SANZAAR tweaks Super Rugby semifinal draw

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:59
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NEWS: SAZAAR has announced changes to the semifinal draw for this year's Super Rugby tournament.

In a change from 2016 the semifinal draw will be pre-determined. The semifinal host teams will be the highest ranked winners from the respective quarterfinals.
 
Semifinal 1: Winner QF 1 v Winner QF 4
Semifinal 2: Winner QF 2 v Winner QF 3

The quarterfinal draw is the same as in 2016. The four Conference winners - who will host quarterfinal matches; and four wild card teams - determined by the tournament rules and final conference positions. The teams will be ranked 1-8 based on the final number of competition points attained and the following order.

Rank 1-4: Conference winners determined by final number competition points.
Rank 5-8: Wild cards determined by final number competition points.

The quarterfinal draw will be:

Quarterfinal 1: 1 v 8
Quarterfinal 2: 2 v 7
Quarterfinal 3: 3 v 6
Quarterfinal 4: 4 v 5

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