Tendal Mtawarira of the Sharks wearing the Super Rugby 2018 jersey.

We look at the new Super Rugby 2018 jerseys and the first South African derby that will feature the Lions and the Sharks in the first of many thrilling Super Rugby 2018 fixtures.

SuperSport brings you Super Rugby 2018 action which will keep you on the edge of your seat. Check out all the Super Rugby 2018 fixtures on supesport.com. The Super Rugby 2018 jerseys are also a topical subject for us ahead of the start of the new season.

The Super Rugby format can be quite confusing at times. To make it more easy for you to enjoy the tournement our Super Rugby expert, Volo from supersport.com gives a crash course on how everything works. 

Watch the quick tutorial.

On Saturday 17 February your World of Champions will bring you the thrilling South African derby which will feature the Lions and the Sharks on SuperSport 1 (DStv Channel 201)  and on DStv Now at 17:15.

In this year’s competition, Mzansi will field four teams, primarily the Bulls, Lions, Sharks and the Stormers. The Southern Kings and the Cheetahs miss out in this year’s competition.

We look at the Super Rugby 2018 jerseys that South Africa’s finest will wear in this year’s competition.


The Western Cape-based franchise has cut ties with long time kit sponsor Adidas. Their battle armour is proudly South African, manufactured by a company in the Mother City, Genuine Connection which has been in partnership with the team for 17 years. We are not wowed by their home kit. But we will give it our endorsement for being locally produced.




The Lions made it all the way to the final in last year’s competition, in their bid to make sure they lift the cup they have kept it simple regarding their jersey. Canterbury designed a fairly attractive jersey which features the red and white colours of the union.




This season the Sharks will take the field in a jersey that is inspired by their fans. The home jersey is black with artwork which encompasses the city of Durban. The away and the third strip is not too shabby either.




To celebrate the union’s 80-year anniversary you will see the number 20180 on the upper chest of the Bulls jersey. And as an added extra the away kit is blue, white and yellow which plays homage to Mamelodi Sundowns who were crowned champions of the continent at the CAF Champions League. This is a special touch from the union to unite the soccer and rugby in the city of Pretoria.



Watch as the Sharks and the Lion flaunt their Super Rugby 2018 jerseys on Saturday 18 February on SuperSport 1 (DStv Channel 201) and DStv Now at 17:15. Also don’t miss out on the Stormers in action against the Jaguares earlier in the channel at 15:05.