Super Rugby

Super Rugby is a rugby union competition, consisting of 12 teams from Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. As of 2021 the competition has been restructured, with the Sunwolves from Japan and Jaguares from Argentina both leaving and the four teams from South Africa moving to the United Rugby Championship.

The 12 teams play 14 regular season games, facing each other once in a home-and-away format with the remaining 3 matches to be played as ‘derby’ matches between February and May. The top eight teams at the conclusion of the regular season will qualifyfor the play-offs.

The competition has been dominated by teams from New Zealand, winning 17 times in 24 years with the Crusaders from Christchurch in particular being very successful, as of 2022 winning a record 11 titles.

Franchises of Super Rugby

There are currently 12 franchises competing in Super Rugby, five from Australia, one from Fiji, five from New Zealand, and one representing the Pacific Islands. Click on the link (where available) next to the team for a guide to visiting the stadium and city, or view the map on the bottom of this page to see where each team is located.

Blues – Eden Park (Auckland, Auckland Region)

Brumbies – Canberra Stadium (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)

Chiefs – FMG Stadium Waikato (Hamilton, Waikato)

Crusaders – Rugby League Park (Christchurch, Canterbury)

Drua – Churchill Park (Lautoka, Fiji) & HFC Bank Stadium (Suva, Fiji)

Force – Perth Oval (Perth, Western Australia)

Highlanders – Forsyth Barr Stadium (Dunedin, Otago)

Hurricanes – Sky Stadium (Wellington, Wellington Region)

Moana Pasifika – Mount Smart Stadium (South Auckland, Auckland Region)

Rebels – AAMI Park (Melbourne, Victoria)

Reds – Suncorp Stadium (Brisbane, Queensland)

Waratahs – Sydney Football Stadium (Sydney, New South Wales)

How to buy tickets for Super Rugby

Ticketing information for all clubs competing in Super Rugby is available on the individual ‘teams’ tab on the official website by clicking here.

Further Information

Super Rugby Official Website

Last Updated on July 21, 2023 by Sports Tourist

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