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Super Rugby Rd.2 Team by Team Preview

TOKYO, JAPAN - FEBRUARY 25: Detail view of Super rugby logo during the Super Rugby Rd 1 game between Sunwolves and Hurricanes at Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground on February 25, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images for SUNWOLVES)

The Western Force and the Queensland Reds kick off the second round of Super Rugby on Thursday with a match at the nib Stadium, in Perth Western Australia.

Force vs Reds Rd.2 Super Rugby Preview

The Bookies have given the Force a 4 point start for this Match – with an offer of up to $200 in Bonus bets

Average score: Force 22 Reds 22

Last five results
05 Mar 2016 Force v Reds 22-6 Brisbane
30 May 2015 Force v Reds 10-32 Perth
21 Feb 2015 Force v Reds 6-18 Brisbane
05 Jul 2014 Force v Reds 30-20 Perth
05 Apr 2014 Force v Reds 32-29 Brisbane

Force’s overall record against the Reds
Played 16 , Wins 7 , Losses 8 , Draws 1

Match : Force vs Reds
Date : Thursday 2 March
Venue : nib Stadium, Perth
Kick Off local: 18:30
Referee: Federico Anselmi
Assistant Ref 1:Rohan Hoffmann
Assistant Ref 2:Graham Cooper
TMO : Damien Mitchelmore

Teams

Western Force

Ben Daley, Heath Tessmann (C), Jermaine Ainsley, Matt Philip, Adam Coleman,Ross Haylett-Petty, Kane Koteka, Brynard Stander, Ryan Louwrens, Jono Lance,Chance Peni, Billy Meakes, Curtis Rona, Luke Morahan, Dane Haylett-Petty

Replacements : Tatafu Polota-Nau, Pek Cowan, Tetera Faulkner, Richard Hardwick,Isi Naisarani, Michael Ruru, Ian Prior, Alex Newsome

Queensland Reds

1. James Slipper (c),2. Stephen Moore ,3. Sam Talakai ,4. Rob Simmons ,5. Kane Douglas ,6. Adam Korczyk ,7. George Smith ,8. Scott Higginbotham ,9. Nick Frisby
,10. Quade Cooper ,11. Eto Nabuli ,12. Duncan Paia’aua13. Samu Kerevi ,14. Chris Kuridrani ,15. Karmichael Hunt.

Replacements: 16. Andrew Ready ,17. Sef Fa’agase ,18. Taniela Tupou ,19. Izack Rodda ,20. Hendrik Tui ,21. James Tuttle ,22. Jake McIntyre ,23. Izaia Perese (Potential Queensland/Super Rugby debut)


Chiefs v Blues Rd.2 Super Rugby Preview

The Bookies have given the Blues a 6 point start for this Match – with an offer of up to $200 in Bonus bets

Average score: Chiefs 25 Blues 22

Last five results
08 Apr 2016 Chiefs v Blues 29-23 Hamilton
04 Apr 2015 Chiefs v Blues 23-16 Hamilton
14 Feb 2015 Chiefs v Blues 23-18 Albany
11 Jul 2014 Chiefs v Blues 11-8 Auckland
09 May 2014 Chiefs v Blues 32-20 New Plymouth

Chiefs overall record against the Blues
Played 26, Wins 16 , Losses 10 , Draws 0

Match : Chiefs v Blues
Date : Friday 3 March
Venue : FMG Stadium, Hamilton
Kick Off local: 19:35 l
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 1:Brendon Pickerill
Assistant Ref 2:Glen Jackson
TMO : Ben Skeen

Teams

Chiefs :

1. Kane Hames (10), 2. Hika Elliot (105), 3. Nepo Laulala (1), 4. Dominic Bird (12), 5. Brodie Retallick (72), 6. Liam Messam (147), 7. Lachlan Boshier (9), 8. Michael Leitch (23), 9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow (68), 10. Aaron Cruden (captain) (74), 11. James Lowe (38), 12. Johnny Faauli (1), 13. Anton Lienert-Brown (25), 14. Tim Nanai-Williams (78), 15. Damian McKenzie (34)

