It is crunch time for the teams sitting a few games away from glory... some boast vast finals experience with other sides less used to the pressure of the playoffs...
Sevens teams will be disappointed to have missed the Finals but we take a look at what might have been for those who missed out.
The match official appointments for the 2019 Super Rugby quarter-finals have been announced.
The final TOTW of the regular season is dominated by the Chiefs who won their last three matches to qualify for the Finals, including a last round win over the Rebels in Melbourne.
After 18 Rounds and 120 matches of the regular season the quarter-finalists for the 2019 Super Rugby tournament have been confirmed by SANZAAR in accordance with the tournament rules.
A non-stop points-fest ended with the Bulls coming away from the last match of regular season against the Lions at Loftus Versveld with a 48-27 win.
There was a lot on the line in a tense match between the Stormers and the Sharks in Cape Town which ended in a narrow 12-9 win for the Durban side.
The Brumbies overcame Australian rivals the Reds 40-27 in a ding-dong encounter at GIO Stadium that saw nine tries scored.
Jaguares produced a dominant performance as they trounced the Sunwolves 52-10 at Jose Amalfitani Stadium on Friday to clinch second place on the overall Super Rugby table
The Hurricanes produced an outstanding second-half display to come from 19 points behind and defeat the Blues 29-24 at the Westpac Stadium.
The Chiefs are on the verge of qualifying for this year’s Super Rugby quarter-finals after notching up an impressive 59-8 victory over the Rebels in Melbourne.
The Highlanders pounced on every little mistake made by the Waratahs to cruise to a comfortable 49-12 win at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin in Super Rugby on Friday.
When it comes to rolling across the gain line this season, it’s an Australian team who have risen above the pack...
Which teams have proven to be masters of cleaning out the ruck efficiently and quickly to ensure their halfbacks have that extra time to play with when calling the shots..?
The referee appointments for the last round of the 2019 Super Rugby regular season [Round #18] are now confirmed.
The TOTW has players from just six teams this week and is dominated by Crusaders, Highlanders and Brumbies after some key results locked in the four home quarter-finalist but left eight teams fighting for the final four spots.
The Jaguares wrapped up the South African conference with a 34-7 bonus-point victory over the Sharks in Buenos Aires.
The Stormers kept their faint playoff hopes alive with a 31-18 victory over the Sunwolves at Newlands on Saturday
The Hurricanes made sure of fourth place in the overall standings as a second-half blitz lifted them to a 37-17 victory over the Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday
The Brumbies have taken the top spot in the Australian conference after a strong 35-24 win over the Waratahs in Parramatta, Sydney.