Feb
27
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Blues v Chiefs - Eden Park, Auckland

02 Mar 7:35 PM

1 Pauliasi Manu, 2 James Parsons, 3 Ofa Tuungafasi, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu, 5 Scott Scrafton, 6 Jimmy Tupou, 7 Murphy Taramai, 8 Akira Ioane; 9 Augustine Pulu ©, 10 Bryn Gatland, 11 Rieko Ioane, 12 TJ Faiane, 13 George Moala, 14 Matt Duffie, 15 Melani Nanai
Reserves: 16 Leni Apisai, 17 Alex Hodgman, 18 Michael Tamoaieta, 19 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 20 Jerome Kaino, 21 Sam Nock, 22 Daniel Kirkpatrick, 23 Michael Collins

Shaun Stevenson, Sean Wainui, Anton Lienert-Brown, Johnny Fa'auli, Solomon Alaimalo, Damian McKenzie, Brad Weber, Taleni Seu, Sam Cane (c), Liam Messam, Michael Allardice, Brodie Retallick, Nepo Laulala, Nathan Harris, Aidan Ross
Reserves: Liam Polwart, Karl Tu'inukuafe, Angus Ta'avao, Mitchell Brown/Luke Jacobson, Lachlan Boshier, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, Tiaan Falcon, Bailyn Sullivan/Declan O'Donnell


Reds v Brumbies - Brisbane

02 Mar 10:00 PM

1 James Slipper (c), 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 3 Taniela Tupou, 4 Izack Rodda, 5 Kane Douglas, 6 Adam Korczyk, 7 Liam Wright, 8 Caleb Timu, 9 James Tuttle, 10 Jono Lance, 11 To Nabuli, 12 Duncan Paia’aua, 13 Samu Kerevi, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 15 Aidan Toua
Reserves: 16 Alex Mafi, 17 JP Smith, 18 Sef Fa’agase, 19 Harry Hockings, 20 Angus Scott-Young, 21 Tate McDermott, 22 Hamish Stewart, 23 Filipo Daugunu

15 Tom Banks, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 Chance Peni, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Tom Cusack, 6 Lachlan McCaffrey, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Josh Mann-Rea, 1 Ben Alexander
Reserves: 16 Robbie Abel, 17 Nic Mayhew, 18 Les Leuluaialii-Makin, 19 Blake Enever, 20 Lolo Fakaosilea, 21 Matt Lucas, 22 Wharenui Hawera, 23 Lausii Taliauli


Crusaders v Stormers - AMI Stadium, Christchurch

03 Mar 7:35 PM

1 Wyatt Crockett, 2 Codie Taylor, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 4 Scott Barrett, 5 Sam Whitelock (c), 6 Pete Samu, 7 Billy Harmon, 8 Jordan Taufua, 9 Bryn Hall, 10 Richie Mo'unga, 11 George Bridge, 12 Ryan Crotty, 13 Jack Goodhue, 14 Seta Tamanivalu, 15 David Havili
Reserves: 16 Andrew Makalio, 17 Chris King, 18 Oliver Jager, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, 21 Mitch Drummond, 22 Mitch Hunt, 23 Manasa Mataele

15 SP Marais, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Dillyn Leyds, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Cobus Wiese, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 JD Schickerling, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Ramone Samuels, 1 JC Janse van Resnburg.
Reserves: 16 Dean Muir, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Jan de Klerk, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Kobus van Dyk, 22 Justin Phillips, 23 George Whitehead


Sunwolves v Rebels - Tokyo

03 Mar 5:15 PM

Robbie Robinson, Akihito Yamada, Timothy Lafaele, Ryoto Nakamura, William Tupou, Hayden Parker, Yutaka Nagare (c), Ed Quirk, Lappies Labuschagne, Michael Leitch, Willie Britz, Sam Wykes, Jiwon Koo, Shota Horie, Craig Millar
Reserves: Atsushi Sakate, Keita Inagaki, Asaeli Ai Valu, James Moore, Yoshitaka Tokunaga, Fumiaki Tanaka, Harumichi Tatekawa, Ryuji Noguchi

Dane Haylett-Petty, Jack Maddocks, Tom English, Reece Hodge, Sefa Naivalu, Jack Debreczeni, Will Genia, Amanaki Mafi, Angus Cottrell, Lopeti Timani, Adam Coleman (capt), Matt Philip, Jermaine Ainsley, Jordan Uelese, Tetera Faulkner
Reserves: Anaru Rangi, Fereti Sa'aga, Sam Talakai, Geoff Parling, Ross Haylett-Petty, Colby Fainga'a, Michael Ruru, Billy Meakes


