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2012 Investec Super Rugby Week 14 - Teams, previews & Kickoff!

James Mortimer     25 May 2012    

The Chiefs kick off the round with a blockbuster at Waikato Stadium against the Bulls.

The following evening the Hurricanes host the resurgent Rebels, while the sole kiwi derby of the round takes place at Eden Park with the Blues entertaining the Highlanders.

The Crusaders will put up their feet this weekend.

To view KickOff, the New Zealand Rugby Union's comprehensive and detailed online guide to the round of action, click here.

2012 Investec Super Rugby - Week 14

Friday 25 May
Chiefs v Bulls
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

Kick-off (local, GMT, NZT)
19:35, 7:35, Fri 25 May 19:35
R Mark Lawrence
AR Bryce Lawrence
AR Sheldon Eden-Whaitiri
TMO Nick Briant
Head to head: Played 15, Chiefs 7, Bulls 7, Drawn 1

Chiefs – 15 Andrew Horrell, 14 Lelia Masaga, 13 Jackson Willison, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Kane Thompson, 7 Tanerau Latimer, 6 Liam Messam, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Craig Clarke (c), 3 Ben Afeaki, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Toby Smith.

Replacements: 16 Mahonri Schwalger, 17 Arizona Taumalolo, 18 Michael Fitzgerald, 19 Sam Cane, 20 Brendon Leonard, 21 Robbie Robinson, 22 Maritino Nemani.

Bulls – Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies (c), 7 CJ Stander, 6 Dewald Potgieter, 5 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean Greyling.

Replacements: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Rayno Gerber, 18 Juandré Kruger, 19 Arno Botha, 20 Jano Vermaak, 21 Louis Fouché, 22 JJ Engelbrecht.

Saturday 26 May
Hurricanes v Rebels
Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Kick-off (local, GMT, NZT)
17:30, 5:30, Sat 26 May 17:30
R Jonathon White
AR Mike Fraser
AR Richard Kelly
TMO Vinny Munro
Head to head: Played 1, Hurricanes 0, Rebels 1

Hurricanes – 15 Andre Taylor, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Conrad Smith (c), 12 Tim Bateman, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Faifili Levave, 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Ben May.

Replacements: 16 Motu Matu’u, 17 Reg Goodes, 18 James Broadhurst, 19 Brad Shields, 20 Chris Eaton, 21 Tusi Pisi, 22 Jayden Hayward.

Rebels – 15 Julian Huxley, 14 Mark Gerrard, 13 Mitch Inman, 12 Lachlan Mitchell, 11 Cooper Vuna, 10 Kurtley Beale, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Gareth Delve (c), 7 Tim Davidson, 6 Luke Jones, 5 Hugh Pyle, 4 Cadeyrn Neville, 3 Jono Owen, 2 Ged Robinson, 1 Nic Henderson.

Replacements: 16 Adam Freier, 17 Rodney Blake, 18 Al Campbell, 19 Tom Chamberlain, 20 Richard Kingi, 21 James Hilgendorf, 22 Stirling Mortlock.

Saturday 26 May
Blues v Highlanders
Eden Park, Auckland

Kick-off (local, GMT, NZT)
19:35, 7:35, Sat 26 May 19:35
R Glen Jackson
AR Nick Briant
AR Ben Skeen
TMO Bryce Lawrence
Head to head: Played 19, Blues 13, Highlanders 6

Blues – 15 Hadleigh Parkes, 14 David Raikuna, 13 Francis Saili, 12 Michael Hobbs, 11 Sherwin Stowers, 10 Gareth Anscombe, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Peter Saili/Luke Braid (c), 7 Luke Braid/Daniel Braid, 6 Steven Luatua, 5 Filo Paulo, 4 Liaki Moli, 3 Tevita Mailau, 2 James Parsons, 1 Tony Woodcock.

Replacements: 16 Tom McCartney, 17 Angus Ta’avao, 18 Ali Williams, 19 Daniel Braid / Peter Saili / Dany Pryor, 20 Piri Weepu, 21 Ma’a Nonu, 22 Lachie Munro.

Highlanders: Ben Smith, Kurt Baker, Tamati Ellison, Phil Burleigh, Hosea Gear, Chris Noakes, Jimmy Cowan, Nick Crosswell, Tim Boys, Adam Thomson, Hoani MacDonald, Jarrad Hoeata, Ma'afu Fia, Andrew Hore, Jamie Macintosh (capt).

Reserves: Jason Rutledge, Bronson Murray, Josh Bekhuis, Scott Fuglistaller, Aaron Smith, Mike Delany, Kenny Lynn.