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The 2019 Super Rugby season is the 24th season of Super Rugby, an annual rugby union competition organised by SANZAAR between teams from Argentina, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa. The 2019 season is the second season using the reduced 15-team format consisting of three geographical conferences since being reduced from an 18-team competition in 2017.

2019 Super Rugby season
Countries Argentina (1 team)
 Australia (4 teams)
 Japan (1 team)
 New Zealand (5 teams)
 South Africa (4 teams)
Tournament format(s)Conference and knockout
Matches played92
Tries scored526 (5.72 per match)
Top point scorer(s) Handré Pollard, Bulls (144)
Top try scorer(s) Folau Fainga'a, Brumbies (10)
Official websiteOfficial site
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Competition formatEdit

The 15 participating teams are divided into three geographical conferences: the Australian Conference (consisting of four Australian teams and the Japanese Sunwolves), the New Zealand Conference (consisting of five New Zealand teams), and the South African Conference (consisting of four South African teams and the Jaguares from Argentina).[1]

In the group stages, there are 18 rounds of matches, with each team playing 16 matches and having two rounds of byes, resulting in a total of 120 matches. Teams play eight inter-conference matches and eight cross-conference matches; they play all the other teams in their conference twice — once at home and once away — and play once against four of the teams in the other two conferences.

The top team in each of the three conferences qualify for the quarterfinals, as do the next five teams with the best records across the three conferences, known as wildcards. The conference winners and best wildcard team will host the quarterfinals. The quarterfinal winners will progress to the semifinal, and the winners of the semifinals will progress to the final.[1]

StandingsEdit

The current standings for the 2019 Super Rugby season are:

2019 Super Rugby standings watch · edit · discuss
Overall standings
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1   Crusaders 13 9 3 1 385 206 +179 58 24 7 0 49
2   Bulls 12 7 0 5 306 274 +32 28 37 2 2 32
3   Brumbies 12 6 0 6 291 286 +5 44 39 2 3 29
4   Hurricanes 13 9 1 3 353 304 +49 48 39 2 0 40
5   Jaguares 12 7 0 5 318 297 +21 40 31 2 2 32
6   Lions 12 7 0 5 299 344 −45 41 46 1 1 30
7   Sharks 12 5 1 6 280 245 +35 32 29 3 4 29
8   Highlanders 13 5 2 6 346 322 +24 46 44 1 4 29
9   Rebels 12 6 0 6 318 313 +5 45 39 2 2 28
10   Waratahs 12 5 0 7 296 293 +3 37 38 0 6 26
11   Blues 12 5 0 7 262 270 −8 34 35 2 4 26
12   Stormers 12 5 1 6 248 273 −25 23 33 1 3 26
13   Reds 12 5 0 7 293 317 −24 40 41 1 2 23
14   Chiefs 13 4 2 7 333 417 −84 41 53 1 2 23
15   Sunwolves 12 2 0 10 240 407 −167 26 59 0 4 12
Australian Conference
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1   Brumbies 12 6 0 6 291 286 +5 44 39 2 3 29
2   Rebels 11 6 0 5 301 281 +20 42 35 2 2 28
3   Reds 11 5 0 6 261 277 −16 34 37 1 2 23
4   Waratahs 11 4 0 7 256 261 −5 33 32 0 6 22
5   Sunwolves 12 2 0 10 240 407 −167 26 59 0 4 12
New Zealand Conference
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1   Crusaders 12 9 2 1 366 187 +179 55 23 7 0 47
2   Hurricanes 12 9 1 2 333 276 +57 45 35 2 0 40
3   Highlanders 12 5 2 5 317 284 +33 41 39 1 4 29
4   Chiefs 12 4 2 6 325 394 −69 44 49 1 2 23
5   Blues 11 4 0 7 239 262 −23 30 34 1 4 21
South African Conference
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1   Jaguares 12 7 0 5 318 297 +21 40 31 2 2 32
2   Sharks 12 5 1 6 280 245 +35 32 29 3 4 29
3   Bulls 11 6 0 5 274 257 +17 24 34 2 2 28
4   Lions 11 6 0 5 261 315 −54 36 41 1 1 26
5   Stormers 11 5 0 6 229 254 −25 22 30 1 3 24