Sharks v Waratahs - Durban

04 Mar 2:05 AM

15 Lwazi Mvovo, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Sbu Nkosi, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Keegan Daniel, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Jacques Vermeulen, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Ruan Botha (captain), 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Beast Mtawarira
Reseerves: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Tera Mtembu, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Curwin Bosch

Israel Folau, Andrew Kellaway, Lalakai Foketi, Kurtley Beale, Curtis Rona, Bernard Foley, Jake Gordon, Jed Holloway, Michael Hooper (c), Michael Wells, Tom Staniforth, Ned Hanigan, Paddy Ryan, Damien Fitzpatrick, Tom Robertson
Reserves: Hugh Roach, Harry Johnson-Holmes, Kalivati Tawake, Nick Palmer, Will Miller, Mitch Short, Bryce Hegarty, Alex Newsome


Bulls v Lions - Pretoria

04 Mar 4:15 AM

15 Divan Rossouw, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Burger Odendaal (co-captain), 11 Johnny Kotze, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Roelof Smit, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Frans van Wyk, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Pierre Schoeman
Reserves: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Conraad van Vuuren, 19 Nic de Jager (co-captain), 20 Marco van Staden, 21 Embrose Papier, 22 Marnitz Boshoff, 23 Duncan Matthews

Andries Coetzee, Sylvian Mahuza, Lionel Mapoe, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Elton Jantjies, Ross Cronje, Warren Whiteley (c), Franco Mostert, Cyle Brink, Marvin Orie, Andries Ferreira, Ruan Dreyer, Malcolm Marx, Jacques van Rooyen
Reserves: Robbie Coetzee, Dylan Smith, Jacobie Adriaanse, Lourens Erasmus, Marnus Schoeman, Marco Janse van Vuren, Harold Vorster, Madosh Tambwe


Jaguares v Hurricanes - Buenos Aires

04 Mar 10:40 AM

15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Bautista Delguy, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Bautista Ezcurra, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou,
8 Tomas Lezana, 7 Javier Ortega Desio, 6 Pablo Matera (c), 5 Matias Alemanno, 4 Marcos Kremer, 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Felipe Arregui
Reserves: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Javier Diaz, 18 Juan Pablo Zeiss, 19 Guido Petti, 20 Juan Martin Leguizamon, 21 Martin Landajo, 22 Juan Martin Hernandez, 23 Sebastian Cancelliere

1 Chris Eves, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 3 Ben May, 4 Vaea Fifita, 5 Sam Lousi, 6 Brad Shields, 7 Ardie Savea, 8 Gareth Evans, 9 TJ Perenara, 10 Beauden Barrett, 11 Ben Lam, 12 Ngani Laumape, 13 Matt Proctor, 14 Julian Savea, 15 Jordie Barrett
Reserves: 16 James O'Reilly, 17 Fraser Armstrong, 18 Alex Fidow, 19 Michael Fatialofa, 20 Blade Thomson, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 23 Vince Aso


Feb
24
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Nz team of the week. After watching all but hurricanes game some good play. For me highlighted by established ABs playing well.

15 BFA- solid display
14 Naholo
13 Goodhue
12 Leinert-brown. Actually thought he stood out for chiefs.
11 Reiko
10 Mounga
9 Smith
8 Akira
7 Cane
6 Squire
5 Whitelock
4 Retallick
3 Aalatoa
2 Taylor
1 DLB

As said without seeing hurricanes. But a few Cld swap rnd with others

Feb
20
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Highlanders v Blues - Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

23-Feb 7:35 PM

Ben Smith (cc), Waisake Naholo, Rob Thompson, Teihorangi Walden, Tevita Li, Lima Sopoaga, Aaron Smith, Luke Whitelock, Dillon Hunt, Liam Squire, Tom Franklin, Jackson Hemopo, Siate Tokolahi, Ash Dixon (cc), Daniel Lienert-Brown
Reserves: Liam Coltman, Aki Seiuli, Tyrell Lomax, Elliot Dixon, Dan Pryor, Kayne Hammington, Fletcher Smith, Matt Faddes

