The ACT Brumbies will fly the flag for Australian Rugby in the semi-finals of the 2023 Harvey Norman Super Rugby Pacific.

On the back of their thrilling quarter-final victory over the Hurricanes, the Brumbies will head to Hamilton to face the Chiefs, 5.05pm AEST (7.05pm NZST) Saturday 17 June.

The other semi-final clash will see the defending champion Crusaders host the Blues at Orangetheory Stadium, 5.05pm AEST (7.05pm NZST) Friday 16 June.

All matches of the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific finals series are available live and on demand on Stan Sport.

The Brumbies’ position in the semi-finals was secured in the most dramatic of circumstances at GIO Stadium on Saturday.

With the home side having grimly defended their own try-line for several minutes following the final siren, Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea plunged over for what would have been the match-winning try.

However with no clear evidence of the ball being grounded, the TV match official affirmed the on-field decision of ‘held up’, and the Brumbies celebrated a 37-33 victory.

Their opponents next weekend, the Chiefs, progressed to the semi-finals earlier on Saturday with a 29-20 win over the Reds.

The rules for the Super Rugby Pacific finals series dictate the following match schedules:

Quarter-finals: 1 v 8, 2 v 7, 3 v 6 and 4 v 5 with the top-ranked team hosting

Semi-finals: top-ranked quarter-final winner hosts against lowest-ranked quarter-final winner, 2nd highest ranked quarterfinal winner hosts 3rd highest ranked winner

Final: top-ranked semi-final winner hosts the other semi-final winner.

Semi-finals match schedule:

Friday 16 June: Crusaders v Blues, 5.05PM (AEST), Orangetheory Stadium, CHRISTCHURCH

Saturday 17 June: Chiefs v Brumbies, 5.05PM (AEST) FMG Stadium Waikato, HAMILTON.