The Super W is a women's rugby union competition held in Australia. The inaugural season was in 2018.[1] The NSW Waratahs are the most successful team, with two titles as of 2019.[2][3]

Super W
Most recent season or competition:
2019 Super W season
Super W logo 2018.png
SportRugby union
Inaugural season2018
No. of teams5
CountryAustralia
Most recent
champion(s)
NSW Waratahs (2019)
Most titlesNSW Waratahs (2)
TV partner(s)Fox Sports

TeamsEdit

Five women's rugby teams compete in the Super W as of 2019:

Locations of teams in the Super W competition
Team City Stadium Capacity First season
Brumbies Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Canberra Stadium 25,011 2018
Melbourne Rebels Melbourne, Victoria AAMI Park
Box Hill Rugby Club
30,050
17,500
2018
NSW Waratahs Sydney, New South Wales Allianz Stadium
Pittwater Park
45,000
3,000
2018
Queensland Brisbane, Queensland Ballymore Stadium
Suncorp Stadium
23,000
52,500
2018
RugbyWA Perth, Western Australia Harvey Field
Kingsway Reserve
8,000
22,000
2018

ChampionsEdit

By yearEdit

Year Teams Final Placings
Champion Score Runner-up Third Fourth
2018 5 NSW Waratahs 16–13 Queensland Western Force Brumbies
2019 5 NSW Waratahs 8–5 Queensland Brumbies RugbyWA

By overall placingsEdit

Rank Team Championships Runners-up Third Fourth
1 NSW Waratahs 2 0 0 0
2 Queensland 0 2 0 0
3 Brumbies 0 0 1 1
RugbyWA[a] 0 0 1 1
5 Melbourne Rebels 0 0 0 0
Notes
  1. ^ The RugbyWA tally includes the result for the team's previous incarnation as the Western Force in 2018.

PlayersEdit

For the inaugural season, the teams's playing lists were constructed from scratch throughout the later stages of 2018. Clubs were asked to nominate a list of desired players, with the Super W assigning two of these "marquee" players to each club. In addition, clubs were able to sign a number of players with existing connections to the club, or with arrangements for club sponsored work or study. All participants are required to be over the age of 17.

Media coverageEdit

TelevisionEdit

All matches are televised live by affiliate partners Fox Sports.[4]

OnlineEdit

The official internet/mobile broadcast partner of the Super W is Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go part of Foxtel. The company hosts the league website as well as those of each of the eight participation clubs. The Super W has retained digital broadcast rights to matches in the league's inaugural season and will stream all matches live and free on the league website and mobile app.[4]

Corporate relationsEdit

SponsorshipEdit

Buildcorp is the league's naming rights partner.[5] Gilbert is the official supplier of all rugby balls.

MerchandisingEdit

Official match day attire together with other club merchandise is sold through the Super W's stores and website as well through the clubs and through some retailers.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Women's Super W rugby union competition to start without pay for players". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2 March 2018. Archived from the original on 4 March 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  2. ^ Payten, Iain (7 April 2019). "Hewson praises Waratahs' character after downing Queensland for another Super W title". Rugby.com.au.
  3. ^ "Buildcorp Super W Final: NSW press conference". Rugby Australia. 20 April 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b "How to watch and live stream Super W 2018: Full fixture and TV guide". The Roar. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Buildcorp in talks to sponsor Super W". The Sydney Morning Herald. 26 February 2018.

External linksEdit