Match-ups confirmed for Super Rugby quarters
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
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.
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
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
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