Jul 282016
 

Watch Super Rugby Golden Lions vs Highlanders Live Streaming 2016 Online Rugby Union , at Ellis Park Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday 30 July 2016, Time 15:00 am (GMT). Welcome to watch Ellis Park Johannesburg super rugby 2016 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 Ellis Park Johannesburg Live Streaming online coverage on Fox Sports,Sky Sports, SuperSport, DIRECTV, BSkyB, Setanta.

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The second Super Rugby Semi-final on Saturday is in Johannesburg where the Lions host current champions the Highlanders.

The Lions finished second in the Super Rugby standings so they host the match. The Highlanders finished the regular season in fifth place but as the second placed New Zealand team.

By the time this match kicks off both teams will know the result of the first Semi-final and if the Chiefs beat the Hurricanes then both the Lions and the Highlanders will be playing for a home final.

The Chiefs finished the season in sixth place but if they can beat the Hurricanes then the winner of the second Semi-final will host the final as they both finished the season higher.

These two teams have met already this season and the Highlanders won the match 34-15 in Dunedin. Interestingly when that match took place the Lions had traveled to Japan and this was their second match in New Zealand.

The Highlanders have made an incredible amount of travel over the last month as they were in South Africa at the start of the month, they then flew to Argentina before returning home. After playing the Chiefs in Dunedin they flew to Australia and then on to Johannesburg.

Last week the Highlanders were a little flat but weather played a role in this as it was cold and wet in Canberra and this week clearer weather has been forecast. The conditions will suit the Lions more as they will have home advantage and Johannesburg is at altitude which always tires visiting teams in the final quarter.

The altitude should impact on the Highlanders a little less than other teams as they play their matches in an indoor stadium which is humid and the fresh air will aid them a little. This will also be the Highlanders first afternoon match of the year.

Although the Highlanders beat the Lions in March this year on the Highlanders last visit to Johannesburg they were leading 3-20 at half time only to lose 28-23.

Overall the Lions have played the Highlanders 17 times in Super Rugby since 1998 and they have won 6 matches and lost 11. This gives the Lions an overall record of winning 35% of their matches against the Highlanders regardless of the venue.

In Johannesburg the Lions have hosted the Highlanders 7 times and they have won five and lost two. This gives them a record of winning 71% of their home matches against the Highlanders.

The average score when the Lions host the Highlanders is : Lions 28 Highlanders 20.

The Lions will contest this match without captain Warren Whiteley who injured his calf playing against the Crusaders last week so Jaco Kriel takes over the captaincy.

The Lions have also lost replacement No.9 Ross Cronje so they will be hoping that Faf de Klerk is not injured early in the match.

Whiteley’s place in the starting line up is taken by Ruan Ackermann and is the only change to the side that started last week.

Highlanders head coach Jamie Joseph has retained his star backline but shuffled the forwards. Joseph has brought in loose forward James Lentjes, for Shane Christie and lock, Alex Ainley, replaces Luke Whitelock who moves to number eight.

To combat the altitude and travel fatigue Joseph has named a six forward, two back bench for this week, with hooker Greg Pleasants-Tate, prop Ross Geldenhuys and lock Joe Wheeler added to the squad. In the backs the versatile Marty Banks makes his return from injury to take his place on the bench.

The Lions loss of Whiteley is a big blow in such a crucial match. The Lions showed that they lack a little depth in Buenos Aires so if Faf de Klerk tires (he did play three Boks tests as well) or is injured the Highlanders will have an edge. They are also happy to rely on their defence.

Both teams finished the regular season on 52 points but the Highlanders achieved this in the New Zealand Conference which does not have the Cheetahs, Kings and the Sunwolves in it.

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Teams:

Lions: 1 Dylon Smith , 2 Malcolm Marx , 3 Julian Redelinghuys , 4 Andries Ferreira , 5 Franco Mostert , 6 Jaco Kriel (c), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg , 8 Ruan Ackermann , 9 Faf De Klerk , 10 Elton Jantjies , 11 Courtnal Skosan , 12 Rohan Janse Van Rensburg , 13 Lionel Mapoe , 14 Ruan Combrinck , 15 Andries Coetzee

Replacements: 16. Armand Van Der Merwe , 17. Corne Fourie , 18. Jacques Van Rooyen , 19. Lourens Erasmus,20. Steph de Witt ,21. Dillon Smit,22. Howard Mnisi ,23. Jaco Van Der Walt

Highlanders: 1. Daniel Lienert-Brown , 2. Ash Dixon , 3. Josh Hohneck , 4. Alex Ainley , 5. Tom Franklin , 6. Elliot Dixon , 7. James Lentjes , 8. Luke Whitelock , 9. Aaron Smith , 10. Lima Sopoaga , 11. Patrick Osborne , 12. Malakai Fekitoa , 13. Matt Faddes , 14. Waisake Naholo , 15. Ben Smith ( C )

Replacements : 16. Greg Pleasants-Tate , 17. Aki Seiuli , 18. Ross Geldenhuys , 19. Joe Wheeler , 20. Liam Squire , 21. Dan Pryor , 22. Te Aihe Toma , 23. Marty Banks.

Jul 282016
 

Watch Super Rugby Hurricanes vs Chiefs Live Streaming 2016 Online Rugby Union , at Westpac Stadium Wellington, New Zealand, Saturday 30 July 2016, Time 07:35 am (GMT). Welcome to watch Hurricanes vs Chiefs super rugby 2016 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 Hurricanes vs Chiefs Live Streaming online coverage on Fox Sports,Sky Sports, SuperSport, DIRECTV, BSkyB, Setanta.

