The 2012 Super Rugby fixtures

Just when I thought it might just be a nightmare caused by eating too much cheese before hitting the sack, below is proof in black and white from SANZAR that there will indeed be a 3 week break in the Super15 next year to accommodate the incoming tours, in our case, the England Tests …

The one relatively sane thing about the fixtures is that the teams playing in the week prior to the incoming tours (June 1 and 2) will all play in their home country … Meaning there will not be a situation where the Boks in the SA franchises would need to travel back from Auckland (after playing the Blues away) on a Saturday night in order to be ready to play England a week later in South Africa.

Sane is a relative word in this context though … Bring back the Super12 I say, and lets have it done and dusted before the incoming tours … And this before SARU have made the call as to how they see the EP Kings fitting into the Super Rugby picture …

2012 will see the Rebels, already up against it given their form this year, suffer a further blow via a bye in the first round, while the Hurricanes will be the first team to travel … Taking on the Stormers in the first round at Newlands …

Speaking of the Stormers, they miss out on paying the Chiefs next year, and take on champion sides the Reds and Crusaders away from home. They do have an awesome start to the tournament via two home games and a bye, though …

The 2012 Super Rugby fixtures:

Friday 24 Feb Blues v Crusaders Eden Park, Auckland
Friday 24 Feb Brumbies v Force Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Friday 24 Feb Bulls v Sharks Loftus Versfeld, Pertoria
Saturday 25 Feb Chiefs v Highlanders Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Saturday 25 Feb Waratahs v Reds ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Saturday 25 Feb Stormers v Hurricanes Newlands, Cape Town
Saturday 25 Feb Lions v Cheetahs Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg
Friday 2 March Chiefs v Blues Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Friday 2 March Rebels v Waratahs AAMI Park, Melbourne
Friday 2 March Lions v Hurricanes Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg
Saturday 3 March Highlanders v Crusaders Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Saturday 3 March Reds v Force Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday 3 March Cheetahs v Bulls Bloemfontein
Saturday 3 March Stormers v Sharks Newlands, Cape Town
Friday 9 March Crusaders v Chiefs TBC
Friday 9 March Force v Hurricanes NIB Stadium, Perth
Saturday 10 March Brumbies v Cheetahs Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Saturday 10 March Highlanders v Waratahs Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Saturday 10 March Reds v Rebels Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday 10 March Sharks v Lions Kings Park, Durban
Saturday 10 March Bulls v Blues Loftus Versfeld, Pertoria
Friday 16 March Chiefs v Brumbies Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Friday 16 March Stormers v Blues Newlands, Cape Town
Saturday 17 March Hurricanes v Highlanders Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Saturday 17 March Waratahs v Force SFS, Sydney
Saturday 17 March Sharks v Reds Kings Park, Durban
Sunday 18 March Rebels v Cheetahs AAMI Park, Melbourne
Friday 23 March Blues v Hurricanes Eden Park, Auckland
Friday 23 March Rebels v Force AAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 24 March Waratahs v Sharks SFS, Sydney
Saturday 24 March Crusaders v Cheetahs TBC
Saturday 24 March Brumbies v Highlanders Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Saturday 24 March Bulls v Reds Loftus Versfeld, Pertoria
Saturday 24 March Lions v Stormers Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg
Friday 30 March Highlanders v Rebels Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Saturday 31 March Hurricanes v Cheetahs Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Saturday 31 March Chiefs v Waratahs Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Saturday 31 March Brumbies v Sharks Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Saturday 31 March Force v Reds NIB Stadium, Perth
Saturday 31 March Lions v Crusaders Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg
Saturday 31 March Stormers v Bulls Newlands, Cape Town
Thursday 5 April Rebels v Blues AAMI Park, Melbourne
Friday 6 April Hurricanes v Sharks Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Friday 6 April Reds v Brumbies Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Friday 6 April Force v Chiefs NIB Stadium, Perth
Saturday 7 April Highlanders v Stormers Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Saturday 7 April Cheetahs v Lions North West Stadium Welkom
Saturday 7 April Bulls v Crusaders Loftus Versfeld, Pertoria
