Oakley conference teams of the week, Round 15

May 26, 2011
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We are now getting to the business end of our Oakley Rat Race competition with two rounds done and dusted.

At the half way stage there is only one conference where someone has a clear lead over the rest, the Lions conference.

But with another round of very interesting games ahead I reckon I will post at least 3 new leaders in the conference logs come Monday!

The Stormers have a tricky fixture away – the Lions have the ability to upset anyone if they get their game together, the Bulls and Cheetahs result is not as clear cut as it would have been every other year, even at Loftus, and of course, who will end on top between the Crusaders and Reds?

This could be a season defining Round for many teams, but also many punters in our Rat Race Oakley Conference!

Make sure you get your picks in on time, and for those on the naughty log who have not responded to my email yet, you will be disqualified from winning a prize if I do not get an indication which team you represent before kick-off for the first game tomorrow!

Good luck!

So without any further delay, here are your teams for Week 3 (Round 15) of the Oakley Rat Race Conference!

Super Rugby Teams, Week 15

Hurricanes

Force

27 May at 09:35
Team: 15. Cory Jane, 14. André Taylor, 13. Conrad Smith, 12. Ma’a Nonu, 11. Hosea Gear, 10. Aaron Cruden, 9. Chris Eaton, 8. Victor Vito (Captain), 7. Jack Lam, 6. Faifili Levave, 5. James Broadhurst, 4. Jeremy Thrush, 3. Neemiah Tialata, 2. Dane Coles, 1. John Schwalger

Replacements: 16. Andrew Hore, 17. Jacob Ellison, 18. Bryn Evans, 19. Mark Reddish, 20. Piri Weepu, 21. Jayden Hayward, 22. Julian Savea

Team: 15. Cameron Shepherd, 14. Nick Cummins, 13. Patrick Dellit, 12. Rory Sidey, 11. David Smith, 10. James Stannard, 9. Mark Swanepoel, 8. Ben McCalman, 7. David Pocock, 6. Matthew Hodgson, 5. Nathan Sharpe (Captain), 4. Sam Wykes, 3. Timothy Fairbrother, 2. Nathan Charles, 1. Kieran Longbottom

Replacements: 16. Ben Whittaker, 17. Matt Dunning, 18. Tom Hockings, 19. Richard Brown, 20. Chris Cottee, 21. Mitch Inman, 22. Alifeleti (Alfi) Mafi

Highlanders

MTN Lions

28 May at 09:35

Team: 15. Ben R Smith, 14. Siale Piutau, 13. Kenny Lynn, 12. Shaun Treeby, 11. Kade Poki, 10. Lima Sopoaga, 9. Jimmy Cowan, 8. Nasi Manu, 7. Alando Soakai, 6. Adam Thomson, 5. Josh Bekhuis, 4. Jarrad Hoeata, 3. Chris King, 2. Mahonri Schwalger, 1. Jamie MacKintosh (Captain)

Replacements: 16. Jason Rutledge, 17. Bronson Murray, 18. Nick Crosswell, 19. John Hardie, 20. Aaron Smith, 21. Matt Saunders, 22. Robbie Robinson

Team: 15. Jaco Taute, 14. Dylan Des Fountain, 13. Doppies la Grange (Captain), 12. Butch James, 11. Deon van Rensburg, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Jano Vermaak, 8. Joshua Strauss, 7. Michael Rhodes, 6. Derick Minnie, 5. Franco van der Merwe, 4. Wikus van Heerden, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Bandise Maku, 1. JC Janse van Rensburg

Replacements: 16. Edgar Marutlulle, 17. Jacobie Adriaanse, 18. Warren Whiteley, 19. Cobus Grobbelaar, 20. Rory Kockott, 21. Alwyn Hollenbach, 22. Michael Killian

Brumbies

DHL Stormers

28 May at 11:40

Team: 15. Pat McCabe, 14. Henry Speight, 13. Tyrone Smith, 12. Christian Lealiifano, 11. Adam Ashley-Cooper, 10. Matt Giteau (Captain), 9. Josh Valentine, 8. Ita Vaea, 7. Julian Salvi, 6. Mitchell Chapman, 5. Mark Chisholm, 4. Ben Hand, 3. Ben Alexander, 2. Stephen Moore, 1. Jono Owen

Replacements: 16. Anthony Hegarty, 17. Jerry Yanuyanutawa, 18. Peter Kimlin, 19. Michael Hooper, 20. Patrick Phibbs, 21. Robbie Coleman, 22. Andrew Smith

Team: 15. Conrad Jantjes, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Jaque Fourie, 12. Juan de Jongh, 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Peter Grant, 8. Nick Koster, 7. Francois Louw, 6. Schalk Burger (Captain), 5. Andries Bekker, 4. Rynhardt Elstadt, 3. Brok Harris, 2. Deon Fourie, 1. Wicus Blaauw

Replacements: 16. Tiaan Liebenberg, 17. Steven Kitshoff, 18. Anton van Zyl, 19. Duane Vermeulen, 20. Dewaldt Duvenage / Ricky Januarie, 21. Jean de Villiers, 22. Johann Sadie

Sharks

Waratahs

28 May at 17:05

Team: TBA Team: 15. Kurtley Beale, 14. Lachlan Turner, 13. Ryan Cross, 12. Tom Carter, 11. Sosene Anesi, 10. Berrick Barnes, 9. Luke Burgess, 8. Ben Mowen, 7. Chris Alcock, 6. Dave Dennis, 5. Sitaleki Timani, 4. Dean Mumm (Captain), 3. Sekope Kepu, 2. Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1. Benn Robinson

Replacements: 16. John Ulugia, 17. Al Baxter, 18. Pat O`Connor, 19. Hugh Perrett, 20. Brendan McKibbin, 21. Daniel Halangahu, 22. Afa Pakalani

