The looming Rugby World Cup means the southern hemisphere season begins a fortnight earlier in the 2019, with the Super Rugby opener set down for February 15.
Before that, however, each of the 15 teams will engage in some preseason fixtures to prepare for the season proper.
Check out when your team returns to the field below.
Brumbies vs. Rebels, January 26, Canberra
Bulls vs. Lions, January 26, Pretoria
Highlanders vs. Waratahs, February 1, Alexandra, NZ
Hurricanes vs. Crusaders, February 2, Horowhenua-Kapiti
Blues vs. Chiefs, February 2, Kiakohe, NZ
Lions vs. Sharks, Cape Town Stadium, February 3, Cape Town (Double Header)
Stormers vs. Bulls, Cape Town Stadium, February 3, Cape Town (Double Header)
Brumbies vs. Waratahs, February 7, Goulburn
Crusaders vs Highlanders, February 8, Southbridge, NZ
Reds vs. Chiefs, February 8, Brisbane
Hurricanes vs. Blues, February 9, Mangatainoka, NZ
Sharks vs. Bulls, February 9, Durban