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Super Rugby Pacific Info & FAQs

Do you want to improve your Super Rugby Pacific knowledge? Whether you want to learn more about the history of Super Rugby or the tournament’s greatest players, we can help. Here at RugbyPass, our rugby gurus have found a way to put all of their tournament knowledge to good use, by creating a Super Rugby Pacific FAQ page packed with facts and information.

From the tournament’s opening season to the most recent records, our questions will elevate you from a casual rugby fan to Super Rugby Pacific expert. Forget using Google or asking Alexa, we’ve detailed everything you could want to know right here. 

Want to know the highest score in a Super Rugby Pacific match? Trying to find the biggest margin of victory in a final? Or the player who holds the tournament record for scoring the most points? You’ll find the answer to these questions and more on this page. Simply scroll down to find out more.

What is Super Rugby Pacific? What is Super Rugby Pacific?

Super Rugby Pacific is an annual rugby union tournament contested in the southern hemisphere.

In 2022, the tournament began to use an updated format. Now, the competition features teams from Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Previous versions of this prestigious tournament have included the Super 12, Super 14, Super 16 and Super Rugby.

When was the first edition of Super Rugby Pacific? When was the first edition of Super Rugby Pacific?

The first edition of Super Rugby Pacific took place in 2022. In the inaugural edition of the tournament, the Crusaders beat the Blues 21-7 in the final. However, the tournament itself dates all the way back to 1996, when it was known as the Super 12.

How many teams compete in Super Rugby Pacific? How many teams compete in Super Rugby Pacific?

Twelve teams compete in Super Rugby Pacific. These twelve sides comprise of five teams from Australia, five teams from New Zealand, one team from Fiji and one team from the Pacific Islands.

Which teams compete in Super Rugby Pacific? Which teams compete in Super Rugby Pacific?

The teams that compete in Super Rugby Pacific are:

- Australia: Brumbies, Melbourne Rebels, New South Wales Waratahs, Queensland Reds and Western Force
- Fiji: Fijian Drua
- Pacific Islands: Moana Pasifika
- New Zealand: Blues, Chiefs, Crusaders, Highlanders and Hurricanes

Which former teams no longer compete in Super Rugby Pacific? Which former teams no longer compete in Super Rugby Pacific?

There are 11 former teams that no longer compete in Super Rugby Pacific. This includes one team from Argentina, one from Japan and nine from South Africa:

- Argentina: Jaguares
- Japan: Sunwolves
- South Africa: Bulls, Cheetahs, Golden Cats, Griquas, Lions, Pumas, Sharks, Southern Kings and Stormers

Which team has won the most Super Rugby Pacific titles? Which team has won the most Super Rugby Pacific titles?

The Crusaders have won the most Super Rugby Pacific titles. Dating back to the tournament’s founding year in 1996, the Crusaders have won 11 Super Rugby competitions: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2022.

What’s the format of Super Rugby Pacific? What’s the format of Super Rugby Pacific?

Super Rugby Pacific follows a round robin format. The competition is organised into a single pool, with each team playing a total of 14 matches: 11 round-robin games and three further rivalry matches. The top eight sides then qualify for the quarter-finals and the successful teams progress to the semi-finals and the final.

When did Super Rugby become known as Super Rugby Pacific? When did Super Rugby become known as Super Rugby Pacific?

Super Rugby became known as Super Rugby Pacific in 2022. In 2021, it was announced that one team from Fiji and one side from the Pacific Islands would be joining the competition in 2022. As such, the tournament was rebranded to its current format.

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