The Lions take on the Hurricanes in the second of the Super Rugby semi finals on Saturday, these two sides last met in the final of 2017 when the Canes came out on top but this time the Lions have home advantage.
THE Hurricanes and Chiefs are both confident they can buck Super Rugby history by winning semifinals on the road.
Both Kiwi teams will virtually cross paths over the Indian Ocean as they prepare to challenge the competition top qualifiers next weekend — well aware that history rarely favours travelling playoff teams.
Lions v Hurricanes – 2017 Super Rugby Semi-Finals
Date : Saturday 29 July 2017
Venue : Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg
The four leading teams on the overall standings are through, having tallied just seven losses between them, setting up two keenly awaited clashes.
The Chiefs must return to New Zealand to face the Crusaders in Christchurch while a slog from Sydney to Johannesburg confronts the Hurricanes, who must topple the Lions after accounting for the Brumbies 35-16 in Canberra on Friday.
The first semi-final on Saturday between the Crusaders and Chiefs kicks off at 09:35 (SA time) while the Lions v Hurricanes match kicks off at 14:30.