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Preview Vodacom Super Rugby Week 4

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This weekend we go into week four of this years Vodacom Super Rugby Tournament with some interesting mashups to look forward too.

With plenty of surprises in the first three weeks I am sure that we will keep on seeing some matches that will not be going according to the script which makes the whole competition a little bit more exciting. Well exciting is what we need as the standard of rugby was not great last weekend and only a few teams showed some class in their matches.

Here is the Overall logs as it stands after week three…..

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Here is this weekend matches coming up…..

FRIDAY

Crusaders v Blues (Live match coverage and scores)

Venue: AMI Stadium Time: 08:35


Rebels v Chiefs (Live match coverage and scores)

Venue: AAMI Stadium Time: 10:45


Vodacom Bulls v Sunwolves (Live match coverage and scores)

Venue: Loftus Versveld Time: 19:00


Saturday

Hurricanes v Highlanders (Live match coverage and scores)

Venue: Westpac Stadium Time: 08:35


Waratahs v Brumbies (Live match coverage and scores)

Venue: Allianz Stadium Time: 10:45


Lions v Reds (Live match coverage and scores)

Venue: Emirates Park Time 17:15


Sharks v Kings (Live match coverage and scores)

Venue Growthpoint Kings Park Time: 19:30


Jaguares v Cheetahs (Live match coverage and scores)

Venue: Estadio Jose Amalfitani Time: 21:40

Previews:

      Game 1

The Crusaders had the perfect start to the season with three wins out of three even if they were some close calls to get the wins.

This weekend they host the struggling Blues at home after two weeks on the road and they will be hoping to keep the winning ways. The Blues have been there but then not in all their matches except the first one against the Rebels which have given them only one win out of three outings.

That the Blues have quality players is doubt but it seems that these players can not put eighty minutes together on the field. They will have to be at their best against when they cross swords with the Saders otherwise it will just be another wasted chance and opertunity to get their season going.

Super Rugby is not a sprint but if you cannot start getting wins together you find yourself with too much to do at the end of it all to make the play-offs like the Blues saw last year.

The Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has made seven changes to the starting XV that beat the Reds last week for their clash with the Blues and the Blues on the other hand have made three changes and one positional tweak to their starting XV

Predictions: The Blues seemed to be missing someting and the Saders is on a roll, it can so quickly change when you get two New Zealand teams but will give this to the Saders by 10+

Teams:
Crusaders: 15 David Havili, 14 Manasa Mataele, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 George Bridge, 10 Mitchell Hunt, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Whetu Douglas, 7 Jed Brown, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Sam Whitelock (c), 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 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Marty McKenzie, 23 Sean Wainui

Blues: 15 Michael Collins, 14 Matt Duffie, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 George Moala, 11 Melani Nanai, 10 Piers Francis, 9 Augustine Pulu, 8 Jerome Kaino, 7 Blake Gibson, 6 Jimmy Tupou, 5 Patrick Tuipulotu, 4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 3 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 2 James Parsons (c), 1 Pauliasi Manu
Replacements: 16 Matt Moulds, 17 Sam Prattley, 18 Sione Mafileo, 19 Akira Ioane, 20 Murphy Taramai, 21 Billy Guyton, 22 Ihaia West, 23 TJ Faiane

Date: Friday, March 17
Venue: AMI Stadium
Kick-off: 19:35 local (06:35 GMT)
Referee: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees: Angus Mabey (New Zealand), Cam Stone (New Zealand)
TMO: Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)

 

****For Live coverage of the match and more info go to the Match Page

Game 2

The high flying Chiefs moves their focus to the Rebels in Australia this week when they travel to AAMI Park to keep their winning record of the last couple of weeks.

The much anticipated Chiefs Hurricanes game last week did not live up to expectations due to some horrific weather but it was the Chiefs that got the win in the all New Zealand derby. The Chiefs are looking like a championship team again this year and it seems early on that they will be very difficult to beat, home or away.

It is not just the speed the Chiefs are playing at but also their great ability to do it with brilliant skills and vision for the game in-front of them. Add to that being absolutely devastated on the counter attack, makes them the early favorites in the competition.

Other other side of the coin their host, the Rebels had a horror time so far this year and nothing spell good for this weekend match-up against the Chiefs. They have struggled this year and lost both their two matches so far with confidence not screaming at us from their play or ability to worry many teams.

