The Crusaders will face the Chiefs while the Lions host the Hurricanes in the semi finals of Super Rugby 2017, following a fascinating round of knockout pla this past weekend. The Lions squeaked past the Sharks, but will now be in a repeat of last year’s final.
Crusaders vs Chiefs – Christchurch
Lions vs Hurricanes – Johannesburg
Highlights of all four matches can be seen below
STORMERS vs CHIEFS
The Chiefs secured the final semi-final berth when they picked up a 17-11 victory over the Stormers at Newlands in Cape Town.
LIONS vs SHARKS
A 78th minute long-range penalty from Ruan Combrinck sees the Lions recover to defeat the Sharks 23-21 in their quarter-final match.
CRUSADERS vs HIGHLANDERS
The Crusaders advanced to the Super Rugby semi-finals with a 17-0 victory over the Highlanders at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.
HURRICANES vs BRUMBIES
The Hurricanes became the first team to reach the Super Rugby semi-finals when they claimed a 35-16 win over the Brumbies in Canberra.