July 16, 2017
Super Rugby Quarter-Finals Confirmed
After 17 Rounds and 135 matches the quarter-finalists for the 2017 Super Rugby 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 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:
Crusaders , Lions , Stormers , Brumbies .
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) are:
Hurricanes , Chiefs , Highlanders , Sharks .
2017 Super Rugby Quarter-final Draw
QF1: Lions  versus Sharks 
QF2: Crusaders  versus Highlanders 
QF3: Stormers  versus Chiefs 
QF4: Brumbies  versus Hurricanes 
Quarter-final Match Schedule (all times local)
Fri July 21: Brumbies v Hurricanes, Canberra @ 19:35
Sat July 22: Crusaders v Highlanders, Christchurch @ 19:35
Sat July 22: Lions v Sharks, Johannesburg @ 14:30
Sat July 22 Stormers v Chiefs, Cape Town @ 17:00
Pre-determined draw as follows (highest ranked team to host):
SF1: Winner QF1 v Winner QF4
SF2: Winner QF2 v Winner QF3
(highest ranked team to host):
Final: Winner SF1 v Winner SF 2