The Chiefs head coach Dave Rennie has made extensive changes for their clash with the Rebels at AAMI Park, with Damian McKenzie named at 10 and the Rebels head coach Tony McGahan has made four changes to his line-up with prop Fereti Sa’aga is handed his Super Rugby run-on debut.

Prediction: Chiefs by plenty, should be a win with over 30 points for the Chiefs

Teams:

Chiefs: 15 Shaun Stevenson, 14 Toni Pulu, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Stephen Donald, 11 Solomon Alaimalo, 10 Damian McKenzie, 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Liam Messam, 7 Sam Cane (cc), 6 Tom Sanders, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Sabastian Siataga, 1 Kane Hames
Replacements: 16 Hika Elliot, 17 Siegfried Fisi’ihoi, 18 Atu Moli, 19 Mitchell Brown, 20 Mitchell Karpik, 21 Finlay Christie, 22 Aaron Cruden (cc), 23 Johnny Faauli

Date: Friday, March 17

Rebels: 15 Jack Debreczeni, 14 Sefa Naivalu, 13 Tom English, 12 Reece Hodge, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 9 Nic Stirzaker (c), 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: 16 Pat Leafa, 17 Cruze Ah-Nau, 18 Tyrel Lomax, 19 Murray Douglas, 20 Jake Schatz, 21 Ben Meehan, 22 Sione Tuipulotu, 23 Ben Volavola

Date: Friday, March 17
Venue: AAMI Park
Referee: Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Assistant Referees: Rohan Hoffmann (Australia), Graham Cooper (Australia)
TMO: Damien Mitchelmore (Australia)

****For Live coverage of the match and more info go to the Match Page

Game 3

Although there was very high expectations at the beginning of the season for the Vodacom Bulls, sadly for their fans and players they dished up two losses against two South African teams in two weeks which doe snot make out for any good reading at all.

Having had a bye last week maybe was just what the Pretoria based Bulls needed to get started again when they take on the Sunwolves at Loftus this Friday. The Sunwolves is by a country mile the worst team in Super Rugby and for the Bulls to show that they have what it takes to be a contender this year, one expect an demolition this Friday at Loftus.

One should not read into the close lost the Sunwolves had last week against a injury-written Cheetahs side in Bloemfontein, they are much worst than that scoreline suggest.

The Bulls have also welcomed back some star players for this match and it could not happened at a better time for them with the best news of them all, Springbok Jan Serfontein back after a long injury. This is not just about a win for the Bulls but the way they are going to win and it will path out the way forward for coach Marais and his team.

Exciting news out of the camp this week for me especially was the inclusion of Warrick Gelant at fullback in the starting XV.

Prediction: It is not a question of winning but by how much, should be about 50 point +

Bulls – 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jan Serfontein, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Handre Pollard (c), 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Renaldo Bothma, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Edgar Marutlulle, 1 Pierre Schoeman.
Subs: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Lizo Gqoboko, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 RG Snyman, 20 Jannes Kirsten, 21 Ivan van Zyl, 22 Tian Schoeman, 23 Jesse Kriel.

Sunwolves – 15 Shota Emi, 14 Takaaki Nakazuru, 13 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi, 12 Timothy Lafaele, 11 Kenki Fukuoka, 10 Hayden Cripps, 9 Keisuke Uchida, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Shumei Matsuhashi, 6 Ed Quirk (c), 5 Uwe Helu, 4 Sam Wykes, 3 Yasuo Yamaji, 2 Yusuke Niwai, 1 Koki Yamamoto.
Subs: 16 Atsushi Sakate, 17 Masataka Mikami, 18 Heiichiro Ito, 19 Liaki Moli, 20 Yoshitaka Tokunaga, 21 Kaito Shigeno, 22 Jumpei Ogura, 23 Ryohei Yamanaka.

Date: Friday, March 17
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Referee: Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
TMO: Mike Vos (South Africa)

****For Live coverage of the match and more info go to the Match Page

Match 4

It has the making for the game of the weekend when the Hurricanes and Highlanders take each other on on Saturday morning.

Coming off their first lost of the season, the Hurricanes will want to jump right back up on the winning wagon when they host the Highlanders. Weather last week for their game against the Chiefs was dreadful to say the least so we hope mother nature will play it’s part in giving us the right setting for this cracker of fixture.