1 Alex Hodgman, 2 James Parsons, 3 Ofa Tuungafasi, 4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 5 Scott Scrafton, 6 Glenn Preston, 7 Murphy Taramai, 8 Akira Ioane; 9 Augustine Pulu ©, 10 Bryn Gatland, 11 Rieko Ioane, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 13 George Moala, 14 Matt Duffie,15 Michael Collins
Reserves: 16 Leni Apisai, 17 Pauliasi Manu, 18 Michael Tamoaieta, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Sione Havili/Antonio Kiri Kiri, 21 Jonathan Ruru, 22 Daniel Kirkpatrick, 23 Melani Nanai


Rebels v Reds - Melbourne

23-Feb 9:45 PM

1 Tetera Faulkner 2 Jordan Uelese 3 Jermaine Ainsley 4 Matt Philip 5 Adam Coleman (c) 6 Lopeti Timani 7 Angus Cottrell 8 Amanaki Mafi 9 Will Genia 10 Jack Debreczeni 11 Sefa Naivalu 12 Reece Hodge 13 Tom English 14 Jack Maddocks 15 Dane Haylett-Petty
Reserves: 16 Anaru Rangi 17 Fereti Sa’aga 18 Sam Talakai 19 Sam Jeffries 20 Ross Haylett-Petty 21 Michael Ruru 22 Semisi Tupou 23 Billy Meakes

1 James Slipper, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa 3 Taniela Tupou 4 Izack Rodda5 Lukhan Tui 6 Caleb Timu 7 Adam Korczyk 8 Scott Higginbotham (c) 9 James Tuttle 10 Jono Lance 11 Eto Nabuli 12 Duncan Paia’aua 13 Samu Kerevi 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia 15 Aidan Toua
Reserves: 16 Alex Mafi 17 JP Smith 18 Sef Fa’agase 19 Kane Douglas 20 Liam Wright 21 Tate McDermott 22 Hamish Stewart 23 Filipo Daugunu


Sunwolves v Brumbies - Tokyo

24-Feb 5:15 PM

15 Jason Emery, 14 Lomano Lava Lemeki, 13 Timothy Lafaele, 12 Ryoto Nakamura, 11 Hosea Saumaki, 10 Robbie Robinson, 9 Yutaka Nagare (captain), 8 Willem Britz, 7 Pieter Labuschagne, 6 Kazuki Himeno, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Sam Wykes, 3 Jiwon Koo, 2 Ho Shota Horie, 1 Keita Inagaki.
Reserves: 16 Jaba Bregvadze, 17 Craig Millar, 18 Asaeli Ai Valu, 19 James Moore, 20 Edward Quirk, 21 Fumiaki Tanaka, 22 Hayden Parker, 23 Sione Teaupa

Tom Banks, Henry Speight, Tevita Kuridrani, Kyle Godwin, Chance Peni, Christian Lealiifano (co-captain), Joe Powell, Isi Naisarani, Tom Cusack, Rob Valetini, Sam Carter, Richie Arnold, Alan Alaalatoa, Josh Mann-Rea, Ben Alexander
Reserves: Robbie Abel, Faalelei Sione, Leslie Leuluaialii-Makin, Rory Arnold, Lachlan McCaffrey, Matt Lucas, Wharenui Hawera, Lausii Taliauli


Crusaders v Chiefs - AMI Stadium, Christchurch

24-Feb 7:35 PM

David Havili, Seta Tamanivalu, Jack Goodhue, Ryan Crotty, George Bridge, Richie Mo'unga, Bryn Hall, Jordan Taufua, Matt Todd, Pete Samu, Sam Whitelock (captain), Luke Romano, Michael Alaalatoa, Codie Taylor, Wyatt Crockett
Reserves: Ben Funnell, Chris King, Oliver Jager, Scott Barrett, Billy Harmon, Mitchell Drummond, Mitchell Hunt, Manasa Mataele

Charlie Ngatai (cc), Shaun Stevenson, Anton Lienert-Brown, Johnny Fa'auli, Solomon Alaimalo, Damian McKenzie, Brad Weber, Taleni Seu, Sam Cane (cc), Mitchell Brown, Dominic Bird, Brodie Retallick, Nepo Laulala, Nathan Harris, Aidan Ross
Reserves: Liam Polwart, Atu Moli, Angus Ta'avo, Liam Messam, Lachlan Boshier, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, Marty McKenzie, Sean Wainui


