Feb 172018
 

Watch Super Rugby Lions vs Sharks Live Streaming Free 2018 Online Rugby Union, at Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday, 17 February 2018, Time 15:15 GMT. Welcome to watch Lions vs Sharks super rugby 2018 all match live stream online on your pc/laptop. Do not wait to access this HD link, when the game is mostly over and you will get live scores and highlights. All the matches are being streaming here; just catch the game from your desktop or laptop Internet. So, Catch the Lions vs Sharks Live Streaming online coverage on Fox Sports,Sky Sports, SuperSport, DIRECTV, BSkyB, Setanta.


The Lions will be keen to continue their dominance over the Sharks when the sides meet in their season opener in Johannesburg on Saturday.

The home team will be brimming with confidence ahead of this encounter as they have won the last six fixtures between these two sides with the Sharks last winning in 2015.

The Lions are at the beginning of a new era, however, as they have lost the services of their coach Johan Ackermann, who left at the end of the 2017 Super campaign, to take over the reins at Premiership side Gloucester.

However, they have retained the services of most of their 2017 squad with experienced players like captain Warren Whiteley, Franco Mostert and South Africa’s Player of the Year, Malcolm Marx expected to the lead the charge up front while seasoned half-back duo Ross Cronje and Elton Jantjies will be the chief playmakers in their backline.

They have lost the services of players like Faf de Klerk, Ruan Ackermann and Akker van der Merwe though, but there is enough depth in their ranks to negate those players’ departures.

Jantjies is set to line up for his 100th Super Rugby appearance. The Lions pivot has scored 67 points in his last six games against the Sharks.

Their opponents, meanwhile, have been boosted by the recruitment of Van der Merwe as well as exciting backline players like Robert du Preez Junior and try-scoring machine Makazole Mapimpi.

Also keep an eye on Philip van der Walt, who made 170 tackles in Super Rugby 2017, more than any other player, missing just six further attempts.

The Sharks will be desperate to end their losing streak against their hosts as they dominated this fixture before the Lions recent winning streak. The Johannesburg-based side picked up just two wins in their 13 prior meetings with the Sharks winning 10 and there was one draw.

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Players list:

Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen

Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Marvin Orie, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21 Hacjivah Dayimani, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Rohan Janse van Rensburg

Sharks: 15 Lwazi Mvovo, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Keegan Daniel, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Ruan Botha (c), 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Juan Schoeman

Replacements: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 John-Hubert Meyer, 18 Tendai Mtawarira, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Daniel du Preez, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Curwin Bosch, 23 Kobus van Wyk

Feb 172018
 

Watch Super Rugby Stormers vs Jaguares Live Streaming Free 2018 Online Rugby Union, at Newlands Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday, 17 February 2018, Time 13:05 GMT. Welcome to watch Stormers vs Jaguares super rugby 2018 all match live stream online on your pc/laptop. Do not wait to access this HD link, when the game is mostly over and you will get live scores and highlights. All the matches are being streaming here; just catch the game from your desktop or laptop Internet. So, Catch the Stormers vs Jaguares Live Streaming online coverage on Fox Sports,Sky Sports, SuperSport, DIRECTV, BSkyB, Setanta.


The Stormers will be looking to get their Super Rugby season off to a positive start when they host the Jaguares at Newlands on Saturday.

Starting well has become a thing of habit for the Stormers, having won their season opener in six of the last eight Super Rugby campaigns, including each of the last three.

The Cape side have won the two previous meetings between the sides, both by less than a margin of eight points with the Jaguares claiming bonus points on both ocassions.

The men from Buenos Aires have lost their last four games in South Africa, though they’ve picked up a losing bonus point in three of those defeats.

And they will need to improve their disciplinary record as they were the most penalised team in the competition last season, conceding an average of 11.5 penalties per game.

Ahead of the game, Stormers coach Robbie Fleck said that his team is looking forward to getting the new season started at Newlands.

“The squad has put in a lot of hard work in preparation for this game, so hopefully we will see that pay off on Saturday.

“It is always great to start the season in front of our loyal fans at Newlands, so it should be another special occasion,” he said.

Meanwhile, new Jaguares coach Mario Ledesma admits that starting with a trip to South Africa is a difficult challenge but one his side are relishing.

“The biggest challenge will be to adapt quickly to the Super Rugby game rhythm, taking into account the height and the trip. Starting in South Africa is not the easiest, but it is a challenge,” Ledesma said.

Commenting on how the pre-season went, the 44-year-old 84-Test capped former hooker said: “I found a group that immediately began to work very hard. The feedback from the boys is that they had never experienced such an intense pre-season, that’s why our joy is to see them work that way.

“Experienced people share a lot with the new ones. Always the most experienced share and accompany the newest, and is one of the values of rugby that we pride ourselves and that is fulfilled here.”


