2007 Rebel Sport Super 14 Draw

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  1. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    From Allblacks.com

    The toughest provincial Rugby tournament in the world, the Rebel Sport Super 14, will kick off with matches in Auckland, Perth and Johannesburg on Friday 2 February next year.

    The South African, New Zealand and Australian Rugby Unions (SANZAR) today announced the 2007 Rebel Sport Super 14 draw, with the tournament beginning a week earlier next year to allow for the Rugby World Cup in France.

    The main features of next year's Super 14 draw are:

    • The opening match will be the Blues v Crusaders at Eden Park
    • 91 matches plus two Semis and a Final
    • The Final will be on Saturday 19 May
    • 29 Friday night matches
    • 61 Saturday matches
    • 1 Sunday match
    • Teams with six home matches – Chiefs, Reds, Cheetahs, Crusaders, Brumbies, Bulls and the Stormers
    • Teams with seven home matches –Blues, Sharks, Highlanders, Waratahs, Hurricanes, Western Force and the fifth team from South Africa
    • The fifth team from South Africa (listed in the draw as SA#5) will be advised by the SA Rugby Union

    2007 REBEL SPORT SUPER 14
    MATCH SCHEDULE
    All information is subject to change. Draw is accurate as at 12 October 2006

    WEEK 1
    1. Friday 02 February Blues v Crusaders - Auckland
    2. Friday 02 February W Force v Highlanders - Perth
    3. Friday 02 February SA 5 v Waratahs - TBC
    4. Saturday 03 February Chiefs v Brumbies - Hamilton
    5. Saturday 03 February Reds v Hurricanes - Brisbane
    6. Saturday 03 February Sharks v Bulls - Durban
    7. Saturday 03 February Cheetahs v Stormers - Bloemfontein

    WEEK 2
    8. Friday 09 February Chiefs v Hurricanes - Hamilton
    9. Friday 09 February Stormers v W Force - Cape Town
    10. Friday 09 February Sharks v Waratahs - Durban
    11. Saturday 10 February Crusaders v Reds - Christchurch
    12. Saturday 10 February Brumbies v Blues - Canberra
    13. Saturday 10 February Bulls v Cheetahs - Pretoria
    14. Saturday 10 February SA 5 v Highlanders - TBC

    WEEK 3
    15. Friday 16 February Stormers v Chiefs - Cape Town
    16. Friday 16 February Bulls v W Force - Pretoria
    17. Saturday 17 February Reds v Brumbies - Brisbane
    18. Saturday 17 February Hurricanes v Blues - Wellington
    19. Saturday 17 February Cheetahs v Waratahs - Kimberley
    20. Saturday 17 February SA 5 v Crusaders - TBC
    21. Saturday 17 February Sharks v Highlanders - Durban

    WEEK 4
    22. Friday 23 February Hurricanes v Brumbies - Wellington
    23. Saturday 24 February Highlanders v Stormers - Dunedin
    24. Saturday 24 February Blues v Reds - Auckland
    25. Saturday 24 February W Force v SA 5 - Perth
    26. Saturday 24 February Bulls v Chiefs - Pretoria
    27. Saturday 24 February Cheetahs v Crusaders - Bloemfontein
    Waratahs/Sharks Bye

    WEEK 5
    28. Friday 02 March Blues v Highlanders - Auckland
    29. Friday 02 March Waratahs v W Force - Sydney
    30. Friday 02 March Cheetahs v Chiefs - Bloemfontein
    31. Saturday 03 March Hurricanes v Stormers - Palmerston North
    32. Saturday 03 March Brumbies v Bulls - Canberra
    33. Saturday 03 March Reds v SA 5 - Brisbane
    34. Saturday 03 March Sharks v Crusaders - Durban

    WEEK 6
    35. Friday 09 March Highlanders v Reds - Dunedin
    36. Friday 09 March Brumbies v Stormers - Canberra
    37. Friday 09 March W Force v Hurricanes - Perth
    38. Saturday 10 March Blues v SA 5 - Auckland
    39. Saturday 10 March Waratahs v Bulls - Sydney
    40. Saturday 10 March Cheetahs v Sharks - Bloemfontein
    Chiefs/Crusaders Bye

    WEEK 7
    41. Friday 16 March Chiefs v SA 5 - Hamilton
    42. Friday 16 March W Force v Reds - Perth
    43. Saturday 17 March Crusaders v Bulls - Christchurch
    44. Saturday 17 March Waratahs v Stormers - Sydney
    45. Saturday 17 March Cheetahs v Brumbies - Bloemfontein
    46. Saturday 17 March Sharks v Hurricanes - Durban
    Blues/Highlanders Bye

    WEEK 8
    47. Friday 23 March Blues v Waratahs - Auckland
    48. Saturday 24 March Highlanders v Bulls - Dunedin
    49. Saturday 24 March Crusaders v Stormers - Christchurch
    50. Saturday 24 March Reds v Chiefs - Brisbane
    51. Saturday 24 March Sharks v Brumbies - Durban
    52. Saturday 24 March SA 5 v Hurricanes - TBC
    W Force/Cheetahs Bye

