Next generation to shine in revamped Super Rugby U16 & U19 competition

Wed, Sep 20, 2023, 10:00 PM
Waratahs Media
by Waratahs Media

The next generation of Australian rugby stars will take centre stage as the revamped Super Rugby Men’s U16 and U19 competitions kick off on Saturday 30 September.

Teams from the ACT Brumbies, NSW Waratahs, QLD Reds, Melbourne Rebels and Western Force will go head-to-head across a five-week regular season, with every game broadcast live and on-demand on Stan Sport.

The top two sides in each competition will face off in their respective Grand Finals on Sunday 5 November.

The Super Rugby U16s and U19s serve an important role in rugby's development pathway, giving more than 300 of Australia's most talented juniors a valuable insight into the professional game.

The competitions also present an opportunity for players to press their claims for national selection, with the Junior Wallabies shaping up for another World Rugby U20 Championship campaign in 2024.

"The Super Rugby U16s and U19s will showcase our next generation of Super Rugby Pacific and Wallabies stars while delivering them the benefits of a week in, week out, high-performance rugby environment," Rugby Australia National Pathways Manager Nic Henderson said.

"The excitement that surrounded the inaugural tournaments last year has only been enhanced through our closer alignment with the Super Rugby brand in 2023.

"These tournaments are the pinnacle of age group rugby in Australia and a vital stepping stone for players on the path to the professional game.

"With all matches being broadcast live on Stan Sport, it's fantastic to give every rugby fan across the country the opportunity to be part of that journey."


*all times local


30 September

Brumbies v Waratahs, Viking Park ACT, U16s 12.05pm, U19s 1.45pm

Force v Rebels, Claremont FC WA, U16s 11.40am, U19s 1.20pm


7 October

Rebels v Waratahs, Box Hill Rugby Club VIC, U16s 11.05am, U19s 12.45pm

8 October

Reds v Force, Ballymore QLD, U16s 12.05pm, U19s 1.45pm


14 October

Brumbies v Rebels, Viking Park ACT, U16s 11.25am, U19s 1.05pm

15 October

Waratahs v Reds, Forshaw Rugby Park NSW, U16s 12.45pm, U19s 2.25pm


21 October

Force v Brumbies, Claremont FC WA, U16s 12.05pm, U19s 1.45pm

22 October

Rebels v Reds, Box Hill Rugby Club VIC, U16s 1.30pm, U19s 3.10pm


28 October

Reds v Brumbies, Ballymore QLD, U16s 12.50pm, U19s 2.35pm

29 October

Waratahs v Force, Forshaw Rugby Park NSW, U16s 11.40am, U19s 1.20pm


5 November

Venue and times TBC