Replacements : 16. Samisoni Taukei’aho (1), 17. Siegfried Fisi’ihoi (12), 18. Atu Moli (12), 19. Taleni Seu (19), 20. Tom Sanders (15), 21. Jonathan Taumateine (1), 22. Toni Pulu (14), 23. Shaun Stevenson (8),

*  Chiefs caps in brackets

Blues

Pauliasi Manu, Matt Moulds, Sione Mafileo, Jimmy Tupou (C), Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Steven Luatua, Blake Gibson, Akira Ioane; Augustine Pulu, Ihaia West, Melani Nanai, Piers Francis, Rieko Ioane, Matt Duffie, Michael Collins.

Replacements: Hame Faiva, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Charlie Faumuina, Patrick Tuipulotu, Jerome Kaino, Billy Guyton, George Moala, Rene Ranger.


Hurricanes v Rebels Rd.2 Super Rugby Preview

The Bookies have given the Rebels a 23 point start for this Match – with an offer of up to $200 in Bonus bets

Average score: Hurricanes 38 Rebels 21

Last five results
15 Apr 2016 Hurricanes v Rebels 38-13 Melbourne
27 Mar 2015 Hurricanes v Rebels 36-12 Wellington
09 May 2014 Hurricanes v Rebels 25-15 Melbourne
26 May 2012 Hurricanes v Rebels 66-24 Wellington
25 Mar 2011 Hurricanes v Rebels 25-42 Melbourne

Hurricanes overall record against the Rebels
Played 5 , Wins 4 , Losses 1, Draws 0

Match : Hurricanes v Rebels
Date : Saturday 4 March
Venue : Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Kick Off local: 17:15
Referee: Nic Berry
Assistant Ref 1:Will Houston
Assistant Ref 2:Cam Stone
TMO :Aaron Paterson

Teams

Hurricanes

15 Nehe Milner-Skudder , 14 Vince Aso , 13 Matt Proctor , 12 Ngani Laumape , 11 Julian Savea , 10 Beauden Barrett , 9 TJ Perenara , 8 Reed Prinsep , 7 Ardie Savea , 6 Brad Shields , 5 Michael Fatialofa , 4 James Blackwell , 3 Jeffery To’omaga-Allen , 2 Dane Coles (c) , 1 Chris Eves

Replacements : Ricky Riccitelli, Ben May, Mike Kainga, Mark Abbott, Callum Gibbins, Chris Smylie, Otere Black, Jordie Barrett.

Rebels

1. Cruze Ah-Nau , 2. James Hanson , 3. Laurie Weeks , 4. Steve Cummins , 5. Lopeti Timani , 6. Jordy Reid , 7. Colby Fainga’a , 8. Amanaki Mafi , 9. Nic Stirzaker (Captain) , 10. Jackson Garden-Bachop , 11. Tom English , 12. Reece Hodge , 13. Mitch Inman , 14. Marika Koroibete*^ , 15. Jack Debreczeni

Replacements : 16. Pat Leafa , 17. Tom Moloney , 18. Tyrel Lomax , 19. Culum Retallick , 20. Jake Schatz , 21. Ben Meehan , 22. Sione Tuipulotu , 23. Ben Volavola

^Super Rugby debut ,
*Rebels debut


Highlanders v Crusaders Rd.2 Super Rugby Preview

The Bookies have given the Crusaders a 2 point start for this Match – with an offer of up to $200 in Bonus bets

Average score: Highlanders 21 Crusaders 29

Last five results
13 May 2016 Highlanders v Crusaders 34-26 Dunedin
11 Apr 2015 Highlanders v Crusaders 25-20 Christchurch
21 Feb 2015 Highlanders v Crusaders 20-26 Dunedin
12 Jul 2014 Highlanders v Crusaders 8-34 Christchurch
24 May 2014 Highlanders v Crusaders 30-32 Dunedin

