Kick-off times confirmed for Qualifiers

Date published: July 16 2017

After 17 Rounds and 135 matches the quarter-finalists for the 2017 Super Rugby tournament have been confirmed by SANZAAR.

Following the Crusaders' 22-31 loss to the Hurricanes, the Lions' 27-10 win over the Sharks away in Durban saw them finish as the top ranked team. The Crusaders' 14-match winning streak came to an end in Wellington and they ended up as the second ranked side entering the quarter-finals.

The Conference winners and their rankings are therefore:

Lions [1], Crusaders [2], Stormers [3], Brumbies [4]

The four wild card teams (best runner up from South Africa Conferences 1 & 2, and three next best teams from the Australian & New Zealand Conferences) and their rankings are:

Hurricanes [5], Chiefs [6], Highlanders [7], Sharks [8]

Qualifiers

Friday, July 21: Brumbies v Hurricanes, Canberra @ 19:35 (09:35 GMT)
Saturday, July 22: Crusaders v Highlanders, Christchurch @ 19:35 (07:35 GMT)
Saturday, July 22: Lions v Sharks, Johannesburg @ 14:30 (12:30 GMT)
Saturday, July 22 Stormers v Chiefs, Cape Town @ 17:00 (15:00 GMT)

Semi-finals

Semi-final 1 – Higher-ranked winner from QFs 1 and 4 v Lower-ranked winner from QFs 1 and 4
Semi-final 2 – Higher-ranked winner from QFs 2 and 3 v Lower-ranked winner from QFs 2 and 3

Final

Higher-ranked semi-final winner v Lower-ranked semi-final winner

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