› 2018 Results

2018 Super Rugby Results

Super Rugby is the southern hemisphere's leading rugby competition, featuring teams from New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. Since 1996, teams from the three countries have been playing for the title. The competition started with 12 teams, increased to 14 teams and then increased again to 15 teams, with 5 teams from each nation. In 2016, 3 new teams were included to make a total of 18 teams participating in the competition.

The 2018 Super Rugby competition had major changes made to it, not the least being a reduction of the number of teams from 18 to 15. The 3 teams to be dropped were the Force (AUS), the Southern Kings (SA) and the Cheetahs (SA).

The conference system was altered to suit the reduction in the number of teams. There would be 3 conferences of 5 teams, the Sunwolves from Japan being moved to the Australian conference and the Jaguares from Argentina remaining in the South African conference.

Each team would play the other teams in their conference twice (home & away) and four of the teams in each of the other conferences, making a total of 16 matches. The conference winners and the next 5 best teams, regardless of which conference they come from, would move through to the Quarter-Finals.


The World Rugby amendments to the rules will be in play for the season. These are:

Scrum:

No signal from referee. The scrum-half must throw the ball in straight but is allowed to align their shoulder on the middle line of the scrum, therefore allowing them to stand a shoulder width towards their own side of the middle line.

Once the ball touches the ground in the tunnel, any front-row player may use either foot to try to win possession of the ball. One player from the team who put the ball in must strike for the ball.

The number eight shall be allowed to pick the ball from the feet of the second-row

Tackle:

The tackler must get up before playing the ball and then can only play from their own side of the tackle “gate”.

Ruck:

A ruck commences when at least one player is on their feet and over the ball which is on the ground (tackled player, tackler). At this point the offside lines are created. Players on their feet may use their hands to pick up the ball as long as this is immediate. As soon as an opposition player arrives, no hands can be used.

A player must not kick the ball out of a ruck. The player can only hook it in a backwards motion.


 

Super XV Table
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Crusaders 14 12 2 443 256 6 54
Lions 14 8 6 457 388 8 40
Waratahs 13 7 5 1 418 354 5 35
Hurricanes 13 10 3 396 267 5 45
Highlanders 13 9 4 350 318 4 40
Chiefs 13 8 5 366 303 5 37
Jaguares 13 8 5 340 341 2 34
Melbourne Rebels 13 7 6 354 350 6 34
Sharks 13 5 7 1 370 381 6 28
Stormers 14 5 9 349 382 5 25
Brumbies 13 5 8 310 355 5 25
Bulls 13 5 8 349 388 4 24
Reds 13 4 9 288 412 3 19
Blues 13 3 10 298 397 5 17
Sunwolves 13 2 11 310 502 2 10

Conferences

Super XV Tables
New Zealand
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Crusaders 14 12 2 443 256 6 54
Hurricanes 13 10 3 396 267 5 45
Highlanders 13 9 4 350 318 4 40
Chiefs 13 8 5 366 303 5 37
Blues 13 3 10 298 397 5 17
Australia
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Waratahs  13 7 5 1 418 354 5 35
Melbourne Rebels 13 7 6 354 350 6 34
Brumbies 13 5 8 310 355 5 25
Reds 13 4 9 288 412 3 19
Sunwolves 13 2 11 310 502 2 10
South Africa 
Team Played Won Lost Drawn For Against BP Points
Lions 14 8 6 457 388 8 40
Jaguares 13 8 5 340 341 2 34
Sharks 13 5 7 1 370 381 6 28
Stormers 14 5 9 349 382 5 25
Bulls 13 5 8 349 388 4 24


