Super Rugby: Pre-season action

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:57
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THE APPETIZER:  The 2018 Super Rugby is upon us and teams have all entered their last few weeks of preparation with a number of exciting pre-season matches.

The upcoming season will see 15-teams battling for the crown.

Last year’s complicated season of 18 sides has been reduced after the axing of Cheetahs, Southern Kings and Australian side the Western Force.

However, before the season kicks off on February 17, the franchises have set-up pre-season schedules to familiarized themselves with the competitive nature of the competition.

This page is a working document and rugby365 will be updating it as far as possible.

Super Rugby Pre-Season Fixtures:

January 20
SWD Eagles v Stormers (Outeniqua Park)

January 27
Lions v Bulls (Johannesburg)
Bulls v Sharks (Polokwane)
Jaguares v Argentina XV

February 2
Chiefs v Blues (Rugby Park, Te Kuiti)
Crusaders v Hurricanes (Greymouth, New Zealand)
Highlanders v Waratahs (Recreation Ground, Central Otago)

February 3
Bulls v Stormers (United States)
Brumbies v Rebels (Queanbeyan, Australia)
Sharks v Racing (Hong Kong)

February 9-10
Brisbane Global Tens

February 10
Bulls vs Jaguares

February 14
Brumbies vs Chiefs (Sunshine Coast Stadium)

February 15
Waratahs vs Rebels (Brookvale Oval)
Highlanders vs Crusaders (New Zealand)
Hurricanes vs Blues (Warkworth, New Zealand)

There are currently no matches being played
Fri, 23 February 2018
Highlanders v Blues 06h35 Dunedin
Rebels v Reds 08h45 Melbourne
Munster v Glasgow Warriors 19h00 Irish Independent Park
Dragons v Edinburgh 19h30 Rodney Parade
Leinster v Kings 19h35 RDS
Scarlets v Ulster 19h35 Parc y Scarlets
France v Italy 20h00 Paris
Sat, 24 February 2018
Sunwolves v Brumbies 04h15 Tokyo
Crusaders v Chiefs 06h35 Christchurch
Waratahs v Stormers 08h45 Allianz Park
Treviso v Connacht 12h00 Stadio Monigo
Bath v Sale Sharks 12h30 Recreation Ground
Lions v Jaguares 13h05 Johannesburg
Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints 14h00 Sandy Park
Ireland v Wales 14h15 Aviva Stadium
Gloucester v Wasps 14h30 Kingsholm
Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons 15h00 Twickenham Stoop
Bulls v Hurricanes 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Scotland v England 16h45 BT Murrayfield
Ospreys v Cheetahs 17h30 Liberty Stadium
Sun, 25 February 2018
Zebre v Cardiff Blues 13h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
London Irish v Worcester Warriors 13h00 Madejski Stadium
Saracens v Leicester Tigers 15h30 Allianz Park
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 0 0 0 0 0
Reds 0 0 0 0 0
Waratahs 0 0 0 0 0
Sunwolves 0 0 0 0 0
Rebels 0 0 0 0 0
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 0 0 0 0 0
Hurricanes 0 0 0 0 0
Chiefs 0 0 0 0 0
Highlanders 0 0 0 0 0
Blues 0 0 0 0 0
Pool SA
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 1 1 0 0 4
Lions 1 1 0 0 4
Sharks 1 0 0 1 1
Bulls 0 0 0 0 0
Jaguares 1 0 0 1 0