Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
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24 Jul 2016
3:14 pm

Kick-off time update: Super Rugby semi-finals

Rudolph Jacobs

After the completion of the four quarter-finals the composition of the Super Rugby semi-finals has been confirmed.

Sam McNicol of the Chiefs during the Super Rugby Quarter Final match between the DHL Stormers and Chiefs at DHL Newlands on July 23, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. Picture: Gallo Images

The highest seeded team the Hurricanes will play the lowest seeded team the Chiefs in one semi-final, while the second highest seeded team the Lions will play the second lowest seed the Highlanders in the second semi-final.

Please see below for confirmed local kick-off times

The top seeded team going into the quarter-finals were the Hurricanes and their comprehensive 41-0 win over the Sharks in Wellington means they will host a semi-final as the highest seeded team. The Hurricanes will play the Chiefs who beat the higher ranked Stormers 60-21 in Cape Town.

The second semi-final will be hosted by the Lions who were too strong at home in Johannesburg beating the Crusaders 45-25. The Lions will play the Highlanders who beat the Brumbies in Canberra 15-9.

2016 Super Rugby Semi-finalists seedings:

Highest Seed Hurricanes [1] Beat Sharks [8] 41-0
Second Highest Seed Lions  [2] Beat Crusaders [7] 45-25
Second Lowest Seed Highlanders [5] Beat Brumbies [4] 15-9
Lowest Seed Chiefs [6] Beat Stormers [3] 60-21

2016 Super Rugby Semi-final Draw

Date Home Away Venue Kick-Off *
Sat 30 July Hurricanes Chiefs Westpac Stadium, Wellington 1935
Sat 30 July Lions Highlanders Emirates Airlines Stadium, Johannesburg 1500

* Local time

The final will be determined by the results of the semi-finals. The two winners will play in the final with the highest seeded team hosting the final.