The Super Rugby Quarter Finals are now confirmed following the final round of pool play this past weekend. After 17 rounds and 135 matches, the Lions topped the log, and we now know all eight teams that will compete in the first round of knock out play.
The Crusaders’ 14 match winning streak came to an end with thier 31-22 loss to the Hurricanes, seeing them ranked second as we enter the quarter final stage.
The Conference winners and their rankings:
Lions , Crusaders , 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) and their rankings 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
You can catch up on highlights from all round 17 matches below
FORCE vs WARATAHS
Western Force gave Matt Hodgson a victorious send-off as they thumped the Waratahs, winning 40-11 to finish second in Australia’s Conference.
SHARKS vs LIONS
The Lions finished top of the Super Rugby standings with a 27-10 victory over the Sharks at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday.
BULLS vs STORMERS
The Stormers continued their momentum before the play-offs with a 41-33 victory in a topsy-turvy encounter at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
HURRICANES vs CRUSADERS
The Hurricanes handed the Crusaders their first loss of the Super Rugby season when they claimed a 31-22 victory in Wellington on Saturday.
CHIEFS vs BRUMBIES
The Chiefs completed their Super Rugby regular season fixtures with an impressive 28-10 victory over the Brumbies in Hamilton on Saturday.
SUNWOLVES vs BLUES
The Sunwolves finished their campaign on a high after claiming a shock 48-21 victory over the Blues in Tokyo.
SOUTHERN KINGS vs CHEETAHS
The Cheetahs bowed out of Super Rugby with their heads held high after a 21-20 victory over the Kings at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.
REBELS vs JAGUARES
The Jaguares ended their Super Rugby season on a positive note on Friday as they beat the Rebels 32-29 at AAMI Park in Melbourne.
HIGHLANDERS vs REDS
The Highlanders made a statement of intent ahead of the quarter-finals when they claimed a convincing 40-17 win over the Reds in Dunedin on Friday.