2018 Super Rugby Draw

super-rugby-iconThe 2018 Super Rugby Draw was announced on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The competition has been cut to 15 teams for the new season, down from 18 with the removal of the Western Force, Cheetahs and Kings.

The 2018 draw sees the return of home-and-away derbies for the first time in three years. That means all four Australian teams will play each other twice during the season.

With less teams, the competition has been restructured to have only three conferences – Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The Sunwolves will be shuffled into the Australian Conference to replace the Force, while the Jaguares will be part of the South African conference.

Round 1 of the season will only feature two South African conference games, with those being played on Saturday, February 17 (Sunday, February 18 AEST), while the first full round will commence with the Highlanders taking on the Blues and Rebels hosting the Reds the following Friday.

The finals commence with qualifying finals on Saturday, July 21, while the final will be played on Saturday, August 4 – the same timeframe as 2017.

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The 2018 Super Rugby Draw is:

Jump to Round:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 |Finals Week 1 | Finals Week 2 | Final |

Round 1 (SA only)
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Sun Feb 18 Stormers vs Jaguares DHL Newlands, Cape Town 12:05 AM
Sun Feb 18 Lions vs Sharks Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg 2:15 AM
Bye: Bulls
Round 2
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Fri Feb 23 Highlanders vs Blues TBC 5:35 PM
Fri Feb 23 Rebels vs Reds AAMI Park, Melbourne 7:45 PM
Sat Feb 24 Sunwolves vs Brumbies Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo 3:15 PM
Sat Feb 24 Crusaders vs Chiefs TBC 5:35 PM
Sat Feb 24 Waratahs vs Stormers Allianz Stadium, Sydney 7:45 PM
Sat Feb 24 Lions vs Jaguares Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg 12:05 AM
Sun Feb 25 Bulls vs Hurricanes Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 2:15 AM
Bye: Sharks
Round 3
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Fri Mar 2 Blues vs Chiefs TBC 5:35 PM
Fri Mar 2 Reds vs Brumbies Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 8:00 PM
Sat Mar 3 Crusaders vs Stormers TBC 5:30 PM
Sat Mar 3 Sunwolves vs Rebels Singapore National Stadium, Singapore 8:00 PM
Sun Mar 4 Sharks vs Waratahs Growthport Kings Park, Durban 12:05 AM
Sun Mar 4 Bulls vs Lions Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 2:15 AM
Sun Mar 4 Jaguares vs Hurricanes Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires 8:40 AM
Bye: Highlanders
Round 4
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Fri Mar 9 Highlanders vs Stormers TBC 5:35 PM
Fri Mar 9 Rebels vs Brumbies AAMI Park, Melbourne 7:45 PM
Sat Mar 10 Hurricanes vs Crusaders TBC 5:35 PM
Sat Mar 10 Reds vs Bulls Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 7:45 PM
Sun Mar 11 Sharks vs Sunwolves Growthport Kings Park, Durban 12:05 AM
Sun Mar 11 Lions vs Blues Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg 2:15 AM
Sun Mar 11 Jaguares vs Waratahs Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires 8:40 AM
Bye: Chiefs
Round 5
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Fri Mar 16 Chiefs vs Bulls TBC 5:35 PM
Sat Mar 17 Highlanders vs Crusaders TBC 5:35 PM
Sat Mar 17 Brumbies vs Sharks GIO Stadium, Canberra 7:45 PM
Sun Mar 18 Stormers vs Blues DHL Newlands, Cape Town 12:05 AM
Sun Mar 18 Lions vs Sunwolves Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg 2:15 AM
Sun Mar 18 Jaguares vs Reds Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires 8:40 AM
