Round 3 Team Lists: Sky Super Rugby Trans-Tasman

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The situation is critical for the Australian sides who will all drop out of final contention if they cannot pick up a win in round three.

 

Find your key match information and team lists below. NOTE: teams are added as they are named.

 

Hurricanes v Force

 

Friday 28 May, 7.05pm, McLean Park, Napier

Played: 11

Won: Hurricanes 10, Force, 1

Last match: Hurricanes 34, Force 10 (3 June 2017)

Referee: James Doleman

Statchat (Opta): The Hurricanes have made more clean breaks (22) and beaten more defenders (39) per game than any other team in the 2021 Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition

 

TEAMS

 

Hurricanes:

1: Xavier Numia 2: Asafo Aumua 3: Tyrel Lomax 4: Isaia Walker-Leawere 5: Scott Scrafton 6: Reed Prinsep (C) 7: Du’Plessis Kirifi 8: Gareth Evans 9: Luke Campbell 10: Orbyn Leger 11: Salesi Rayasi 12: Ngani Laumape 13: Peter Umaga-Jensen 14: Wes Goosen 15: Jordie Barrett

 

Reserves: Ricky Riccitell, Pouri Rakete-Stones, Alex Fidow, James Blackwell, Ardie Savea, Cameron Roigard, Billy Proctor, Vince Aso

 

Force:

1: Tom Robertson 2: Andrew Ready 3: Santiago Medrano 4: Jeremy Thrush 5: Sitaleki Timani 6: Fergus Lee-Warner 7: Kane Koteka 8: Tim Anstee 9: Tomas Cubelli 10: Domingon Miotti 11: Jordan Olowofela 12: Kyle Godwin (C) 13: Richard Kahui 14: Toni Pulu 15: Rob Kearney

 

Reserves: Feleti Kaitu’u, Angus Wagner, Greg Holmes, Ryan McCauley, Brynard Stander, Ian Prior, Jack McGregor, Tevita Kuridrani.

Waratahs v Crusaders

 

Saturday 29 May, 5.05pm, WIN Stadium, Sydney

Played: 27

Won: Crusaders 20, Waratahs 7

Last match: Crusaders 43, Waratahs 25 (1 February 2020)

Referee: Graham Cooper

Statchat (Opta):  Seven of the last eight Super Rugby games between the NSW Waratahs and Crusaders have been won by the home team on the day, including their last three successive encounters

 

TEAMS


Waratahs:

1: Angus Bell 2: David Porecki 3: Harry Johnson-Holmes 4: Jeremy Williams 5: Jack Whetton 6: Lachlan Swinton 7: Jack Dempsey 8: Will Harris 9: Jake Gordon (C) 10: Ben Donaldson 11: Alex Newsome 12: Lalakai Foketi 13: Izaia Perese 14: Jack Maddocks 15: Will Harrison

 

Reserves: 16: Joe Cotton 17: Tetera Faulkner 18: Darcy Breen 19: Sam Caird 20: Carlo Tizzano 21: Jack Grant 22: Tepai Moeroa 23: Mark Nawaqanitawase

 

Crusaders:

1.  George Bower 2. Codie Taylor (VC) 3. Michael Alaalatoa 4. Quinten Strange 5. Scott Barrett (C) 6.   Whetukamokamo Douglas 7. Sione Havili Talitui 8. Cullen Grace 9. Mitchell Drummond 10. Richie Mo'unga 11. Leicester Fainga'anuku 12. Dallas McLeod 13. Braydon Ennor 14. Sevu Reece 15. Will Jordan

 

RESERVES: 16. Nathan Vella* 17. Tamaiti Williams 18. Oliver Jager 19. Samuel Whitelock 20. Mitchell Dunshea 21. Bryn Hall 22. Fergus Burke 23. Manasa Mataele

 

Blues v Brumbies

 

Saturday 29 May, 7.15pm, Eden Park, Auckland (NOTE: 7.15pm kick off)

Played: 24

Won: Blues 14, Brumbies 10

Last match: Brumbies 26, Blues 21 (4 May 2019)

Referee: Damon Murphy

Statchat (Opta): The Blues have won seven of their last nine home games against the Brumbies.

