Super Rugby: Kiwi teams' playoff equations

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With only one week of the regular Super Rugby season left before the play-offs, where do the New Zealand teams currently stand, and what do they need to win? Find out here:

Crusaders
Currently: 2nd - 48 points
Next week: v Highlanders (home)
- Need bonus win over Highlanders to ensure top two finish and first-round bye
- Top two spot could be achieved regardless of result if Sharks lose to Stormers

Highlanders
Currently: 4th - 42 points
Next week: v Crusaders (away)
- Need bonus point win, deny Crusaders a point and a Sharks defeat for top two spot
- Need a bonus point to secure playoff spot

Hurricanes
Currently: 5th - 41 points
Next week: Bye
- Need Blues to beat Chiefs by less than 38 points, deny Chiefs a bonus point
- Need either Brumbies or Force to fail to record a point in clash between the Australian sides.

Chiefs
Currently: 7th - 40 points
Next week: v Blues (away)
- Victory over the Blues to reach quarter-finals
- Bonus point win to help chances of home quarter-final

Blues
Currently: 9th - 36 points
Next week: v Chiefs (home)
- Need to beat Chiefs by more than 38 points, deny Chiefs a bonus point
- Need either Brumbies or Force to fail to record a point

- NZ Herald

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