Super Rugby Championship crests 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.
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.