 

TEAMS:

 

Blues:

15 Zarn Sullivan, 14 Bryce Heem, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 TJ Faiane, 11 AJ Lam, 10 Otere Black, 9 Finlay Christie; 8 Hoskins Sotutu, 7 Dalton Papalii, 6 Tom Robinson (C), 5 Josh Goodhue, 4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 3 Marcel Renata, 2 Kurt Eklund, 1 Karl Tu’inukuafe.

 

Reserves: 16 Soane Vikena, 17 Alex Hodgman, 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Akira Ioane, 21 Jonathan Ruru, 22 Harry Plummer, 23 Mark Telea.

 

Brumbies:

1. Scott Sio 2. Connal McInerney 3. Allan Alaalatoa (c) 4. Darcy Swain 5. Nick Frost 6. Rob Valetini 7.Tom Cusack 8. Henry Stowers 9. Nic White 10. Noah Lolesio 11. Tom Wright 12. Irae Simone

13. Len Ikitau 14. Solomone Kata 15. Tom Banks

 

Reserves: 16. Folau Fainga'a 17. Harry Lloyd 18. Sefo Kautai 19. Tom Hooper 20. Luke Reimer 21. Ryan Lonergan 22. Bayley Kuenzle 23. Mack Hansen

Reds v Chiefs

 

Saturday 29 May, 9.45pm, Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville

Played: 23

Won: Reds 10, Chiefs 13

Last match: Chiefs 19, Reds 13 (24 May 2019)

Referee: Nic Berry

Statchat (Opta): The Chiefs have won their last five Super Rugby games on the bounce against the Queensland Reds, conceding an average of just 10 points per game in that span

 

TEAMS

 

Reds:

 

1. Feao Fotuaika 2. Brandon Paenga-Amosa 3. Taniela Tupou 4. Ryan Smith 5. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto 6. Angus Scott-Young 7. Liam Wright 8. Harry Wilson 9. Tate McDermott 10. James O’Connor

11. Filipo Daugunu 12. Isaac Henry 13. Hunter Paisami 14. Suliasi Vunivalu 15. Bryce Hegarty

 

RESERVES: 16. Josh Nasser 17. Dane Zander 18. Zane Nonggorr 19. Seru Uru 20. Fraser McReight 21. Kalani Thomas 22. Hamish Stewart 23. Ilaisa Droasese

 

Chiefs:

 

1: Aidan Ross 2: Bradley Slater 3: Angus Ta’avao 4: Mitchell Brown 5: Tupou Vaa’i 6: Pita Gus Sowakula 7: Lachlan Boshier 8: Luke Jacobson 9: Brad Weber © 10: Damian McKenzie 11: Chase Tiatia 12:Alex Nankivell 13:  Anton Lienert-Brown 14: Bailyn Sullivan 15: Kaleb Trask

 

Reserves: Samisoni Taukei’aho, Reuben O’Neill, Sione Mafileo, Zane Kapeli, Liam Messam, Xavier Roe,  Quinn Tupaea, Shaun Stevenson

 

Highlanders v Rebels

 

Sunday 30 May, 5pm NZT, Leichardt Oval, Sydney

Played: 9

Won: Highlanders 6, Rebels 3

Last match: Rebels 28, Highlanders 22 (28 February 2020)

Referee: Paul Williams

Statchat (Opta): The Rebels have won their last two Super Rugby games against the Highlanders, more than they had won in all their seven meetings prior

 

TEAMS

 

Highlanders: 

1. Ethan De Groot 2. Liam Coltman 3. Siate Tokolahi 4. Pari Pari Parkinson 5. Josh Dickson 6. Shannon Frizell 7. James Lentjes 8. Hugh Renton 9. Aaron Smith (cc) 10. Mitch Hunt 11.  Jona Nareki 12. Scott Gregory 13. Michael Collins 14. Patelesio Tomkinson 15. Josh Ioane

 

RESERVES: 16. Ash Dixon (cc) 17. Ayden Johnstone 18. Jeff Thwaites 19. Manaaki Selby-Rickit 20. Kazuki Himeno 21. Kayne Hammington 22. Ngatugnane Punivai 23: Billy Harmon

 

Rebels: TBC

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