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Super RugbyThis week it is Round 6 of Super Rugby 2017!

There is 1 game on Friday 31 March 2017, 5 games on Saturday 1 April 2017 and 1 game on Sunday 2 April 2017.

Four teams have BYE weekends this week, the Brumbies, Southern Kings, Jaguares and Sunwolves.

The action kicks off on Friday with the game between the Highlanders and Melbourne Rebels in Dunedin, at 08:35 SA Time (19:35 NZ Time, , 17:35 AEDT, 06:35 GMT).

The action starts pretty early on Saturday, with the Blues hosting the Western Force in Auckland at 06:15 SA Time (17:15 NZ Time, 12:15 AWST, 04:15 GMT)

The first South African team to see action is the Vodacom Bulls, in Hamilton when they play away against the Chiefs, on Saturday morning 1 April 2017 at 08:35 SA Time (19:35 NZ Time, 06:35 GMT).

The third game of Saturday morning is when the Reds host the Hurricanes in Brisbane at 10:45 SA Time (19:45 AEST, 21:45 NZ Time, 08:45 GMT).

A few hours later, on Saturday afternoon, the DHL Stormers host the Toyota Cheetahs in Cape Town at 15:05 SA Time (13:05 GMT). The Emirates Lions host the Cell C Sharks in Johannesburg at 17:15 SA Time (15:15 GMT).

The last game of the Round is in Sydney, Australia on Sunday when the Waratahs host the Crusaders at 08:05 SA Time (17:05 AEST, 19:05 NZ Time, 06:05 GMT).

I nominate the following winners for the Round. The Highlanders should beat the Melbourne Rebels in Dunedin. I predict a good win for the Blues against the Western force in Auckland early on Saturday and I predict another away loss for the Vodacom Bulls against the Chiefs in Hamilton. The Hurricanes should have to much fire power for the Reds away from home in Brisbane.

On SA soil, the DHL Stormers should dispatch the Toyota Cheetahs and I would say that the Emirates Lions should beat the Cell C Sharks in Johannesburg.

For the Sunday game between the Waratahs and Crusaders, I see a win for the Crusaders.

The Team Sheets are complete for Round 6.

 

 

Super Rugby – Round 6

All Times are in SA Time (GMT + 2)

Highlanders

Melbourne Rebels

Friday 31 March 2017 at 08:35
  • Team: 15 Ben Smith (Captain), 14 Tevita Li, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Richard Buckman, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Marty Banks, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Luke Whitelock, 7 Dillon Hunt, 6 Gareth Evans, 5 Tom Franklin, 4 Joe Wheeler, 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Aki Seiuli
  • Replacements: 16 Greg Pleasants-Tate, 17 Daniel Lienert-Brown, 18 Siosuia Halanukonuka, 19 Elliot Dixon, 20 Tupou Sopoaga, 21 Kayne Hammington, 22 Fletcher Smith, 23 Matt Faddes
  • Team: 15 Jack Debreczeni, 14 Tom English, 13 Mitch Inman, 12 Reece Hodge, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 9 Nic Stirzaker (Captain), 8 Amanaki Mafi, 7 Colby Fainga’a, 6 Jordy Reid, 5 Steve Cummins, 4 Culum Retallick, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 James Hanson, 1 Fereti Sa’aga
  • Replacements – from: Siliva Siliva, Tom Moloney, Tyrel Lomax, Dominic Day, Lopeti Timani, Jake Schatz, Esei Haangana, Mick Snowden, Sione Tuipulotu, Ben Volavola

Blues

Western Force

Saturday 1 April 2017 at 06:15
  • Team: 15 Michael Collins, 14 Matt Duffie, 13 George Moala, 12 TJ Faiane, 11 Melani Nanai, 10 Piers Francis, 9 Augustine Pulu, 8 Jerome Kaino, 7 Murphy Taramai, 6 Jimmy Tupou, 4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 James Parsons (Captain), 1 Pauliasi Manu
  • Replacements: 16 Matt Moulds, 17 Ofa Tu’ungafasi / Sam Prattley, 18 Sione Mafileo, 19 Scott Scrafton, 20 Akira Ioane, 21 Billy Guyton, 22 Ihaia West, 23 Rieko Ioane
  • Team: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Chance Peni, 13 Marcel Brache, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Alex Newsome, 10 Jono Lance, 9 Ryan Louwrens, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Matt Hodgson, 6 Ross Haylett-Petty, 5 Richie Arnold, 4 Matt Philip, 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Ben Daley
  • Replacements: 16 Anaru Rangi, 17 Pek Cowan, 18 Shambeckler Vui, 19 Richard Hardwick, 20 Kane Koteka, 21 Michael Ruru, 22 Ian Prior, 23 Robbie Coleman

Chiefs

Vodacom Bulls

Saturday 1 April 2017 at 08:35
  • Team: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Shaun Stevenson, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Johnny Faauli, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden (Co-captain), 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane (Co-captain), 6 Liam Messam, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Siegfried Fisi’ihoi
  • Replacements: 16 Brayden Mitchell, 17 Kane Hames, 18 Atu Moli, 19 Taleni Seu, 20 Mitchell Karpik, 21 Finlay Christie, 22 Stephen Donald, 23 Solomon Alaimalo
  • Team: 15 Jesse Kriel, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jan Serfontein, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Arno Botha, 7 Nick de Jager, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Adriaan Strauss (Captain), 1 Pierre Schoeman
  • Replacements: 16 Edgar Marutlulle, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Jason Jenkins, 20 Jannes Kirsten, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 Tian Schoeman, 23 Warrick Gelant

