The Vodacom Super Rugby is a premier rugby union competition that consists of teams from South Africa, Australia, Argentina, New Zealand and Japan respectively. The Super Rugby competition remains one of the most watched professional rugby tournaments throughout the world, first launched back in 1986. Southern Hemisphere rugby union teams compete in tons of competitions together, which lifts the standard of the players taking part in the sport.
The Super Rugby tournament is played in a conference format that runs from February right through to August every year. It features clubs from Japan (Sunwolves), South Africa (Lions, Bulls, Sharks, Stormers), New Zealand (Auckland Blues, Canterbury Crusaders, Otago Highlanders, Wellington Hurricanes, Waikato Chiefs) Argentina (Jaguares) and Australian (ACT Brumbies, Melbourne Rebels, Queensland Reds, NSW Waratahs) Conference.
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- Super Rugby Fixtures for this Weekend
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- Recent Super Rugby Winners & Runners-Up
Super Rugby Fixtures for this Weekend
The competition dates back to 1996 and has evolved in the last five years to expand to Japan and South Africa. The New Zealand side, the Crusaders are the most successful franchise in Super Rugby History. The Crusaders have won the title nine times since 1996 and have been runners-up on occasions.
In 2019, the Super Rugby season will be shortened from 19 weeks to 18 weeks to make way for the World Cup preparations. There won’t be a South African leg at the start of the competition, with the Chiefs and the Highlanders playing their first game of the 2019 Super Rugby season at home. The Melbourne Rebels and the Brumbies are set to play their first all-Australian game on Friday 15th February 2019. You can find the Super Rugby Fixtures, our recommended sports betting websites and bet to win.
Superbru Predictions 2019
Our expert tipsters make Superbru predictions for the weekend, one every round of the competition to guide punters into making money betting on Super Rugby. The are several Superbru pools that offer the best odds on rugby games. With the number of Super Rugby clubs increasing every now and then, it extends the competition and offers an element of surprise for both the favourites as well as the underdogs. In its current format, there are 15 teams taking part in the competition with each team playing 16 matches during the group stages. The rugby teams that perform well during the regular season get to host the quarter-finals matches in their backyard, along with the semi-finals and the Super Rugby final game.
Super Rugby Tips
The defending champions, Crusaders are set to open their campaign with a trip to Auckland to take on the Blues at Eden Park. The highlight of the opening round will see the NSW Waratahs clash with the 2016 Super Rugby winners, the Hurricanes in Sydney. The 2019 qualifying finals will be played on Saturday, June 22, with the final to be held on Saturday, July 6th.
- Our super rugby 2019 tips for this weekend are influenced by the travelling that each team has to make before their next match. If a club has to travel from New Zealand to South Africa, the amount of time they have to rest and the jetlag may influence how they play in the game.
- With the Crusaders and the Lions meeting in back-to-back Super Rugby Final, it takes its toll on the team’s ability to go for a record third consecutive year. While they are favourites to repeat the feat, it is highly unlikely.
- The Crusaders are the overwhelming favourites to defend their trophy. SA punters would benefit from placing rugby future bets on the team from New Zealand going to their third final in 2019.
Recent Super Rugby Winners & Runners-Up
The last time the Crusaders met the Lions of South Africa, they walked away as champions, winning the tie 37-18 in Christchurch. The win was their ninth Super Rugby title. They seem destined to make the quarterfinal round, but it won’t be easy. Here’s a list of clubs that have won the Super Rugby trophy in the last ten years: