusaders


Jonsson Kings Park

Saturday 23 May
5:15pm

Stormers vs Lions

DHL Newlands

Saturday 23 May
11:40pm

Jaguares vs Bulls 

José Amalfitani Stadium

Game Week 18

   

Friday 29 May
9:05am 

Blues vs Highlanders

Eden Park

Friday 29 May
11:15am

Brumbies vs Sunwolves

GIO Stadium

Saturday 30 May
6:45am

Hurricanes vs Waratahs

Sky Stadium

Saturday 30 May
9:05am

Crusaders vs Chiefs

Orangetheory Stadium

Saturday 30 May
11:15am

Rebels vs Reds

AAMI Park

Saturday 30 May
3:05pm

Lions vs Jaguares

Emirates Airlines Park

Saturday 30 May
3:05pm

Bulls vs Stormers

Loftus Versfeld

 

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