Super Rugby Fixture Changes

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Super Rugby organisers SANZAR have made some minor adjustments to the kick-off times of four forthcoming Super Rugby fixtures in South Africa

South African Super Rugby broadcaster SuperSport made the request to move the matches and the changes have been approved.

The changes should ensure smooth delivery of each match to television audiences without any potential overlap on what loom as crucial match days featuring triple-headers from South Africa.

The Super Rugby matches concerned are:

Round 18 – June 29

Sharks v Blues (brought forward 10 minutes to 14:50 local)

Stormers v Cheetahs (bumped back five minutes to 19:15 local)

Round 19 – July 6

Cheetahs v Blues (brought forward 10 minutes to 14:50 local)

Bulls v Sharks (bumped back five minutes to 19:15 local)

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Super Rugby – Round 16 Fixtures, Team Sheets & Injuries

ROUND 16 FIXTURESRW Stamp

Friday 24th May

Crusaders vs Waratahs , Cristchurch, KO 19:35 NZ (09:35 CAT, 08:35 GMT)

Brumbies vs Hurricanes, Canberra, KO 19:40 AUS (11:40 CAT, 10:40 GMT)

Saturday 25th May

Highlanders vs Blues, Duniden, KO 19:35 NZ (09:35 CAT, 08:35 GMT)

Reds vs Rebels, Brisbane, KO 17:40 AUS (11:40 CAT, 10:40 GMT)

Stormers vs Kings, Cape Town, KO 15:05 CAT (14:00 GMT)

Cheetahs vs Bulls, Bloemfontein, KO 19:10 CAT (18:10 GMT)

ROUND 16 TEAMSHEETS AND INJURY REPORTS

Crusaders : (L,L,W,W,W,L,L,W,W,W,W,L)

1. Wyatt Crockett ,2. Corey Flynn ,3. Nepo Laulala,4. Luke Romano,5. Dominic Bird ,6. George Whitelock ,7. Matt Todd ,8. Kieran Read (c) ,9. Willi Heinz ,10. Dan Carter ,11. Zac Guildford ,12. Tom Taylor ,13. Ryan Crotty ,14. Tom Marshall ,15. Israel Dagg Replacements : 16. Ben Funnell , 17. Joe Moody , 18. Jimmy Tupou ,19. Luke Whitelock ,20. Andy Ellis ,21. Robbie Fruean ,22. Adam Whitelock

*Out Injured: Sam Whitelock

*Unavailable: Richie McCaw

Waratahs (L,W,L,L,W,W,L,W,L,W,W,W,L)

1. Benn Robinson , 2. John Ulugia , 3. Sekope Kepu , 4. Sitaleki Timani , 5. Kane Douglas , 6. Pat McCutcheon , 7. Michael Hooper , 8. Dave Dennis (c), 9. Brendan McKibbin , 10. Bernard Foley , 11. Peter Betham , 12. Rob Horne , 13. Adam Ashley-Cooper , 14. Cam Crawford , 15. Israel Folau Replacements: 16. Luke Holmes , 17. Paddy Ryan , 18. Will Skelton , 19. Jed Holloway , 20. Matt Lucas , 21. Berrick Barnes , 22. Drew Mitchell

*Out Injured: Lachie Turner, Wycliff Palu, Mitchell Chapman

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Brumbies: (W, W,W,L,W,D,W,D,W,L,L,W)

1. Scott Sio,2. Stephen Moore,3. Ben Alexander,4. Scott Fardy,5. Sam Carter ,6. Peter Kimlin,7. Colby Faingaa,8. Ben Mowen (c),9. Nic White,10. Matt Toomua,11. Joe Tomane,12. Christian Lealiifano,13. Tevita Kuridrani,14. Henry Speight ,15. Jesse Mogg Replacements:16. Siliva Siliva,17. Ruan Smith,18. Fotu Auelua,19. Jordan Smiler,20. Ian Prior,21. Robbie Coleman ,22. Clyde Rathbone