Highlanders overall record against the Crusaders
Played 29 , Wins 10 , Losses 19, Draws 0

Match : Highlanders v Crusaders
Date : Saturday 4 March
Venue : Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Kick Off local: 19:35
Referee: Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 1: Nick Briant
Assistant Ref 2: Jamie Nutbrown
TMO : Shane McDermott

Teams

Highlanders

1. Daniel Lienert-Brown,2. Liam Coltman,3. Siosuia Halanukonuka,4. Alex Ainley,5. Tom Franklin,6. Elliot Dixon ( C ),7. James Lentjes,8. Liam Squire,9. Aaron Smith,10. Lima Sopoaga,11. Tevita Li,12. Rob Thompson,13. Malakai Fekitoa,14. Waisake Naholo,15. Richard Buckman

Replacements: 16. Adrian Smith ,17. Craig Millar,18. Siate Tokolahi,19. Joe Wheeler,20. Gareth Evans,21. Kayne Hammington,22. Fletcher Smith,23. Patrick Osborne

Crusaders

1. Joe Moody , 2. Codie Taylor , 3. Owen Franks , 4. Scott Barrett , 5. Sam Whitelock (C) , 6. Jordan Taufua , 7. Matt Todd (VC) , 8. Whetu Douglas , 9. Bryn Hall , 10. Mitchell Hunt , 11. Seta Tamanivalu , 12. Ryan Crotty (VC) , 13. Jack Goodhue , 14. Israel Dagg , 15. David Havili

Replacements : 16. Ben Funnell , 17. Wyatt Crockett , 18. Michael Alaalatoa , 19. Luke Romano , 20. Jed Brown , 21. Mitchell Drummond , 22. Marty McKenzie , 23. George Bridge


Brumbies v Sharks Rd.2 Super Rugby Preview

The Bookies have given the Sharks a 4 point start for this Match – with an offer of up to $200 in Bonus bets

Average score: Brumbies 25 Sharks 21

Last five results
10 May 2014 Brumbies v Sharks 16-9 Canberra
16 Mar 2013 Brumbies v Sharks 29-10 Durban
31 Mar 2012 Brumbies v Sharks 26-29 Canberra
07 May 2011 Brumbies v Sharks 16-34 Durban
13 Mar 2010 Brumbies v Sharks 24-22 Canberra

Brumbies overall record against the Sharks
Played 18, Wins 10, Losses 8 , Draws 0

Match : Brumbies v Sharks
Date : Saturday 4 March
Venue : GIO Stadium, Canberra
Kick Off local: 19:45
Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 1: Jordan Way
Assistant Ref 2:Ed Martin
TMO : George Ayoub

Teams

Brumbies

1. Nic MAYHEW , 2. Josh MANN-REA , 3. Allan ALAALATOA , 4. Rory ARNOLD , 5. Sam CARTER , 6. Scott FARDY , 7. Chris ALCOCK , 8. Jordan SMILER , 9. Joe POWELL , 10. Wharenui HAWERA , 11. James DARGAVILLE , 12. Kyle GODWIN , 13. Tevita KURIDRANI , 14. Henry SPEIGHT , 15. Aidan TOUA

Replacements : 16. Robbie ABEL , 17. Ben ALEXANDER , 18. Leslie LEULUA’IALI’I-MAKIN , 19. Tom STANIFORTH , 20. Lolo FAKAOSILEA , 21. De Wet ROOS , 22. Andrew SMITH , 23. Isaac THOMPSON

Sharks

15. Clement Poitrenaud,14. Kobus van Wyk,13. Lukhanyo Am,12. Andre Esterhuizen,11. Lwazi Mvovo,10. Patrick Lambie (c),9. Cobus Reinach,8. Tera Mtembu (v/c),7. Jean-Luc du Preez,6. Philip van der Walt,5. Ruan Botha,4. Stephan Lewies,3. Coenie Oosthuizen,2. Franco Marais,1. Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements : 16. Chiliboy Ralepelle,17. Thomas du Toit,18. Lourens ,driaanse,19. Jean Droste,20. Jacques Vermeulen,21. Michael Claassens,22. Jeremy Ward,23. Curwin Bosch