Players list:

Stormers: 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Cobus Wiese, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Jan de Klerk, 20 Kobus van Dyk, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 George Whitehead, 23 JJ Engelbrecht

Jaguares: 15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Ramiro Moyano, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Bautista Ezcurra, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Gonzalo Bertanou, 8 Tomas Lezana, 7 Javier Ortega Desio, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Matias Alemanno, 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Felipe Arregui

Replacements: 16 Javier Diaz, 17 Julian Montoya, 18 Juan Pablo Zeiss, 19 Guido Petti, 20 Marcos Kremer, 21 Martin Landajo, 22 Juan Martin Hernandez, 23 Bautista Delguy

Aug 042017
 

Watch Super Rugby Final Lions vs Crusaders Live Streaming Free 2017 Online Rugby Union, at Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday, 05 August 2017, Time 24:00 (AEDT). Welcome to watch Lions vs Crusaders super rugby 2017 all match live stream online on your pc/laptop. Do not wait to access this HD link, when the game is mostly over and you will get live scores and highlights. All the matches are being streaming here; just catch the game from your desktop or laptop Internet. So, Catch the Lions vs Crusaders Live Streaming online coverage on Fox Sports,Sky Sports, SuperSport, DIRECTV, BSkyB, Setanta.

The focus should be on the fact we have the two best teams in the competition this year battling it out in what could be an epic fixture.

Losing a total of just two games in their 34 combined this season means there can be no arguments these two have not deserved a place in the final. It’s lethal attack taking on an incredible defence this weekend and Saturday promises to be an absorbing contest from the off.

The Lions’ come-from-behind victory over the Hurricanes showed just how far they have come and their performances in the final quarter of matches this term should be a big concern for the Crusaders – they’ve scored 30 tries in the closing 20 minutes, more than any other side.

On paper it seems plenty is leaning in the Lions’ favour and with South African teams having won 9 of their last 12 finals at home to New Zealand sides, it looks to be a tough ask for the visitors to upset their hosts. Are they about to give Johan Ackermann an ideal send-off?

Standing in their path is New Zealand’s strongest side this year, who have built their game on solid defence, which was typified in their quarter and semi-final. The Round 12 shut-out of a Hurricanes side that had averaged seven tries per game before their meeting was another that proved this team is the real deal under new head coach Scott Robertson. If they can replicate that then the title could go their way.

It would be an eighth Super Rugby trophy for the Crusaders, but to achieve that they must do something no team has done since 2000; win a final outside their own country. They have also lost their last two final appearances which Robertson and co. will be desperate to change.

The Lions meanwhile will have last year’s final defeat in their minds and will no doubt use that as an extra driving force as they look to repeat 2016’s eliminator performance against this very opponent. However, these Crusaders are much improved under Robertson this season.

The Lions were too good for the Crusaders in last year’s quarter-final, winning 42-25 thanks to tries from Courtnall Skosan, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Malcolm Marx, Ruan Combrinck and Ross Cronjé. Elton Jantjies kicked 17 points in the victory. In reply the Crusaders’ try-scorers were Ryan Crotty, Mitchell Drummond and a late crossing from Ben Volavola with the game already gone.

The Lions are on a 14-match winning streak at the moment after they bounced back from an away loss to Jaguares way back on March 11. Meanwhile the Crusaders suffered their only defeat of the season to the Hurricanes on July 15 but have responded well in the knockouts.

Prediction: We’re in for a thriller of a final, possibly one of the best ever, in Johannesburg. And it’s a home win for us. Lions by three.

Players List:
Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Ruan Ackermann, 7 Kwagga Smith, 6 Jaco Kriel (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.

Replacements: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 23 Sylvian Mahuza.

Crusaders: 15 David Havili, 14 Israel Dagg, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Seta Tamanivalu, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Matt Todd, 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 Mike Alaalatoa, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Pete Samu, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Mitchell Hunt, 23 George Bridge.

Jul 282017
 

Free Super Rugby Lions vs Hurricanes Live Streaming 2017 Online Super Rugby Semi Finals Rugby Union, at Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday, 29 July 2017, Time 22:30 (AEDT). Welcome to watch Lions vs Hurricanes super rugby 2017 all match live stream online on your pc/laptop. Do not wait to access this HD link, when the game is mostly over and you will get live scores and highlights. All the matches are being streaming here; just catch the game from your desktop or laptop Internet. So, Catch the Lions vs Hurricanes Live Streaming online coverage on Fox Sports,Sky Sports, SuperSport, DIRECTV, BSkyB, Setanta.

The Lions and Hurricanes face off in the Super Rugby semi-finals in Johannesburg on Saturday in a repeat of last year’s final.

On that occasion, the Hurricanes won 20-3 in wet Wellington weather to lift the trophy as the Lions walked away empty-handed. Earlier in 2016, the Hurricanes also won but that time by a more significant margin, 50-17.

Saturday will be the first time the Lions have faced New Zealand opposition in this year’s competition, something that one of their former greats Joel Stransky believes is a matter of grave concern as he feels they have been relatively untested this season.

