There are four days until the 2023 Super Rugby season begins.
The tournament will follow a similar schedule to the 2022 season, with 91 matches played in a round-robin, followed by finals in a knockout format.
Here's a look at the countries who've won the most matches:
New Zealand (1845 games, 1043 wins, 57% win rate)
Crusaders (276 wins)
Hurricanes (207 wins)
Chiefs (195 wins)
Blues (191 wins)
Highlanders (174 wins)
Argentina (72 games, 36 wins, 50% win rate)
Argentina will have two teams in 2023 – Los Dogos XV and Pampas. The former will be based in Córdoba while the later will be in San Isidro in the northern suburbs of Buenos Aires. It’s unclear at this stage if the Jaguares brand, which carried through Super Rugby, will be continued in a different competition.
Los Pampas competed in South Africa’s Vodacom Cup from 2010 to 2013, winning the competition in the 2011 season. Los Jaguares XV later competed in the Currie Cup First Division, going unbeaten in the competition in 2019.
The 2023 Super Rugby Americas will contain seven teams. The new teams are the aforementioned Argentine sides and the American Raptors. The Colorado-based side will be replacing the Colombian entry, Los Cafeteros Pro, who are out of professional rugby after two seasons in SLAR.
Australia (1481 games, 685 wins, 46% win rate)
Brumbies (219 wins)
Queensland Reds (166)
Western Force (62)
Melbourne Rebels (56 wins)
South Africa (1586 games, 706 wins, 45% rate)
Southern Kings (11)
Japan (68 games, 9 wins, 13% win rate)
Pacific Islands (12 games, 2 wins, 17% win rate)
Moana Pasifica (1)
Fijian Drua (1)