Sunwolves v Kings Rd.2 Super Rugby Preview

The Bookies have given the Sunwolves a 5 point start for this Match – with an offer of up to $200 in Bonus bets

Average score: Sunwolves 28 Kings 33

Last result
02 Apr 2016 Sunwolves v Kings 28-33 Port Elizabeth

Sunwolves overall record against the Kings
Played 1 , Wins 0 , Losses 1, Draws 0

Match : Sunwolves v Kings
Date : Saturday 4 March
Venue : Singapore National Stadium, Singapore
Kick Off local: 18:55
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Ref 1:Egon Seconds
Assistant Ref 2:Akihisa Aso
TMO :Minoru Fuji

Teams

Sunwolves

15 Shota Emi, 14 Takaaki Nakazuru, 13 Timothy Lafaele, 12 Derek Carpenter, 11 Kenki Fukuoka, 10 Hayden Cripps, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Shokei Kin, 6 Ed Quirk, 5 Sam Wykes, 4 Liaki Moli, 3 Heiichiro Ito, 2 Shota Horie, 1 Masataka Mikami

Replacements: 16 Takeshi Hino, 17 Koki Yamamoto, 18 Takuma Asahara, 19 Kotaro Yatabe, 20 Shuhei Matsuhashi, 21 Keisuke Uchida, 22 Will Tupou, 23 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi

Southern Kings

15. Masixole Banda, 14. Makazole Mapimpi, 13. Berton Klaasen, 12. Waylon Murray, 11. Malcolm Jaer, 10. Lionel Cronje, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Ruaan Lerm, 7. Stefan Willemse, 6. Andisa Ntsila, 5. Mzwanele Zito, 4. Tyler Paul, 3. Ross Geldenhuys, 2. Michael Willemse, 1. Schalk Ferreira (capt)

Replacements: 16. Kurt Haupt, 17. Schalk van der Merwe, 18. Justin Forwood, 19. Thembelani Bholi, 20. Chris Cloete, 21. Rudi van Rooyen, 22. Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 23. Luzuko Vulindlu.


Lions v Waratahs Rd.2 Super Rugby Preview

The Bookies have given the Waratahs a 7 point start for this Match – with an offer of up to $200 in Bonus bets

Average score: Lions 17 Waratahs 39

Last five results
30 May 2015 Lions v Waratahs 27-22 Johannesburg
18 May 2014 Lions v Waratahs 13-41 Sydney
21 May 2011 Lions v Waratahs 12-29 Sydney
12 Mar 2010 Lions v Waratahs 12-73 Sydney
15 May 2009 Lions v Waratahs 33-38 Johannesburg

Lions overall record against the Waratahs
Played 16, Wins 2 , Losses 14 , Draws 0

Match : Lions v Waratahs
Date : Saturday 4 March
Venue : Emirates Airlines Stadium, Johannesburg
Kick Off local: 15:05
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Assistant Ref 1:Quinton Immelman
Assistant Ref 2: Stuart Berry
TMO :Johan Greeff

Teams

Lions

Jacques v Rooyen,2. Robbie Coetzee,3. Ruan Dreyer,4. Andries Ferreira,5. Franco Mostert,6. Jaco Kriel,7. Ruan Ackermann,8. Warren Whiteley ©,9. Ross Cronje,10. Elton Jantjies,11. Courtnall Skosan,12. Rohan Janse van Rensburg,13. Harold Vorster,14. Lionel Mapoe,15. Andries Coetzee

Replacements : Malcolm Marx,17. Dylan Smith,18. Johannes Jonker,19. Lourens Erasmus,20. Kwagga Smith,21. Faf de Klerk,22. Sylvian Mahuza,23. Jaco vd Walt

