2017 Super Rugby Season Teams

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The 2017 Super Rugby season kicked off on Thursday, 23 February in Melbourne, when Melbourne Rebels took on the Blues. The 2017 Super rugby season is the second year featuring a new expanded format with 18 teams from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Argentina and Japan.

There will be 17 rounds, with each team to play six matches against their inter-conference and nine against sides from the rest of the draw.

The qualifying finals will begin in July and the 2017 Super Rugby final is scheduled for Saturday, August 5.

2017 Super Rugby Teams – New Zealand Conference

 

BLUES

Blues

Forwards

Charlie Faumuina,  Sione Mafileo, Alex Hodgman, Pauliasi Manu, Sam Prattley , Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Hame Faiva, Matt Moulds, James Parsons, Patrick Tu’ipulotu, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Josh Goodhue, Brandon Nansen, Scott Scrafton, Jimmy Tupou, Blake Gibson, Akira Ioane, Jerome Kaino, Steven Luatua, Kara Pryor, Murphy Taramai

Backs

Billy Guyton, Augustine Pulu, Sam Nock, Piers Francis, Ihaia West, George Moala , Rene Ranger , Michael Collins , TJ Faiane , Matt Vaega , Sonny Bill Williams , Rieko Ioane , Matt Duffie , Melani Nanai , Declan O’Donnell , Stephen Perofeta , Jordan Trainor

HEAD COACH: Tana Umaga

 

CHIEFS

Chiefs

Forwards

Mitchell Graham , Siegfried Fisi’ihoi ,Kane Hames , Sosefo Kautai , Nepo Laulala , Atunaisa Moli, Nathan Harris ,  Hikawera Elliot , Liam Polwart, Brodie Retallick , Michael Allardice , Dominic Bird , James Tucker,  Liam Messam, Mitchell Brown , Lachlan Boshier , Sam Cane , Mitchell Karpik , Michael Leitch , Tom Sanders , Taleni Seu

Backs

Tawera Kerr-Barlow , Brad Weber ,Finlay Christie, Aaron Cruden , Stephen Donald, Charlie Ngatai , Fa’ase’e (Johnny) Fa’auli , Anton Lienert-Brown , Tim Nanai-Williams, Solomon Alaimalo , James Lowe , Sam McNicol , Glen Fisiiahi ,  Toni Pulu , Shaun Stevenson , Chase Tiatia, Damian McKenzie

HEAD COACH: Dave Rennie

 

CRUSADERS

crusaders

Forwards

Wyatt Crockett , Michael Alaalatoa , Oliver Jager , Joe Moody , Tim Perry , Owen Franks , Codie Taylor, Ben Funnell , Andrew Makalio, Sam Whitelock , Scott Barrett , Luke Romano , Quinten Strange,  Kieran Read,  Heiden Bedwell-Curtis , Jed Brown , Mitchell Dunshea , Pete Samu , Jordan Taufua , Matt Todd

Backs

Mitchell Drummond , Bryn Hall ,Leon Fukofuka, Richie Mo’unga ,Tim Bateman , Marty McKenzie, Ryan Crotty , Seta Tamanivalu , Jack Goodhue , David Havili , Sean Wainui,  Israel Dagg , George Bridge , Sione Fifita , Mitchell Hunt , Digby Ioane , Jone Macilai , Manasa Mataele

HEAD COACH: Scott Robertson

 

HIGHLANDERS

highlanders

Forwards

Daniel Lienert-Brown , Siosiua Halanukonuka ,Craig Millar , Guy Millar , Greg Pleasants-Tate , Aki Seiuli , Siate Tokolahi, Liam Coltman , Ash Dixon, Jackson Hemopo , Alex Ainley , Josh Dickson , Tom Franklin , Joe Wheeler, Elliot Dixon , Shane Christie, Gareth Evans , James Lentjes , Dan Pryor , Liam Squire , Luke Whitelock

Backs

Aaron Smith, Josh Renton , Kayne Hammington , Lima Sopoaga , Hayden Parker , Fletcher Smith, Malakai Fekitoa ,Richard Buckman , Jason Emery , Matt Faddes , Rob Thompson , Patelesio Tomkinson , Teihorangi Walden, Waisake Naholo , Tevita Li , Patrick Osborne , Ben Smith

HEAD COACH: Tony Brown

 

