More travel for Kiwi teams

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:16

SUPER RUGBY SEMIFINALS: New Zealand teams will continue their trans-ocean travels for the Super Rugby semifinals next week.

After the completion of the four quarterfinals the composition of the Super Rugby semifinals has been confirmed.

The highest seeded team, the Hurricanes, will play the lowest seeded team, the Chiefs, in one semi-final.

The second highest seeded team, the Lions will play the second lowest seed, the Highlanders, in the second semifinal.

The last-four pairings raise the possibility of a second successive Hurricanes versus Highlanders Super Rugby decider in Wellington.

The top seeded team going into the quarterfinals were the Hurricanes and their comprehensive 41-0 win over the Sharks in Wellington means they will host a semifinal as the highest seeded team.

The Hurricanes will play the Chiefs, who beat the higher ranked Stormers 60-21 in Cape Town.
 
The second semifinal 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.
 
 Semifinal draw
 
Saturday, July 30
Hurricanes v Chiefs
- Westpac Stadium, Wellington (Kick-off: 19.35; 07.35 GMT)

Saturday, July 30
Lionsv Highlanders
- Ellis Park, Johannesburg (Kick-off: 15.00; 13.00 GMT; 01.00 Sunday, July 31 NZ time)

The final will be determined by the results of the semifinals.

The two winners will play in the Final, with the highest seeded team hosting the Final.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 30 September 2016
Golden Lions v Sharks 15h00 Johannesburg
EP Kings v Pumas 16h00 Nelspruit
Western Province v Boland 17h10 Cape Town
Dragons v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 Rodney Parade
Connacht v Edinburgh 18h35 Sportsground
Bristol v Saracens 18h45 Ashton Gate
Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs 18h45 Franklin's Gardens
Sat, 01 October 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Griquas 12h00 Bloemfontein
Sale Sharks v Leicester Tigers 13h30 AJ Bell Stadium
Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
South Africa v Australia 15h05 Loftus Versfeld
Munster v Zebre 16h00 Thomond Park
Ulster v Ospreys 17h30 Kingspan Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Leinster 18h35 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Cardiff Blues v Cardiff Blues 19h05 Stadio Monigo
Sun, 02 October 2016
Argentina v New Zealand 22h10 Ascoli Piceno
Wasps v Harlequins 13h30 Ricoh Arena
Worcester Warriors v Newcastle Falcons 14h00 Sixways
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 15 10 0 5 43
Waratahs 15 8 0 7 40
Rebels 15 7 0 8 31
Reds 15 3 1 11 17
Force 15 2 0 13 13
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Hurricanes 15 11 0 4 53
Highlanders 15 11 0 4 52
Chiefs 15 11 0 4 51
Crusaders 15 11 0 4 50
Blues 15 8 1 6 39
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 15 10 1 4 51
Bulls 15 9 1 5 42
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Sunwolves 15 1 1 13 9
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 14 11 0 3 52
Sharks 15 9 1 5 43
Jaguares 14 3 0 11 18
Kings 15 2 0 13 9