Super Rugby Championship schedule 2018
February 17-August 4, 2018 -- The southern hemisphere’s top rugby union club tournament reverts to a 15-team format, with 120 matches across three geographical conferences, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Each team will play 16 domestic and overseas ties before the top eight teams contest the play-offs in July. The tournament final is scheduled for August 4.
New Zealand’s Christchurch-based Crusaders are aiming to defend their title after a 25-17 victory over South Africa’s Lions in last season’s final.