*Out Injured: Andrew Smith, David Pocock

Hurricanes: (L,L,W,W,W,W,L,W,L,L,W,L)

1. Ben Franks ,2. Dane Coles,3. Ben May,4. Jeremy Thrush,5. James Broadhurst,6. Brad Shields,7. Jack Lam ,8. Victor Vito ,9. TJ Perenara,10. Beauden Barrett,11. Julian Savea,12. Reynold Lee-Lo,13. Conrad Smith,14. Alapati Leiua ,15. Andre Taylor Replacements : 16. Ash Dixon,17. Reggie Goodes,18. Mark Reddish,19. Faifili Levave,20. Chris Smylie,21. Tusi Pisi,22. James Marshall

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Highlanders: (L,L,L,L,L,L,L,L,W,L,L,L)

1. Jamie Mackintosh ,2. Andrew Hore (captain) ,3. Ma’afu Fia ,4. Brad Thorn,5. Josh Bekhuis ,6. Jarrad Hoeata,7. John Hardie,8. Mose Tuiali’i,9. Fumiaki Tanaka ,10. Colin Slade ,11. Hosea Gear (vice-captain),12. Shaun Treeby ,13. Tamati Ellison ,14. Trent Renata ,15. Ben Smith Replacements : 16. Liam Coltman ,17. Bronson Murray ,18. Elliot Dixon ,19. TJ Ioane ,20. Aaron Smith ,21. Hayden Parker ,22. Ma’a Nonu

Blues: (W,W,L,L,L,W,W,W,L, W,W,L,L)

15. Charles Piutau,14. Frank Halai,13. Rene Ranger,12. Francis Saili,11. Waisake Naholo,10. Baden Kerr,9. Piri Weepu ,8. Peter Saili,7. Luke Braid,6. Steven Luatua,5. Ali Williams,4. Anthony Boric,3. Angus Ta’avao,2. James Parsons,1. Tim Perry Replacements : 16. Keven Mealamu,17. Sam Prattley,18. Culum Retallick,19. Brendon O’Connor,20. Jamison Gibson-Park ,21. Marty McKenzie,22. Jackson Willison

*Out Injured: James Parsons, Jackson Willison

*Internal Suspension: George Moalo

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Reds: (L,W,W,W,L,W,W,W,D,W,D,W,L,L)

1. Greg Holmes,2. James Hanson,3. James Slipper,4. Rob Simmons,5. James Horwill (c),6. Eddie Quirk,7. Beau Robinson,8. Jake Schatz,9. Will Genia,10. Quade Cooper,11. Luke Morahan,12. Anthony Faingaa,13. Ben Tapuai,14. Rod Davies,15. Ben Lucas Replacements : 16. Saia Faingaa,17. Ben Daley,18. Ed O’Donoghue,19. Radike Samo,20. Liam Gill,21. Nick Frisby,22. Mike Harris

*Out Injured: Dom Shipperly, Digby Ioane

Rebels: (W,L,L,L,L,L,W,L,L,L,L,W,W)

1. Nic Henderson, 2. Ged Robinson, 3. Laurie Weeks , 4. Hugh Pyle, 5. Luke Jones, 6. Jarrod Saffy, 7. Scott Fuglistaller, 8. Scott Higginbotham (C), 9. Nick Phipps, 10. James O’Connor, 11. Lachlan Mitchell, 12. Rory Sidey, 13. Mitch Inman, 14. Tom English, 15. Jason Woodward, Replacements : 16. Shota Horie, 17. Paul Alo-Emile, 18. Cadeyrn Neville, 19. Gareth Delve, 20. Nic Stirzaker, 21. Bryce Hegarty, 22. Kimami Sitauti,

*Out Injured: Rory Sidey, James O’Connor

*Suspended: Kurtley Beale (internal suspension)

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Stormers: (L,L,W,W,L,L,W,W,L,L,L,W)

