2020 Super Rugby season

The 2020 Super Rugby season was the 25th season of Super Rugby, an international men's rugby union competition organised by SANZAAR involving teams from Argentina, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa. It is the third tournament in its current 15 team format, the last before the Japanese side the Sunwolves withdraw from the tournament ahead of a new format in 2021. The current champions are the Crusaders, who won their 10th title in 2019.

2020 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
ChampionsSeason cancelled
Matches played46
Tries scored319 (6.93 per match)
Top point scorer(s) Curwin Bosch, Sharks (86)
Top try scorer(s) Andrew Kellaway, Rebels (7)
Official websiteOfficial site
2019 (Previous) (Next) 2021

On 14 March 2020, it was announced that play would be suspended after the conclusion of the weekend's fixtures, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a travel restriction that was announced by New Zealand earlier in the day. Replacement regional tournaments would take place thereafter, beginning in June in New Zealand, July in Australia and October in South Africa.

Competition formatEdit

15 teams will partake in the 2020 edition of Super Rugby. They are split into three different '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]

The group stages consist of 18 rounds of matches spanning from 31 January 2020 until the beginning of June. Teams play 16 matches each across these 18 rounds with two bye weeks built into each of their schedules. Teams play each of their conference rivals home and away and then another eight matches against non-conference teams either home or away, but will play against a minimum of four of the teams in the other conferences.

The winner of each conference qualifies for the Super Rugby finals, along with the next five best teams from all the conferences. The winners of each conference and the best placed team host the quarterfinals. The winners of the quarterfinals then progress to the semifinals, and the winners of the semifinals to the final. The hosts of the semifinals and finals are determined on the team which has the best record from the regular season.[1]

COVID-19 pandemicEdit

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two Sunwolves matches were moved to Australia from Japan. It was announced 12 March that although fans would still be admitted for that weekend's fixtures, future rounds held in Australia were to be played behind closed doors. On 14 March, New Zealand announced that all travellers entering the country from outside of the Pacific Islands would be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival; as this would make play logistically difficult, SANZAAR announced that the season would be suspended indefinitely following the completion of the seventh round of fixtures.[2][3][4][5]

Following the suspension, SANZAAR and regional rugby boards proposed regional tournaments to replace the Super Rugby fixtures that were cancelled. On 6 May, New Zealand Rugby announced that a Super Rugby Aotearoa competition, involving the five New Zealand teams, would begin on 13 June. The competition will be contested using a double round robin format, with 20 matches played over 10 weeks. On 27 May, Rugby Australia confirmed Super Rugby AU would begin on 3 July, involving the four Australian sides in the Australian conference and the Western Force, who played in Super Rugby until the 2017 season. The Sunwolves were also in discussions to take part in the Australian competition, but due to travel restrictions were unable to do so. Following this, the club was disbanded on 1 June, with the side having been due to leave Super Rugby at the end of the original 2020 season.[6]

On 16 September, SA Rugby announced a 7 team competition between the four South African Super Rugby sides, plus the Cheetahs from Pro14, and the Griquas and Pumas from the Currie Cup, starting on 10 October.[7] On 18 September, the official details of the Super Rugby Unlocked tournament was announced, with the 7 teams playing each other in a round robin format over the course of 7 weeks, with the domestic Currie Cup competition continuing thereafter.[8]

StandingsEdit

The current standings for the 2020 Super Rugby season are:

