SANZAR on Thursday announced that half-time breaks for the 2013 Vodacom Super Rugby season would be extended to 12 minutes (from the regular ten minutes).
Meanwhile, SANZAR also on Thursday confirmed the draw and all venues for the 120 regular season matches to be played in the 2013 Super Rugby season – including the DHL Stormers’ away meetings with the Hurricanes (FMG Stadium in Palmerston North) and the Blues (North Harbour Stadium in Albany).
The eighteenth year of Super Rugby kicks-off on Friday, February 15 with the Rebels hosting the Force at AAMI Park in Melbourne.
Only the Australian Conference will be in action in Round One (due to the British & Irish Lions Tour), with the New Zealand and South African teams commencing their season in Round Two.
From the draw released on September 21, 2012, some updates were made to finalise the draw.
Amended kick-off times for Round Three matches on Friday, March 1 (local time):
– Blues vs Crusaders, Auckland, will now kick-off at 19h30
– Waratahs vs Rebels, Sydney, will now kick-off at 19h20
– Reds vs Hurricanes, Brisbane, will now kick-off at 20h20
The DHL Stormers’ 2013 Super Rugby fixtures:
All kick-off times local (SA time); home games in bold
Friday, February 22: vs Bulls, Pretoria – 19h10
Saturday, March 2: vs Sharks, Durban – 19h10
Saturday, March 9: vs Chiefs, DHL Newlands – 17h05
March 15/16/17 – BYE
Saturday, March 23: vs Brumbies, DHL Newlands – 19h10
Saturday, March 30: vs Crusaders, DHL Newlands – 19h10
Saturday, April 6: vs Cheetahs, Bloemfontein – 17h05
Saturday, April 13: vs Sharks, DHL Newlands – 17h05
April 19/20/21 – BYE
Friday, April 26: vs Hurricanes, Palmerston North – 09h35
Friday, May 3: vs Blues, Albany – 09h35
Saturday, May 11: vs Waratahs, Sydney – 11h40
Friday, May 17: vs Rebels, Melbourne – 11h40
Saturday, May 25: vs Reds, DHL Newlands – 17h05
Saturday, June 1: vs Kings, DHL Newlands – 17h05
Saturday, June 29: vs Cheetahs, DHL Newlands – 19h10
Saturday, July 6: vs Kings, Port Elizabeth – 17h05
Saturday, July 13: vs Bulls, DHL Newlands – 19h10
Super Rugby Qualifiers:
Friday, Saturday, July 19/20
Super Rugby Semifinals:
Friday, Saturday, July 26/27
Super Rugby Finals:
Saturday, August 3