Dates and Times Confirmed of Super Rugby Qualifiers : Crusaders v Reds on Saturday 20 July – Brumbies v Cheetahs on Sunday 21 July

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As the curtain draws on Round 20, SANZAR is pleased to confirm the schedule for next weekend’s Super Rugby Qualifiers which kick-off the 2013 Super Rugby Finals Series.

 

By finishing the season as the competition’s two highest-ranked conference winners, the Chiefs (66 points, 12 wins) and the Bulls (63 points, 12 wins) have earned the week off and progress straight to the Super Rugby Semi Finals where they await the winners of the following clashes:

 

Super Rugby Qualifier A

Saturday, 20 July, 2013

Crusaders v Reds

AMI Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand

Kick-off (1935 local, 1735 NSW/ACT, 0935 SAT, 0735 GMT)

 

Super Rugby Qualifier B

Sunday, 21 July, 2013

Brumbies v Cheetahs

Canberra Stadium, Canberra, Australia

Kick-off (1610 local, 1810 NZT, 0810 SAT, 0610 GMT)

 

The Crusaders enter the Super Rugby Finals as the top-ranked ‘Wildcard’ team and secured a home final with a 25-17 win over the Hurricanes. They welcome the Reds to Christchurch in what looms as a thrilling re-match of the 2011 Super Rugby Final. The Reds only needed one point on Saturday night to overtake the Cheetahs into fifth spot and beat the Waratahs 14-12.

 

The Brumbies claimed the Australian Conference but with 60 points and 10 wins, they finish as the third-ranked conference winner and are subsequently thrust into a showdown with the sixth-ranked Cheetahs who had a bye in the final round of the regular season.

 

The structure of the Super Rugby Finals Series is as follows:

 

WEEK

ROUND

MATCH

HOME

AWAY

1

Qualifier

A

Crusaders

Reds

1

Qualifier

B

Brumbies

Cheetahs

2

Semi-Final

C

Bulls

Highest-ranked winner of A and B

3

Semi-Final

D

Chiefs

Other winner of A and B

4

Final

E

Highest-ranked winner of C and D

Other winner of C and D

 

Please note that SANZAR will confirm the Super Rugby Semi-Finals schedule immediately following the Brumbies v Cheetahs clash on Sunday.

 

Referee appointments for the Qualifiers will be advised early in the week.

 

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