2020 Super Rugby standings watchedit discuss
Overall standings
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1   Sharks 7 6 0 1 213 153 +60 25 19 0 0 24
2   Brumbies 6 5 0 1 208 115 +93 31 15 2 1 23
3   Crusaders 6 5 0 1 189 105 +84 26 15 3 0 23
4   Blues 7 5 0 2 192 134 +58 25 17 2 0 22
5   Chiefs 6 4 0 2 194 128 +66 27 18 2 1 19
6   Hurricanes 6 4 0 2 168 135 +33 22 17 1 0 17
7   Stormers 6 4 0 2 118 94 +24 16 10 1 0 17
8   Jaguares 7 3 1 3 169 135 +34 23 16 2 1 17
9   Rebels 6 3 0 3 166 160 +6 23 22 1 0 13
10   Reds 7 2 0 5 219 176 +43 32 25 2 3 13
11   Highlanders 6 1 1 4 91 163 –72 11 23 0 1 7
12   Bulls 6 1 0 5 115 152 –37 14 20 1 1 6
13   Lions 6 1 0 5 109 200 –91 14 27 0 1 5
14   Waratahs 6 1 0 5 104 214 –110 15 31 1 0 5
15   Sunwolves 6 1 0 5 101 292 –191 15 45 0 0 4
Australian Conference
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1   Brumbies 5 4 0 1 161 101 +60 31 15 1 1 18
2   Rebels 6 3 0 3 166 160 +6 23 22 1 0 13
3   Reds 7 2 0 5 219 176 +46 32 25 2 3 13
4   Waratahs 5 1 0 4 90 167 –77 15 30 1 0 5
5   Sunwolves 5 1 0 4 87 243 –156 15 45 0 0 4
New Zealand Conference
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1   Crusaders 6 5 0 1 189 105 +84 26 15 3 0 23
2   Blues 7 5 0 2 192 134 +58 25 17 2 0 22
3   Chiefs 6 4 0 2 194 128 +66 27 18 2 1 19
4   Hurricanes 6 4 0 2 168 135 +33 22 17 1 0 17
5   Highlanders 6 1 1 4 91 163 –72 11 23 0 1 7
South African Conference
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1   Sharks 6 5 0 1 189 139 +50 25 19 0 0 20
2   Stormers 5 4 0 1 104 70 +34 16 10 1 0 17
3   Jaguares 7 3 1 3 169 135 +34 23 16 2 1 17
4   Bulls 6 1 0 5 115 152 –37 14 20 1 1 6
5   Lions 6 1 0 5 109 200 –91 14 27 0 1 5
Legend and Competition rules
Legend:
Conference leaders, qualified to the finals. P = Games Played, W = Games Won, D = Games Drawn, L = Games Lost, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, PD = Points Difference, TF = Tries For, TA = Tries Against, TB = Try Bonus Points, LB = Losing Bonus Points, Pts = Tournament Points
Wildcard teams, qualified to finals.
Competition rules:[9]
Qualification:
Eight teams will qualify to the finals, with their final positions in the overall log determining their seedings in the Quarter Finals. The conference winners will be seeded #1 to #3 for the Quarter Finals, in order of log points gained during the group stages, while the wildcards will be seeded as #4 to #8 in order of log points gained during the group stages.
In the Quarter Finals, the three conference winners and the highest-ranked wildcard team will host the first round of the finals, with the highest-seeded conference winner (Team #1) hosting the fifth-seeded wildcard entry (Team #8) in Quarter Final 1, the second-seeded conference winner (Team #2) hosting the fourth-seeded wildcard entry (Team #7) in Quarter Final 3, the third-seeded conference winner (Team #3) hosting the third-seeded wildcard entry (Team #6) in Quarter Final 4 and the top-seeded wildcard entry (Team #4) hosting the second-seed wildcard entry (Team #5) in Quarter Final 2.
The Quarter Final winners will progress to the Semi-Finals, where the winners of Quarter Finals 1 and 2 will play each other, as well as the winners of Quarter Finals 3 and 4, each tie hosted by the higher-seeded team.
The winner of the Semi-Finals will progress to the Final, again to be held at the venue of the highest-seeded team.

Tournament Points breakdown:
* 4 tournament points for a win
* 2 tournament points for a draw
* 1 tournament bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
* 1 tournament bonus point for scoring at least three tries more than the opponent in a match

Classification:
Teams standings are calculated as follows:
* Conference Leaders
* Tournament points
* Number of games won
* Overall points difference
* Number of tries scored
* Overall try difference
* Coin toss

