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2018 Super Rugby: playoff line-ups confirmed

The New Zealand 2019 Super Rugby squads have been confirmed

The New Zealand 2019 Super Rugby squads have been confirmed

Following the conclusion of the Sharks and Jaguares Round 19 match which is the final match of the 2018 regular season, the teams have now been finalised for the playoffs.

The Sharks victory over the Jaguares moved them into the eighth and final playoff place and pushed the Rebels out of the playoff places.

The Crusaders finished the regular season in first place with 63 points while the Lions finished second with 46 points.

The Waratahs finished in third place overall with 44 points and are the only Australian team in the Super Rugby playoffs.

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The Hurricanes finished with 51 points which makes them the best wildcard team based on tournament points regardless of conference.

The top four teams will all play home matches next weekend against the four next best wildcard teams (based on tournament points) regardless of conference.

2018 Super Rugby quarter-final teams

Super Rugby quarter-final draw

(all times local)

Quarter-final 2
Fri July 20:Westpac Stadium, Wellington @ 19:35
Quarter-final 1
Sat July 21: AMI Stadium, Christchurch @ 19:35
Quarter-final 4
Sat July 21: Allianz Stadium, Sydney @ 20:05
Quarter-final 3
Sat July 21: Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg @ 15:05

Following the quarter-finals, the semi-finals will be as follows.

Pre-determined draw as follows (highest ranked team to host):

Super Rugby semi-final draw

Super Rugby semi-final 1
Winner QF 1
Winner QF 2
Super Rugby semi-final 2
Winner QF 3
Winner QF 4

The draw for the 2018 Super Rugby final will be as follows

Super Rugby final

Super Rugby grand final
Winner Super Rugby semi-final 1
Winner Super Rugby semi-final 2

Finals Matches – Tiebreaking Criteria:

If the teams are tied at full time in any finals series match then the following will apply until a winner is found:

Extra Time: played in two 10 minute periods with a two-minute halftime
Sudden Death: played for up to 10 minutes with the first team to score declared the winner
Kicking Competition: If no result comes from the sudden death period a goal kicking competition will decide the winner

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