The Super Rugby finals breakdown: What does your team have to do?

Super Rugby
by RUGBY.com.au staff

THE FINALS BREAKDOWN

WARATAHS  

 Waratahs (44) can finish second if:

They beat the Brumbies.

They lose with a bonus point, and the Lions (41) don’t win with a bonus point.

Waratahs can finish third if:

The Lions beat the Bulls and NSW lose without a bonus point.

REBELS

Rebels (35) can finish sixth if: 

They beat the Highlanders with a bonus point, deny the Highlanders a BP and the Jaguares lose to the Sharks.

Rebels (35) can finish seventh if:

They beat the Highlanders and the Jaguares (38) lose without a bonus point.

Rebels can finish eighth if:

They beat the Highlanders and the Sharks (32) lose to the Jaguares.

They beat the Highlanders and the Jaguares lose with a BP but maintain a better for/against.

Rebels will be out if:

They lose to the Highlanders and Sharks win, or Sharks lose but Rebels win with a BP and superior F/A.

BRUMBIES

Brumbies (30) can finish eighth if:

They beat the Waratahs with a bonus point, the Rebels lose without a BP and the Sharks lose to the Jaguares. And they improve their for/against to pass the Rebels

Brumbies will be out if: 

They lose to Waratahs

They beat Waratahs without a BP

They beat Waratahs with a BP but don’t improve their F/A, or if Rebels and/or Sharks win.

OTHER CONTENDERS

CRUSADERS (58)

Highest 1st - Lowest 1st

LIONS (41)

Highest 2nd - Lowest 7th.

HURRICANES (50)

 Highest 4th - Lowest 5th

 CHIEFS (45)

 Highest 4th - Lowest 6th.

 JAGUARES (38)

 Highest 5th - Lowest 7th 

 SHARKS (32)

 Highest 8th - Lowest out