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2013 Investec Super Rugby Round 9 - Teams, previews & Kickoff!

James Mortimer     12 Apr 2013    

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

New Zealand Conference matches
Investec Super Rugby 2013 - Round Eight
Kick off times are NZT


Highlanders v Brumbies
#HIGvBRU
19:35
R Chris Pollock
AR Glen Jackson
AR Garratt Williamson
TMO Keith Brown
Head to head: Played 17, Highlanders 7, Brumbies 10
OPTA STATISTICS
Superrugby.co.nz match preview

Highlanders: Ben Smith; Kade Poki, Phil Burleigh, Ma'a Nonu, Hosea Gear; Hayden Parker, Fumiaki Tanaka; Mose Tuialii, John Hardie, TJ Ioane; Jarrad Hoeata, Brad Thorn, Maafu Fia, Andrew Hore (captain), Jamie Mackintosh. Replacements: Liam Coltman, Chris King, Josh Bekhuis, Elliot Dixon, Aaron Smith, Colin Slade, Jason Emery.

Brumbies: Jesse Mogg; Henry Speight, Andrew Smith, Christian Lealiifano, Joe Tomane; Matt Toomua, Nic White; Ben Mowen (captain), George Smith, Jordan Smiler; Sam Carter, Peter Kimlin; Dan Palmer, Stephen Moore, Ben Alexander. Replacements: Siliva Siliva, Scott Sio, Fotu Auelua, Colby Faingaa, Ian Prior, Pat McCabe, Tevita Kuridrani.

Chiefs v Reds
#CHIvRED
16:35
R Steve Walsh
AR Nick Briant
AR Sheldon Eden-Whaitiri
TMO Ben Skeen
Head to head: Played 17, Chiefs 8, Reds 9
OPTA STATISTICS
Superrugby.co.nz match preview

Chiefs: Gareth Anscombe; Tim Nanai Williams, Richard Kahui, Bundee Aki, Asaeli Tikoirotuma, Aaron Cruden, August Pulu; Liam Messam (captain), Sam Cane, Tanerau Latimer; Brodie Retallick, Michael Fitzgerald; Ben Tameifuna, Hika Elliot, Toby Smith. Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Michael Kainga, Nick Crosswell, Fritz Lee, Brendon Leonard, Andrew Horrell, Patrick Osborne.

Reds: Jono Lance; Dom Shipperley, Anthony Faingaa; Ben Tapuai, Rod Davies; Quade Cooper, Will Genia; Jake Schatz, Liam Gill, Eddie Quirk; James Horwill (captain), Rob Simmons; James Slipper, James Hanson, Greg Holmes. Replacements: Albert Anae, Ben Daley, Ed O'Donoghue, Jarrad Butler, Ben Lucas, Chris Feauai-Sautia, Aidan Toua.

Blues v Hurricanes
#BLUvHUR
Eden Park, Auckland
19:35
R Jaco Peyper
AR Jonathon White
AR Kane McBride
TMO Vinny Munro
Head to head: Played 20, Blues 12, Hurricanes 7, Drawn 1
OPTA STATISTICS
Superrugby.co.nz match preview

Blues: Charles Piutau; Frank Halai, Francis Saili, Jackson Willison, Rene Ranger; Chris Noakes, Piri Weepu; Peter Saili, Luke Braid, Steven Luatua; Ali Williams (captain), Culum Retallick; Angus Ta'avao, James Parsons, Tom McCartney. Replacements: Keven Mealamu, Ofa Tu'ungafasi, Anthony Boric, Brendon O'Connor, Jamison Gibson-Park, Baden Kerr, Albert Nikoro.

Hurricanes: Beauden Barrett; Alapati Leiua, Conrad Smith (captain), Tim Bateman, Julian Savea; Tusi Pisi, TJ Perenara; Faifili Levave, Ardie Savea, Brad Shields; Jason Eaton, Mark Reddish; Ben May, Motu Matu'u, Ben Franks/Reggie Goodes. Replacements: Dane Coles/Ash Dixon, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, James Broadhurst, Jack Lam, Chris Smylie, Reynold Lee-Lo, Andre Taylor.

Force v Crusaders
#FORvCRU
NIB Stadium, Perth
19:45
R Jonathan Kaplan
AR James Leckie
AR Damien Mitchelmore
TMO George Ayoub
Head to head: Played 7, Force 1, Crusaders 4, Drawn 2
OPTA STATISTICS
Superrugby.co.nz match preview

Force: TBA

Crusaders: Israel Dagg; Adam Whitelock, Robbie Fruean, Ryan Crotty, Tom Marshall; Tyler Bleyendaal, Andy Ellis; Luke Whitelock, Shane Christie, George Whitelock (captain); Dominic Bird, Luke Romano; Owen Franks, Corey Flynn, Wyatt Crockett. Replacements: Ben Funnell, Joe Moody, Tom Donnelly, Jordan Taufua, Willi Heinz, Telusa Veainu, Zac Guildford.