About

VODACOM SUPER RUGBY

Vodacom Super Rugby is a professional rugby union competition featuring teams from Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Japan. The Vodacom Bulls is South Africa’s most successful side with three titles, in 2007, 2009 and 2010. The competition has been dominated by New Zealand teams, who have won 16 times from 1996 to 2019. The competition format changed a few times - from the initial 12 teams to 14 in 2006, then to 15 in 2011 and to 18 a few years later. In 2018, three teams were dropped again, which left the competition with 15 teams.

The history

Vodacom Super Rugby started as the Super 12 in the 1996 season with 12 teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The Super 12 was established by SANZAAR after the sport became professional in 1995. The competition was built on Southern Hemisphere competitions dating back to the South Pacific Championship in 1986, with teams from a number of southern nations. The name was changed to Super 14 with the addition of two teams for the 2006 season, the Toyota Cheetahs and Western Force. With expansion to 15 teams in the three countries for the 2011 season, when the Melbourne Rebels joined the fray, the competition was rebranded as Vodacom Super Rugby (with no number). In 2016 three further teams, the Southern Kings from South Africa, Jaguares from Argentina and Sunwolves from Japan, joined the competition, playing in a new four-conference system.

Vodacom Super Rugby 2020 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Cell C Sharks
7 6 1 0 213 153 60 25 19 24
2
Crusaders
6 5 1 0 189 105 84 26 15 23
3
Brumbies
6 5 1 0 208 115 93 31 15 23
4
Blues
7 5 2 0 192 134 58 25 17 22
5
Chiefs
6 4 2 0 194 128 66 27 18 19
6
DHL Stormers
6 4 2 0 118 94 24 16 10 17
7
Hurricanes
6 4 2 0 168 135 33 22 17 17
8
Jaguares
7 3 3 1 169 135 34 23 16 17
9
Rebels
6 3 3 0 166 160 6 23 22 13
10
Reds
7 2 5 0 219 176 43 32 25 13
11
Highlanders
6 1 4 1 91 163 -72 11 23 7
12
Vodacom Bulls
6 1 5 0 115 152 -37 14 20 6
13
Emirates Lions
6 1 5 0 109 200 -91 14 27 5
14
Waratahs
6 1 5 0 104 214 -110 15 30 5
15
Sunwolves
6 1 5 0 101 292 -191 15 45 4

Australia
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Brumbies
6 5 1 0 208 115 93 31 15 23
2
Reds
7 2 5 0 219 176 43 32 25 13
3
Rebels
6 3 3 0 166 160 6 23 22 13
4
Waratahs
6 1 5 0 104 214 -110 15 30 5
5
Sunwolves
6 1 5 0 101 292 -191 15 45 4

New Zealand
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Crusaders
6 5 1 0 189 105 84 26 15 23
2
Blues
7 5 2 0 192 134 58 25 17 22
3
Chiefs
6 4 2 0 194 128 66 27 18 19
4
Hurricanes
6 4 2 0 168 135 33 22 17 17
5
Highlanders
6 1 4 1 91 163 -72 11 23 7

South Africa
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Cell C Sharks
7 6 1 0 213 153 60 25 19 24
2
DHL Stormers
6 4 2 0 118 94 24 16 10 17
3
Jaguares
7 3 3 1 169 135 34 23 16 17
4
Vodacom Bulls
6 1 5 0 115 152 -37 14 20 6
5
Emirates Lions
6 1 5 0 109 200 -91 14 27 5

There are currently no fixtures available.

Results

15 Mar|GIO Stadium, Canberra

Brumbies

47 - 14

Waratahs

15 Mar|Estadio Jose Amalfitani, Buenos Aires

Jaguares

-

Highlanders

14 Mar|Jonsson Kings Park, Durban

Cell C Sharks

24 - 14

DHL Stormers

14 Mar|Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Reds

41 - 17

Vodacom Bulls

14 Mar|Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Sunwolves

14 - 49

Crusaders

Tournaments

Special feature

Two-all in Carling Currie Cup Finals

Saturday's Carling Currie Cup final in Pretoria will be the fifth between the Vodacom Bulls and Cell C Sharks, and the Durbanites third visit to Loftus Versfeld for a match of this magnitude. We look back at the previous four...

News

Peyper to referee fifth Carling Currie Cup final

Jaco Peyper will join a select group of referees who have taken charge of five Carling Currie Cup finals on Saturday when the Vodacom Bulls welcome the Cell C Sharks to Pretoria for the grand finale of South Africa’s flagship domestic competition.

News

Van Graan hurting after another loss against Leinster

Munster were left kicking themselves in the Guinness PRO14 on Saturday as they let an early 10-point lead slip away in their Irish derby against defending champions Leinster, which left coach Johann van Graan and his team bitterly disappointed.

Tournament news

Carling Currie Cup Review – Semi-finals

The Vodacom Bulls will host the Cell C Sharks in the first Carling Currie Cup final at Loftus Versfeld since 2009 after the teams held their nerve in testing semi-finals on Saturday to be the last sides standing.

Match report

Vodacom Bulls book Carling Currie Cup home final

The Vodacom Bulls overcame an early second-half fightback by the Xerox Lions in their Carling Currie Cup semi-final at their fortress, Loftus Versfeld, on Saturday for a 26-21 win, which earned them their first home final in the competition since 2009.