Super Rugby is a professional men’s rugby union competition in the Southern Hemisphere. It was founded in 1996 as the Super 12, involving teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The name was changed to Super 14 with the addition of two teams in 2006, and then to Super Rugby with the addition of a fifteenth team, the Melbourne Rebels, in 2011. Super Rugby is the largest rugby union competition in the world, by far, with 16 teams in 2018.
In 2018, the tournament will be played from February to August, with each team playing every other team once. There are three conferences, one each for Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, with an additional conference for Argentina and Japan. The top team from each conference automatically qualifies for the finals, as well as the next best five teams from across the conferences.
The South African teams have been very successful in Super Rugby, winning the tournament 12 times, more than any other country. The most successful team is the Bulls, who have won the competition three times. The other South African teams are the Lions, Sharks, Stormers and Jaguares.
The Jaguares are the only Argentine team in Super Rugby and they joined the tournament in 2016. They have shown great improvement in their two years in the competition and will be looking to build on that in 2018.
With so many strong teams, Super Rugby is always an exciting competition and 2018 is shaping up to be another great year. So make sure you don’t miss a minute of the action and follow your favourite team all the way to the finals.Super Rugby is a professional men’s rugby union competition involving teams from Argentina, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa and more. The tournament is run by SANZAAR, a joint venture of the Australian, New Zealand and South African rugby unions.
South Africa has been a part of Super Rugby since the tournament’s inception in 1996. The country is represented by the Bulls, Sharks, Lions and Stormers. South Africa has been the most successful nation in Super Rugby history, winning the tournament a record 10 times.
The Bulls are the most successful team in Super Rugby history, winning the tournament on three occasions. The Sharks have also been three-time winners, while the Lions and Stormers have each won the competition once.
South Africa’s Super Rugby teams have generally been very competitive, and the country has produced a number of world-class players. Some of the biggest names in world rugby have come from South Africa, including Bryan Habana, Jean de Villiers and Victor Matfield.
While South Africa has been a dominant force in Super Rugby, the country’s teams have struggled in recent years. The Bulls and Sharks have both failed to make the playoffs in the past two seasons, while the Lions have only reached the knockout stages once in the past four years.
The future of South Africa’s Super Rugby teams is uncertain, with SANZAAR considering a number of changes to the tournament. One proposal would see the competition reduced from 18 to 15 teams, which could result in one or more of South Africa’s teams being cut from the tournament.
South Africa is a proud rugby nation and has a long history of success in the sport. The country’s Super Rugby teams have been hugely successful over the years, but they are currently facing an uncertain future.