SA's Super Rugby Unlocked schedule revealed
NEWS: The schedule for the upcoming seven-week Super Rugby Unlocked season has been revealed.
Super Rugby teams – Bulls, Lions, Sharks and Stormers – have been joined by the Cheetahs, Pumas and Griquas in a tournament with 21 matches, which has a finale in November.
The season will resume on Friday, October 9 when the Sharks take on the Lions in Durban while the following day the Cheetahs and Bulls will host the Pumas, and Griquas respectively.
The Stormers have a bye in the opening round, but they will host the Lions the following week, when the men from Johannesburg will face the Capetonians at Newlands on Saturday, October 17.
“We’d like to thank all our stakeholders in getting to this point,” said Jurie Roux, SA Rugby CEO.
He added: “We have had to make some major format changes and look at creative ways to look after everyone’s needs but we think between now and the end of the season – which will only be in January next year – we will provide rugby and entertainment to excite the fans once more.”
Super Rugby Unlocked concludes on the weekend of November 20/21, with matches in Pretoria Bulls v Pumas – Friday, November 20), Bloemfontein (Cheetahs v Griquas – Saturday, November 21) and Durban (Sharks v Stormers – Saturday, November 21).
The team at the top of the standings at this stage of the season, will be crowned Super Rugby Unlocked champions, after which all log points will be transferred to the Currie Cup (fixtures to be announced in due course).
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