SA Rugby announces Super Rugby Unlocked fixtures: Details

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SA Rugby has unveiled the Super Rugby Unlocked fixtures after announcing the resumption of the tournament from Friday, 9 October, 2020.

The COVID-19 lockdown imposed in March forced a suspension of the tourney. Fortunately, it now returns with an additional three teams – Cheetahs, Pumas and Griquas.

They will join the Bulls, Lions, Stormers and Sharks towards a finale set for 21 November, 2020.

‘Exciting series of matches’

“We’d like to thank all our stakeholders in getting to this point,” SA rugby CEO Jurie Roux said on Monday. “It has been an extremely trying time but thanks to Vodacom, SuperSport and the seven teams involved, we are able to resume rugby with a really exciting series of matches featuring the best players in the country.”

The first match will pit the Sharks against the Lions on Friday, 9 October, 2020 at 19h00 at Durban’s Jonsson Kings Park.

Cheetahs will take on Bulls the following day at 16h30, while Pumas will battle Griquas on the same day at 19h00. Stormers will have a bye on the opening weekend.

The team topping the standings at the end of the competition will be crowned champions. SA Rugby will then transfer log points to the Currie Cup, whose fixtures it will announce soon.

Super Rugby Unlocked fixtures

Here is the full list of the 21 Super Rugby Unlocked fixtures, including dates and venues.

Date (2020)FixtureVenue
9 Oct, 19h00Sharks vs LionsJonsson Kings Park, Durban
10 Oct, 16h30Cheetahs vs PumasToyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
10 Oct, 19h00Bulls vs GriquasLoftus Versfeld, Pretoria
16 Oct, 19h00Cheetahs vs BullsToyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
17 Oct, 16h30Griquas vs PumasTafel Lager Park, Kimberley
17 Oct, 19h00Stormers vs LionsDHL Newlands, Cape Town
23 Oct, 19h00Pumas vs StormersMbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
24 Oct, 16h30Lions vs CheetahsEmirates Airline Park, JHB
24 Oct, 19h00Bulls vs SharksLoftus Versfeld, Pretoria
30 Oct, 19h00Lions vs GriquasEmirates Airline Park, JHB
31 Oct, 16h30Pumas vs SharksMbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
31 Oct, 19h00Bulls vs StormersLoftus Versfeld, Pretoria
6 Nov, 19h00Sharks vs CheetahsJonsson Kings Park, Durban
7 Nov, 16h30Griquas vs StormersTafel Lager Park, Kimberley
7 Nov, 19h00Lions vs BullsEmirates Airline Park, JHB
13 Nov, 19h00Griquas vs SharksTafel Lager Park, Kimberley
14 Nov, 16h30Lions vs PumasEmirates airline Park, JHB
14 Nov, 19h00Stormers vs CheetahsDHL Newlands, Cape Town
20 Nov, 19h00Bulls vs PumasLoftus Versfeld, Pretoria
21 Nov, 16h30Cheetahs vs GriquasToyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
21 Nov, 19h00Sharks vs StormersJonsson Kings Park, Durban

The fixtures are also available on SA Rugby’s website here.

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