The Highlanders have been taking a different approach than the other New Zealand teams and played a round a much more kicking game in the first three weeks and one would  have to wait and see if they will persist in this way or will also adopt to the more traditional New Zealand game.

The Highlanders stats does not make for nice reading this far this season, conceding the most offside penalties in the tournament, made 90 handling errors so far in three matches and has made the most kicks so far with 93 in total.

They do get their inspirational All Black captain back as Ben Smith has recovered from his concussion to face the Hurricanes. Aaron Smith will start his 98th game for the Highlanders while Head Coach Tony Brown while Fletcher Smith will play just his third game for the club at first five.

For the Hurricanes Gibbins will start at openside whihc is one of three changes from last week.

Gibbins’ first start of the season means Ardie Savea will play numbe eight with Reed Prinsep moving to the reserves, while loosehead prop Chris Eves and full-back Jordie Barrett come into the run-on side for the injured Loni Uhila and Nehe Milner-Skudder respectively.

Uhila (calf) and Milner-Skudder (fractured foot) were both injured during last weekend’s 26-18 loss to the Chiefs in Hamilton. There are four further changes in the Hurricanes reserves.

Prediction: Like every week it is very hard to predict these New Zealand derbies but on form it has to be the Hurricanes by 15 points.

Teams:

Highlanders: 15 Ben Smith (c), 14 Richard Buckman, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Rob Thompson, 11 Tevita Li, 10 Fletcher Smith, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Luke Whitelock, 7 Dillon Hunt, 6 Elliot Dixon, 5 Tom Franklin, 4 Joe Wheeler, 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown

Replacements: 16 Sekonia Pole, 17 Aki Seiuli, 18 Guy Millar, 19 Jackson Hemopo, 20 Gareth Evans, 21 Kayne Hammington, 22 Marty Banks, 23 Matt Faddes

Hurricanes: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Vince Aso, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Callum Gibbins, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Michael Fatialofa, 4 Mark Abbott, 3 Jeffery To’omaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles(c), 1 Chris Eves

Replacements: 16 Ricky Riccitelli, 17 Ben May, 18 Mike Kainga, 19 Sam Lousi, 20 Reed Prinsep, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Otere Black, 23 Wes Goosen

Date: Saturday, March 18
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant Referees: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand), Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
TMO: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)

****For Live coverage of the match and more info go to the Match Page

Match 5

The all Australian derby has more to play for than what both teams would have asked for at this stage of the competitions.

With both teams only showing one win after three rounds, it will be clear that this is a must win for both this weekend when they meet on Saturday. The Waratahs comes off a horror tour from the Republic losing to both the Lions and Sharks in consecutive weekends and with only the week one Sharks victory to show they will want to take this win at home.

These two are and have been the two strongest Aussies side for many years now and this should be an exciting fixture with both teams going for a desperate win. The Brumbies cane maybe feel the better of the two teams as they have lost both games this seasons in the last few minutes of the game after being the better team on the field, but rugby is a 80 min game and not a 75 min game.

To add a bit to this game the two teams will play for the Dan Vickerman Cup on Saturday as well and the Waratahs will welcome back Skelton and the possibility of having Foley back as well which will be made on Friday.

The decision on whether Foley will play will be decided on Friday, with Head Coach Daryl Gibson giving Foley every chance to take on the Brumbies.

 

For the Brumbies Nigel Ah Wong comes into the team in place of James Dargaville on the left wing. Flanker Scott Fardy, who was rested during the 25-17 win over the Force at GIO Stadium last Friday, returns in the back row in place of the impressive Ben Hyne who drops to the bench whilst Lolo Fakaosilea replaces Chris Alcock.

