TSN Adds SUPER RUGBY to TSN GO

— February 25, 2016

TSN has added SUPER RUGBY to its lineup, with games available live on TSN GO throughout the 2016 season. Coverage kicks off tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 26) at 1:35 a.m. ET with an all-New Zealand matchup as the Blues take on the Highlanders (see below for a complete broadcast schedule). SUPER RUGBY at a Glance (via sanzarugby.com) In 2016, the evolution of SUPER RUGBY continues with three new sides introduced to an expanded four-conference, two-group model that boosts the rivalry and passion of previous seasons, driving SUPER RUGBY into a rousing new era. Highlights of SUPER RUGBY’s new format includes:
  • Expansion to 18 teams with the addition of the Kings from South Africa, Jaguares from Argentina and the Sunwolves from Japan;
  • Australasian Group: Australian Conference (Brumbies, Force, Rebels, Reds, Waratahs), New Zealand Conference (Blues, Chiefs, Crusaders Highlanders, Hurricanes)
  • South African Group: Africa Conference 1 (Bulls, Cheetahs, Stormers, Sunwolves), Africa Conference 2 (Jaguares Kings, Lions, Sharks)
  • 15 regular season games per team (eight home/seven away or vice-versa over a two-year cycle)
  • Two byes per team
  • 135 regular season and seven Finals matches (up from 120 and 5 under 2011-15 format)
  • Eight-team knockout Super Rugby Finals Series to be staged over three weeks (five qualifiers from the Australasian Group and three from the South African Group)
  • The four Conference winners automatically qualify for the Finals Series, along with the next three highest-ranked Australasian Group teams and the next highest-ranked South African Group team
TSN’s Super Rugby Broadcast Schedule* (all games on TSN GO): Friday, March 4
  • Blues vs. Crusaders at 1:35 a.m. ET
  • Waratahs vs. Brumbies at 3:40 a.m. ET
  • Lions vs. Chiefs at 11:15 p.m. ET
Saturday, March 5
  • Hurricanes vs. Highlanders at 1:35 a.m. ET
  • Force vs. Reds at 3:40 a.m. ET
  • Rebels vs. Bulls at 8 a.m. ET
  • Stormers vs. Cheetahs at 10:05 a.m. ET
  • Jaguares vs. Sharks at 12:10 p.m. ET
Friday, March 11
  • Hurricanes vs. Blues at 1:35 a.m. ET
  • Brumbies vs. Force at 6:05 a.m. ET
Saturday, March 12
  • Lions vs. Highlanders at 1:35 a.m. ET
  • Reds vs. Rebels at 3:40 a.m. ET
  • Cheetahs vs. Sunwolves at 5:50 a.m. ET
  • Chiefs vs. Kings at 8 a.m. ET
  • Sharks vs. Stormers at 10:05 a.m. ET
Friday, March 18
  • Force vs. Hurricanes at 2:35 a.m.
  • Highlanders vs. Waratahs at 4:40 a.m. ET
  • Sharks vs. Bulls at 1 p.m. ET
Saturday, March 19
  • Rebels vs. Sunwolves at 12:15 a.m. ET
  • Chiefs vs. Jaguares at 1:35 a.m. ET
  • Kings vs. Crusaders at 2:35 a.m. ET
  • Blues vs. Reds at 4:40 a.m. ET
  • Cheetahs vs. Lions at 11:05 a.m. ET
  • Brumbies vs. Stormers at 1:10 p.m. ET
Friday, March 25
  • Kings vs. Hurricanes at 2:35 a.m. ET
Saturday, March 26
  • Stormers vs. Jaguares at 1:35 a.m. ET
  • Force vs. Chiefs at 2:35 a.m. ET
  • Highlanders vs. Rebels at 4:40 a.m. ET
  • Bulls vs. Sunwolves at 6:50 a.m. ET
  • Brumbies vs. Cheetahs at 9 a.m ET
  • Crusaders vs. Sharks at 11:05 a.m. ET
Sunday, March 27
  • Waratahs vs. Reds at 1:05 a.m. ET
Friday, April 1
  • Highlanders vs. Force  at 2:35 a.m. ET
  • Lions vs. Crusaders at 1 p.m. ET
Saturday, April 2
  • Blues vs. Jaguares at 2:35 a.m. ET
  • Brumbies vs. Chiefs at 4:40 a.m. ET
  • Kings vs. Japan at 11:05 a.m. ET
  • Bulls vs. Cheetahs at 1:10 p.m. ET
Sunday, April 3
  • Waratahs vs. Rebels at 2:05 a.m. ET
Friday, April 8
  • Chiefs vs. Blues at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Force vs. Crusaders at 7 p.m. ET
  • Stormers vs. Japan at 1 p.m. ET
Saturday, April 9
  • Hurricanes vs. Jaguares at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Reds vs. Highlanders at 5:40 a.m. ET
  • Sharks vs. Lions at 11:05 a.m. ET
  • Kings vs. Bulls at 1:10 p.m. ET
Friday, April 15
  • Crusaders vs. Jaguares at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Rebels vs. Hurricanes at 5:40 a.m. ET
  • Cheetahs vs. Japan at 1 p.m. ET
Saturday, April 16
  • Blues vs. Sharks at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Waratahs vs. Brumbies at 5:40 a.m. ET
  • Bulls vs. Reds at 11:05 a.m. ET
  • Lions vs. Stormers at 1:10 p.m. ET
Friday, April 22
