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Rules for Draws in SuperSport Knock-outs

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Eugene de Villiers, the operations manager of SARU's referees' department has sent out the regulations for the knock-out matches of the SuperSport Rugby Challenge which start with the four quarterfinals this weekend.

These regulations will apply to the semifinals and the final when the teams end on equal points at the final whistle.

Regulation 2.3 QUARTER-FINAL, SEMI-FINAL AND FINAL MATCHES, WHERE THE TEAMS DO NOT PLAY AGAINST ALL THE OPPONENTS DURING THE POOL MATCHES (excluding Under 19 rugby and Under 16 Girls)

If scores are level after the scheduled time, the winner will be determined as follows:

2.3.1 the team scoring the most points within extra time of twenty (20) minutes [ten (10) minutes each way with a one (1) minute break];

and if still level
2.3.2 the team that scored the most tries in the match;

and if still level
2.3.3 the teams will continue to play and will change sides after 10 (ten) minutes with a minute break in-between. The first team to score points will be declared the winner [sudden death].

Quarter-finals:

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Pumas vs Blue Bulls at Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Referee: Quinton Immelman
Assistant referees: Ricus van der Hoven, Des van Wyk

Sharks XV vs Golden Lions XV at KINGS Park, Durban
Referee: Paul Mente
Assistant referees: Archie Sehlako, Blake Beattie

Griquas vs Boland Cavaliers at Griqua Park, Kimberley
Referee: Stephan Geldenhuys
Assistant referees: Eduan Nel, Nico Schmahl

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Western Province vs Free State XV at Green Point Track, Cape Town
Referee: Ben Crouse
Assistant referees: Ruhan Meiring, Divan Uys
Television match official: Lesego Legoete 

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