Waratahs v Stormers - Sydney

24-Feb 9:45 PM

Tom Robertson, Damien Fitzpatrick, Paddy Ryan, Tom Staniforth, Rob Simmons, Ned Hanigan, Michael Hooper (c), Michael Wells, Jake Gordon, Bernard Foley, Curtis Rona, Kurtley Beale, Lalakai Foketi, Andrew Kellaway, Israel Folau.
Reserves: Hugh Roach, Harry Johnson-Holmes, Shambeckler Vui, Nick Palmer, Jed Holloway, Mitch Short, Bryce Hegarty, Alex Newsome

15 SP Marais, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Kobus van Dyk, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 JD Schickerling, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Ramone Samuels, 1 Steven Kitshoff
Reserves: 16 Dean Muir, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Chris van Zyl, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 George Whitehead, 23 EW Viljoen


Lions v Jaguares - Johannesburg

25-Feb 2:05 AM

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen
Reserves: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Hacjivah Dayimani, 21 Marco Jansen van Vuren, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Rohan Janse van Rensburg

Joaquin Tuculet, Bautista Delguy, Matias Orlando, Bautista Ezcurra, Emiliano Boffelli, Nicolas Sanchez, Gonzalo Bertranou, Tomas Lezana, Javier Ortega, Pablo Matera (c), Tomas Lavanini, Guido Petti, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Agustin Creevy, Felipe Arregui
Reserves: Julian Montoya, Javier Manuel, Juan Pablo Zeiss, Matias Alemanno, Marcos Kremer, Martin Landajo, Leonardo Senatore, Ramiro Moyano


Bulls v Hurricanes - Pretoria

25-Feb 4:15 AM

15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Burger Odendaal (captain ), 11 Johnny Kotze, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Roelof Smit, 5 Lodewyk de Jager, 4 Rudolf Snyman, 3 Frans van Wyk, Jaco Visagie, 1 Pierre Schoeman.
Reserves: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Conraad van Vuuren, 19 Nic de Jager, 20 Marco van Staden, 21 Embrose Papier, 22 Marnitz Boshoff, Divan Rossouw

Matt Proctor, Julian Savea, Vince Aso, Ngani Laumape, Wes Goosen, Ihaia West, TJ Perenara, Gareth Evans, Ardie Savea, Brad Shields (c), Sam Lousi, Vaea Fifita, Ben May, Ricky Ricctelli, Toby Smith
Reserves: James O'Reilly, Chris Eves, Alex Fidow, Murray Douglas, Blade Thomson, Jamie Booth, Beauden Barrett, Ben Lam.


Feb
17
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Post your Super Rugby predictions

Remember to think less of any regular TSFers who don't make predictions. They are inferior. They are cowards.

Sure this is a little late as Super Rugby has had its staggered African start, but the important stuff all happens in the NZ conference


Players

Australian Conference Best Player: Kurtley Beale
I think re-Tah'd Beale will have a big impact. He looks fitter than normal at this time of the year.. he may even make Foley look like a decent player again.

South African Conference Best Player: Siya Kolisi
A risky pick because Marx will probably continue to be a freak. Also his impact will depend on the Stormers who I am not convinced by. However he had promising moments in 2017 and at 26 he might be ready to peak.

New Zealand Conference Best Player: Jordie Barrett
Another risky pick - he'll be missing the first two games at least and he might have 'second year syndrome'. He'll start at fullback but I think by the end of the year he'll be in the midfield.

Leading Try Scorer: Rieko Ioane
The best winger in the world will continue to be the best winger in the world

Rookie of the Year: Jonathan Ruru
If Umaga gives him a chance..

Overall Player of the Year: Jordie Barrett
NZ conference player of the year is the same thing isn't it?


Teams

Australian Conference Winner: NSW
They finished 16th last year so they are certain to improve on that

South African Conference Winner: Lions
An easy choice. They are the only SA side that plays the style pick up enough away wins in Australasia

New Zealand Conference Winner: Crusaders
Booo Hsssss

Regular Season Table topper: Crusaders
Slightly risky to pick them in the NZ conference and on the table. They do have early season injuries but I think the damage will be limited and they'll be the most consistent.

Champions: Hurricanes
Might even pip the Crusaders int he regular season. I expect them to time their run well


The Blues:
If they don't make the playoffs Umaga should be sacked.

The table will look bad for us in the first couple of months. Only one home game and two byes in the first 6 weeks.
However 6 of the last 7 matches are at home. There is potential for a late charge.

I'll make a relatively positive prediction - beaten semi finalists

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