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Super Rugby AU draw released

Super Rugby AU draw released

The draw for the rebooted Super Rugby Australia competition was released today. The new look competition involving the Brumbies, Reds, Waratahs, Rebels and the Western Force will take in 10 home and away rounds, with each team having 2 bye rounds, followed by a 2 week finals series.

The first round sees the Queensland Reds host the Waratahs in Brisbane in Friday 3 July and the Brumbies hosting the Rebels in Canberra on 4 July with the Force having the bye in the opening round.

At this stage there won’t any crowds to be in attendance, however there will be a review with the relevant state and territory authorities for restrictions to be relaxed so that fans can attend games.

Round 1
Friday 3 July – Reds v Waratahs, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane – 7.05pm AEST
Saturday 4 July – Brumbies v Rebels, GIO Stadium, Canberra – 7.15pm AEST
Western Force Bye

Round 2
Friday 10 July – Rebels v Reds, AAMI Park, Melbourne – 7.05pm AEST
Saturday 11 July – Waratahs v Western Force, TBC, Sydney – 7.15pm AEST
Brumbies Bye

Round 3
Friday 17 July – Reds v Western Force, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane – 7.05pm AEST
Saturday 18 July – Waratahs v Brumbies, TBC, Sydney – 7.15pm AEST
Rebels Bye

Round 4
Friday 24 July – Rebels v Waratahs, AAMI Park, Melbourne – 7.05pm AEST
Saturday 25 July – Western Force v Brumbies, TBC – 7.15pm AEST
Reds Bye

Round 5
Friday 31 July – Western Force v Rebels, HBF Park, Perth* – 7.05pm AEST (5.05pm local)
Saturday 1 August – Brumbies v Reds, GIO Stadium, Canberra – 7.15pm AEST
Waratahs Bye

Round 6
Friday 7 August – Rebels v Brumbies, AAMI Park, Melbourne – 7.05pm AEST
Saturday 8 August – Waratahs v Reds, TBC, Sydney – 7.15pm AEST
Western Force Bye

Round 7
Friday 14 August – Western Force v Waratahs, HBF Park, Perth* – 7.05pm AEST (5.05pm local)
Saturday 15 August – Reds v Rebels, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane – 7.15pm AEST
Brumbies Bye

Round 8
Friday 21 August – Western Force v Reds, HBF Park, Perth* – 7.05pm AEST (5.05pm local)
Saturday 22 August – Brumbies v Waratahs, GIO Stadium, Canberra – 7.15pm AEST
Rebels Bye

Round 9
Friday 28 August – Brumbies v Western Force, GIO Stadium, Canberra – 7.05pm AEST
Saturday 29 August – Waratahs v Rebels, TBC, Sydney – 7.15pm AEST
Reds Bye

Round 10
Friday 4 September – Rebels v Western Force, AAMI Park, Melbourne – 7.05pm AEST
Saturday 5 September – Reds v Brumbies, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane – 7.15pm AEST
Waratahs Bye

Qualifying Final (2 v 3)
Saturday 12 September

Final (1 v winner of Qualifying Final)
Saturday 19 September

*Western Force home matches subject to WA Govt guidelines

  • Ed

    No ground clash for the Brums with the Raiders re 19 Saturday 2020.
    As the article’s author noted on Twitter, the Reds are playing at Kelvinator Castle on 1 August.

  • Damo

    Given there are no spectators for now, you would have to think Ballymore would be a cheaper venue to host the Reds than Suncorp. I guess it may be a lighting for TV issue.

  • Hannes En Brianda Barnard

    Is it only me that think this draw set the Force up for failure? Why didn’t they swap Round 4 and Round 9 venues for a Force vs Brumbies? Now the Force need to play a home game away? A bye on the first round is not really a bye, is it? They also have more 6 and 7 day turnarounds than any other team. There should be no complaints if you are a Tah supporter…

    • disqus_NMX

      Maybe because WA still has a super strict closed borders policy?

      • Hannes En Brianda Barnard

        The travel restrictions are more likely to be resolved by Round 9 than Round 4 – another reason to swap the fixtures. The border restrictions also do not explain the short turnaround between Force games compared to the other teams. You would thought that RA would have factored travelling into the match schedule however it favours the team that travel the least – the Tahs . A Round 1 bye is not really a bye is it?
        It is clear that the person at RA that came up with this schedule at RA was not really concerned about ensuring a fair contest as their is a disadvantage against the Force in every single element of the schedule from the byes, to turnarounds to home vs away games. Whoever came up with this mediocre schedule deserve to be sacked!

        • Andrew Luscombe

          A round 1 bye is really a genuine, ridgy didge bye. With 5 teams, someone has to have a bye each weekend including the first week and the last week. Given travel issues, it’s probably better to delay travel from and to WA as long as practical, so it makes sense for them to get the bye in the first week.

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