Sun Mar 18 Waratahs vs Rebels Allianz Stadium, Sydney 4:05 PM
Bye: Hurricanes
Round 6
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Fri Mar 23 Crusaders vs Bulls TBC 5:35 PM
Fri Mar 23 Rebels vs Sharks AAMI Park, Melbourne 7:45 PM
Sat Mar 24 Sunwolves vs Chiefs Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo 3:15 PM
Sat Mar 24 Hurricanes vs Highlanders TBC 5:35 PM
Sun Mar 25 Stormers vs Reds DHL Newlands, Cape Town 2:15 AM
Sun Mar 25 Jaguares vs Lions Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires 8:40 AM
Bye: Brumbies, Waratahs, Blues
Round 7
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Fri Mar 30 Chiefs vs Highlanders TBC 5:35 PM
Fri Mar 30 Rebels vs Hurricanes AAMI Park, Melbourne 7:45 PM
Sat Mar 31 Blues vs Sharks TBC 5:35 PM
Sat Mar 31 Brumbies vs Waratahs GIO Stadium, Canberra 7:45 PM
Sun Apr 1 Bulls vs Stormers Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 2:15 AM
Sun Apr 1 Lions vs Crusaders Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg 10:30 PM
Bye: Sunwolves, Jaguares, Reds
Round 8
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Fri Apr 6 Hurricanes vs Sharks TBC 5:35 PM
Sat Apr 7 Sunwolves vs Waratahs Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo 3:15 PM
Sat Apr 7 Chiefs vs Blues TBC 5:35 PM
Sat Apr 7 Brumbies vs Reds GIO Stadium, Canberra 7:45 PM
Sun Apr 8 Lions vs Stormers Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg 1:15 AM
Sun Apr 8 Jaguares vs Crusaders Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires 7:40 AM
Bye: Blues, Rebels, Highlanders
Round 9
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Fri Apr 13 Hurricanes vs Chiefs TBC 5:35 PM
Sat Apr 14 Sunwolves vs Blues Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo 1:05 PM
Sat Apr 14 Rebels vs Jaguares AAMI Park, Melbourne 3:15 PM
Sat Apr 14 Highlanders vs Brumbies TBC 5:35 PM
Sat Apr 14 Waratahs vs Reds TBC 7:45 PM
Sun Apr 15 Sharks vs Bulls Growthport Kings Park, Durban 1:15 AM
Bye: Stormers, Lions, Crusaders
Round 10
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Fri Apr 20 Blues vs Highlanders TBC 5:35 PM
Fri Apr 20 Waratahs vs Lions Allianz Stadium, Sydney 7:45 PM
Sat Apr 21 Crusaders vs Sunwolves TBC 5:35 PM
Sat Apr 21 Reds vs Chiefs Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 7:45 PM
Sat Apr 21 Bulls vs Rebels Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 11:05 PM
Sun Apr 22 Sharks vs Stormers Growthport Kings Park, Durban 1:15 AM
Sun Apr 22 Brumbies vs Jaguares GIO Stadium, Canberra 4:05 PM
Bye: Hurricanes
Round 11
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Fri Apr 27 Hurricanes vs Sunwolves TBC 5:35 PM
Sat Apr 28 Stormers vs Rebels DHL Newlands, Cape Town 3:10 AM
Sat Apr 28 Reds vs Lions Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 3:05 PM
Sat Apr 28 Blues vs Jaguares TBC 5:35 PM
Sat Apr 28 Brumbies vs Crusaders GIO Stadium, Canberra 7:45 PM
Sun Apr 29 Bulls vs Highlanders Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 1:15 AM
Bye: Sharks, Waratahs, Chiefs
Round 12
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Fri May 4 Chiefs vs Jaguares TBC 5:35 PM
Fri May 4 Rebels vs Crusaders AAMI Park, Melbourne 7:45 PM
Sat May 5 Waratahs vs Blues TBC 3:05 PM
Sat May 5 Hurricanes vs Lions TBC 5:35 PM
Sat May 5 Stormers vs Bulls DHL Newlands, Cape Town 11:05 PM
Sun May 6 Sharks vs Highlanders Growthport Kings Park, Durban 1:15 AM
Bye: Sunwolves, Brumbies, Reds
Round 13
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Fri May 11 Blues vs Hurricanes TBC 5:35 PM
Sat May 12 Sunwolves vs Reds Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo 1:05 PM
Sat May 12 Crusaders vs Waratahs TBC 3:15 PM
Sat May 12 Highlanders vs Lions TBC 5:35 PM