However, this time around they are the home side and won’t be playing in wet New Zealand but in the early afternoon on the dry Highveld which will suit their preferred running game.

They are a more complete side this season and have the added motivation of wanting to give coach Johan Ackermann a fitting farewell by lifting their maiden Super Rugby trophy as Ackermann leaves at the end of the Super Rugby campaign to take over the reins at English side Gloucester.

Should they win, they will become just the second South African team in Super Rugby history to appear in back-to-back finals after the Bulls did so in 2009 and 2010.

Unfortunately for the South African side, they are missing their talisman and captain Warren Whiteley just as the New Zealand outfit are welcoming back their captain Dane Coles to the fold, who will make his 100th Super Rugby appearance.

The Hurricanes have won the last eight meetings between the sides and won four of their last five games in South Africa. However, this is the first Finals game they will play in South Africa.

The Lions have won their last 13 games on the bounce, the longest winning streak ever by a South African team, eclipsing the 12-game streak set by the Bulls across 2009 and 2010.

Meanwhile, the Hurricanes have won 13 of their 16 games this season. They made a massive statement beating the Crusaders two weeks ago, the only side to do so in this year’s competition. And last weekend they beat the Brumbies 35-16 with little fuss.

Prediction: The Hurricanes will put on a masterclass in attacking rugby here, showing the Lions just how it’s done. Hurricanes by 20.

Players List:
Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Ruan Ackermann, 7 Kwagga Smith, 6 Jaco Kriel (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.

Replacements: 16 Akker vd Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 23 Sylvian Mahuza.

Hurricanes: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13 Vince Aso, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Wes Goosen, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Brad Shields, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Vaea Fifita, 5 Sam Lousi, 4 Mark Abbott, 3 Jeff To’omaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles (c), 1 Ben May.

Replacements: 16 Ricky Riccitelli, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Loni Uhila, 19 Reed Prinsep, 20 Callum Gibbins, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Otere Black, 23 Julian Savea.

Jul 282017
 

Watch Super Rugby Crusaders vs Chiefs Live Streaming Free 2017 Online Rugby Union Super Rugby Semi Finals, at AMI Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, 29 July 2017, Time 17:35 (AEDT). Welcome to watch Crusaders vs Chiefs super rugby 2017 all match live stream online on your pc/laptop. Do not wait to access this HD link, when the game is mostly over and you will get live scores and highlights. All the matches are being streaming here; just catch the game from your desktop or laptop Internet. So, Catch the Crusaders vs Chiefs Live Streaming online coverage on Fox Sports,Sky Sports, SuperSport, DIRECTV, BSkyB, Setanta.

With nine titles between them, this match-up will pit Super Rugby royalty against each other. The Crusaders are the most successful side in the competition’s history although the last of their seven titles was won way back in 2008.

Under the guidance of head coach Scott Robertson, who replaced Todd Blackadder at the start of the season, they have been in superb form all year and apart from a Round 17 defeat to the Hurricanes in Wellington, they have won all their matches this season.

The Chiefs won back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013 under head cosch Dave Rennie, who is determined to finish this year’s campaign on a high as he will be leaving the Hamilton-based franchise to coach Glasgow Warriors when the competition ends.

These sides head into this clash with plenty of confidence as they delivered impressive performances in their respctive quarter-final victories.

The Crusaders were superb in their 17-0 win over the Highlanders in atrocious weather conditions. The performance of the Crusaders forwards was particularly impressive and the manner in which they dispatched of their Highlanders counterparts has earned praise from Rennie who hailed them as the best pack in the competition.

With seasoned All Blacks like Kieran Read, Sam Whitelock and Joe Moody leading the way, the Christchurch faithful will be hoping for a repeat performance although in Brodie Retallick, Liam Messam and Sam Cane the Chiefs also have experienced campaigners and, like the aforementioned trio, they too have shone for the world champions at Test level.

The Chiefs, by contrast had to dig deep to claim a 17-11 victory over the Stormers in their semi-final in Cape Town and the after effects of their long trip back to New Zealand could have a bearing on this game’s outcome.

This will be the third Finals meeting between these teams after they met in the semi-finals of both 2012 and 2013, the Chiefs earning victories in both but by no more than three points on either occasion.

The Crusaders were victorious when these teams met in Round 13 this season, their first win against the Chiefs since 2014; and they’ll now be looking for back-to-back wins against them for the first time since Round 14 in 2011.

Players List:
Crusaders: 15 David Havili, 14 Israel Dagg, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Seta Tamanivalu, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Matt Todd, 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 Mitchell Hunt, 23 George Bridge.

Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Tim Nanai-Williams, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Charlie Ngatai, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden (cc), 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane (cc), 6 Liam Messam, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Mitchell Brown, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Kane Hames.

Replacements: 16 Liam Polwart, 17 Aidan Ross, 18 Atu Moli, 19 Dominic Bird, 20 Lachlan Boshier, 21 Finlay Christie, 22 Stephen Donald, 23 Shaun Stevenson.