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Rugby Roundup: In 2016, the evolution of Super Rugby continues with three new sides introduced to an expanded four-conference, two-group model that boosts the rivalry and passion of previous seasons, driving Super Rugby into a rousing new era.

  • Expansion to 18 teams with the addition of the Kings from South Africa, Jaguares from Argentina and the Sunwolves from Japan;
  • Australasian Group: Australian Conference (Brumbies, Force, Rebels, Reds, Waratahs), New Zealand Conference (Blues, Chiefs, Crusaders Highlanders, Hurricanes)
  • South African Group: Africa Conference 1 (Bulls, Cheetahs, Stormers, Sunwolves), Africa Conference 2 (Jaguares Kings, Lions, Sharks)
  • 15 Regular Season games per team (8 home/7 away or vice-versa over a two-year cycle)
  • Two byes per team
  • 135 Regular Season and 7 Finals matches (up from 120 and 5 under 2011-15 format)
  • Eight-team knockout Super Rugby Finals Series to be staged over three weeks (5 qualifiers from the Australasian Group and 3 from the South African Group)
  • The four Conference winners automatically qualify for the Finals Series, along with the next three highest-ranked Australasian Group teams and the next highest-ranked South African Group team
  • Below are the results to date for March :
4 Crusaders 28 – 13 Blues AMI Stadium
4 Brumbies 32 – 15 Waratahs GIO Stadium
5 Chiefs 32 – 36 Lions FMG Stadium Waikato
5 Highlanders 17 – 16 Hurricanes Forsyth Barr Stadium
5 Reds 6 – 22 Force Suncorp Stadium
5 Bulls 45 – 25 Rebels Loftus Versfeld
5 Cheetahs 10 – 20 Stormers Toyota Stadium
5 Sharks 19 – 15 Jaguares Growthpoint Kings Park
11 Blues 19 – 23 Hurricanes Eden Park
11 Force 14 – 31 Brumbies nib Stadium
12 Highlanders 34 – 15 Lions Forsyth Barr Stadium
12 Rebels 25 – 23 Reds AAMI Park
12 Sunwolves 31 – 32 Cheetahs Singapore National Stadium
12 Kings 24 – 58 Chiefs Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
12 Stormers 13 – 18 Sharks DHL Newlands

Still to be played are shown below:

18 Hurricanes v Force Central Energy Trust Arena 08:35
18 Waratahs v Highlanders Allianz Stadium 10:45
18 Bulls v Sharks Loftus Versfeld 19:00
19 Sunwolves v Rebels Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium 06:15
19 Crusaders v Kings AMI Stadium 08:35
19 Reds v Blues Suncorp Stadium 10:45
19 Lions v Cheetahs Emirates Airlines Park 17:05
19 Stormers v Brumbies DHL Newlands 19:15
19 Jaguares v Chiefs Estadio Jose Amalfitani 23:40
25 Hurricanes v Kings Westpac Stadium 08:35
26 Chiefs v Force FMG Stadium Waikato 08:35
26 Rebels v Highlanders AAMI Park 10:45
26 Sunwolves v Bulls Singapore National Stadium 12:55
26 Cheetahs v Brumbies Toyota Stadium 15:05
26 Sharks v Crusaders Growthpoint Kings Park 17:15
26 Jaguares v Stormers Estadio Jose Amalfitani 23:40
27 Reds v Waratahs Suncorp Stadium 07:05

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