When did the new Super Rugby fixtures kick in?
Football Italian is reporting that the new World Cup fixtures are in place and that the first game of the 2016/17 campaign kicks off on March 9.
With the new fixtures, Super Rugby will be in its third season with six games.
The World Cup is due to kick off in 2018 in South Africa.
For the 2016 season, the Super Rugby season will be shortened to six games with the Jaguares facing the Barbarians in the second leg of their opening series match at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
On Sunday, the Jaguars travel to Toulon for the final two rounds of the tournament.
At home, the Toulouse Lions host the Scarlets in the final round of the Six Nations before the Jaguarks return home for the two-legged home opener against the Crusaders.
There is no word on when the Super Boks are set to kick-off their season against the Jaguals.
However, the World Cup in the New Zealand region will kick off at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on February 24.