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 4
(7th)
8
(3rd)
9
(3rd)
13
(3rd)
13
(3rd)
18
(3rd)
23
(2nd)
23
(2nd)
23
(2nd)
23
(2nd)
23
(2nd)
23
(2nd)
23
(2nd)
23
(2nd)
23
(2nd)
23
(2nd)
23
(2nd)
23
(2nd)
N/A N/A N/A
Rebels 0
(12th)
0
(13th)
4
(10th)
4
(11th)
8
(9th)
13
(9th)
13
(9th)
13
(9th)
13
(9th)
13
(9th)
13
(9th)
13
(9th)
13
(9th)
13
(9th)
13
(9th)
13
(9th)
13
(9th)
13
(9th)
N/A N/A N/A
Reds 1
(8th)
2
(11th)
2
(13th)
7
(9th)
7
(10th)
8
(10th)
13
(10th)
13
(10th)
13
(10th)
13
(10th)
13
(10th)
13
(10th)
13
(10th)
13
(10th)
13
(10th)
13
(10th)
13
(10th)
13
(10th)
N/A N/A N/A
Sunwolves 4
(3rd)
4
(8th)
4
(11th)
4
(13th)
4
(14th)
4
(15th)
4
(15th)
4
(15th)
4
(15th)
4
(15th)
4
(15th)
4
(15th)
4
(15th)
4
(15th)
4
(15th)
4
(15th)
4
(15th)
4
(15th)
N/A N/A N/A
Waratahs 0
(13th)
0
(15th)
0
(15th)
0
(15th)
5
(12th)
5
(14th)
5
(14th)
5
(14th)
5
(14th)
5
(14th)
5
(14th)
5
(14th)
5
(14th)
5
(14th)
5
(14th)
5
(14th)
5
(14th)
5
(14th)
N/A N/A N/A
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 0
(10th)
5
(6th)
5
(8th)
9
(7th)
13
(8th)
17
(6th)
22
(4th)
22
(4th)
22
(4th)
22
(4th)
22
(4th)
22
(4th)
22
(4th)
22
(4th)
22
(4th)
22
(4th)
22
(4th)
22
(4th)
N/A N/A N/A
Chiefs 4
(6th)
8
(2nd)
13
(1st)
13
(4th)
13
(7th)
18
(2nd)
19
(5th)
19
(5th)
19
(5th)
19
(5th)
19
(5th)
19
(5th)
19
(5th)
19
(5th)
19
(5th)
19
(5th)
19
(5th)
19
(5th)
N/A N/A N/A
Crusaders 5
(2nd)
5
(7th)
9
(5th)
14
(2nd)
14
(2nd)
18
(4th)
23
(3rd)
23
(3rd)
23
(3rd)
23
(3rd)
23
(3rd)
23
(3rd)
23
(3rd)
23
(3rd)
23
(3rd)
23
(3rd)
23
(3rd)
23
(3rd)
N/A N/A N/A
Highlanders 0
(9th)
0
(14th)
4
(12th)
4
(12th)
5
(13th)
5
(13th)
7
(11th)
7
(11th)
7
(11th)
7
(11th)
7
(11th)
7
(11th)
7
(11th)
7
(11th)
7
(11th)
7
(11th)
7
(11th)
7
(11th)
N/A N/A N/A
Hurricanes 0
(14th)
4
(10th)
8
(7th)
8
(8th)
13
(6th)
13
(8th)
17
(6th)
17
(6th)
17
(6th)
17
(6th)
17
(6th)
17
(6th)
17
(6th)
17
(6th)
17
(6th)
17
(6th)
17
(6th)
17
(6th)
N/A N/A N/A
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 0
(11th)
0
(12th)
0
(14th)
1
(14th)
1
(15th)
6
(11th)
6
(12th)
6
(12th)
6
(12th)
6
(12th)
6
(12th)
6
(12th)
6
(12th)
6
(12th)
6
(12th)
6
(12th)
6
(12th)
6
(12th)
N/A N/A N/A
Jaguares 5
(1st)
6
(5th)
10
(4th)
10
(6th)
15
(5th)
15
(7th)
17
(8th)
17
(8th)
17
(8th)
17
(8th)
17
(8th)
17
(8th)
17
(8th)
17
(8th)
17
(8th)
17
(8th)
17
(8th)
17
(8th)
N/A N/A N/A
Lions 0
(15th)
4
(9th)
5
(9th)
5
(10th)
5
(11th)
5
(12th)
5
(13th)
5
(13th)
5
(13th)
5
(13th)
5
(13th)
5
(13th)
5
(13th)
5
(13th)
5
(13th)
5
(13th)
5
(13th)
5
(13th)
N/A N/A N/A
Sharks 4
(5th)
8
(4th)
8
(6th)
12
(5th)
16
(4th)
20
(1st)
24
(1st)
24
(1st)
24
(1st)
24
(1st)
24
(1st)
24
(1st)
24
(1st)
24
(1st)
24
(1st)
24
(1st)
24
(1st)
24
(1st)
N/A N/A N/A
Stormers 5
(4th)
9
(1st)
13
(2nd)
17
(1st)
17
(1st)
17
(5th)
17
(7th)
17
(7th)
17
(7th)
17
(7th)
17
(7th)
17
(7th)
17
(7th)
17
(7th)
17
(7th)
17
(7th)
17
(7th)
17
(7th)
N/A N/A N/A
Key: Win Draw Loss Bye Cancelled Postponed