HURRICANES

hurricanes

Forwards

Loni Uhila , Chris Eves , Mike Kainga, Reg Goodes, Ben May , Jeff To’omaga-Allen, Dane Coles , Ricky Riccitelli, Leni Apisai , James Broadhurst , Mark Abott , Michael Fatialofa , Geoff Cridge , Sam Lousi, Brad Shields , Vaea Fifita , Callum Gibbins , Toa Halafihi , Reed Prinsep , Hugh Renton , Ardie Savea , Blade Thomson

Backs

TJ Perenara , Kylem O’Donnell , Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, Beauden Barrett , Otere Black, Pita Ahki , Jordie Barrett , Vince Aso , Wes Goosen , Ngani Laumape , Matt Proctor, Cory Jane , Nehe Milner-Skudder ,Ben Lam , Julian Savea , Peter Umaga-Jensen

HEAD COACH: Chris Boyd

 

2017 Super Rugby Teams – Australian Conference

 

BRUMBIES

brumbies

Forwards

Allan Alaalatoa, Ben Alexander, Leslie Leulua’iali’i-Makin, Nic Mayhew, Scott Sio, Faalelei Sione, Robbie Abel, Saia Fainga’a, Josh Mann-Rea, Rory Arnold, Sam Carter, Blake Enever, Tom Staniforth, Chris Alcock, Jarrad Butler, Tom Cusack, Lolo Fakaosilea, Scott Fardy, Ben Hyne, Jordan Smiler, Rob Valetini.

Backs

Tomás Cubelli, Ryan Lonergan, Joe Powell, Anthony Fainga’a, Kyle Godwin, Jordan Jackson-Hope, Nick Jooste, Christian Lealiifano, Nigel Ah Wong, James Dargaville, Tevita Kuridrani, Andrew Smith, Henry Speight, Lausii Taliauli, Tom Banks, Aidan Toua.

 

FORCE

forces

Forwards

Jermaine Ainsley, Richard Arnold, Adam Coleman, Angus Cottrell, Pek Cowan, Ben Daley, Tetera Faulkner, Richard Hardwick, Ross Haylett-Petty, Matt Hodgson, Kane Koteka, Ben Matwijow, Ben McCalman, Isi Naisarani, Matt Philip, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Anaru Rangi, Harry Scoble, Brynard Stander, Heath Tessmann, Francios van Wyk, Shambeckler Vui.

Backs

Marcel Brache, Luke Burton, Robbie Coleman, Peter Grant, Dane Haylett-Petty, Jono Lance, Ryan Louwrens, Semisi Masirewa, Bill Meakes, Luke Morahan, Chance Peni, Ian Prior, Curtis Rona, Michael Ruru.

 

MELBOURNE REBELS

MelbourneRebels

Forwards

Cruze Ah-Nau, Steve Cummins, Dominic Day, Colby Fainga’a, Pama Fou, Harley Fox, James Hanson, Sam Jeffries, Pat Leafa, Rob Leota, Tyrel Lomax, Sean McMahon, Tim Metcher, Tom Moloney, Jordy Reid, Culum Retallick, Siliva Siliva, Toby Smith, Lopeti Timani, Alex Toolis, Jordan Uelese, Laurie Weeks.

Backs

Jack Debreczeni, Tom English, Jackson Garden-Bachop, Reece Hodge, Mitch Inman, Marika Koroibete, Jack Maddocks, Ben Meehan, Sefa Naivalu, Jonah Placid, Dominic Shipperley, Mick Snowden, Nic Stirzaker, Amanaki Mafi, Jack McGregor, Sione Tuipulotu.

 

REDS

reds

Forwards

Alex Mafi, Stephen Moore, Andrew Ready, Kane Douglas, Cadeyrn Neville, Izack Rodda, Rob Simmons, Lukhan Tui, Michael Gunn, Reece Hewat, Scott Higginbotham, Leroy Houston Adam Korczyk, George Smith, Caleb Timu, Hendrik Tui

Backs

Nick Frisby, Moses Sorovi, James Tuttle, Quade Cooper, Jake McIntyre, Samu Kerevi, Campbell Magnay, Duncan Paia’aua, Henry Taefu, Chris Feauai-Sautia, Karmichael Hunt, Chris Kuridrani, Lachlan Maranta, Jayden Ngamanu Eto Nabuli, Izaia Perese

 

WARATAHS

waratahs

Forwards

Sekope Kepu, Sam Needs, Tom Robertson, Paddy Ryan, Matt Sandell, Angus Ta’avao, Damien Fitzpatrick, Tolu Latu, Hugh Roach, Ned Hanigan, Ryan McCauley, Dean Mumm, Will Skelton, Senio Toleafoa, Jack Dempsey, Jed Holloway, Michael Hooper, Michael Wells, Brad Wilkin