Round-by-roundEdit

The table below shows each team's progression throughout the season. For each round, their cumulative points total is shown with the overall log position in brackets:

Team Progression – Australian Conference
Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16 R17 R18 QF SF Final
Brumbies 1
(11th)
6
(3rd)
6
(9th)
7
(11th)
11
(9th)
11
(10th)
11
(12th)
11
(14th)
15
(12th)
19
(11th)
20
(12th)
24
(9th)
29
(2nd)
29
Rebels 4
(2nd)
4
(9th)
8
(3rd)
12
(3rd)
13
(3rd)
13
(8th)
18
(2nd)
23
(2nd)
23
(3rd)
24
(2nd)
24
(3rd)
24
(3rd)
28
(6th)
Reds 0
(12th)
1
(12th)
1
(14th)
1
(14th)
5
(14th)
10
(10th)
10
(13th)
14
(9th)
14
(13th)
18
(12th)
18
(13th)
22
(10th)
23
(11th)
Sunwolves 0
(14th)
1
(14th)
5
(12th)
5
(13th)
6
(13th)
6
(15th)
10
(15th)
10
(15th)
10
(15th)
11
(15th)
11
(15th)
12
(15th)
12
(15th)
12
Waratahs 1
(8th)
5
(8th)
5
(10th)
9
(7th)
10
(10th)
14
(3rd)
15
(7th)
16
(8th)
16
(10th)
20
(7th)
20
(10th)
21
(12th)
22
(13th)
Team Progression – New Zealand Conference
Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16 R17 R18 QF SF Final
Blues 1
(9th)
1
(13th)
2
(13th)
6
(12th)
6
(12th)
10
(11th)
15
(8th)
19
(5th)
20
(6th)
20
(8th)
20
(11th)
21
(13th)
21
(14th)
Chiefs 1
(10th)
1
(15th)
1
(15th)
1
(15th)
3
(15th)
8
(14th)
12
(11th)
12
(13th)
16
(11th)
17
(14th)
17
(14th)
19
(14th)
23
(12th)
Crusaders 4
(6th)
8
(2nd)
12
(1st)
17
(1st)
19
(1st)
19
(1st)
24
(1st)
29
(1st)
34
(1st)
34
(1st)
39
(1st)
42
(1st)
47
(1st)
Highlanders 4
(3rd)
8
(4th)
9
(7th)
10
(6th)
12
(7th)
13
(9th)
13
(10th)
14
(12th)
14
(14th)
18
(13th)
23
(8th)
25
(7th)
29
(5th)
Hurricanes 4
(7th)
4
(10th)
8
(5th)
13
(4th)
15
(4th)
19
(4th)
19
(4th)
23
(4th)
23
(4th)
27
(4th)
32
(4th)
36
(4th)
40
(4th)
Team Progression – South African Conference
Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16 R17 R18 QF SF Final
Bulls 5
(4th)
5
(5th)
9
(4th)
13
(2nd)
13
(2nd)
13
(7th)
17
(5th)
18
(6th)
23
(2nd)
23
(3rd)
24
(5th)
28
(2nd)
28
(7th)
Jaguares 0
(13th)
5
(7th)
9
(6th)
9
(8th)
9
(11th)
9
(12th)
10
(14th)
14
(10th)
19
(7th)
19
(9th)
23
(6th)
27
(6th)
28
(8th)
Lions 4
(5th)
5
(6th)
5
(11th)
9
(9th)
13
(5th)
18
(2nd)
18
(3rd)
18
(7th)
18
(9th)
22
(5th)
22
(9th)
22
(11th)
26
(9th)
Sharks 5
(4th)
10
(1st)
11
(2nd)
11
(5th)
11
(8th)
15
(5th)
16
(6th)
21
(3rd)
21
(5th)
22
(6th)
26
(2nd)
28
(5th)
29
(3rd)
29
Stormers 0
(15th)
4
(11th)
8
(8th)
8
(10th)
13
(6th)
14
(6th)
14
(9th)
14
(11th)
18
(8th)
19
(10th)
23
(7th)
24
(8th)
24
(10th)
Key: win draw loss bye