MatchesEdit

The fixtures for the 2020 Super Rugby competition were released on 10 September 2019.[10][11]

Home \ Away BLU BRU BUL CHI CRU HIG HUR JAG LIO REB RED SHA STO SUN WAR
Blues Cancelled 29–37 8–25 Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled 43–10 Cancelled
Brumbies 22–23 Cancelled Cancelled 39–26 27–24 Cancelled 47–14 47–14
Bulls 21–23 Cancelled 38–13 24–39 Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled
Chiefs Cancelled 14–26 Cancelled 25–15 Cancelled 24–27 Cancelled Cancelled
Crusaders Cancelled Cancelled 33–13 Cancelled Cancelled 24–20 Cancelled 49–14 43–25
Highlanders Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled 22–28 20–42 Cancelled
Hurricanes 15–24 Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled 38–22 62–15 Cancelled
Jaguares Cancelled 0–0 can. 23–26 38–8 Cancelled 43–27 Cancelled Cancelled
Lions Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled 27–20 Cancelled 30–33 Cancelled
Rebels Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled 37–17 Cancelled 24–36 Cancelled 24–10
Reds Cancelled 41–17 Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled 23–33 64–5 Cancelled
Sharks Cancelled 23–15 Cancelled Cancelled 33–19 Cancelled 24–14 Cancelled
Stormers 14–33 13–0 27–0 17–7 Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled
Sunwolves Cancelled 17–43 Cancelled 36–27 Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled
Waratahs 12–32 Cancelled Cancelled 14–51 29–17 Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled
First match(es) will be played on 31 January 2020. Source: https://sanzarrugby.com/superrugby/fixtures/
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

PlayersEdit

SquadsEdit

The following 2020 Super Rugby squads have been named:

Blues squad[12]
Forwards Aaron CarrollGerard Cowley-TuiotiKurt EklundBlake GibsonJosh GoodhueAlex HodgmanAkira IoaneTony LambornEzekiel LindenmuthSione MafileoRay NiuiaDalton PapaliiJames ParsonsJacob PierceMarcel RenataTom RobinsonHoskins SotutuLuteru TolaiKarl Tu'inukuafePatrick TuipulotuOfa Tu'ungafasiJoe WalshDid not playSam CairdWaimana Riedlinger-KapaJames Tucker
Backs Otere BlackMatt DuffieTJ FaianeJordan HylandRieko IoaneJoe MarchantEmoni NarawaSam NockStephen PerofetaHarry PlummerJonathan RuruMark TeleaDid not playBeauden BarrettFinlay ChristieCaleb Clarke • Jack Heighton • Jared PageTanielu Teleʻa
Coach Leon MacDonald
Brumbies squad[13]
Forwards Allan AlaalatoaTom CusackMurray DouglasFolau Fainga'aNick FrostHarry LloydLachlan LonerganLachlan McCaffreyConnal McInerneyWill MillerCadeyrn NevilleTom RossPete SamuScott SioJames SlipperDarcy SwainRob ValetiniDid not playJahrome BrownBlake EneverShambeckler Vui
Backs Tom BanksLen IkitauSolomone KataBayley KuenzleTevita KuridraniNoah LolesioRyan LonerganAndy MuirheadReesjan PasitoaJoe PowellToni PuluIrae SimoneTom WrightDid not playIssak FinesMack HansenGuy Porter
Coach Dan McKellar
Bulls squad[14]
Forwards Corniel ElsAndries FerreiraLizo GqobokaJohan GrobbelaarIan GroenewaldWiehahn HerbstJuandré KrugerSimphiwe MatanzimaAbongile NonkontwanaRuan NortjéTrevor NyakaneRyno PieterseJeandré RudolphGerhard SteenekampRuan SteenkampJosh StraussMuller UysMarco van StadenJaco VisagieWian VoslooDid not playTim AgabaDayan van der WesthuizenLouis van der Westhuizen
Backs Warrick GelantCornal HendricksMarco Jansen van VurenJohnny KôtzeManie LibbokBurger OdendaalEmbrose PapierDivan RossouwRosko SpecmanMorné SteynNafi TuitavakeIvan van ZylDid not play • Richard Kriel • Franco Naudé • Marnus Potgieter • Dylan SageChris SmithJade Stighling
Coach Pote Human
Chiefs squad[15]
Forwards Naitoa Ah KuoiMichael AllardiceTyler ArdronLachlan BoshierMitchell BrownSam CaneRyan CoxonRoss GeldenhuysLuke JacobsonMitchell KarpikNepo LaulalaDonald MakaAtu MoliDylan NelOllie NorrisReuben O'NeillAidan RossBradley SlaterPita Gus SowakulaAngus Ta'avaoSamisoni Taukei'ahoAdam ThomsonDid not playRobb CobbLaghlan McWhannellJames Thompson • Tupou Vaa'i
Backs Solomon AlaimaloAaron CrudenTiaan FalconOrbyn LegerAnton Lienert-BrownTumua ManuDamian McKenzieSam McNicolLisati Milo-HarrisAlex NankivellShaun StevensonTe Toiroa TahuriorangiKaleb TraskQuinn TupaeaSean WainuiBrad WeberDid not playLeroy CarterKini NaholoEtene Nanai-SeturoBailyn Sullivan
Coach Warren Gatland
Crusaders squad[16]
Forwards Michael Ala'alatoaScott BarrettGeorge BowerTom ChristieWhetu DouglasMitchell DunsheaCullen GraceSione HaviliOliver JagerAndrew MakalioBrodie McAlisterJoe MoodyHugh RoachLuke RomanoEthan RootsTom SandersCodie TaylorMatt ToddIsi Tu'ungafasiDid not playHarry AllanEthan BlackadderBilly HarmonQuinten Strange
Backs George BridgeFergus BurkeBrett CameronMitchell DrummondEre EnariBraydon EnnorLeicester Fainga'anukuJack GoodhueBryn HallDavid HaviliWill JordanManasa MataeleDallas McLeodRichie Mo'ungaSevu ReeceDid not playInga FinauFetuli Paea
Coach Scott Robertson
Highlanders squad[17]
Forwards Teariki Ben-NicholasLiam ColtmanJosh DicksonAsh DixonShannon FrizellJackson HemopoDillon HuntJosh Iosefa-ScottAyden JohnstoneJames LentjesDaniel Lienert-BrownMarino Mikaele-Tu'uConán O'DonnellJesse ParetePari Pari ParkinsonManaaki Selby-RickitJeff ThwaitesSiate TokolahiJack WhettonDid not playEthan de GrootZane KapeliSlade McDowallSione MisiloiWill TuckerNathan Vella