 

Predictions: Hard one to call but think this one will go to Brumbies by 6 points

Teams:

Waratahs: 15 Andrew Kellaway, 14 Reece Robinson, 13 Israel Folau, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley (Bryce Hegarty), 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Jed Holloway, 7 Michael Hooper(c), 6 Jack Dempsey, 5 Will Skelton, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tolu Latu, 1 Tom Robertson
Replacements: 16 Hugh Roach, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 David Lolohea, 19 David McDuling, 20 Ned Hanigan, 21 Michael Wells, 22 Jake Gordon, 23 Bryce Hegarty (David Horwitz)

Brumbies: 15 Aidan Toua, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 Nigel Ah Wong, 10 Wharenui Hawera, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Jordan Smiler, 7 Lolo Fakaosilea, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Josh Mann-Rea, 1 Ben Alexander
Replacements: 16 Robbie Abel, 17 Nic Mayhew, 18 Leslie Leulua’Iali’i-Makin, 19 Blake Enever, 20 Ben Hyne, 21 De Wet Roos, 22 Jordan Jackson-Hope, 23 Andrew Smith

Date: Saturday, March 18
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees: Nic Berry (Australia), William Houston (Australia)
TMO: Ian Smith (Australia)

****For Live coverage of the match and more info go to the Match Page

Match 6

It is difficult enough to come to the Highveld, then add to that Emirates Airline Park then add a full strength Lions team, then you must feel sorry for the team that comes up against all that.

The Reds had a so-so start to the Super Rugby and Saturday they will have to face a Lions team which just lost their first game of the season and have a fully strength side to pick up the pieces.

Coach Ackermann has again last week decided like last year to send a understanding side to play the Jaguares in Argentina which many criticized him for and plenty did it again.

Somehow this one was a bit different, the Lions will firstly not play the New Zealand teams before the play-offs so they do have the easier road this year and this is still early in the season with the difficult Argentina match out of the way.

Everyone that have played in Argentina will tell you that it is a bruising affair and likely to pick up an injury or two against a fully international Jagaures team.

The Reds coach Stiles has made two changes to his side for the match hooker Andrew Ready has gained his first start of the season, coming into the number two jersey, with Stephen Moore shifting to the bench.

We also have lock Kane Douglas returning to the starting side after Izack Rodda was unable to train fully due to a head knock against the Crusaders, which allowed Lukhan Tui to come into the matchday 23 for the first time this season as a reserve.

Predictions: Lions by plenty

Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Madosh Tambwe/Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Ruan Ackermann, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen
Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Dylan Smith/Corne Fourie, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Kwagga Smith, 21 Ross Cronje, 22 Jaco vd Walt, 23 Harold Vorster

Reds: 15 Karmichael Hunt, 14 Izaia Perese, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Duncan Paia’aua, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Nick Frisby, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 George Smith, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sam Talakai, 2 Andrew Ready, 1 James Slipper (c)
Replacements: 16 Stephen Moore, 17 Markus Vanzati, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Lukhan Tui, 20 Adam Korczyk, 21 James Tuttle, 22 Jake McIntyre, 23 Chris Kuridrani

Date: Saturday, March 18
Venue: Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees: Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
TMO: Willie Vos (South Africa)

****For Live coverage of the match and more info go to the Match Page

Match 7

One out of two on their tour to Australia and a great win last week at home against the Waratahs puts the Sharks at a good spot going into the game against the Southern Kings this weekend.

Although coach Robert Du Preez has lost his captain Lambie last week he would have been pleased how his team performed with the young Bosch controlling the game at ten. The Kings is not an easy game but one that you should take 5 points from which is what the Sharks needs to do for their second home game of the season.

Du Preez has decided to rotate his team this week but some changes have been due to injuries as well. The loss of Patrick Lambie will be a huge one for the coach and the team but it opened the door for Benhard Janse van Rensburg to slot into the number ten jumper for the Kings game.

Curwin Bosch, who played really well when Lambie went off last week at number ten will take his place at fullback after Poitrenaud picked up a groin strain last week. This is two young up and coming stars in two pivot positions for the Sharks this week which we will follow closely.

The Kings comes off a big loss against the Stormers which they were in the game for the biggest part of that first half but bad defense let in a few quick tries and let the Stormers pull away. Against the Sharks the Kings will have to have corrected their defensive mistakes and especially the back three.

Head coach Deon Davids has made five changes to his starting XV following the match against the Stormers. Wilhelm van der Sluys will start at lock alongside Irne Herbst with Tyler Paul, who started in the five jersey on the past two matches, moving to the bench.

Andisa Ntsila gets back into the starting team at seven, replacing Thembelani Bholi.

