The Lions victory over the Sharks concludes the regular Super Rugby season matches and the eight qualifying teams and their final placings have been decided.
The four Conference winners will have home advantage over the four Wild Card places and they all host next weekend’s Quarter final matches.
The Lions won the Africa 2 Conference (AF2), the Crusaders won the New Zealand Conference (NZC1), the Stormers won the Africa 1 Conference (AF1) and the Brumbies won the Australian Conference (AC1).
The 8 Super Rugby teams have qualified as follows.
The Lions finished the regular season in first place and will host the Super Rugby final unless they are eliminated.
Should the Lions be eliminated the final could be held in Christchurch, Cape Town, Canberra, Wellington, Hamilton or Dunedin.
QF1: 1 v 8
QF2: 2 v 7
QF3: 3 v 6
QF4: 4 v 5
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):
Winner SF1 v Winner SF 2
2017 Super Rugby Quarter-Final Line ups