2011 sees Super Rugby entering a new era with the debut of the Super 15 rugby competition. South Africa, New Zealand and Australia will each have five teams competing in the tournament, which kicks off on 18 February 2011.

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The DHL Stormers had a great season in 2010 where they finished as runners-up, eventually losing to the Bulls in the historic final held in Soweto. Players like Schalk Burger, Andries Bekker, Juan de Jongh and Gio Aplon were outstanding in last season’s tournament. Schalk also handled the captaincy particularly well.

The Stormers have a bye in the first week of the 2011 Super 15 but after that you can look forward to some cracking games. Have a look at the DHL Stormers Super 15 rugby fixtures below.

February 2011:

  • 18/19 February 2011: Stormers Bye
  • 26 February 2011: Stormers vs Lions
    Newlands Rugby Stadium, Cape Town – 19h10

March 2011:

  • 5 March 2011: Stormers vs Cheetahs
    Newlands Rugby Stadium, Cape Town – 17h05
  • 11 March 2011: Stormers vs Highlanders
    Newlands Rugby Stadium, Cape Town – 19h10
  • 19 March 2011: Bulls vs Stormers
    Loftus Versveld, Pretoria – 19h10
  • 26 March 2011: Stormers vs Force
    Newlands Rugby Stadium, Cape Town – 15h00

April 2011:

  • 2 April 2011: Sharks vs Stormers
    Shark Tank, Durban – 17h05
  • 9 April 2011: Stormers vs Reds
    Newlands Rugby Stadium, Cape Town – 17h05
  • 16 April 2011: Lions vs Stormers
    Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg – 17h05
  • 22/23 April 2011: Stormers Bye
  • 30 April 2011: Stormers vs Sharks
    Newlands Rugby Stadium, Cape Town – 19h10

May 2011:

  • 7 May 2011: Stormers vs Crusaders
    Newlands Rugby Stadium, Cape Town – 17h05
  • 14 May 2011: Chiefs vs Stormers
    Hamilton – 09h35
  • 20 May 2011: Blues vs Stormers
    Auckland – 09h35
  • 28 May 2011: Brumbies vs Stormers
    Canberra – 11h40

June 2011:

  • 3 June 2011: Rebels vs Stormers
    Melbourne – 11h40
  • 11 June 2011: Stormers vs Bulls
    Newlands Rugby Stadium, Cape Town – 18h10
  • 18 June 2011: Cheetahs vs Stormers
    Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein – 19h10

There have been some changes to the format of the tournament and it’s also a few weeks longer. Should be interesting to see how the teams handle it. Click here to see the full list of 2011 Super 15 rugby fixtures. Go Stormers!

[SA local times listed above. Dates, times and venues subject to change.]