The Super Rugby Team of the Week has representatives from 10 of the teams with the Chiefs leading the way with three players, Damian McKenzie, Anton Lienert-Brown and Brodie Rettalick. The All Black lock Retallick was Player of the Week after he put in a huge shift against the Bulls.
Super Rugby and The Rugby Championship will this season adopt the Law Amendments that were announced by World Rugby in July 2017 prior to the start of the 2017/2018 northern hemisphere season. The amendments relate to the scrum (Law 20), tackle (Law 15) and ruck (Law 16).
SANZAAR has announced the referee team that will officiate the 2018 Super Rugby season. With the Super Rugby tournament format reducing to 120 regular season matches this season the referee team has been reduced from 19 to 17 referees.