2016 Super Rugby Draw

super-rugby-iconThe 2016 Super Rugby Draw

The kick off for the 2016 Super Rugby series is on Friday, 26 February 2016 with a full round of action. The qualifying finals will begin in July, 2016 with the Grand Final being played on August 6. The 2016 Super Rugby competition sees the first year of a new expanded format, with 18 teams from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina and Japan all taking part. There will be 17 rounds, with each team to play the teams in their conference at least once, as well as a select group of the other teams.

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The 2016 Super Rugby Draw is:

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Round 1
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT)
Fri 26 Feb Blues v Highlanders Eden Park, Auckland 17:35
Fri 26 Feb Brumbies v Hurricanes GIO Stadium, Canberra 19:40
Sat 27 Feb Cheetahs v Jaguares Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein 4:00
Sat 27 Feb Sunwolves v Lions Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo 15:15
Sat 27 Feb Crusaders v Chiefs AMI Stadium, Christchurch 17:35
Sat 27 Feb Waratahs v Reds Allianz Stadium, Sydney 19:40
Sat 27 Feb Force v Rebels nib Stadium, Perth 21:50
Sun 28 Feb Kings v Sharks Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth 0:00
Sun 28 Feb Stormers v Bulls DHL Newlands, Cape Town 2:05
Round 2
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT)
Fri 4 Mar Crusaders v Blues AMI Stadium, Christchurch 17:35
Fri 4 Mar Brumbies v Waratahs GIO Stadium, Canberra 19:40
Sat 5 Mar Chiefs v Lions FMG Stadium, Waikato 15:15
Sat 5 Mar Highlanders v Hurricanes Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin 17:35
Sat 5 Mar Reds v Force Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 19:40
Sun 6 Mar Bulls v Rebels Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 0:00
Sun 6 Mar Cheetahs v Stormers Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein 2:05
Sun 6 Mar Sharks v Jaguares Growthpoint KINGS PARK, Durban 4:10

BYES: Sunwolves, Kings

Round 3
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT)
Fri 11 Mar Blues v Hurricanes Eden Park, Auckland 17:35
Fri 11 Mar Force v Brumbies nib Stadium, Perth 22:05
Sat 12 Mar Highlanders v Lions Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin 17:35
Sat 12 Mar Rebels v Reds AAMI Park, Melbourne 19:40
Sat 12 Mar Sunwolves v Cheetahs Singapore National Stadium, Singapore 21:50
Sun 13 Mar Kings v Chiefs Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth 0:00
Sun 13 Mar Stormers v Sharks DHL Newlands, Cape Town 2:05

BYES: Jaguares, Bulls, Crusaders, Waratahs

Round 4
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT)
Fri 18 Mar Hurricanes v Force Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North 17:35
Fri 18 Mar Waratahs v Highlanders Allianz Stadium, Sydney 19:40
Sat 19 Mar Bulls v Sharks Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 4:00
Sat 19 Mar Sunwolves v Rebels Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo 15:15
Sat 19 Mar Crusaders v Kings AMI Stadium, Christchurch 17:35
Sat 19 Mar Reds v Blues Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 19:40
Sat 19 Mar Lions v Cheetahs Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg 2:05
Sat 19 Mar Stormers v Brumbies DHL Newlands, Cape Town 4:10
Sun 19 Mar Jaguares v Chiefs José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires 8:40
Round 5
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT)
Fri 25 Mar Hurricanes v Kings Westpac Stadium, Wellington 17:35
Sat 26 Mar Chiefs v Force FMG Stadium, Waikato 17:35
Sat 26 Mar Rebels v Highlanders AAMI Park, Melbourne 19:40
Sat 26 Mar Sunwolves v Bulls Singapore National Stadium, Singapore 21:50
Sun 27 Mar Cheetahs v Brumbies Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein 0:00
Sun 27 Mar Sharks v Crusaders Growthpoint KINGS PARK, Durban 2:05
Sun 27 Mar Jaguares v Stormers José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires 8:40
Sun 27 Mar Reds v Waratahs Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 16:05