Backs Michael CollinsTima Fainga'anukuScott GregoryKayne HammingtonMitchell HuntJosh IoaneKirisi KuridraniJosh McKayJona NarekiNgane PunivaiAaron SmithRob ThompsonSio TomkinsonTeihorangi WaldenDid not playFolau FakatavaBryn GatlandTevita NaburaThomas Umaga-Jensen
Coach Aaron Mauger
Hurricanes squad[18]
Forwards Fraser ArmstrongAsafo AumuaJames BlackwellDane ColesGareth EvansAlex FidowVaea FifitaDevan FlandersDu'Plessis KirifiTyrel LomaxTevita MafileoBen MayLiam MitchellXavier NumiaReed PrinsepPouri Rakete-StonesRicky RiccitelliScott ScraftonIsaia Walker-LeawereDid not playKane Le'aupepeArdie SaveaMurphy Taramai
Backs Vince AsoJordie BarrettJamie BoothJackson Garden-BachopWes GoosenBen LamNgani LaumapeJames MarshallTJ PerenaraBilly ProctorFletcher SmithJonathan TaumateineChase TiatiaPeter Umaga-JensenKobus van WykDid not playJonah LoweDanny Toala
Coach Jason Holland
Jaguares squad[19]
Forwards Matías AlemannoRodrigo BruniAgustín CreevyJavier DíazFrancisco GorrissenSantiago GrondonaMarcos KremerTomás LezanaSantiago MedranoJulián MontoyaJavier Ortega DesioLucas PaulosJuan Bautista PedemonteGuido PettiJoel SclaviSantiago SocinoLucio SordoniNahuel Tetaz ChaparroMayco VivasDid not playIgnacio CalasSantiago MontagnerJuan Pablo Zeiss
Backs Tomás AlbornozGonzalo BertranouEmiliano BoffelliSebastián CancelliereSantiago CarrerasSantiago ChocobaresTomás CubelliJerónimo de la FuenteBautista DelguyJoaquín Díaz BonillaFelipe EzcurraJuan Cruz MallíaDomingo MiottiMatías MoroniMatías OrlandoJoaquín TuculetDid not playMateo CarrerasJuan Pablo CastroLucas Mensa
Coach Gonzalo Quesada
Lions squad[20]
Forwards Willem AlbertsJan-Henning CampherHacjivah DayimaniJannie du PlessisPieter JansenLen MassynMarvin OrieCarlü SadieMarnus SchoemanRuben SchoemanSti SitholeDylan SmithVincent TshitukaWilhelm van der SluysFrans van WykRuan VermaakDid not playCyle BrinkRhyno HerbstMarko Janse van RensburgJohannes JonkerJaco KrielNathan McBethReinhard Nothnagel • Asenathi Ntlabakanye • Roelof Smit
Backs Andries CoetzeeTyrone GreenElton JantjiesDan KrielDuncan MatthewsMannie RassShaun ReynoldsWandisile SimelaneCourtnall SkosanDillon SmitTiaan SwanepoelJamba UlengoMorné van den BergAndré WarnerDid not playRoss CronjéGianni Lombard • James Mollentze • Stean Pienaar • Louritz van der Schyff
Coach Ivan van Rooyen
Rebels squad[21]
Forwards Jermaine AinsleyAngus CottrellCabous EloffMatt GibbonRichard HardwickRoss Haylett-PettyLuke JonesGideon KoegelenbergRob LeotaSteven MisaIsi NaisaraniCameron OrrMatt PhilipAnaru RangiFereti Sa'agaRuan SmithJordan UeleseMichael WellsDid not playMees ErasmusPone Fa'amausiliEsei Ha'anganaTrevor HoseaJosh KemenyBoyd KillingworthDeclan MooreBrad Wilkin
Backs Andrew DeeganTom EnglishDane Haylett-PettyReece HodgeAndrew KellawayMarika KoroibeteFrank LomaniRyan LouwrensCampbell MagnayBill MeakesTheo StrangMatt ToomuaDid not playTom PincusHarry PotterSemisi TupouJames Tuttle
Coach David Wessels
Reds squad[22]
Forwards Angus BlythEd CraigFeao FotuaikaHarry HockingsHarry HoopertAlex MafiFraser McReightJosh NasserBrandon Paenga-AmosaIzack RoddaLukhan Salakaia-LotoAngus Scott-YoungJP SmithTaniela TupouSeru UruHarry WilsonLiam WrightDane ZanderDid not playSean FarrellDavid FeaoJack StrakerTuaina Taii TualimaMichael WoodTom Kibble
Backs Jock CampbellFilipo DaugunuChris Feauai-SautiaBryce HegartyIsaac LucasScott MaloluaTate McDermottJames O'ConnorHunter PaisamiJordan PetaiaHenry SpeightMoses SoroviHamish StewartDid not playCarter GordonJack Hardy