    WEEK 9
    53. Friday 30 March Highlanders v Cheetahs - Invercargill
    54. Friday 30 March W Force v Sharks - Perth
    55. Saturday 31 March Hurricanes v Bulls - Wellington
    56. Saturday 31 March Chiefs v Blues - Hamilton
    57. Saturday 31 March Waratahs v Crusaders - Sydney
    58. Saturday 31 March SA 5 v Brumbies - TBC
    Reds/Stormers Bye

    WEEK 10 – Easter Weekend (Easter Sunday)
    59. Friday 06 April Blues v Cheetahs - Auckland
    60. Saturday 07 April Highlanders v Chiefs - Dunedin
    61. Saturday 07 April Crusaders v W Force - Christchurch
    62. Saturday 07 April Reds v Sharks - Brisbane
    63. Saturday 07 April Stormers v SA 5 - Cape Town
    64. Sunday 08 April Brumbies v Waratahs - Canberra
    Hurricanes/Bulls Bye

    WEEK 11
    65. Friday 13 April Hurricanes v Cheetahs - Wellington
    66. Saturday 14 April Chiefs v W Force - Hamilton
    67. Saturday 14 April Highlanders v Crusaders - Dunedin
    68. Saturday 14 April Blues v Sharks - Auckland
    69. Saturday 14 April Waratahs v Reds - Sydney
    70. Saturday 14 April Bulls v Stormers - Pretoria
    Brumbies/SA 5 Bye

    WEEK 12
    71. Friday 20 April Crusaders v Hurricanes - Christchurch
    72. Friday 20 April Brumbies v W Force - Canberra
    73. Saturday 21 April Reds v Cheetahs - Brisbane
    74. Saturday 21 April Chiefs v Sharks - Hamilton
    75. Saturday 21 April Waratahs v Highlanders - Sydney
    76. Saturday 21 April SA 5 v Bulls - TBC
    77. Saturday 21 April Stormers v Blues - Cape Town

    WEEK 13
    78. Friday 27 April Hurricanes v Highlanders - Wellington
    79. Friday 27 April Waratahs v Chiefs - Sydney
    80. Friday 27 April W Force v Cheetahs - Perth
    81. Friday 27 April Bulls v Blues Pretoria
    82. Saturday 28 April Brumbies v Crusaders - Canberra
    83. Saturday 28 April Sharks v SA 5 - Durban
    84. Saturday 28 April Stormers v Reds - Cape Town

    WEEK 14
    85. Friday 04 May Crusaders v Chiefs - Christchurch
    86. Saturday 05 May Highlanders v Brumbies - Dunedin
    87. Saturday 05 May Hurricanes v Waratahs - Wellington
    88. Saturday 05 May W Force v Blues - Perth
    89. Saturday 05 May SA 5 v Cheetahs - TBC
    90. Saturday 05 May Stormers v Sharks - Cape Town
    91. Saturday 05 May Bulls v Reds - Pretoria

    SEMIFINALS
    92. Friday 11 May
    93. Saturday 12 May

    FINAL
    94. Saturday 19 May
     
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  3. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Damn.... thats not the best draw for the Force considering the Kiwis are resting players early.

    Dream draw for the Crusaders :angry:
     
  4. DanCarterite

    DanCarterite Guest

    Dream Draw for the Crusaders????

    I don't think so!

    The Saffies are always hard to beat at home, they just don't travel well, and the Crusaders will have to face them without Dan & Ritchie.
     
  5. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Lets take a look then shall we....

    (Remember the first 7 weeks they'll be without 7 of their starting 15)

    week 1 v Blues - who will also be without a few key players

    week 2 v Reds at home - had this been an away match they would have almost certainly lost - at home winnable

    week 3 v Cats - the worst side in the comp

    week 4 v Cheetas - the side that gave us(force) our only win last year

    week 5 v Sharks - ok, not such an easy game but id rather be playing them than the Bulls @ loftus

    week 6 BYE - handy

    week 7 v Bulls @ home - one of the worst traveling sides

    So even without a number of key players, the first 7 rounds are all very winnable(except for maybe the Sharks game).Then they get their star players back(rested) just in time to face the top sides.

    Would you have rather played the Waratahs,Brumbies,Hurricanes,Force,Reds(away),Bulls(away),Cheifs or the Highlanders instead?...... i think not..... without Carter,McCaw,Mauger,MacDonald,Jack,Thorne and Somerville i wouldn't have given them much chance to win any of those games.

    It's a great draw for the Crusaders
     
  6. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    yeah i like the draw for the crusaders, i think it at least gives them a chance to backup thier title. it would be disapointing if we lost all 6 games and come out and win the last 7 and miss the play offs because we didnt have our best players available.

    it gives us a chance, and one i feel is well deserved.

    and it also gives the other franchises around the compeition a chance as well. but i don tlike the decision from the super 14 point of view but i understand from an all black fan :)
     
  7. BokMagic

    BokMagic Guest

    So the Stormers only gets a go at the Crusaders with all of their 1st-choice players back and well rested, while it`s our 2nd trans-Tasman trip and 5th week on the road. We cop the "Big 5" week tour- and only get 2 NZ sides away while their top players are being rested. Plus, we get the Brumbies away also- I reckon if anyone actually tried, they couldn`t make a worse draw for the Stormers.

    See, I got my gripe in early, before the tournament kicks off. Now no-one can say that all of us Stormers fans starts every year off thinking that we can realistically claim the title.......
     
  8. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    id say thats the best chance to get the crusaders, mainly because there will be no proven combinations.
     
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