BYES: Blues, Lions

Round 6
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEDT)
Fri 1 Apr Highlanders v Force Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin 17:35
Sat 2 Apr Lions v Crusaders Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg 4:00
Sat 2 Apr Blues v Jaguares QBE Stadium, North Harbour 17:35
Sat 2 Apr Brumbies v Chiefs GIO Stadium, Canberra 19:40
Sun 3 Apr Kings v Sunwolves Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth 2:05 (AEST)
Sun 3 Apr Bulls v Cheetahs Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 3:10 (AEST)
Sun 3 Apr Waratahs v Rebels Allianz Stadium, Sydney 16:05 (AEST)

BYES: Hurricanes, Reds, Sharks, Stormers

Round 7
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEST)
Fri 8 Apr Chiefs v Blues FMG Stadium, Waikato 17:35
Fri 8 Apr Force v Crusaders nib Stadium, Perth 21:00
Sat 9 Apr Stormers v Sunwolves DHL Newlands, Cape Town 3:00
Sat 9 Apr Hurricanes v Jaguares Westpac Stadium, Wellington 17:35
Sat 9 Apr Reds v Highlanders Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 19:40
Sun 10 Apr Sharks v Lions Growthpoint KINGS PARK, Durban 1:05
Sun 10 Apr Kings v Bulls Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth 3:10

BYES: Brumbies, Cheetahs, Rebels, Waratahs

Round 8
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEST)
Fri 15 Apr Crusaders v Jaguares AMI Stadium, Christchurch 17:35
Fri 15 Apr Rebels v Hurricanes AAMI Park, Melbourne 19:40
Sat 16 Apr Cheetahs v Sunwolves Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein 3:00
Sat 16 Apr Blues v Sharks Eden Park, Auckland 17:35
Sat 16 Apr Waratahs v Brumbies Allianz Stadium, Sydney 19:40
Sun 17 Apr Bulls v Reds Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 1:05
Sun 17 Apr Lions v Stormers Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg 3:10

BYES: Chiefs, Force, Highlanders, Kings

Round 9
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEST)
Fri 22 Apr Highlanders v Sharks Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin 17:35
Fri 22 Apr Rebels v Cheetahs AAMI Park, Melbourne 19:40
Sat 23 Apr Sunwolves v Jaguares Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo 15:15
Sat 23 Apr Hurricanes v Chiefs Westpac Stadium, Wellington 17:35
Sat 23 Apr Force v Waratahs nib Stadium, Perth 19:40
Sat 23 Apr Stormers v Reds DHL Newlands, Cape Town 23:00
Sun 24 Apr Kings v Lions Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth 1:05
Sun 24 Apr Brumbies v Crusaders GIO Stadium, Canberra 16:05

BYES: Blues, Bulls

Round 10
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEST)
Fri 29 Apr Chiefs v Sharks Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth 17:35
Fri 29 Apr Force v Bulls nib Stadium, Perth 21:05
Sat 30 Apr Highlanders v Brumbies Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill 15:15
Sat 30 Apr Blues v Rebels Eden Park, Auckland 17:35
Sat 30 Apr Reds v Cheetahs Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 19:40
Sun 1 May Lions v Hurricanes Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg 1:05
Sun 1 May Stormers v Waratahs DHL Newlands, Cape Town 3:10
Sun 1 May Jaguares v Kings José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires 7:40

BYES: Crusaders, Sunwolves

Round 11
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEST)
Fri 6 May Crusaders v Reds AMI Stadium, Christchurch 17:35
Fri 6 May Brumbies v Bulls GIO Stadium, Canberra 19:40
Sat 7 May Sunwolves v Force Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo 15:15
Sat 7 May Chiefs v Highlanders FMG Stadium, Waikato 17:35
Sat 7 May Waratahs v Cheetahs Allianz Stadium, Sydney 19:40
Sat 7 May Sharks v Hurricanes Growthpoint KINGS PARK, Durban 23:00
Sun 8 May Kings v Blues Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth 1:05

BYES: Jaguares, Lions, Rebels, Stormers

Round 12
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEST)
Fri 13 May Highlanders v Crusaders Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin 17:35
Fri 13 May Rebels v Brumbies AAMI Park, Melbourne 19:40
Sat 14 May Hurricanes v Reds Westpac Stadium, Wellington 17:35
Sat 14 May Waratahs v Bulls Allianz Stadium, Sydney 19:40
Sat 14 May Sunwolves v Stormers Singapore National Stadium, Singapore 21:45
Sun 15 May Cheetahs v Kings Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein 1:05
Sun 15 May Lions v Blues Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg 3:10
Sat 14 May Jaguares v Sharks José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires  

