Super Rugby 2019

The Crusaders won the 2019 Super Rugby Grand Final over the Jaguares 19 – 3 enjoying their 10th title win

The Super Rugby is a top professional Rugby Union football tournament played between 15 teams from the Southern Hemisphere and Japan. The current format was founded in 1995 with the inaugural season taking place in 1996. It is now a five-nation Rugby Union tournament with teams from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan and Argentina.

There were two Super Rugby seasons with 18 teams, but for the 2018 – onwards Super Rugby tournaments the competition went back to 15 teams.

The Super Rugby competition originated as the Super 6 tournament consisting of just the six clubs from New Zealand (three), Australia (two) and Fiji (one). That inaugural comp never reached the current heights or popularity of the current Super Rugby Championship. The tournament format has undergone a number of notable changes mainly to the number of Rugby Union clubs competing in the event. It has been known as the Super 6 (1992), Super 10 (1993-95), Super 12 (1995-2005), Super 14 (2006-10) and finally simply ‘Super Rugby’ from 2011.

Super Rugby Betting is hugely popular with markets open across the season on all the matches as well 16as futures Rugby Union odds on the Super Rugby Grand Final Winner.

Since 2016 there has been four Super Rugby conferences including two for Africa. That changed in 2018 with the 15 Super Rugby Clubs competing in three conferences:

  • Australian Conference (4 Australian teams plus the Japanese Sunwolves)
  • New Zealand Conference (5 New Zealand teams)
  • South African Conference (4 South African Teams plus the Jaguares from Argentina)

The Super Rugby finals are now played out between the best team in each of the three conferences, plus the next best five clubs (wildcards) from across all conferences.

Super Rugby 2019 Grand Final: Results

Crusaders 19 – 3 Jaguares

The 2019 Super Rugby Grand Final saw the Crusaders face off against the Jaguares. The dual defending title holders, the Crusaders, put on a clinical display to celebrate their incredible 10th Super Rugby championship success.

The Super Rugby 2019 Grand Final odds suggested the Crusaders would continue their dominance over the competition and they did not disappoint. It had been a stellar season for the South African Conference champs, the Jaguares, but it all came to an end with a one-sided 19 – 3 Grand Final win for the Crusaders who remain undefeated at AMI Stadium in Christchurch since Round 17 of 2016.

  • Result: Crusaders 19 – 3 Jaguares
  • Date: Saturday July 6, 2019 (AEST)
  • Teams: Crusaders vs Jaguares
  • Venue: AMI Stadium, Christchurch
  • Kick-off: 5:35pm

2019 SUPER RUGBY FINALS

2019 Super Rugby Grand Final

Crusaders (19) vs (3) Jaguares 

June 6, 2019 – Christchurch

The Christchurch Crusaders celebrated their 10th Super Rugby championship win with an easy 19 – 3 victory over the Jaguares, the competition’s most successful club relishing the home advantage.

The 19 – 3 Super Rugby 2019 Grand Final score was the lowest scoring final in Super Rugby history.

The Crusaders now boast seven more Super Rugby titles than any other club and will go into the 2020 Super Rugby season chasing a fourth straight title.

2019 Super Rugby Semifinals: Results

Jaguares (39) v (7) Brumbies

June 28, 2019 – Buenos Aires

Crusaders 30 – 26 Hurricanes 

June 29, 2019 – Christchurch

2019 Super Rugby Quarterfinals: Results

Crusaders 38 – 14 Highlanders

June 21, 2019 – AMI Stadium, Christchurch

Jaguares 21 – 16 Chiefs

June 21, 2019 – Estadio Jose Amalfitani, Buenos Aires

Hurricanes 35 – 28 Bulls 

June 22, 2019 – Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Brumbies 38 – 13 Sharks 

June 22, 2019 – GIO Stadium, Canberra

2019 SUPER RUGBY SEASON

The 2019 Super Rugby Season was the 24th edition of the professional Union tournament. After a couple of seasons with an expanded 18-club competition, for 2018 the number of Super Rugby teams in the tournament was cut back down to 15 making the 2019 season the second on the trot using the reduced format.

Both the Cheetahs and Kings from the South African Rugby Union were dropped, while the Perth-based Force were the Aussie club cut out from the Australian Rugby Union.

The countries represented in the Super Rugby 2019 were: Australia (4), Japan (1) who are part of the Australian Conference, New Zealand (5), South Africa (4) and Argentina (1) who are part of the South African Conference.

