5 Key Battles for Super Rugby Qualifiers

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5 Key Battles for Super Rugby Qualifiers
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Saturday's Super Rugby qualifying finals see two interesting matchups. Third place-finishers the Sharks, take on the Highlanders in Durban. The late kick-off sees a re-run of last year's Super Rugby Final, as the Brumbies and the Chiefs fight to remain in the competition.

These four teams will have to do it the hard way, if they are to win the Super Rugby title. Finishing outside the top two gives these sides an extra game to win before the semi-finals the following weekend. 

These qualifying finals represent the first battles in what has become a prolonged war of a Super Rugby campaign. Win this weekend and these teams will have a well-rested Waratahs or Crusaders side waiting for them in the next round.

They cannot look too far ahead, though. First there are some key battles that must be won in the qualifiers.

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