BYES: Chiefs, Force

Round 13
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEST)
Fri 20 May Crusaders v Waratahs AMI Stadium, Christchurch 17:35
Sat 21 May Reds v Sunwolves Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 15:05
Sat 21 May Chiefs v Rebels FMG Stadium, Waikato 17:35
Sat 21 May Force v Blues nib Stadium, Perth 19:40
Sat 21 May Lions v Jaguares Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg 23:00
Sun 22 May Sharks v Kings Growthpoint KINGS PARK, Durban 1:05
Sun 22 May Bulls v Stormers Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 3:10

BYES: Brumbies, Cheetahs, Highlanders, Hurricanes

Round 14
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEST)
Fri 27 May Hurricanes v Highlanders Westpac Stadium, Wellington 17:35
Fri 27 May Waratahs v Chiefs Allianz Stadium, Sydney 19:40
Sat 28 May Kings v Jaguares Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth 3:00
Sat 28 May Blues v Crusaders Eden Park, Auckland 17:35
Sat 28 May Brumbies v Sunwolves GIO Stadium, Canberra 19:40
Sat 28 May Stormers v Cheetahs DHL Newlands, Cape Town 23:00
Sun 29 May Bulls v Lions Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 1:05
Sun 29 May Rebels v Force AAMI Park, Melbourne 16:05

BYES: Reds, Sharks

Round 15
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEST)
Fri 1 Jul Chiefs v Crusaders ANZ National Stadium, Suva, Fiji 17:35
Fri 1 Jul Brumbies v Reds GIO Stadium, Canberra 19:40
Sat 2 Jul Sunwolves v Waratahs Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo 15:15
Sat 2 Jul Hurricanes v Blues Westpac Stadium, Wellington 17:35
Sat 2 Jul Rebels v Stormers AAMI Park, Melbourne 19:40
Sat 2 Jul Cheetahs v Force Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein 23:00
Sun 3 Jul Kings v Highlanders Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth 1:05
Sun 3 Jul Lions v Sharks Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg 3:10
Sun 3 Jul Jaguares v Bulls José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires  
Round 16
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEST)
Fri 8 Jul Blues v Brumbies Eden Park, Auckland 17:35
Fri 8 Jul Reds v Chiefs Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 19:40
Sat 9 Jul Lions v Kings Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg 3:00
Sat 9 Jul Crusaders v Rebels AMI Stadium, Christchurch 17:35
Sat 9 Jul Waratahs v Hurricanes Allianz Stadium, Sydney 19:40
Sat 9 Jul Force v Stormers nib Stadium, Perth 21:45
Sun 10 Jul Bulls v Sunwolves Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria 1:05
Sun 10 Jul Sharks v Cheetahs Growthpoint KINGS PARK, Durban 3:10
Sun 10 Jul Jaguares v Highlanders José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires  
Round 17
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEST)
Fri 15 Jul Blues v Waratahs Eden Park, Auckland 17:35
Fri 15 Jul Reds v Rebels Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 19:40
Sat 16 Jul Sharks v Sunwolves Growthpoint KINGS PARK, Durban 3:00
Sat 16 Jul Crusaders v Hurricanes AMI Stadium, Christchurch 15:15
Sat 16 Jul Highlanders v Chiefs Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin 17:35
Sat 16 Jul Brumbies v Force GIO Stadium, Canberra 19:40
Sun 17 Jul Stormers v Kings DHL Newlands, Cape Town 1:05
Sun 17 Jul Cheetahs v Bulls Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein 3:10
Sun 17 Jul Jaguares v Lions José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires  
Finals Week 1
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEST)
Fri 22 Jul Brumbies v Highlanders GIO Stadium, Canberra 18:00
Sat 23 Jul Hurricanes v Sharks Westpac Stadium, Wellington 17:35
Sun 24 Jul Lions v Crusaders Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg 00:30
Sun 24 Jul Stormers v Chiefs DHL Newlands, Cape Town 03:00
Finals Week 2
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEST)
Sat 30 Jul Hurricanes v Chiefs Westpac Stadium, Wellington 17:35
Sat 30 Jul Lions v Highlanders Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg 23:00
Super Rugby final
Date Teams Venue Kickoff time (AEST)
Sat 6 Aug Hurricanes v Lions Westpac Stadium, Wellington 16:35

As at 18 March – Subject to change

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