15. Joe Pietersen , 14. Gio Aplon , 13. Jean de Villiers (captain) , 12. Damian de Allende , 11. Bryan Habana , 10. Elton Jantjies , 9. Louis Schreuder , 8. Nizaam Carr , 7. Deon Fourie , 6. Siya Kolisi , 5. De Kock Steenkamp , 4. Eben Etzebeth , 3. Brok Harris , 2. Tiaan Liebenberg , 1. Steven Kitshoff Replacements : 16. Martin Bezuidenhout , 17. Chris Heiberg (Stormers and Super Rugby debut) , 18. Gerbrandt Grobler , 19. Don Armand , 20. Dewaldt Duvenage , 21. Gary van Aswegen , 22. Gerhard van den Heever

*Out Injured: Schalk Burger, Micheal Rhodes, Duane Vermeulen, Rynardt Elstadt, Andries Bekker, Frans Malherbe, Deon Fourie, Scarra Ntubeni, Jaco Toute

Southern Kings: (W,L,L,L,L,D,W,L,L,L,W,L)

15. SP Marais , 14. Siviwe Soyizwapi ,, 13. Ronnie Cooke , 12. Andries Strauss   (Captain), 11. Marcello Sampson , 10. Demetri Catrakilis , 9. Nicolas Vergallo   , 8. Jacques Engelbrecht , 7. Wimpie van der Walt, 6. Cornell du Preez, 5. David   Bulbring , 4. Darron Nell (Vice Captain) , 3. Kevin Buys , 2. Bandise Maku ,   1. Schalk Ferreira Replacements : 16. Hannes Franklin , 17. Grant Kemp , 18. Rynier Bernado ,   19. Devin Oosthuizen , 20. Shaun Venter , 21. Shane Gates , 22. George Whitehead

*Out Injured: Steven Sykes, Siyanda Grey, Luke Watson

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Cheetahs : (L,W,W,W,W,W,L,W,W,L,W,W)

Hennie Daniller, Raymond Rhule, Johann Sadie, Robert Ebersohn, Willie le Roux, Elgar Watts, Piet van Zyl, Philip van der Walt, Lappies Labuschagne, Heinrich Brussow, Francois Uys, Lodewyk de Jager, Lourens Adriaanse, Adriaan Strauss (captain), Coenie Oosthuizen. Replacements: Ryno Barnes, Trevor Nyakane, Ligtoring Landman, Boom Prinsloo, Sarel Pretorius, Riaan Smit, Rayno Benjamin.

*Out Injured: Johan Goosen

Bulls: (W,W,W,L,L,L,W,W,W,W,W,W)

Jurgen Visser, Lionel Mapoe , JJ Engelbrecht , Jan Serfontein Bjorn Basson , Morne Steyn, Francois Hougaard , Pierre Spies (c), Arno Botha , Deon Stegmann, Juandre Kruger , Flip van der Merwe , Werner Kruger , Chiliboy Ralepelle , Dean Greyling Replacements: Callie Visagie, Frik Kirsten, Grant Hattingh , Dewald Potgieter , Jano Vermaak, Louis Fouche , Zane Kirchner

*Out Injured: Paul Willemse, Akona Ndungane

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*BYE WEEK:

Chiefs : (W,L,L,W,W,W,L,L,W,W,W,W,W)

*Out Injured: Fritz Lee, Richard Kahui, Tim Nani-WIlliams, Gareth Anscombe, Andy Horrell, Sam Cane

Western Force: (L,L,L,W,L,L,L,W,L,L,D,L,L,W)

Sharks : (W,W,L,W,W,W,L,L,L,L,W,L)

*Out Injured: Bismarck du Plessis, Andries Coetzee, Paul Jordaan, Cobus Reinach, Frans Steyn, Marius Joubert, Craig Burden, Tim Whitehead, Allan Dell, Dale Chadwick. Louis Ludik

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Dennis shifts to no.8 for Waratahs (team sheet)

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has made five changes to his side that lost to the Rebels last weekend as they prepare to take on Teamsheetsthe Crusaders in Christchurch.

