•Crusaders v Rebels to get the season underway in Christchurch on 13 February
•Defending champion Waratahs to start at home against the Force in Round 1
•Anzac Centenary weekend sees all 10 Australian and New Zealand teams in action across Round 11 (two derbies and three Trans-Tasman clashes)
Waratahs host the Crusaders at ANZ Stadium in a Round 15 re-match of the record-breaking 2014 Super Rugby Final
•All five South African teams are in action on home soil during Rounds 1-3
•The five top-rating matches of the 2014 Super Rugby season will recur in 2015
•The Super Rugby Finals Series will commence on the weekend of 19 June with the Final to be played on Saturday 4 July
•All teams to start on the same weekend (February 13-15) and no June international window due to 2015 Rugby World Cup
Seven-time champions the Crusaders will get the 2015 Super Rugby campaign underway when they welcome the Rebels to AMI Stadium on Friday 13 February. The match is the first of an opening night double-header with a fierce Australian derby between the Brumbies and Reds following in Canberra.
The Sharks and the Bulls launch their seasons at home with derbies against the Cheetahs and Stormers respectively while the Lions will host the Hurricanes at Ellis Park and come Sunday, all eyes will be focused on Allianz Stadium as the defending champion Waratahs meet the Force.
With the Anzac Centenary occurring in 2015, SANZAR has orchestrated the draw to ensure five matches involving Australian and New Zealand teams are played across this hugely significant weekend.
Back-to-back fixtures between Chiefs v Force and Brumbies v Highlanders on Friday April 24 see the round commence with clashes on either side of the Tasman before a pair of key derbies take centre stage on Anzac Day.
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