Coach Brad Thorn
Sharks squad[23]
Forwards Hyron AndrewsCraig BurdenPhepsi ButheleziThomas du ToitMzamo MajolaJohn-Hubert MeyerOx NchéSikhumbuzo NotsheTyler PaulDylan RichardsonLe Roux RoetsJuan SchoemanRuben van HeerdenKerron van VuurenHenco VenterJames VenterDid not play • Celimpilo Gumede • Michael KumbiraiFez MbathaKhutha MchunuTera MtembuAndisa NtsilaEvan Roos • Jordan Sesink-Clee • JJ van der Mescht • Emile van Heerden
Backs Lukhanyo AmCurwin BoschBoeta ChamberlainAndré EsterhuizenAphelele FassiMarius LouwMakazole MapimpiLwazi MvovoSbu NkosiSanele NohambaLouis SchreuderMadosh TambweJeremy WardDid not play • Taakhir Abrahams • Jodan Chait • Jaden Hendrikse • Murray Koster • JP PietersenGrant WilliamsCameron Wright
Coach Sean Everitt
Stormers squad[24]
Forwards Juarno AugustusKwenzo BloseJaco CoetzeeJohan du ToitPieter-Steph du ToitSteven KitshoffSiya KolisiWilco LouwFrans MalherbeBongi MbonambiDavid MeihuizenSalmaan MoeratScarra NtubeniJD SchickerlingChad SolomonErnst van RhynChris van ZylAli VermaakCobus WieseDid not play • Ben-Jason Dixon • Schalk ErasmusNeethling FouchéDan JoosteLeon Lyons • Sazi Sandi • Nama Xaba
Backs Paul de WetJean-Luc du PlessisHerschel JantjiesDillyn LeydsGodlen MasimlaRuhan NelSergeal PetersenRikus PretoriusJamie RobertsSeabelo SenatlaDamian WillemseDid not playDan du PlessisMichal Haznar • Lyle Hendricks • David Kriel • Matt More • Edwill van der Merwe • Abner van Reenen • Leolin Zas
Coach John Dobson
Sunwolves squad[25]
Forwards Jarred AdamsLeni ApisaiJaba BregvadzeJustin DowneyChris EvesBen HyneMitch JacobsonEfi Ma'afuNic MayhewShunsuke NunomakiBrendon O'ConnorJake SchatzMichael StolbergCorey ThomasTevita TupouConraad van VuurenHencus van WykKotaro YatabeKyo YoshidaDid not play • Chang Ho Ahn • Sione Asi • Kaku Bunkei • Mamoru Harada • Ryuga Hashimoto • Onehunga HaviliMateaki Kafatolu • Asiperli Moala • Tom Rowe • Yuichiro Taniguchi
Backs Garth AprilJames DargavilleJJ EngelbrechtSiosaia FifitaAlex HoranJordan Jackson-HopeTakahiro KimuraKeisuke MoriyaShogo NakanoJumpei OguraRudy PaigeNaoto SaitoYoshizumi TakedaTautalatasi TasiBen Te'oDid not play • Kenta Fukuda • Burua Inoke • Hiroki Kumoyama • Ben Lucas
Coach Naoya Okubo
Waratahs squad[26][27]
Forwards Robbie AbelAngus BellJack DempseyTetera FaulknerDamien FitzpatrickJed HollowayMichael HooperHarry Johnson-HolmesRyan McCauleyRory O'ConnorTom RobertsonRob SimmonsTom StaniforthLachlan SwintonPat TafaChris TalakaiCarlo TizzanoAndrew TualaDid not playCharlie Abel • Darcy Breen • Joe Cotton • Max Douglas • Charlie GambleNed HaniganWill HarrisTom HortonHugh SinclairTiaan Tauakipulu • Jeremy Williams
Backs Kurtley BealeCam ClarkLalakai FoketiJake GordonWill HarrisonKarmichael HuntSiosifa LisalaJack MaddocksMichael McDonaldTepai MoeroaMark NawaqanitawaseAlex NewsomeJames RammMitch ShortDid not playBen DonaldsonMack MasonTriston Reilly • Henry Robertson • Jack Walsh • Joey Walton
Coach Rob Penney

Top scorersEdit

The top ten try and point scorers during the 2020 Super Rugby season are:[28]

RefereesEdit

The following refereeing panel was appointed by SANZAAR for the 2020 Super Rugby season:[29]

2020 Super Rugby referees
Argentina Federico Anselmi
Australia Nic BerryAngus GardnerDamon Murphy
New Zealand Mike FraserBen O'KeeffeBrendon PickerillPaul Williams
South Africa AJ JacobsJaco PeyperRasta RasivhengeMarius van der Westhuizen

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