–          Dave Dennis starts at n.8 in place of the injured Wycliff Palu.

–          Pat McCutcheon will start at blindside flank.

–          Brendan McKibbin starts at scrumhalf in place of Matt Lucas.

–          Rob Horne starts in the centres in place of Berrick Barnes.

–          Cam Crawford takes over from Drew Mitchell on the wing.

–          Loose forward Jed Holloway enters the squad for injured Mitchell Chapman.

Crusaders vs Waratahs , Cristchurch, KO 19:35 NZ (09:35 CAT, 08:35 GMT)

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Waratahs

1. Benn Robinson , 2. John Ulugia , 3. Sekope Kepu , 4. Sitaleki Timani , 5. Kane Douglas , 6. Pat McCutcheon , 7. Michael Hooper , 8. Dave Dennis (c), 9. Brendan McKibbin , 10. Bernard Foley , 11. Peter Betham , 12. Rob Horne , 13. Adam Ashley-Cooper , 14. Cam Crawford , 15. Israel Folau

Replacements: 16. Luke Holmes , 17. Paddy Ryan , 18. Will Skelton , 19. Jed Holloway , 20. Matt Lucas , 21. Berrick Barnes , 22. Drew Mitchell

Super Sergel back for Kings (team sheet)

TeamsheetsThe Southern Kings have been boosted by the return of wunderkind winger Sergel Petersen as they prepare to face a potent Waratahs in Port Elizabeth this weekend.

Petersen’s return after missing two matches with a groin strain is the only change to the Kings team who lost to the Cheetahs last week.

“It is great to have Sergeal back for the Waratahs clash, Sergeal is obviously a good talent and has proved to be a good finisher for us in the past couple of games. It is good to have that brilliance back in the backline and I hope he can start off where he finished off for us.” said Kings skipper Andries Strauss.

Luke Watson remains on the bench despite him being the squad captain, with Strauss retaining the captains arm band.

“Luke is making good progress, He will get more game time and we are pretty positive that he should be able to start the following week against the Highlanders. That is a big positive for us, so things are going well.” Kings director of rugby Alan Solomons said.

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The Kings host the Waratahs in PE on Saturday, KO 17:05 CAT (16:05 BST)

Southern Kings

15. George Whitehead , 14. Sergeal Petersen , 13. Ronnie Cooke , 12. Andries Strauss (Captain) , 11. Siyanda Grey , 10. Demetri Catrakilis , 9. Shaun Venter , 8. Jacques Engelbrecht , 7. Wimpie van der Walt , , 6. Cornell du Preez 5. Rynier Bernado ,4. Steve Sykes (Vice Captain) , 3. Kevin Buys , 2. Bandise Maku ,1. Schalk Ferreira

Replacements : 16. Virgile Lacombe , 17. Grant Kemp , 18. David Bulbring , 19. Luke Watson , 20. Nicolas Vergallo , 21. Waylon Murray , 22. Siviwe Soyizwapi

Super Rugby Fixtures: Round 12

ROUND 12 nFIXTURESRW Stamp

Friday 3rd May

Blues vs Stormers, Auckland, KO 19:35 NZ (09:35 CAT, 08:35 BST)

Rebels vs Chiefs, Melbourne, KO 19:40 AUS (11:40 CAT, 10:40 BST)

Saturday 4th May

Highlanders vs Sharks, Dunedin, KO 19:35 NZ (09:35 CAT, 08:35 BST)

Force vs Reds, Perth,  KO 19:40 AUS (11:40 CAT, 10:40 BST)

Kings vs Waratahs, Port Elizabeth, KO 17:05 CAT (16:05 BST)

Bulls vs Hurricanes, Pretoria, KO 19:10 CAT (18:10 BST)

Sunday 5th May

Brumbies vs Crusaders, KO 16:05 NZ (05:05 CAT, 04:05 BST)

*BYE WEEK: Cheetahs