Super Rugby 31.7.2016 09:13 am

Super Rugby final kickoff time confirmed

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 30: Elton Jantjies of the Lions during the Super Rugby match between Emirates Lions and Highlanders at Emirates Airline Park on July 30, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 30: Elton Jantjies of the Lions during the Super Rugby match between Emirates Lions and Highlanders at Emirates Airline Park on July 30, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

After the completion of the two Super Rugby semi-finals on Saturday, the composition of the Super Rugby 2016 Final has been determined.

The Hurricanes from New Zealand, the tournament’s top seeded team, will play the Lions from South Africa, the tournament’s second best team. The Final will be played in Wellington at Westpac Stadium on Saturday 6 August.

The Hurricanes beat the Chiefs 25-9 in Wellington in the first semi-final delivering an outstanding defensive effort and out-scoring the visitors three tries to nil.

The second semi-final in Johannesburg saw the Lions beat the Highlanders 42-30 to book their place in the final. The Lions playing at home scored five tries to the Highlanders four and were always ahead in the encounter at Emirates Airlines Park in Johannesburg.

2016 Super Rugby Semi-final Results:

Hurricanes [1]
Chiefs [6] 25-9
Lions  [2]
Highlanders [5] 42-30

2016 Super Rugby Final

Date
Home Away Venue Kick-Off
Sat 6 August

Hurricanes [1] Lions [2] Westpac Stadium, Wellington 1935 [NZ]

Overseas Kick-off Times – Saturday 6 August:
Argentina 0435; UK 0735; South Africa 0935; Japan 1635; Australia 1735

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