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2011 Super 15 Draw Released

2011 Super 15 Draw Released

The new Super 15 Competition will kick off on the weekend of Friday 18 February in 2011 and feature a host of innovations to provide the ultimate goal of more rugby content!

The highly anticipated new draw was released today by SANZAR and features a number of adaptations to previous incarnations.

  • One new team – the Melbourne Rebels.
  • An expanded format in which teams are grouped into conferences (the 5 Aussie teams, the 5 Kiwi teams and the 5 SAF teams).  Throughout the season each team plays every other team in their conference twice (both home and away) and four of the five teams in each of the other conferences.
  • Sixteen games (compared to 13 now) in the regular season.
  • Each team will play 12 of its 16 games within its own country (ie. only four over seas games).
  • The finals will feature the top team from each conference plus the next three highest ranking  teams (based on most points) – called the “Wild Card Qualifiers”. The top two ranked teams will have the first week of the finals off.
  • Three weeks of finals. Week 1 will see 3rd ranked team v 6th ranked team and 4th v 5th, both elimination finals.
  • In Week 2 the 1st ranked team plays the lowest ranked winner and the 2nd ranked team plays the highest placed winner (clear?). Week 3 will be the final!
  • The Rebels have avoided the Crusaders and the Lions; the Tahs have avoided the Hurricanes and the Stormers; the Reds avoid the Highlanders and the Sharks; the Brumbies avoid the Blues and the Bulls; and the Force avoid the Chiefs and the Cheetahs. The Tahs and the Brumbies seem to have come out of that the best.
  • The Rebels are going for the Friday night crowd playing all of their home games on a Friday night. Meanwhile the Reds and Brumbies are playing a few Sunday arvo games. The Reds take on the Force (Rnd 1) at 4.40pm on Sunday 20 Feb; the Brumbies take on the Force at 4.10pm on Sunday 17 April; and the Reds play the Crusaders at 4.10pm on Sunday 29 May.

A breakdown of the draw per Aussie Super 15 team is as follows:

Melbourne Rebels:

Date Opponent H/A
18 Feb Waratahs HOME
25 Feb Brumbies HOME
5 Mar Chiefs Away
11 Mar Sharks HOME
18 Mar Reds Away
25 Mar Hurricanes HOME
2 Apr Force Away
8 Apr BYE
15 Apr Highlanders HOME
22 Apr Blues Away
30 Apr Waratahs Away
6 May Reds HOME
14 May Bulls Away
21 May Cheetahs Away
27 May BYE
3 Jun Stormers HOME
10 Jun Brumbies Away
17 June Force HOME

NSW Waratahs:

Date Opponent H/A
18 Feb Rebels Away
26 Feb Reds HOME
4 Mar Crusaders Away
11 Mar BYE
19 Mar Cheetahs HOME
26 Mar Brumbies Away
1 Apr Chiefs HOME
9 Apr Force Away
16 Apr Blues Away
23 Apr Reds Away
30 Apr Rebels HOME
7 May Force HOME
13 May BYE
21 May Lions HOME
28 May Sharks Away
3 Jun Bulls Away
11 Jun Highlanders HOME
18 Jun Brumbies HOME

QLD Reds:

Date Opponent H/A
20 Feb Force HOME
26 Feb Waratahs Away
5 Mar Brumbies Away
11 Mar BYE
18 Mar Rebels HOME
26 Mar Cheetahs HOME
2 Apr Lions Away
9 Apr Stormers Away
16 Apr Bulls HOME
23 Apr Waratahs HOME
30 Apr Hurricanes Away
6 May Rebels Away
13 May Blues HOME
21 May BYE
29 May Crusaders HOME
4 Jun Brumbies HOME
11 Jun Force Away
18 June Chiefs Away

ACT Brumbies:

Date Opponent H/A
19 Feb Chiefs HOME
25 Feb Rebels Away
5 Mar Reds HOME
11 Mar Crusaders Away
18 Mar BYE
26 Mar Waratahs HOME
1 Apr Highlanders Away
9 Apr Hurricanes HOME
17 Apr Force HOME
22 Apr BYE
30 Apr Cheetahs Away
7 May Sharks Away
14 May Lions HOME
21 May FORCE Away
28 May Stormers HOME
4 Jun Reds Away
10 Jun Rebels HOME
18 June Waratahs Away

WA Force:

Date Opponent H/A
20 Feb Reds Away
25 Feb BYE
5 Mar Sharks HOME
12 Mar Blues HOME
19 Mar Lions Away
26 Mar Stormers Away
2 Apr Rebels HOME
9 Apr Waratahs HOME
17 Apr Brumbies Away
23 Apr Bulls HOME
30 Apr Crusaders HOME
7 May Waratahs Away
13 May BYE
21 May Brumbies HOME
27 May Hurricanes Away
3 Jun Highlanders Away
11 Jun Reds HOME
18 June Rebels Away

For a full copy of the draw, click HERE.

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