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VODACOM SUPER RUGBY UNLOCKED

Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked was a unique competition that kicked off in South Africa when the local season resumed after the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020. The four existing Vodacom Super Rugby teams – Vodacom Bulls, Emirates Lions, Cell C Sharks and DHL Stormers – were joined by the Toyota Cheetahs, Phakisa Pumas and Tafel Lager Griquas, and after all the matches were completed, the Vodacom Bulls topped the log to take home the trophy.

The history

Vodacom Super Rugby started as the Super 12 in the 1996 season with 12 teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The Super 12 was established by SANZAAR after the sport became professional in 1995. The competition was built on Southern Hemisphere competitions dating back to the South Pacific Championship in 1986, with teams from a number of southern nations. The name was changed to Super 14 with the addition of two teams for the 2006 season, the Toyota Cheetahs and Western Force. With expansion to 15 teams in the three countries for the 2011 season, when the Melbourne Rebels joined the fray, the competition was rebranded as Vodacom Super Rugby (with no number). In 2016 three further teams, the Southern Kings from South Africa, Jaguares from Argentina and Sunwolves from Japan, joined the competition, playing in a new four-conference system, but in 2019 it was back to 15 teams as the Kings, Cheetahs and Force dropped out.

Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked 2020 table
Pos Team PL W L D PF PA DIFF TF TA PTS
1
Vodacom Bulls
6 5 1 0 178 92 86 21 9 23
2
DHL Stormers
6 4 1 1 140 112 28 17 12 19
3
Cell C Sharks
6 4 1 1 128 122 6 13 14 19
4
Toyota Cheetahs
6 3 2 1 126 106 20 15 9 17
5
Emirates Lions
6 1 3 2 119 103 16 15 10 12
6
New Nation Pumas
6 1 4 1 119 179 -60 15 25 7
7
Tafel Lager Griquas
6 0 6 0 123 219 -96 12 29 3

TOP SCORERS
There are currently no fixtures available.

Results

21 Nov|Jonsson Kings Park, Durban

Cell C Sharks

0 - 0

DHL Stormers

21 Nov|Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

Toyota Cheetahs

28 - 9

Tafel Lager Griquas

21 Nov|Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Vodacom Bulls

21 - 5

New Nation Pumas

14 Nov|DHL Newlands, Cape Town

DHL Stormers

30 - 13

Toyota Cheetahs

Tournaments

Review

PRO14 Rainbow Cup SA Round 6 Review

The Vodacom Bulls claimed top spot in the PRO14 Rainbow Cup SA in Durban on Saturday evening when they defeated the Cell C Sharks by 34-22 in the final match, and in the process booked their place in next weekend’s ‘North v South’ final in Italy.

Match report

Vodacom Bulls book their place in Rainbow Cup final

The race for top spot in the PRO14 Rainbow Cup SA was comfortably won by the Vodacom Bulls on Saturday evening in Durban where the men from Pretoria defeated the Cell C Sharks by 34-22 and in the process deservingly booked their place in next weekend’s North versus South final in Italy.

Review

Women’s Premier Division R6 and First Division R1 Review

DHL Western Province reinforced their status as the favourites to clinch the Women’s Premier Division title this season as they secured their sixth successive win in a thrilling round in which the EP Queens stunned the Border Ladies and the Boland Dames earned their second win a row.

Preview

Women’s Premier Division R6 and First Division R1 Preview

The women’s provincial season will switch into a new gear on Saturday as the Premier Division teams start the second half of their campaigns, while four of the five teams in Group 2 of the Women’s First Division will launch their 2021 season.

News

Emirates Lions v DHL Stormers cancelled

The PRO14 Rainbow Cup SA match between the Emirates Lions and DHL Stormers, scheduled for Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, has been cancelled in line with COVID-19 protocols.