Prediction: Sharks should get this one by 30+ points

Teams:

Sharks: 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Odwa Ndungane, 10 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Tera Mtembu (c), 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Jacques Vermeulen, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Stephan Lewies, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Thomas du Toit
Replacements: 16 Stephan Coetzee, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Etienne Oosthuizen, 20 Daniel du Preez, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Jeremy Ward, 23 Garth April

Kings: 15 Masixole Banda, 14 Makazole Mapimpi, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Waylon Murray, 11 Alshaun Bock, 10 Lionel Cronje, 9 Louis Scheurder, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Andisa Ntsila, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 4 Irne Herbst, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Michael Willemse, 1 Schalk Ferreira (c)
Replacements: 16 Kurt Haupt, 17 Schalk van der Merwe, 18 Justin Forwood, 19 Tyler Paul, 20 Stefan Willemse, 21 Johan Steyn, 22 Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 23 Johann Tromp

Date: Saturday, March 18
Venue: Kings Park, Durban)
Referee: Egon Seconds (South Africa)
Assistant Referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), Cwengile Jadezweni (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

****For Live coverage of the match and more info go to the Match Page

Match 8

We all know that the Jaguares at home is a different team and they showed it last week against the Lions when they won their first game at home. The Cheetahs have followed the Lions and choose to rotate their players for the long trip to South America for this weekend clash.

They will be aiming to get their third win in four matches when they host the Cheetahs in Buenos Aires this weekend. With Sanchez suspended for on week for a dangerous tackle, the coach decided to bring back veteran Juan Martín Hernández. He will have to play a big role for the Jagauers as they would have to content with a Cheetahs side that likes to channel their attacks around the breakdown.

Jaguares head coach Raul Perez has also brought in Marcos Kremer to the second row as a replacement for Guido Petti, who injured his left ankle at training on Tuesday. Experienced prop Ramiro Herrera is set to make his first appearance of the season from the replacements bench, while former Argentina Sevens representative Bautista Ezcurra is in line to make his Super Rugby debut after being named as back-line cover.

Cheetahs coach Smith has decided to make a few changes to his starting lineup which Tian Meyer will captain from the number nine jumper this weekend.

The Cheetahs have won two of their three matches so far this season but will be worried about their defense after the Sunwolves found it easy last week to get over the advantage line. The Jaguares are a team with brilliant runners and they are great in moving the ball around to find the spaces. If the Cheetahs defense is not going to be up there, they will see a huge score against them at the end of eighty minutes.

It all starts and end with the forwards when you play against the Argentinians and that is where the Cheetahs have to be focusing on from the start.

One thing that do unsettle the Jaguares are pressure and something the Cheetahs have to be able to do for the full eighty minutes. Playing a territorial game will frustrate the Jagaures, and put the pressure on them, something the Lions where unable to do for 65 minutes last week.

Prediction: At home the Jaguares seemed to be unstoppable and with a weaker Cheetahs team, I think they will continue their home winning streak, Jaguares by 20 +

Teams:

Jaguares: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Ramiro Moyano, 13 Matías Orlando, 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente, 11 Santiago Cordero, 10 Juan Martín Hernández, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Tomás Lezana, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Matías Alemanno, 4 Marcos Kremer, 3 Felipe Arregui, 2 Agustín Creevy (c), 1 Santiago García Botta
Replacements: 16 Julián Montoya, 17 Lucas Noguera Paz, 18 Ramiro Herrera, 19 Marcos Kremer, 20 Ignacio Larrague, 21 Javier Ortega Desio, 22 Felipe Ezcurra, 22 Santiago González Iglesias, 23 Bautista Ezcurra

Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Ryno Benjamin, 13 Michael van der Spuy, 12 Clinton Swart, 11 Ruan van Rensburg, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Tian Meyer (c), 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Henco Venter, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Armandt Koster, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Elandré Huggett, 1 Danie Mienie
Replacements: 16 Joseph Dweba, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Johan Coetzee, 19 Carl Wegner, 20 Paul Schoeman, 21 William Small-Smith / Boom Prinsloo, 22 Shaun Venter, 23 Fred Zeilinga

Date: Saturday, March 18
Venue: Vélez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees: Nick Briant (New Zealand), Pablo Deluca (Argentina)
TMO: Santiago Borsani (Argentina)

****For Live coverage of the match and more info go to the Match Page

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  1. Me when I see that Bulls front-row… and Lood starting over RG Strydom… backs look good and excited to see Serfontein back…

    Where is Innie Radeba for the Sharks… injured?

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