The 2014 Super Rugby season will get underway in South Africa with the Cheetahs and Sharks scheduled to host back-to-back matches on Saturday February 15 that will spark the new campaign into life.
Lions fans won’t have to wait long to see their newly-promoted team in action with the franchise set to visit Bloemfontein for the season-opening clash at 17:05 while the Sharks play host to the Bulls at Kings Park from 19:10.
Defending champions the Chiefs start their bid for a third successive Super Rugby title when they visit the Crusaders in a blockbuster clash to open Round 2 that sees the Australian and New Zealand franchises begin their campaigns.
The Highlanders and the Blues meet in Dunedin on Saturday February 22 in a clash that precedes the first Australian match between the Brumbies and Reds later that evening in Canberra.
The Stormers get their campaign underway with a visit to the Lions after a bye in the opening week and the Hurricanes begin their season on the road as they head to Durban to face the Sharks in the sole cross-conference clash of the opening fortnight.
To view the full schedule of matches in the 2014 Super Rugby draw click here