Sat May 12 Brumbies vs Rebels GIO Stadium, Canberra 7:45 PM
Sat May 12 Stormers vs Chiefs DHL Newlands, Cape Town 11:05 PM
Sun May 13 Bulls vs Sharks Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 1:15 AM
Bye: Jaguares
Round 14
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Fri May 18 Hurricanes vs Reds TBC 5:35 PM
Sat May 19 Sunwolves vs Stormers TBC TBC
Sat May 19 Blues vs Crusaders TBC 5:35 PM
Sat May 19 Waratahs vs Highlanders Allianz Stadium, Sydney 7:45 PM
Sat May 19 Sharks vs Chiefs Growthport Kings Park, Durban 11:05 PM
Sun May 20 Lions vs Brumbies Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg 1:15 AM
Sun May 20 Jaguares vs Bulls Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires 7:40 AM
Bye: Rebels
Round 15
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Fri May 25 Crusaders vs Hurricanes TBC 5:35 PM
Fri May 25 Rebels vs Sunwolves AAMI Park, Melbourne 7:45 PM
Sat May 26 Jaguares vs Sharks Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires 5:40 AM
Sat May 26 Chiefs vs Waratahs TBC 5:35 PM
Sat May 26 Reds vs Highlanders Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 7:40 PM
Sat May 26 Bulls vs Brumbies Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 11:05 PM
Sun May 27 Stormers vs Lions DHL Newlands, Cape Town 1:15 AM
Bye: Blues
Round 16 (Aus and NZ only)
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Fri Jun 1 Highlanders vs Hurricanes TBC 5:35 PM
Sat Jun 2 Blues vs Rebels TBC 3:15 PM
Sat Jun 2 Chiefs vs Crusaders TBC 5:35 PM
Sat Jun 2 Reds vs Waratahs Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 7:45 PM
Sun Jun 3 Brumbies vs Sunwolves GIO Stadium, Canberra 4:05 PM
Round 17
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Fri Jun 29 Blues vs Reds TBC 5:35 PM
Fri Jun 29 Rebels vs Waratahs AAMI Park, Melbourne 7:45 PM
Sat Jun 30 Highlanders vs Chiefs TBC 5:35 PM
Sat Jun 30 Brumbies vs Hurricanes GIO Stadium, Canberra 7:45 PM
Sat Jun 30 Sunwolves vs Bulls Singapore National Stadium, Singapore 9:55 PM
Sun Jul 1 Sharks vs Lions Growthport Kings Park, Durban 1:15 AM
Sun Jul 1 Jaguares vs Stormers Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires 5:40 AM
Bye: Crusaders
Round 18
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Fri Jul 6 Crusaders vs Highlanders TBC 5:35 PM
Fri Jul 6 Reds vs Rebels Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 7:45 PM
Sat Jul 7 Chiefs vs Brumbies TBC 3:15 PM
Sat Jul 7 Hurricanes vs Blues TBC 5:35 PM
Sat Jul 7 Waratahs vs Sunwolves Allianz Stadium, Sydney 7:45 PM
Sat Jul 7 Bulls vs Jaguares Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 11:05 PM
Sun Jul 8 Stormers vs Sharks DHL Newlands, Cape Town 1:15 AM
Bye: Lions
Round 19
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Fri Jul 13 Chiefs vs Hurricanes TBC 5:35 PM
Fri Jul 13 Reds vs Sunwolves Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 7:45 PM
Sat Jul 14 Highlanders vs Rebels TBC 3:15 PM
Sat Jul 14 Crusaders vs Blues TBC 5:35 PM
Sat Jul 14 Waratahs vs Brumbies Allianz Stadium, Sydney 7:45 PM
Sat Jul 14 Lions vs Bulls Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg 11:05 PM
Sun Jul 15 Sharks vs Jaguares Growthport Kings Park, Durban 1:15 AM
Bye: Stormers
Finals Week 1
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Sat Jul 21 TBC vs TBC TBC TBC
Sat Jul 21 TBC vs TBC TBC TBC
Sat Jul 21 TBC vs TBC TBC TBC
Sat Jul 21 TBC vs TBC TBC TBC
Semi-Finals
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Sat Jul 28 TBC vs TBC TBC TBC
Sat Jul 28 TBC vs TBC TBC TBC
Super Rugby Final
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT/AEST)
Sat Aug 4 TBC vs TBC TBC TBC

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Last updated: 20 October, 2017