Super Rugby: Pre-season action
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.
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Super Rugby Pre-Season Fixtures:
SWD Eagles v Stormers (Outeniqua Park)
Lions v Bulls (Johannesburg)
Bulls v Sharks (Polokwane)
Jaguares v Argentina XV
Chiefs v Blues (Rugby Park, Te Kuiti)
Crusaders v Hurricanes (Greymouth, New Zealand)
Highlanders v Waratahs (Recreation Ground, Central Otago)
Bulls v Stormers (United States)
Brumbies v Rebels (Queanbeyan, Australia)
Sharks v Racing (Hong Kong)
Brisbane Global Tens
Bulls vs Jaguares
Brumbies vs Chiefs (Sunshine Coast Stadium)
Waratahs vs Rebels (Brookvale Oval)
Highlanders vs Crusaders (New Zealand)
Hurricanes vs Blues (Warkworth, New Zealand)