This is the full Super Rugby table of results and standings for 2017, broken into overall conference standings and conference standings.
The 2017 Super Rugby season will be played out over 17 Rounds, with four conferences from the participating nations Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as the two new teams from 2016, the Jaguares from Argentina and the Sunwolves from Japan.
Super Rugby table
For the full official 2017 Super Rugby standings click HERE
Explanation of points system for the Super Rugby table:
Eight teams will make the finals series for the 2017 Super Rugby season. The team that finishes the top of each conference will immediately make it into the finals, with the final four positions to be determined by the teams with the most points, with three ‘wildcards’ coming from the Australian and New Zealand Conferences, and one coming from the South African conference.
Teams receive 4 points for a victory, 2 points for a draw and 0 points for a loss. Bonus points are awarded for teams that score three or more tries than their opponent, and also for losing teams finishing within 7 points of the winner. Teams are awarded 0 points for a bye.
If teams finish on the same number of points, the team with the most wins, followed by better for and against (total points scored minus total points against) will take the higher position on the ladder.
In the event of two or more teams being equal on competition points for any position on either the Conference or Super Rugby Standings tables, either during or at the end of the season, such position will be decided upon using the following steps until the tie is broken:
(a) Most wins from all matches;
(b) Highest aggregate points difference from all matches;
(c) Most tries from all matches;
(d) Highest aggregate difference of total tries for versus tries scored against from all matches;
(e) Coin toss.
Super Rugby table history
In the past, the team that finishes first or second on the Super Rugby table takes a strong advantage into the finals series.
Since the new system was introduced in 2011, the team that topped the overall score has gone on to win the Super Rugby championship on three of the four occasions, with the only exception being the Chiefs in 2012.
The Reds finished first in 2011, and won the premiership on the back of Will Genia and Quade Cooper’s leadership. The Chiefs then went back-to-back in 2012 and 2013, beating the Stormers in an away grand final in 2012 and a home one in 2013. The Waratahs then succeeded in capturing their first Super Rugby title in 2014, taking dominant season form into the finals series to take the trophy.