Backs

Jake Gordon, Matt Lucas Nick Phipps, Andrew Deegan, Bernard Foley, Bryce Hegarty, Mack Mason, Israel Folau, Irae Simone, Rob Horne, David Horwitz, Cameron Clark, Harry Jones, Taqele Naiyaravoro, Andrew Kellaway, Reece Robinson

 

2017 Super Rugby Teams – South African Conference

 

BULLS

bulls

Forwards

Jacobie Adriaanse, Martin Dreyer, Lizo Gqoboka, John-Roy Jenkinson, Nqoba Mxoli, Trevor Nyakane, Pierre Schoeman, Gerhard Steenekamp, Conraad van Vuuren, Corniel Els, Edgar Marutlulle, Adriaan Strauss, Alandré van Rooyen, Jaco Visagie, Lood de Jager, Jason Jenkins, Abongile Nonkontwana, Ryno Pieterse, Eli Snyman, RG Snyman, Hendré Stassen, Ruben van Heerden, Shaun Adendorff, Arno Botha, Nick de Jager, Jannes Kirsten, Freddy Ngoza, Jacques Potgieter, Roelof Smit, Ruan Steenkamp, Marco van Staden, Renaldo Bothma, Hanro Liebenberg, Eduan Lubbe

Backs

Rudy Paige, Embrose Papier, Ivan van Zyl, Piet van Zyl, André Warner, Francois Brummer, Tony Jantjies, Manie Libbok, Handré Pollard, Tian Schoeman, Joshua Stander, Boeta Hamman, JT Jackson, Johnny Kôtze, Jesse Kriel, Franco Naudé, Burger Odendaal, Jan Serfontein, Dries Swanepoel, Irvin Ali, Travis Ismaiel, Andell Loubser, Kefentse Mahlo, Sibahle Maxwane, Luther Obi, Jade Stighling, Jamba Ulengo, Ulrich Beyers, Earll Douwrie, Warrick Gelant, Duncan Matthews, Divan Rossouw

 

CHEETAHS

cheetahs

Forwards

Tom Botha, Aranos Coetzee, Luan de Bruin, Erich de Jager, Günther Janse van Vuuren, Charles Marais, Danie Mienie, Ox Nché, Jacques du Toit, Joseph Dweba, Elandré Huggett, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Reinach Venter, Justin Basson, Reniel Hugo, Armandt Koster, Francois Uys, Ntokozo Vidima, Dennis Visser, Carl Wegner, Tienie Burger, Uzair Cassiem, Hilton Lobberts, Steven Meiring, Oupa Mohojé, Gerhard Olivier, Boom Prinsloo, Fiffy Rampeta, Paul Schoeman, Henco Venter, Jasper Wiese, Niell Jordaan, Junior Pokomela

Backs

Tian Meyer, Zee Mkhabela, JP Smith, Shaun Venter, , Ryno Eksteen, Niel Marais, Clinton Swart, Fred Zeilinga, Nico Lee, Ali Mgijima, William Small-Smith, Michael van der Spuy, Francois Venter, Lihleli Xoli, Rayno Benjamin, Maphutha Dolo, Mosolwa Mafuma, Sergeal Petersen, Raymond Rhule, Clayton Blommetjies

 

SOUTHERN KINGS

skings

Forwards

Schalk Ferreira, Justin Forwood, Ross Geldenhuys, Chris Heiberg, Schalk van der Merwe, Dayan van der Westhuizen, Tango Balekile, Martin Bezuidenhout, Mike Willemse, Irné Herbst, Cameron Lindsay, Sintu Manjezi, Tyler Paul, Wandile Putuma, Mzwanele Zito, Thembelani Bholi, Chris Cloete, Andisa Ntsila, CJ Velleman, Stefan Willemse, , Christiaan de Bruin, Ruaan Lerm

Backs

James Hall, Ricky Schroeder, Johan Steyn, Rudi van Rooyen, Coyi Banda, Lionel Cronjé, Pieter-Steyn de Wet, Garrick Mattheus, Berton Klaasen, Neil Maritz, Waylon Murray, Alshaun Bock, Ntabeni Dukisa, Siyanda Grey, Malcolm Jaer, Makazole Mapimpi, Wandile Mjekevu, Yaw Penxe, Luzuko Vulindlu, Chrysander Botha, Johann Tromp

 

LIONS

lions

Forwards

Ruan Dreyer, Julian Redelinghuys, Sti Sithole, Dylan Smith, Jacques van Rooyen, Robbie Coetzee, Malcolm Marx, Akker van der Merwe, Robert Kruger, Marvin Orie, Ruan Ackermann, Fabian Booysen, Cyle Brink, Jaco Kriel, Warren Whiteley