Waratahs

15 Andrew Kellaway 14 Reece Robinson, 13 Israel Folau, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Jack Dempsey, 5 Will Skelton, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tolu Latu, 1 Tom Robertson

Replacements: 16 Hugh Roach, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 David Lolohea, 19 David McDuling, 20 Senio Toleafoa, 21 Matt Lucas, 22 David Horwitz, 23 Taqele Naiyaravoro


Stormers v Jaguares Rd.2 Super Rugby Preview

The Bookies have given the Jaguares a 9 point start for this Match – with an offer of up to $200 in Bonus bets

Average score: Stormers 13 Jaguares 8

Last result
26 Mar 2016 Stormers v Jaguares 13-8 Buenos Aires

Stormers overall record against the Jaguares
Played 1,Wins 1 , Losses 0, Draws 0

Match : Stormers v Jaguares
Date : Saturday 4 March
Venue : Newlands, Cape Town
Kick Off local: 17:15
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant Ref 1:Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant Ref 2:Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO :Shaun Veldsman

Teams

Stormers

15 SP Marais, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Siya Kolisi (captain), 6 Rynhardt Elstadt, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth (vice-captain), 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.

Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Oli Kebble, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Chris van Zyl, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Dewaldt Duvenage, 22 Robert du Preez, 23 Seabelo Senatla.

Jaguares

15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Ramiro Moyano, 13 Matías Orlando, 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente, 11 Santiago Cordero, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Tomás Lezana, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Matías Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Felipe Arregui, 2 Agustín Creevy (c), 1 Santiago García Botta

Replacements: 16 Julián Montoya, 17 Lucas Noguera Paz, 18 Cristian Bartoloni, 19 Marcos Kremer, 20 Benjamín Macome, 21 Felipe Ezcurra, 22 Santiago González Iglesias, 23 Matías Moroni


Cheetahs v Bulls Rd.2 Super Rugby Preview

The Bookies have given the Cheetahs a 1 point start for this Match – with an offer of up to $200 in Bonus bets

Average score: Cheetahs 22 Bulls 33

Last five results
16 Jul 2016 Cheetahs v Bulls 17-43 Bloemfontein
02 Apr 2016 Cheetahs v Bulls 18-23 Pretoria
13 Jun 2015 Cheetahs v Bulls 42-29 Pretoria
07 Mar 2015 Cheetahs v Bulls 20-39 Bloemfontein
03 May 2014 Cheetahs v Bulls 21-26 Pretoria

Cheetahs overall record against the Bulls
Played 17 , Wins 2 , Losses 15, Draws 0

Match : Cheetahs v Bulls
Date : Saturday 4 March
Venue : Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick Off local: 19:30
Referee: Shuhei Kubo
Assistant Ref 1:AJ Jacobs
Assistant Ref 2:Lourens van der Merwe
TMO :Marius Jonker

Teams

Cheetahs

Ox Nche,Torsten van Jaarsveld (C),Johan Coetzee,Justin Basson,Reniel Hugo,Uzair Cassiem,Oupa Mohoje,Paul Schoeman,Tian Meyer (VC),Fred Zeilinga,Raymond Rhule,Clinton Swart,Nico Lee,Ryno Benjamin,Clayton Blommetjies,

Replacements : Elandré Huggett,Charles Marais,Danie Mienie,Francois Uys,Niell Jordaan,Zee Mkhabela,Niel Marais,Ruan van Rensbu

Bulls

Jesse Kriel , Travis Ismaiel , Burger Odendaal, Dries Swanepoel, Jamba Ulengo, Handré Pollard (c), Rudy Paige ,Hanro Liebenberg,, Jacques Potgieter , Nick de Jager , RG Snyman , JasonJenkins  Trevor Nyakane, Jaco Visagie , Lizo Gqoboka.

Replacements: Edgar Marutlulle, Pierre Schoeman , Jacobie Adriaanse, Renaldo Bothma , Ruan Steenkamp , Piet van Zyl , TianSchoeman, Warrick Gelant.