Vodacom Bulls

Toyota Cheetahs

28 May at 19:10

Team: 15. Zane Kirchner, 14. Akona Ndungane, 13. Jaco Pretorius, 12. Wynand Olivier, 11. Bjorn Basson, 10. Morné Steyn, 9. Francois Hougaard, 8. Pierre Spies, 7. Dewald Potgieter, 6. Deon Stegmann, 5. Victor Matfield (Captain), 4. Bakkies Botha, 3. Werner Kruger, 2. Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1. Dean Greyling

Replacements: 16. Gary Botha, 17. Rossouw De Klerk, 18. Flip van der Merwe, 19. Danie Rossouw, 20. Dustin Jinka, 21. Francois Brummer, 22. Gerhard van den Heever

Team: 15. Riaan Viljoen, 14. Philip Snyman, 13. Robert Ebersohn, 12. Corné Uys, 11. Riaan Smit, 10. Sias Ebersohn, 9. Sarel Pretorius, 8. Davon Raubenheimer, 7. Ashley Johnson, 6. Kabamba Floors, 5. Martin Muller, 4. Francois (FS) Uys, 3. WP Nel, 2. Adriaan Strauss (Captain), 1. Coenie Oosthuizen

Replacements: 16. Ryno Barnes, 17. Lourens Adriaanse, 18. Izak van der Westhuizen, 19. Johan Wessels, 20. Tewis de Bruyn, 21. Naas Olivier, 22. Hennie Daniller

Reds

Crusaders

29 May at 08:10
Team: TBA Team: 15. Tom Marshall, 14. Brent Ward, 13. Robert Fruean, 12. Sonny Bill Williams, 11. Zac Guildford, 10. Dan Carter, 9. Willi Heinz, 8. Kieran Read, 7. Richie McCaw (Captain), 6. George Whitelock, 5. Chris Jack, 4. Brad Thorn, 3. Owen Franks, 2. Corey Flynn, 1. Wyatt Crockett

Replacements: 16. David Hall / Quentin MacDonald, 17. Ben Franks, 18. Luke Romano, 19. Joe Wheeler / Matt Todd, 20. Steve Kenneth Alfeld, 21. Matthew Berquist, 22. Ryan Crotty

15. Louis Ludik 14. Odwa Ndungane 13. Stefan Terblanche (C) 12. Meyer Bosman 11. JP Pietersen 10. Patrick Lambie 9. Charl McLeod 8. Willem Alberts 7. Jean Deysel 6. Jacques Botes 5. Alistair Hargreaves 4. Steven Sykes 3. Jannie du Plessis 2. Bismarck du Plessis 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements 16. Craig Burden 17. Eugene van Staden 18. Gerhard Mostert 19. Marcell Coetzee 20. Conrad Hoffmann 21. Adrian Jacobs 22. Lwazi Mvovo

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10 Comments

  1. avatar namboer_STORMERS! says:
    May 26th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Force – 9. Mark Swanepoel
    92kg 20 y.o. born in SA but playing Oz schools in 2007 & 2008. Was at Reds academy before joining the Force, made his Super Rugby debut vs the Bulls off the bench.

    Bryce, Deon or was he mentioned before?

  2. avatar namboer_STORMERS! says:
    May 26th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Sharks team: Louis Ludik, JP Pietersen, Stefan Terblanche, Meyer Bosman, Lwazi Mvovo, Patrick Lambie, Conrad Hoffmann, Keegan Daniel, Jean Deysel, Jacques Botes, Alistair Hargreaves, Steven Sykes, Eugene van Staden, Bismarck du Plessis, John Smit (captain).

    Replacements: Tendai Mtwarira, Weihahn Herbst, Gerhard Mostert, Willem Alberts, Charl McLeod, Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Riaan Swanepoel.

  3. avatar bryce_shark_in_oz says:
    May 26th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Reply to namboer_STORMERS! @ 4:30 pm:

    Yeah mate… is currently part of the Aus U20′s for the RWC…

    In other news the 194cm 115kgs (also boxer) Willie Mason is playing for the Barbarians this year and then lines up next to Giteau at Toulon… IMO a better league player than SBW but too dirty…

  4. avatar bryce_shark_in_oz says:
    May 26th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Chris Alcock @ the Tahs also a Japie… was on a mere $15k retainer and has made the side for the second time… in the George Smith mould ‘apparently’…

  5. avatar JT_Stormers says:
    May 26th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    http://www.bathrugby.com/news/10118.php

    I see the Rebels are coming North for a friendly in August!?
    :wave:

    @Bryce: join them and visit!

  6. avatar bryce_shark_in_oz says:
    May 26th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Reply to bryce_shark_in_oz @ 4:53 pm:

    Bamboozled the Lions though…

  7. avatar bryce_shark_in_oz says:
    May 26th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Reply to JT_Stormers @ 4:53 pm:

    Wow didn’t know that…

  8. avatar namboer_STORMERS! says:
    May 26th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Reply to bryce_shark_in_oz @ 4:53 pm: Any relation to Chad Alcock? Somehow that name rings a bell… Tjarks scrummy?

  9. avatar bryce_shark_in_oz says:
    May 26th, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Reply to namboer_STORMERS! @ 5:30 pm:

    I thought the same… it’s possible… Chris has been here since he was 10 and was born in Durban…

    He’s put on 10kgs since this club footage (where he was plucked from to be Waugh’s understudy)…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAfkZMVB3kQ

  10. avatar JT_Stormers says:
    May 27th, 2011 at 9:24 am

    AG nee o FOK! :bangheadt: STORMERS CALL UP EARL ROSE!!!!! 8O

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