Friday 13 April Blues v Sharks Eden Park, Auckland
Friday 13 April Force v Waratahs NIB Stadium, Perth
Saturday 14 April Crusaders v Stormers TBC
Saturday 14 April Brumbies v Rebels Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Saturday 14 April Cheetahs v Chiefs Bloemfontein
Saturday 14 April Lions v Bulls Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg
Friday 20 April Highlanders v Blues Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Friday 20 April Reds v Stormers Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday 21 April Hurricanes v Crusaders Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Saturday 21 April Waratahs v Rebels SFS, Sydney
Saturday 21 April Sharks v Chiefs Kings Park, Durban
Saturday 21 April Bulls v Brumbies Loftus Versfeld, Pertoria
Friday 27 April Blues v Reds Eden Park, Auckland
Friday 27 April Lions v Brumbies Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg
Saturday 28 April Chiefs v Hurricanes Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Saturday 28 April Force v Stormers NIB Stadium, Perth
Saturday 28 April Cheetahs v Highlanders Bloemfontein
Sunday 29 April Waratahs v Crusaders SFS, Sydney
Friday 4 May Hurricanes v Blues Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Friday 4 May Rebels v Bulls AAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 5 May Chiefs v Lions Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Saturday 5 May Brumbies v Waratahs Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Saturday 5 May Sharks v Highlanders Mr Price Kings Park, Durban
Saturday 5 May Cheetahs v Force Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Sunday 6 May Crusaders v Reds TBC
Friday 11 May Blues v Lions Eden Park, Auckland
Friday 11 May Waratahs v Bulls SFS, Sydney
Saturday 12 May Highlanders v Hurricanes Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Saturday 12 May Rebels v Crusaders AAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 12 May Sharks v Force Kings Park, Durban
Saturday 12 May Stormers v Cheetahs Newlands, Cape Town
Sunday 13 May Reds v Chiefs Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Friday 18 May Hurricanes v Brumbies Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Saturday 19 May Highlanders v Bulls Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Saturday 19 May Crusaders v Blues TBC
Saturday 19 May Reds v Lions Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday 19 May Cheetahs v Sharks Bloemfontein
Saturday 19 May Stormers v Waratahs Newlands, Cape Town
Sunday 20 May Force v Rebels NIB Stadium, Perth
Friday 25 May Chiefs v Bulls Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Saturday 26 May Hurricanes v Rebels Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Saturday 26 May Blues v Highlanders Eden Park, Auckland
Saturday 26 May Brumbies v Reds Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Saturday 26 May Force v Lions NIB Stadium, Perth
Saturday 26 May Cheetahs v Waratahs Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Saturday 26 May Sharks v Stormers Mr Price Kings Park, Durban
Friday 1 June Crusaders v Highlanders TBC
Friday 1 June Rebels v Brumbies AAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 2 June Blues v Chiefs Eden Park, Auckland
Saturday 2 June Waratahs v Hurricanes Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Saturday 2 June Lions v Sharks Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg
Saturday 2 June Bulls v Stormers Loftus Versfeld, Pertoria
Friday 29 June Highlanders v Chiefs Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Friday 29 June Rebels v Reds AAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 30 June Crusaders v Hurricanes TBC
Saturday 30 June Force v Brumbies NIB Stadium, Perth
Saturday 30 June Stormers v Lions Newlands, Cape Town
Saturday 30 June Bulls v Cheetahs Loftus Versfeld, Pertoria
Friday 6 July Chiefs v Crusaders Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Friday 6 July Reds v Highlanders Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday 7 July Blues v Force Eden Park, Auckland
Saturday 7 July Waratahs v Brumbies ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Saturday 7 July Cheetahs v Stormers Bloemfontein
Saturday 7 July Lions v Rebels Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg
Saturday 7 July Sharks v Bulls Kings Park, Durban
Friday 13 July Hurricanes v Chiefs Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Saturday 14 July Brumbies v Blues Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Saturday 14 July Crusaders v Force TBC
Saturday 14 July Reds v Waratahs Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday 14 July Stormers v Rebels Newlands, Cape Town
Saturday 14 July Sharks v Cheetahs Kings Park, Durban
Saturday 14 July Bulls v Lions Loftus Versfeld, Pertoria

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