Super Rugby preseason fixtures 2018: who's playing who, when and where?

Melbourne Rebels' Dane Haylett-Petty slides over for a try during the Round 17 Super Rugby match against NSW Waratahs in 2018 Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images

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