Backs

Faf de Klerk, Dillon Smit, Elton Jantjies, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Lionel Mapoe, Harold Vorster, Courtnall Skosan, Andries Coetzee, Ruan Combrinck

 

SHARKS

sharks

Forwards

Lourens Adriaanse, Thomas du Toit, Mzamo Majola, John-Hubert Meyer, Enoch Mnyaka, Tendai Mtawarira, Coenie Oosthuizen, Juan Schoeman, Stephan Coetzee, Franco Marais, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Hyron Andrews, Ruan Botha, Jean Droste, Stephan Lewies, Giant Mtyanda, Etienne Oosthuizen, Keegan Daniel, Jean Deysel, Jean-Luc du Preez, Francois Kleinhans, Khaya Majola, Tera Mtembu, Jacques Vermeulen, Dan du Preez, Philip van der Walt

Backs

Michael Claassens, Rowan Gouws, Cobus Reinach, Garth April, Benhard Janse van Rensburg, Patrick Lambie, Inny Radebe, Lukhanyo Am, Tristan Blewett, Johan Deysel, André Esterhuizen, Marius Louw, Jeremy Ward, Ilunga Mukendi, Lwazi Mvovo, Odwa Ndungane, S’busiso Nkosi, S’bura Sithole, Kobus van Wyk, Curwin Bosch, Clément Poitrenaud, Rhyno Smith

 

STORMERS

stormers

Forwards

JC Janse van Rensburg, Oli Kebble, Frans Malherbe, JP Smith, Alistair Vermaak, Wilco Louw, Bongi Mbonambi, Scarra Ntubeni, Ramone Samuels, Jan de Klerk, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, JD Schickerling, Jurie van Vuuren, Chris van Zyl, Rynhardt Elstadt, Siya Kolisi, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Jacques Vermeulen, Stephan de Wil, Johan du Toit, Nizaam Carr, Kobus van Dyk

Backs

Jano Vermaak, Godlen Masimla, Louis Schreuder, Justin Phillips, Kurt Coleman, Jean-Luc du Plessis, Robert du Preez, Brandon Thomson, Damian de Allende, Juan de Jongh, Dan du Plessis, Huw Jones, Dan Kriel, Dillyn Leyds, Seabelo Senatla, Scott van Breda, Kobus van Wyk, Leolin Zas, Cheslin Kolbe, EW Viljoen, SP Marais

 

SUNWOLVES

Sunwolves

Keita Inagaki, Masataka Mikami, Koki Yamamoto, Takeshi Kizu, Takeshi Hino, Shota Horie, Takuma Asahara, Heiichiro Ito, Koo Ji-Won, Hitoshi Ono, Kyosuke Kajikawa, Shinya Makabe, Liaki Moli, Willie Britz, Ed Quirk, Uwe Helu, Yoshitaka Tokunaga, Shuhei Matsuhashi, Malgene Ilaua, Yuhimaru Mimura, Keisuke Uchida, Takahiro Ogawa, Fumiaki Tanaka, Kaito Shigeno, Yuki Yatomi, Harumichi Tatekawa, Hikaru Tamura, Yu Tamura, Hayden Cripps, Teruya Goto, Kenki Fukuoka, Timothy Lafaele, Derek Carpenter, Yasutaka Sasakura, Kotaro Matsushima, Riaan Viljoen

 

JAGUARES

jaguares

Cristian Bartoloni, Santiago García Botta, Facundo Gigena, Ramiro Herrera, Lucas Noguera Paz, Enrique Pieretto, Roberto Tejerizo, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Facundo Bosch, Agustín Creevy, Julián Montoya, Matías Alemanno, Juan Cruz Guillemaín, Marcos Kremer, Ignacio Larrague, Tomás Lavanini, Guido Petti, Rodrigo Báez, Facundo Isa, Juan Manuel Leguizamón, Tomás Lezana, Benjamín Macome, Pablo Matera, Javier Ortega Desio, Santiago Portillo, Leonardo Senatore, Gonzalo Bertranou, Felipe Ezcurra, Martín Landajo, Joaquín Díaz Bonilla, Nicolás Sánchez, Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, Juan Martín Hernández, Gabriel Ascárate, Jerónimo de la Fuente, Bautista Ezcurra, Santiago Álvarez, Matías Moroni, Matías Orlando, Santiago Cordero, Manuel Montero, Emiliano Boffelli, Ramiro Moyano, Joaquín Tuculet

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