Super Rugby quarter-finals confirmed

After 17 Rounds and 135 matches, the Lions, Stormers and Sharks have been confirmed as 2017 Vodacom Super Rugby quarter-finalists.

Following the Crusaders’ 22-31 loss to the Hurricanes, the Lions 27-10 win over the Sharks away in Durban saw the Joburg side finish as the top-ranked team.

The conference-winners and their rankings are as follows:
Lions [1], Crusaders [2], Stormers [3], Brumbies [4]

The four wildcard 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]

Quarter-final schedule (SA times):
Friday July 21
11h35 – Brumbies v Hurricanes, Canberra (QF4)

Saturday July 22
09h35 – Crusaders v Highlanders, Christchurch (QF2)
14h30 – Lions v Sharks, Johannesburg (QF1)
17h00 – Stormers v Chiefs, Cape Town (QF3) 

Semi-final Draw (highest-ranked team to host):
SF1: Winner QF1 v Winner QF4
SF2: Winner QF2 v Winner QF3

Final Draw (highest-ranked team to host):
Final: Winner SF1 v Winner SF 2

- All Out Rugby Staff Writer