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Super Rugby revolves around a 15-team format. A points system that encourages attacking play makes the competition even more attractive to the viewing public. The 15 Super Rugby teams are

  • The Blues: The Auckland Blues hail from the North Island of New Zealand.

  • The Brumbies: The ACT Brumbies have their home ground in Canberra Stadium in the Australian Capital Territory.

  • The Bulls: The Northern Bulls come from the South African city of Pretoria.

  • The Cheetahs: The Cheetahs are based in the South African city of Bloemfontein.

  • The Chiefs: The Waikato Chiefs are based in the city of Hamilton on the North Island of New Zealand.

  • The Crusaders: The Canterbury Crusaders are based in Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand.

  • The Force: The Western Force come from the Australian city of Perth.

  • The Highlanders: The Otago Highlanders are based in the city of Dunedin on the South Island of New Zealand.

  • The Hurricanes: The Wellington Hurricanes hail from the city of Wellington on the North Island of New Zealand.

  • The Lions: The Lions hail from the South African city of Johannesburg and were formerly the Cats.

  • The Rebels: The Melbourne Rebels hail from the Australian city of Melbourne.

  • The Reds: The Queensland Reds hail from Brisbane, Queensland.

  • The Sharks: The Sharks are based in the South African city of Durban.

  • The Stormers: The Western Stormers are based in the South African city of Cape Town.

  • The Waratahs: The NSW Waratahs are based in Sydney, New South Wales.

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Mathew Brown is America's most prolific rugby writer. In 2010, he produced and hosted Rugby World on FOX Sports Net. Brown began his rugby career at Occidental College. He's been a member of various rugby clubs, from Missoula to Riga, and he played internationally for Latvia. Brown also has coached at the collegiate and club level. Patrick Guthrie is the director of broadcast and sports development for the City of Glendale, Colorado. Greg Growden is a rugby correspondent and author of Gold, Mud 'n' Guts.

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