12 Jun Brumbies 2019 Super Rugby Draw announced
The Plus500 Brumbies will begin the 2019 Super Rugby season with a brace of home matches with the Rebels and Chiefs providing the opposition for the commencement of the new campaign.
The season opener against the Rebels is one of six local derby matches that the Brumbies can look forward to in the Australian Conference with the Waratahs and Reds following the Rebels to Canberra as part of the eight home matches scheduled for next year.
As well as the Chiefs, Brumbies fans can look forward to home clashes against the Blues from New Zealand, a pair of matches against our South African rivals the Lions and the Bulls and the return of the ever-popular Sunwolves.
On the road the team faces a testing trip to South Africa and South America in late April, with a visit to Cape Town to tackle the Stormers followed by the long-haul to Buenos Aires and a fixture with the Jaguares. The last time the Brumbies were tasked with a South Africa-Argentina schedule they emerged victorious from both matches.
The season run-in will see trips to Japan to take on the Sunwolves in the return fixture and the local derby in Sydney against the Waratahs before the regular season concludes with a home match against the Reds in mid-June.
With no break for Test matches mid-season due to the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan later in the year, Super Rugby will run uninterrupted for 21 weeks. Plus, there will be a uniform start to the tournament in Round 1 with a full round of seven matches to kick-off Super Rugby.
The Finals series will also remain unchanged with each of the three Conference winners qualifying for and hosting a quarter-final. The team with the most tournament points that is not a Conference winner, regardless of Conference, will host the fourth quarter-final. This Wildcard team will be joined in the quarter-finals by the next best four Wildcards teams based on tournament points and regardless of Conference.
Full details on venues and membership options for Brumbies supporters will be available later this year.