Sanzar has announced the dates and times for the Super Rugby Semi-Finals, to be played in the second week of the 2012 Super Rugby Finals Series.
The Stormers, South African Conference winners and top-of-the-table finisher after the regular season, will host the lowest ranked winner from the Super Rugby Qualifying matches this weekend on Saturday 28 July.
The Chiefs, New Zealand Conference winners and second overall on the points table, will host the highest ranked winner on Friday 27 July.
The Super Rugby Finals Series sees the franchises who finished first (Stormers) and second (Chiefs) take a break this weekend, while the Super Rugby Qualifiers will see the Crusaders (4th, wildcard) hosting the Bulls (5th, wildcard), while the Reds (3rd, Australian Conference winners) welcome the Sharks (6th, wildcard).
Please note that Sanzar will confirm the opponents for the Super Rugby Semi-Finals immediately following the Reds v Sharks match this weekend.
The referee appointments for the below fixtures will be confirmed early next week.
2012 Super Rugby Finals Series
Super Rugby Semi-Finals (Week Two of SRFS) dates and kickoff times
Semi Final 1:
Friday, 27 July, 2012
Chiefs v highest ranked Super Rugby Qualifier winner
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand
Kick off (1935 local, 1935 NZT, 1735 NSW/ACT, 0935 SAT, 0735 GMT)
Semi Final 2:
Saturday, 28 July, 2012
Stormers v lowest ranked Super Rugby Qualifier winner
DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa
Kick-off (1705 local, 1505 GMT, Sun 1 Jul 305 NZT, Sun 1 Jul 1:05 NSW/ACT, 17:05 SAT)