  • Super Rugby 2019 Finals: June 22 – 29, 2019
  • Super Rugby 2019 Grand Final: Saturday July 6, 2019
  • Super Rugby 2019 Champions: Crusaders (10th title)

The Crusaders are again the reigning Super Rugby champions are successfully defending their title having scored their 10th championship success in 2019 and their third on the trot. The Christchurch-based outfit from New Zealand were clear favourites in Super Rugby 2019 betting alongside the Hurricanes who last won the Super Rugby Grand Final in 2016.

2019 SUPER RUGBY STANDINGS

Across the Super Rugby 2019 season the standings lists the position of all 15 teams and tracks their progress towards the Super Rugby finals. Super Rugby Clubs are ranked based on the number of season wins and losses, with their competition points also listed.

Overall 2019 Super Rugby Standings

Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Crusaders (NZ) 16 11 3 2 497 257 +240 73 31 8 0 58
2 Jaguares (ARG) 16 11 0 5 461 352 +109 60 38 5 2 51
3 Brumbies (AUS) 16 10 0 6 430 366 +64 65 49 5 3 48
4 Hurricanes (NZ) 16 12 1 3 449 362 +87 60 46 3 0 53
5 Bulls (SAF) 16 8 2 6 410 369 +41 42 49 3 2 41
6 Sharks (SAF) 16 7 1 8 343 335 +8 40 39 3 4 37
7 Chiefs (NZ) 16 7 2 7 451 465 −14 63 59 2 2 36
8 Highlanders (NZ) 16 6 3 7 441 392 +49 52 51 2 4 36
9 Lions (SAF) 16 8 0 8 401 478 −77 53 64 2 1 35
10 Stormers (SAF) 16 7 1 8 344 366 −22 34 46 1 4 35
11 Rebels (AUS) 16 7 0 9 393 465 −72 56 61 3 3 34
12 Waratahs (AUS) 16 6 0 10 367 435 −68 44 47 0 6 30
13 Blues (NZ) 16 5 1 10 347 369 −22 45 47 3 5 30
14 Reds (AUS) 16 6 0 10 385 438 −53 50 59 1 3 28
15 Sunwolves (JPN) 16 2 0 14 294 584 −290 34 85 0 4 12

Australian Conference Standings

Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Brumbies 16 10 0 6 430 366 +65 65 49 5 3 48
2 Rebels 16 7 0 9 393 465 -72 56 61 3 3 34
3 Waratahs 16 6 0 10 367 415 −48 46 54 0 6 30
4 Reds 16 6 0 10 385 438 −53 50 59 1 3 28
5 Sunwolves (JPN) 16 2 0 14 294 584 −290 34 85 0 4 12

New Zealand Conference Standings

Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Crusaders 16 11 3 2 497 257 +240 73 31 8 0 58
2 Hurricanes 16 12 1 3 449 362 +87 60 46 3 0 53
3 Chiefs 16 7 2 7 451 465 -14 63 59 2 2 36
4 Highlanders 16 6 3 7 441 392 +49 60 53 2 4 36
5 Blues 16 5 1 10 347 369 −22 45 47 2 6 30

South African Conference Standings

Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Jaguares (ARG) 16 11 0 5 461 352 +109 60 38 5 2 51
2 Bulls 16 8 2 6 410 369 +41 42 50 3 2 41
3 Sharks 16 7 1 8 343 335 +8 40 39 3 4 37
4 Lions 16 8 0 8 401 478 −77 53 64 2 1 35
5 Stormers 16 7 1 8 344 366 −22 34 46 1 4 35

*2019 Super Rugby Standings Correct as of completion of regular season

Super Rugby Standings Index: Pos: Position; P: Games Played, W: Games Won; D: Draw; L: Games Lost; PF: Points For; PA: Points Against; PD: Points Differential; TF: Tries For; TA: Tries Against; TB: Tries Bonuses; LB: Lost Bonuses; Pts: Total Competition Points

SUPER RUGBY CLUBS & CONFERENCES

There are currently three Super Rugby Conferences from Australia, New Zealand and Africa. New Zealand has the most Super Rugby Clubs in the competition with five, followed by Australia with four. The Australian Conference also consists of the Japanese Sunwolves from Tokyo who are yet to win a Super Rugby title. The South African conference has four teams including the Jaguares from Buenos Aires in Argentina.

