Super Rugby 2016
Super Rugby 2016 promises six months' of gripping action, with 4 new conferences, 3 new teams, 2 new countries and 1 new trophy, bringing you a series of weekends for the ultimate rugby getaway.
Delivering the 21st season of the Super Rugby series, the event has expanded to an 18-team format, with the addition of teams from Argentina and Japan joining the round-robin games, which take place every weekend from 26 February to 16 July 2016 (with a break for international matches during June), followed by the finals series at the end of July, and culminating in the final on 6 August.
At a glance
Expansion to 18 teams with the addition of the Kings from South Africa and new teams from Japan and Argentina.
Countries: Argentina (1 team); Australia (5 teams); Japan (1 team); New Zealand (5 teams) and South Africa (6 teams). For all team information, click here.
Tournament format(s): Round-robin and Knockout
Four conferences in two groups:
Australian Conference: (Brumbies, Force, Rebels, Reds, Waratahs).
New Zealand Conference: (Blues, Chiefs, Crusaders, Highlanders, Hurricanes).
South African Group:
Africa Conference 1: (Bulls, Cheetahs, Stormers, Japanese Team).
Africa Conference 2: (Kings, Lions, Sharks, Argentinean Team).
How it works
2016 Super Rudby Fixtures
Roll of Honour