  • Highlanders vs. Sharks at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Rebels vs. Cheetahs at 5:40 a.m. ET
Saturday, April 23
  • Japan vs. Jaguares at 1:15 a.m. ET
  • Hurricanes vs. Chiefs at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Force vs. Waratahs at 5:40 a.m. ET
  • Stormers vs. Reds at 9 a.m. ET
  • Kings vs. Lions at 11:05 a.m. ET
Sunday, April 24
  • Brumbies vs. Crusaders at 2:05 a.m. ET
Friday, April 29
  • Chiefs vs. Sharks at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Force vs. Bulls at 7:05 a.m. ET
Saturday, April 30
  • Highlanders vs. Brumbies at 1:15 a.m. ET
  • Blues vs. Rebels at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Reds vs. Cheetahs at 5:40 a.m. ET
  • Lions vs. Hurricanes at 11:05 a.m. ET
  • Stormers vs. Waratahs at 1:10 p.m. ET
  • Jaguares vs. Kings at TBC
Friday, May 6
  • Crusaders vs. Reds at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Brumbies vs. Bulls at 5:40 a.m. ET
Saturday, May 7
  • Japan vs. Force at 1:15 a.m. ET
  • Chiefs vs. Highlanders at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Waratahs vs. Cheetahs at 5:40 a.m. ET
  • Sharks vs. Hurricanes at 9 a.m. ET
  • Kings vs. Blies at 11:05 a.m. ET
Friday, May 13
  • Highlanders vs. Crusaders at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Rebels vs. Brumbies at 5:40 a.m. ET
Saturday, May 14
  • Hurricanes vs. Reds at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Crusaders vs Waratahs at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Waratahs vs. Bulls at 5:40 a.m. ET
  • Japan vs. Stormers at 7:45 a.m. ET
  • Cheetahs vs Kings at 11:05 a.m. ET
  • Lions vs. Blues at 1:10 p.m. ET
  • Jaguares vs. Sharks at TBC
Friday, May 20
  • Crusaders vs. Waratahs at 3:35 a.m. ET
Saturday, May 21
  • Reds vs. Japan at 1:05 a.m. ET
  • Chiefs vs. Rebels at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Force vs. Blues at 5:40 a.m. ET
  • Lions vs. Jaguares at 9 a.m.
  • Sharks vs. Kings at 11:05 a.m. ET
  • Bulls vs. Stormers  at 1:10 p.m. ET
Friday, May 27
  • Hurricanes vs. Highlanders at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Waratahs vs. Chiefs at 5:40 a.m. ET
  • Kings vs. Jaguares at 11 a.m. ET
Saturday, May 28
  • Blues vs. Crusaders at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Brumbies vs. Japan at 5:40 a.m. ET
  • Stormers vs. Cheetahs at 9 a.m. ET
  • Bulls vs. Lions at 11:05 a.m. ET
Sunday, May 29
  • Rebels vs. Force at 2:05 a.m.
Friday, July 1
  • Chiefs vs. Crusaders at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Brumbies vs. Reds at 5:40 a.m. ET
Saturday, July 2
  • Japan vs. Waratahs at 1:15 a.m. ET
  • Hurricanes vs. Blues at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Rebels vs. Stormers at 5:40 a.m. ET
  • Cheetahs vs. Force at 9 a.m. ET
  • Kings vs. Highlanders at 11:05 a.m. ET
  • Lions vs. Sharks at 1:10 p.m. ET
  • Jaguares vs. Bulls at TBC
Friday, July 08
  • Blues vs. Brumbies at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Reds vs. Chiefs at 5:40 a.m. ET
  • Lions vs. Kings at 1 p.m. ET
Saturday, July 9
  • Crusaders vs. Rebels at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Waratahs vs. Hurricanes at 5:40 a.m. ET
  • Force vs. Stormers at 7:45 a.m. ET
  • Bulls vs. Japan  at 11:05 a.m. ET
  • Sharks vs. Cheetahs at 1:10 p.m. ET
  • Jaguares vs. Highlanders at TBC
Friday, July 15
  • Blues vs. Waratahs at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Reds vs. Rebels at 5:40 a.m. ET
  • Sharks vs. Japan at 1 p.m. ET
Saturday, July 16
  • Crusaders vs. Hurricanes at 1:15 a.m. ET
  • Highlanders vs. Chiefs at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Brumbies vs. Force at 5:40 a.m. ET
  • Stormers vs. Kings at 11:05 a.m. ET
  • Cheetahs vs. Bulls at 1:10 p.m. ET
  • Jaguares vs. Lions at TBC
Qualifiers
  • Highlanders vs. Brumbies: Friday, July 22 at 4 a.m. ET
  • Sharks vs. Hurricanes: Saturday, July 23 at 3:35 a.m. ET
  • Crusaders vs. Lions: Saturday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. ET
  • Chiefs vs. Stormers: Saturday, July 23 at 1 p.m. ET
Semi-Finals
  • Friday, July 29 at TBC
  • Saturday, July 30 at TBC
Final 
  • Saturday, Aug. 6 at TBC
*Schedule subject to change

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