The Super Rugby fixtures for 2020 have been officially released, and the Sharks appear to have drawn the short end of the stick. In what will be a rebuilding season for the men from Durban after the departure of Robert du Preez and his three sons as well as several other first team players, they’ve been given a really tough draw.
Against which team do the Sharks start the 2020 Super Rugby season?
The Natal Sharks’ first game of the 2020 SR season is against the Blue Bulls at home on January 31, 2020
Which teams will the Sharks be playing on tour in the 2020 Super Rugby season?
The Sharks will be playing the Highlanders, Hurricanes, Rebels and Reds on their tour.
Which Kiwi sides are the Sharks playing in the 2020 Super Rugby season?
The Sharks will play the Highlanders (A- February 7), Hurricanes (A- February 15), Chiefs (H- March 21) and Crusaders (H- May 23) in 2020.
Which Australian sides will the Durban Sharks be playing in SR 2020?
The Sharks will be playing the Rebels (A- February 22), Reds (A- February 29), Waratahs (H-April 11) and Brumbies (H- April 25)
Why is this a difficult Super Rugby draw for the Sharks?
The schedule isn’t easy- a four week tour starting in week 2, and finishing off with games against Jaguares (A), Bulls (A) and Crusaders (H). The last round of fixtures is also a bye for them.