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  • The Crusaders have won 11 Super Rugby titles
  • The Blues, Bulls & Brumbies have each won 3 titles
  • Clubs from New Zealand have won 17 Super Rugby titles
  • Australian clubs have won 5 and South African clubs 3 titles
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The Crusaders are the most successful club in Super Rugby (Getty Images)
John Eastwood 19 Feb 2021
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The Crusaders are the most successful club in Super Rugby, winning 11 titles. The Blues, Bulls and Brumbies are next best with three titles each to highlight the Crusaders' dominance.

Super Rugby began as Super 12 in 1996 with an extra Australian and South African team added in 2005 and the name changed to Super 14. A fifteenth team joined in 2011 and the competition was rebranded as Super Rugby.

Super Rugby Champions & Runners-Up


The Crusaders won their third straight Super Rugby title in 2019. They beat the Jaguares who were contesting their first Super Rugby final.

The 2020 season was cancelled due to the corona virus pandemic.

Year
Teams
Winners
Final
Runners-Up
2021 tbc tbc tbc tbc
2020 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2019 15 Crusaders 19–3 Jaguares
2018 15 Crusaders 37–18 Lions
2017 18 Crusaders 25–17 Lions
2016 18 Hurricanes 20–3 Lions
2015 15 Highlanders 21–14 Hurricanes
2014 15 Waratahs 33–32 Crusaders
2013 15 Chiefs 27–22 Brumbies
2012 15 Chiefs 37–6 Sharks
2011 15 Reds 18–13 Crusaders
2010 14 Bulls 25–17 Stormers
2009 14 Bulls 61–17 Chiefs
2008 14 Crusaders 20–12 Waratahs
2007 14 Bulls 20–19 Sharks
2006 14 Crusaders 19–12 Hurricanes
2005 12 Crusaders 35–25 Waratahs
2004 12 Brumbies 47–38 Crusaders
2003 12 Blues 21–17 Crusaders
2002 12 Crusaders 31–13 Brumbies
2001 12 Brumbies 36–6 Sharks
2000 12 Crusaders 20–19 Brumbies
1999 12 Crusaders 24–19 Highlanders
1998 12 Crusaders 20–13 Blues
1997 12 Blues 23–7 Brumbies
1996 12 Blues 45–21 Sharks

Super Rugby Champions by Team


The Crusaders won their third consecutive Super Rugby title in 2019 to make it 11 in total. 

Team
Combined
Super 12
Super 14
Super Rugby
Crusaders 11 5 2 4
Blues 3 3 0 0
Bulls 3 0 3 0
Brumbies 3 2 0 1
Chiefs 2 0 0 2
Reds 1 0 0 1
Waratahs 1 0 0 1
Highlanders 1 0 0 1
Hurricanes 1 0 0 1

Super Rugby Champions by Country


Super Rugby has been dominated by clubs from New Zealand who have won 17 titles in 25 seasons. Australian clubs have won five Super Rugby titles with South Africa winning three.

Country
Combined
Super 12
Super 14
Super Rugby
New Zealand 17 8 2 7
Australia 5 2 0 3
South Africa 3 0 3 0

Super Rugby Champions FAQ

Who has won the most Super Rugby titles?

The Crusaders have won the most Super Rugby titles, winning 11 titles.

Who are the Super Rugby champions?

The Crusaders are the defending Super Rugby champions after beating the Jaguares 19-3 in the 2019 final.

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