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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

Tournament news

The Carling Currie Cup Bulletin #13

If the Carling Currie Cup Premier Division was a 4x100m relay race, the competition would now reach the second changeover as the home straight moves into sight with six games remaining before the playoffs.

Tournament news

SA Rugby Under-20 Cup fixtures confirmed

The SA Rugby Under-20 Cup competition kicks off on the first weekend of August, with all the participating teams ready to give their all to make it to the playoffs in October.

Tournament news

The Carling Currie Cup Bulletin #12

The Cell C Sharks, Vodacom Bulls and DHL Western Province delivered commanding performances as all of them recorded victories with the Carling Currie Cup reaching its halfway stage this weekend.

Match report

WP bounce back in style in Nelspruit

Tristan Leyds scored two tries as DHL Western Province bounced back in style with a hard-fought 37-23 Carling Currie Cup victory over the New Nation Pumas in Nelspruit on Sunday, after leading by 16-10 at the break.

Match report

Bulls run wild in Jukskei Derby

It was the running of the Vodacom Bulls as the men in blue romped to a 40-21 bonus-point win over the Sigma Lions in an entertaining Carling Currie Cup encounter at Loftus Versfeld on Sunday afternoon.