AUSTRALIAN CONFERENCE

Club City Stadium (Capacity) First Season
Brumbies Canberra, ACT Canberra Stadium (25,011) 1996 (Super 12)
Reds Brisbane, QLD Suncorp Stadium (52,500) 1996 (Super 12)
Rebels Melbourne, VIC AAMI Park (30,050) 2011
Sunwolves Tokyo, Japan Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium (27,188) 2016
Waratahs Sydney, NSW Allianz Stadium (45,500) 1996 (Super 12)

NEW ZEALAND CONFERENCE

Club City Stadium (Capacity) First Season
Blues Auckland, Auckland Region Eden Park (50,000) 1996 (Super 12)
Chiefs Hamilton, Waikato FMG Stadium Waikato (25,800) 1996 (Super 12)
Crusaders Christchurch, Canterbury AMI Stadium (18,600) 1996 (Super 12)
Highlanders Dunedin, Otago Forsyth Barr Stadium (30,748) 1996 (Super 12)
Hurricanes Wellington, Wellington Region Westpac Stadium (34,500) 1996 (Super 12)

SOUTH AFRICAN CONFERENCE

Club City Stadium (Capacity) First Season
Bulls Pretoria, Gauteng Loftus Versfeld (51,762) 1996 (Super 12)
Jaguares Buneos Aires Estadio José Amalfitani (49,540) 2016)
Lions Johannesburg, Gauteng Emirates Airline Park (62,567) 1996 (Super 12)
Sharks Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Kings Park (52,000) 1996 (Super 12)
Stormers Cape Town, Western Cape Newlands Stadium (51,900) 1996 (Super 12)

SUPER RUGBY GRAND FINAL RESULTS

Since 1996 there have been nine clubs to take out a Super Rugby Championship. The most successful Super Rugby club boasting an impressive 10 Super Rugby Grand Final wins in that time is the Crusaders from the South Island of New Zealand whose last championship title was in 2019 when they won their third on the trot.

The other teams to take out multiple Super Rugby Championships are the: Blues (3), Bulls (3) Brumbies (2) and Chiefs (2). New Zealand Super Rugby clubs have dominated the Grand Final results.

  • Lowest Scoring Super Rugby Grand Final: Crusaders (19) def. Jaguares (3) in 2019
  • Closest Super Rugby Grand Final Results: Crusaders (20) def. Brumbies (19) in 2000; Bulls (20) def. Sharks (19) in 2007; Waratahs (33) def. Crusaders (32) in 2014
  • Largest Super Rugby Grand Final Win: Bulls (61) def. Chiefs (17) in 2009
  • All African Super Rugby Grand Final: Bulls (25) def. Stormers (17) in 2010
Year Winner Score Runner-Up
1996 Blues (NZ) 45 – 21 Sharks (ZA)
1997 Blues (NZ) 23 – 7 Brumbies (AUS)
1998 Crusaders (NZ) 20 – 13 Blues (NZ)
1999 Crusaders (NZ) 24 – 19 Highlanders (NZ)
2000 Crusaders (NZ) 20 – 19 Brumbies (AUS)
2001 Brumbies (AUS) 36 – 6 Sharks (ZA)
2002 Crusaders (NZ) 31 – 13 Brumbies (AUS)
2003 Blues (NZ) 21 – 17 Crusaders (NZ)
2004 Brumbies (AUS) 42 – 38 Crusaders (NZ)
2005 Crusaders (NZ) 35 – 25 Waratahs (AUS)
2006 Crusaders (NZ) 19 – 12 Hurricanes (NZ)
2007 Bulls (ZA) 61 – 17 Chiefs (NZ)
2008 Crusaders (NZ) 20 – 12 Waratahs (AUS)
2009 Bulls (ZA) 61 – 17 Chiefs (NZ)
2010 Bulls (ZA) 25 – 17 Stormers (ZA)
2011 Reds (AUS) 18 – 13 Crusaders (NZ)
2012 Chiefs (NZ) 37 – 6 Sharks (ZA)
2013 Chiefs (NZ) 27 – 22 Brumbies (AUS)
2014 Waratahs (AUS) 33 – 32 Crusaders (NZ)
2015 Highlanders (NZ) 21 – 14 Hurricanes (NZ)
2016 Hurricanes (NZ) 20 – 3 Lions (ZA)
2017 Crusaders (NZ) 25 – 17 Lions (ZA)
2018 Crusaders (NZ) 37 – 18 Lions (ZA)
2019 Crusaders (NZ) 19 – 3 Jaguares (ZA)