Super W draw for 2020 released

Super W
by staff

The NSW Waratahs women will begin their campaign in Melbourne for a third title in 2020, and the Brumbies will hosts Rugby WA Women, when the Super W kicks off in February.

Rugby Australia released the draw for season three of Super W on Friday, and it will commence on Friday 14 February in 2020.

The five-round schedule for 2020 features four blockbuster battles to be staged as double-headers with Super Rugby matches in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane.

All matches will be broadcast live on Kayo Sports, and the Rugby Xplorer app, while FOX SPORTS Australia will air every double header clash.

Beaten finalists Queensland will have the bye in the opening round and the showdown with rivals NSW won’t arrive until round four, when they meet at Ballymore on Saturday March 7.

The competition format will continue to see the top three teams will advance to the finals, with a two v three play-off to determine who advances to the Final against the top-placed team at the end of the home-and-away season.

“Buildcorp Super W went from strength to strength last season and the standard of the competition continues to grow,” Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle said in a release.

“In 2019 we saw a new generation of players stand up across the competition and many were rewarded with higher honours, with 11 players making their international debut for the Wallaroos on the back of their performances in Buildcorp Super W.

“The success of the competition has also led to double-digit growth in female participation over the first two years of existence and as the competition grows, we expect this number to continue to rise.

“These athletes play an exciting, fierce brand of Rugby which has captured the imagination of fans and we are looking forward to seeing what’s in store for season three.”

2020 Buildcorp Super W Draw (all times are local) 

Round 1
Friday 14 February

Melbourne Rebels v NSW Waratahs Women, 4.35pm, AAMI Park, Melbourne

Saturday 15 February

Brumbies Women v Rugby WA Women, 4.35pm, GIO Stadium, Canberra 

Round 2 

Saturday 22 February

Rugby WA Women v Queensland Reds, Success Regional Sporting Facility, 4.00pm

Melbourne Rebels v Brumbies Women, Mars Stadium, Ballarat, 12.10pm

Round 3

Friday 28 February 

NSW Waratahs Women v Brumbies Women, Bankwest Stadium, 4.35pm 

Saturday 29 February

Queensland Reds v Melbourne Rebels, Suncorp Stadium, 3.35pm    

Round 4 

Saturday 7 March

Queensland Reds v NSW Waratahs Women, Ballymore, 3.00pm

Sunday 8 March

Rugby WA v Melbourne Rebels, Kingsway Sporting Complex, 3.30pm

Round 5 

Saturday 14 March

NSW Waratahs Women v Rugby WA Women, Sydney University, 3.25pm 

Sunday 15 March 

Brumbies Women v Queensland Reds, GIO Stadium, 1.15pm 

Play Off 

Saturday 21 March 

2nd placed team v 3rd placed team


Saturday 28 March 

First placed team v winner of Play Off 

*Venue to be confirmed