SANZAR has announced a change to the Super Rugby season in that half-time intervals for the 2013 campaign would be extended to twelve minutes.
SANZAR also confirmed the draw and all venues for the 120 regular season matches to be played.
The eighteenth year of the competition kicks off on Friday, February 15 with the Rebels hosting the Force at AAMI Park in Melbourne. Only the Australian Conference will be in action in Round One (due to the British and Irish Lions Tour), with the New Zealand and South African teams commencing their season in Round Two.
From the draw released on September 21, 2012, the following updates have been made to finalise the draw.
Amended kick-off times for Round Three matches on Friday, March 1 (local time):
Blues vs Crusaders, Auckland, will now kick-off at 7.30pm
Waratahs vs Rebels, Sydney, will now kick-off at 7.20pm
Reds vs Hurricanes, Brisbane, will now kick-off at 8.20pm