MatchesEdit

The fixtures for the 2019 Super Rugby competition were released on 12 June 2018.[3][4] The following matches will be played during the regular season:

Home \ Away BLU BRU BUL CHI CRU HIG HUR JAG LIO REB RED SHA STO SUN WAR
Blues 31 May 18 May 22–24 33–26 12–22 24–9 28–20 32–29
Brumbies 26–21 24 May 54–17 31–20 27–34 15 Jun 33–0 19–13
Bulls 20–56 13–45 20–22 15 Jun 32–17 37–14 40–3 28–21
Chiefs 33–29 1 Jun 27–30 23–23 17–23 24 May 29–23 15–30
Crusaders 25 May 36–14 57–28 43–17 38–22 36–10 8 Jun 21–21
Highlanders 24–12 7 Jun 31–31 0–0 28–31 32–27 36–31 14 Jun
Hurricanes 15 Jun 43–13 47–19 8–32 25–22 17 May 29–19 34–28
Jaguares 23–19 20–15 27–12 27–30 16–25 8 Jun 30–25 14 Jun
Lions 12–30 18 May 8 Jun 47–39 36–33 5–42 1 Jun 29–28
Rebels 29–26 17 May 14 Jun 24–19 30–24 24–41 42–15 31 May
Reds 7 Jun 36–14 12–22 1 Jun 13–32 24–12 32–26 18 May
Sharks 26–7 16–9 1 Jun 17–51 25 May 28–14 14–21 11–16
Stormers 17–19 24–23 18 May 25 May 35–8 19–17 15 Jun 8 Jun
Sunwolves 1 Jun 0–52 23–29 24–37 25 May 31–34 10–45 30–31
Waratahs 8 Jun 20–12 19–20 25 May 23–20 28–17 15–23 29–31
First match(es) will be played on 15 February 2019. Source: https://sanzarrugby.com/superrugby/fixtures/
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

PlayersEdit

SquadsEdit

The following 2019 Super Rugby squads have been named:

Top scorersEdit

The top ten try and point scorers during the 2019 Super Rugby season are:[20]

RefereesEdit

The following refereeing panel was appointed by SANZAAR for the 2019 Super Rugby season:[21]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "About Super Rugby". SANZAAR. Archived from the original on 20 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  3. ^ "2019 Super Rugby Draw Released" (Press release). SANZAAR. 12 June 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  4. ^ "2019 Super Rugby Draw - Final" (PDF). SANZAAR. 16 November 2018. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Blues promote from within for 2019" (Press release). Blues. 31 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Former U20s prop completes Brumbies 2019 squad". Rugby.com.au. 16 October 2018. Archived from the original on 16 October 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Vodacom Bulls Team 2019". Bulls rugby (Press release). Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Strength across the field for Gallagher Chiefs" (Press release). Chiefs. 31 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Five new names in 2019 BNZ Crusaders squad" (Press release). Crusaders. 31 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Pulse Energy Highlanders confirm squad for 2019 Super Rugby Season" (Press release). Highlanders. 31 October 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Hurricanes opt for continuity in naming exciting 2019 squad" (Press release). Hurricanes. 31 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Jugadores convocados a formar parte de la pretemporada 2019" (Press release) (in Spanish). Jaguares. 28 December 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Emirates Lions". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  14. ^ @MelbourneRebels (8 February 2019). "We have confirmed our squad for the 2019 Vodafone Super Rugby season - get excited Melbourne! #WeAreRugby #SuperSeason" (Tweet). Retrieved 8 February 2019 – via Twitter.
  15. ^ "Two new signings see St.George Queensland Reds finalise 2019 squad" (Press release). Queensland Reds. 21 January 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Cell C Sharks". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  17. ^ "DHL Stormers 2019 Squad". Stormers. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  18. ^ "2019Squad". Sunwolves. 23 January 2019. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  19. ^ "NSW Waratahs confirm 2019 squad" (Press release). NSW Waratahs. 21 January 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  20. ^ "Super Rugby Stats". SANZAAR. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  21. ^ "Super Rugby Referee Team Announced" (Press release). SANZAAR. 4 February 2019. Retrieved 8 February 2019.

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