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    Match-ups confirmed for Super Rugby quarters

    2016-07-17 07:00

    Cape Town - After 17 rounds and 135 matches of the regular season the quarter-finalists for the 2016 Super Rugby tournament have been determined.

    The four Conference winners will host the four wildcard teams in the quarter-finals.

    The Hurricanes won the hotly contested battle of the New Zealand Conference to finish as Conference winner and top tournament seed to secure their home quarter-final.

    The Hurricanes beat the Crusaders 35-10 in Christchurch, while the Highlanders beat the Chiefs 25-15 in Dunedin.
     
    The Lions' 34-22 loss in Buenos Aires to the Jaguares saw them finish top of South Africa Conference 2 to qualify as tournament second seed.
     
    The Stormers finished as South Africa 1 Conference winners after beating the Kings 52-24 in Cape Town and enter the quarter-finals as third seed.

    The Australian Conference winner was the Brumbies who beat the Force in Canberra 24-10 to qualify as fourth seed, meaning the Waratahs missed out on quarter-final qualification.
     
    The wild card quarter-finalists are three teams from the Australasia Group: the Highlanders, Chiefs, Crusaders; and the Sharks from South Africa 2 who beat to the Sunwolves 40-29 to claim the one wild card spot from the South Africa Group.

    Quarter-final line-up:

    Friday, July 22

    Brumbies v Highlanders, Canberra - 10:00

    Saturday, July 23

    Hurricanes v Sharks, Wellington - 09:35

    Lions v Crusaders, Johannesburg - 16:30

    Stormers v Chiefs, Cape Town - 19:00


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    Fixtures

    Saturday, 17 February 2018
    • Stormers v Jaguares, Cape Town 15:05
    • Lions v Sharks, Emirates Airlines Park 17:15
    Friday, 23 February 2018
    • Highlanders v Blues, 08:35
    • Rebels v Reds, AAMI Park 10:45
    Saturday, 24 February 2018
    • Sunwolves v Brumbies, Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium 06:15
    • Crusaders v Chiefs, 08:35
    • Waratahs v Stormers, Allianz Stadium 10:45
    • Lions v Jaguares, Emirates Airlines Park 15:05
    • Bulls v Hurricanes, Loftus Versfeld 17:15

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