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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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The TRUTH

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

Dream draw for the Crusaders :angry:
 
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DanCarterite

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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.
 
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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.
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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
 
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woosaah

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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 :)
 
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BokMagic

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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.......
 
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woosaah

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