Conferences

Each team will play a total of 16 regular season matches, eight home and eight away. Each team will play all four of the other teams in their conference twice, both home and away, and play against four of the five teams in each of the other two conferences

  • Internal Conference Matches – a team will play each of the four other teams in its conference on two occasions meaning a total of eight Internal Conference Matches. With one match against each team played at a home venue and one match played at an away venue this will result in four home matches and four away matches
  • Cross Conference Matches – a team will play four of the five teams from each of the other conferences on one occasion meaning a total of eight Cross Conference Matches. In playing the four teams from each of the other conferences, two of those matches will be played at a home venue and two matches will be played at away venues for a total of four home and four away

 

Australian Conference New Zealand Conference South African Conference
University of Canberra Brumbies  Blues (Auckland) Bulls (Pretoria) 
Queensland Reds (Brisbane) Chiefs (Hamilton) Cheetahs (Bloemfontein)
Western Force (Perth)  Crusaders (Canterbury) Lions (Johannesburg)
Melbourne Rebels (Melbourne)  Highlanders (Otago) Sharks (Durban)
NSW Waratahs (Sydney) Hurricanes (Wellington) Stormers (Cape Town)

    
   

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