Reds

Hurricanes

Saturday 1 April at 10:45
  • Team: 15 Karmichael Hunt, 14 Chris Kuridrani, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Duncan Paia’aua, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 James Tuttle, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 George Smith, 6 Adam Korczyk, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sam Talakai, 2 Stephen Moore (Captain), 1 Markus Vanzati
  • Replacements: 16 Andrew Ready, 17 Kirwan Sanday, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Lukhan Tui, 20 Hendrik Tui, 21 Nick Frisby, 22 Hamish Stewart, 23 Izaia Perese
  • Team: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Vince Aso, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara (Captain), 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Callum Gibbins, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Michael Fatialofa, 4 Mark Abbott, 3 Jeffery To’omaga-Allen, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Chris Eves
  • Replacements: 16 Leni Apisai, 17 Ben May, 18 Mike Kainga, 19 Sam Lousi, 20 Reed Prinsep, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Otere Black, 23 Pita Ahki

DHL Stormers

Toyota Cheetahs

Saturday 1 April 2017 at 15:05
  • Team: 15 SP Marais, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Siya Kolisi (Captain), 6 Cobus Wiese, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg
  • Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 18 Oli Kebble, 19 Chris van Zyl, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Dewaldt Duvenage, 22 Kurt Coleman, 23 Dan Kriel
  • Team: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (Captain), 12 Niel Marais, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Henco Venter, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Armandt Koster, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais
  • Replacements: 16 Elandre Huggett, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Carl Wegner, 20 Niell Jordaan, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Nico Lee, 23 Luther Obi

Emirates Lions

Cell C Sharks

Saturday 1 April 2017 at 17:15
  • Team: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Harold Vorster, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (Captain), 7 Ruan Ackermann, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen
  • Replacements: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Corné Fourie, 18 Hencus van Wyk, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Kwagga Smith, 21 Ross Cronjé, 22 Jacques Nel, 23 Dillon Smit
  • Team: 15 Garth April, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Tera Mtembu (Captain), 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Thomas du Toit
  • Replacements: 16 Franco Marais, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Stephan Lewies, 20 Jacques Vermeulen, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Inny Radebe, 23 Jeremy Ward

Waratahs

Crusaders

Sunday 2 April 2017 at 08:05
  • Team: 15 Cam Clark, 14 Reece Robinson, 13 Israel Folau, 12 David Horwitz, 11 Andrew Kellaway, 10 Mack Mason, 9 Jake Gordon, 8 Jed Holloway, 7 Michael Hooper (Captain), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Will Skelton, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tolu Latu, 1 Tom Robertson
  • Replacements: 16 Damien Fitzpatrick, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 David Lolohea, 19 David McDuling, 20 Michael Wells, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Irae Simone, 23 Taqele Naiyaravoro
  • Team: 15 David Havili, 14 Digby Ioane, 13 Tim Bateman, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 George Bridge, 10 Mitchell Hunt, 9 Mitchell Drummond, 8 Whetu Douglas, 7 Matt Todd, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Sam Whitelock (Captain), 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody
  • Replacements: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Michael Alaalatoa, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Pete Samu, 21 Bryn Hall, 22 Marty McKenzie, 23 Manasa Mataele

 

 

3 Responses to Super Rugby 2017 – Weekend Teams – Round 6

  • 1

    Predictions:
    Landers vs Rebs…………………..result already in. A predictable massacre.
    Blues vs Force………………….closer. But still a comfortable win to the Blues. Blues by 15.
    Chiefs Vs Bulls. ………………….Sorry Bullyboys. 2nd game in NZ and better acclimatized, but a sold win by the Chiefs. Chiefs by 17.
    Reds vs Canes……….Reds have played on 3 different Continents in the last 3 weeks. Even at home…no chance. Canes by 25.
    Stormers vs Cheetahs……….Stormboys by 12. Home advantage and form Team of their Conference. Stormboys by 16.
    Lions vs Sharkies………..Maybe the closest game of the Round. Lions home advantage and overall positive game. Leo’s by 10.
    Tahs vs Crusaders………..Usually very hard to beat the Tahs at home. But not this week. Crusaders by enough. I’ll call it by 12.

    Byes this Round…………………..Brumbies, Kings and Jaguares.
    Kings, can visit Cheeky in Remand Custody.
    Show Ponies, will be happy enough. But improvement will be needed. Top of their Conference. But only 2 from 5 wins so far.
    Jaguares. Laughing their way into the play-offs. SA Teams keep sending less than full strength Teams to Buenos Aires. Madness. This cost the Lions a home final last year. Unbeaten at home so far.

    But hey ……………………this is Super Rugby and anything can happen.

  • 2

    I see I am alone here today.
    Just me and 11 Bots.

    Hello Bots.
    Pleased to meet you.

    :neutral:

  • 3

    @ cane:
    Sorry to have missed you ‘Cane. Have a great weekend watching the rugga.


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