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Standings

2018: Hurricanes were 2nd
in New Zealand Conference


4th overall

New Zealand Conference

Team Played Wins Draw Lost PD Points
Crusaders 16 14 - 2 237 63
Hurricanes 16 11 - 5 131 51
Chiefs 16 11 - 5 95 49
Highlanders 16 10 - 6 -8 44
Blues 16 4 - 12 -131 22

Australian Conference

Team Played Wins Draw Lost PD Points
Waratahs 16 9 1 6 112 44
Rebels 16 7 - 9 -21 36
Brumbies 16 7 - 9 -29 34
Reds 16 6 - 10 -112 28
Sunwolves 16 3 - 13 -260 14

South African Conference

Team Played Wins Draw Lost PD Points
Lions 16 9 - 7 84 46
Jaguares 16 9 - 7 -9 38
Sharks 16 7 1 8 -5 36
Stormers 16 6 - 10 -33 29
Bulls 16 6 - 10 -61 29

Points

Win = 4 points
Draw = 2 Points
Loss = 1 point for loss within 7 points or less of the winning team
Loss =  0 points for loss of more than 7 points
Bonus Point = 1 point for scoring three more tries than the opponent

The three Conference leaders occupy positions 1 to 3. The fourth position is the top wildcard (next best) team. Positions 5 to 8 are occupied by the wildcard teams in order of their ranking based on points earned through the season. 

Playoffs

Quarter-Finals

Team 1 v Team 8
Team 2 v Team 7
Team 3 v Team 6
Team 4 v Team 5

Semi-Finals

The semi-final host teams will be the highest ranked winners from the respective quarter-finals.

Semi-Final 1: Winner QF 1 v Winner QF 4
Semi-Final 2: Winner QF 2 v Winner QF 3

Grand Final

The highest ranked semi-final winner will host the final and will play the other semi-final winner.

semi-final host teams will be the highest ranked winners from the respective quarter-finals.

Grand Final : Winner SF1 v Winner SF2