2018 Super Rugby Fixtures and results

February 17



February 23


February 24






March 2


March 3






March 9


March 10






March 16

March 17





March 18


March 23


March 24





March 30


March 31



April 1


April 6

April 7






April 13

April 14






April 20


April 21




April 22


April 27


April 28





May 4


May 5

Stormers

Lions


Highlanders

Melbourne Rebels

Sunwolves

Crusaders

Waratahs

Lions

Bulls


Blues

Reds

Crusaders

Sunwolves

Sharks

Bulls

Jaguares


Highlanders

Melbourne Rebels

Hurricanes

Reds

Sharks

Lions

Jaguares


Chiefs

Highlanders

Brumbies

Stormers

Lions

Jaguares

Waratahs


Crusaders 

Melbourne Rebels

Sunwolves

Hurricanes

Stormers

Jaguares


Chiefs

Melbourne Rebels

Blues

Brumbies

Bulls

Lions


Hurricanes

Sunwolves

Chiefs

Brumbies

Lions

Jaguares


Hurricanes

Sunwolves

Melbourne Rebels

Highlanders

Waratahs

Sharks


Blues

Waratahs

Crusaders

Reds

Bulls

Sharks

Brumbies


Hurricanes

Stormers

Reds

Blues

Brumbies

Bulls


Chiefs

Melbourne Rebels

Waratahs

Hurricanes

Stormers

Sharks

v

v


v

v

v

v

v

v

v


v

v

v

v

v

v

v


v

v

v

v

v

v

v


v

v

v

v

v

v

v


v

v

v

v

v

v


v

v

v

v

v

v


v

v

v

v

v

v


v

v

v

v

v

v


v

v

v

v

v

v

v


v

v

v

v

v

v


v

v

v

v

v

v


Jaguares

Sharks


Blues

Reds

Brumbies

Chiefs

Stormers

Jaguares

Hurricanes


Chiefs

Brumbies

Stormers

Melbourne Rebels

Waratahs

Lions

Hurricanes


Stormers

Brumbies

Crusaders

Bulls

Sunwolves

Blues

Waratahs


Bulls

Crusaders

Sharks

Blues

Sunwolves

Reds

Melbourne Rebels


Bulls

Sharks

Chiefs

Highlanders

Reds

Lions


Highlanders

Hurricanes

Sharks

Waratahs

Stormers

Crusaders


Sharks

Waratahs

Blues

Reds

Stormers

Crusaders


Chiefs

Blues

Jaguares

Brumbies

Reds

Bulls


Highlanders

Lions

Sunwolves

Chiefs

Melbourne Rebels

Stormers

Jaguares


Sunwolves

Melbourne Rebels

Lions

Jaguares

Crusaders

Highlanders


Jaguares

Crusaders

Blues

Lions

Bulls

Highlanders

Capetown

Johannesburg


Dunedin

Melbourne

Tokyo

Christchurch

Sydney

Johannesburg

Pretoria


Auckland

Brisbane

Christchurch

Tokyo

Durban

Pretoria

Buenos Aires


Dunedin

Melbourne

Wellington

Brisbane

Durban

Johannesburg

Buenos Aires


Hamilton

Dunedin

Canberra

Capetown

Johannesburg

Buenos Aires

Sydney


Christchurch

Melbourne

Tokyo

Wellington

Capetown

Buenos Aires


Hamilton

Melbourne

Auckland

Canberra

Pretoria

Johannesburg


Napier

Tokyo

Hamilton

Canberra

Johannesburg

Buenos Aires


Wellington

Tokyo

Melbourne

Dunedin

Sydney

Durban


Auckland

Sydney

Christchurch

Brisbane

Pretoria

Durban

Canberra


Wellington

Capetown

Brisbane

Auckland

Canberra

Pretoria


Rotorua

Melbourne

Sydney

Wellington

Capetown

Durban

28

26


41

45

25

45

34

47

21


21

18

45

17

24

35

9


33

33

29

20

50

35

38


41

25

24

37

40

7

51


33

46

10

29

25

49


27

19

40

17

33

8


38

29

21

45

52

14


25

10

22

43

37

10


16

0

33

12

28

24

20


43

34

27

13

8

28


19

10

21

28

29

38

20

19


34

19

32

23

27

27

19


27

10

28

37

24

49

34


15

10

19

14

22

38

28


28

17

17

20

38

18

27


14

14

61

12

19

35


22

50

63

24

23

14


37

50

19

21

31

40


13

24

25

17

16

40


34

29

11

36

10

17

25


15

18

22

20

21

29


23

55

24

19

17

12

 

May 11

May 12







May 18

May 19







May 25



May 26





June 1

June 2



June 3


June 29


June 30






July 6


July 7






July 13


July 14







July 21






July 28




August 4

Blues

Sunwolves

Crusaders

Highlanders

Brumbies

Stormers

Bulls


Hurricanes

Sunwolves

Blues

Waratahs

Sharks

Lions

Jaguares


Crusaders

Melbourne Rebels

Jaguares

Chiefs

Reds

Bulls

Stormers


Highlanders

Blues

Chiefs

Reds

Brumbies


Blues

Melbourne Rebels

Highlanders

Brumbies

Sunwolves

Sharks

Jaguares


Crusaders

Reds

Chiefs

Hurricanes

Waratahs

Bulls

Stormers


Chiefs

Reds

Highlanders

Crusaders

Waratahs

Lions

Sharks


Quarter-Finals






Semi-Finals




Final

v

v

v

v

v

v

v


v

v

v

v

v

v

v


v

v

v

v

v

v

v


v

v

v

v

v


v

v

v

v

v

v

v


v

v

v

v

v

v

v


v

v

v

v

v

v

v



v

v

v

v



v

v



v

Hurricanes

Reds

Waratahs

Lions

Melbourne Rebels

Chiefs

Sharks


Reds

Stormers

Crusaders

Highlanders

Chiefs

Brumbies

Bulls


Hurricanes

Sunwolves

Sharks

Waratahs

Highlanders

Brumbies

Lions


Hurricanes

Melbourne Rebels

Crusaders

Waratahs

Sunwolves


Reds

Waratahs

Chiefs

Hurricanes

Bulls

Lions

Stormers


Highlamders

Melbourne Rebels

Brumbies

Blues

Sunwolves

Jaguares

Sharks


Hurricanes

Sunwolves

Melbourne Rebels

Blues

Brumbies

Bulls

Jaguares

Auckland

Tokyo

Christchurch

Dunedin

Canberra

Cape Town

Pretoria


Wellington

Hong Kong

Auckland

Sydney

Durban

Johannesburg

Buenos Aires


Christchurch

Melbourne

Buenos Aires

Hamilton

Brisbane

Pretoria

Cape Town


Dunedin

Auckland

Hamilton

Brisbane

Canberra


Auckland

Melbourne

Suva

Canberra

Singapore

Durban

Buenos Aires


Christchurch

Brisbane

Hamilton

Wellington

Sydney

Pretoria

Cape Town


Hamilton

Brisbane

Dunedin

Christchurch

Sydney

Johannesburg

Durban

15

61

31

39

24

9

39


38

26

24

41

28

42

54


24

40

29

39

15

28

23


30

10

20

41

41

36

28

29

27

27

15

33


34

23

32

12

24

24

24


13

13

13

27

18

38

26


14

20

34

52

31