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The first Super Rugby Semi-final match this season is in Wellington New Zealand where the Hurricanes host the Chiefs.

The Hurricanes host the match as they finished in first place in the Super Rugby standings at the end of the regular season.

The Chiefs finished the season in sixth place and qualified for the Semi-final by beating the Stormers in Cape Town last week. The Hurricanes qualified for the Semi-finals by beating the Sharks last week.

The Hurricanes and the Chiefs have already met once this year at this venue and the Chiefs won that match 27-28 in April.

Overall the Hurricanes have played the Chiefs 27 times in Super Rugby and they have won 14 matches, lost 12 and drawn one.

This gives the Hurricanes a record of winning 52% of their matches against the Chiefs.

This weekend the match will be played in Wellington where the teams have met 12 times. In those 12 matches the Hurricanes have won 9 matches and lost three.

The average score when the Hurricanes host the Chiefs in Wellington the score is Hurricanes 29 Chiefs 22.

The Hurricanes have been forced to bracket captain Dane Coles with Ricky Riccitelli as Coles suffered a rib injury against the Sharks last week and is in a race to be fit for this Saturday.

The potential Coles change is the only change to the Hurricanes line up for this week. For last week’s quarter final Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd made three changes so the Hurricanes are a fairly settled side.

The Chiefs have made three changes for this week as Sam Cane, Seta Tamanivalu and Michael Leitch are all in the side. The Chiefs pack has been retained with Kane Hames, Nathan Harris and Atu Moli packing down together in the front row.

Dominic Bird and Brodie Retallick continue their dominant locking partnership, with Taleni Seu, Tom Sanders and Sam Cane forming a hard-working loose forward trio. In the backs, experienced All Black Tawera Kerr-Barlow will start at halfback this week, with support from Aaron Cruden at first five-eighth.

Anton Lienert-Brown moves to second five-eighth, with the explosive Seta Tamanivalu returning from injury to start at centre. The exciting trio of James Lowe, Sam McNicol and Damian McKenzie complete the backline.

Of note in the reserves is the return of workhorse Michael Leitch who has been sidelined since May after dislocating his thumb against the Rebels.

The Hurricanes go into this match as strong favourites due to their ranking in the overall standings at the end of the season and their home advantage. Interestingly though the only team to have beaten the Hurricanes in Wellington this year is the Chiefs.

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Teams:

Hurricanes: 15 James Marshall , 14 Cory Jane , 13 Matt Proctor , 12 Willis Halaholo , 11 Jason Woodward , 10 Beauden Barrett , 9 TJ Perenara (vc) , 8 Victor Vito , 7 Ardie Savea , 6 Brad Shields , 5 Michael Fatialofa , 4 Vaea Fifita , 3 Ben May , 2 Dane Coles (c)/Ricky Riccitelli , 1 Loni Uhila

Replacements: Ricky Riccitelli/Leni Apisai, Chris Eves, Mike Kainga, Mark Abbott, Callum Gibbins, Jamison Gibson Park, Vince Aso, Julian Savea.

Chiefs: 1. Kane Hames , 2. Nathan Harris , 3. Atu Moli , 4. Dominic Bird , 5. Brodie Retallick , 6. Taleni Seu , 7. Sam Cane (cc) , 8. Tom Sanders, 9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow , 10. Aaron Cruden (cc) , 11. James Lowe, 12. Anton Lienert-Brown , 13. Seta Tamanivalu , 14. Sam McNicol, 15. Damian McKenzie

Replacements : 16. Hika Elliot , 17. Siegfried Fisi’ihoi, 18. Mitchell Graham, 19. Lachlan Boshier, 20. Michael Leitch, 21. Brad Weber , 22. Toni Pulu , 23. Shaun Stevenson

May 192016
 

Watch Super Rugby Crusaders vs Waratahs Live Streaming 2016 Online Rugby Union , at AMI Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday 20 May 2016, Time 07:35 am (GMT). Welcome to watch AMI Stadium, Christchurch super rugby 2016 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 Super 15 Rugby AMI Stadium, Christchurch Live Streaming online coverage on Fox Sports,Sky Sports, SuperSport, DIRECTV, BSkyB, Setanta.

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The first Super Rugby match in Round 13 is in Christchurch New Zealand where the Crusaders host the Waratahs from Sydney.

The Crusaders go into the match having lost to the Highlanders last week. The loss ended an eight match winning streak that put them on top of the standings.

The Waratahs will also go into the match with some form behind them as they have won their last four matches and against the Crusaders they have won their last two matches.

The Waratahs have also moved up to the top of the Australian Super Rugby Conference.

The Crusaders have played the Waratahs 22 times in Super Rugby and they have won 16 matches and lost 6. That gives them a record of winning 73% of their matches.

The Crusaders have had home advantage over the Waratahs on 12 occasions and the they have won 11 matches. That gives the Crusaders a record of winning 92% of their home matches against the Sydney siders.

The average score when the Crusaders play the Waratahs on New Zealand soil is : Crusaders 31 Waratahs 18.

The only and only victory that the Waratahs have against the Crusaders was in 2004 and they have lost their last seven matches against the Crusaders in New Zealand.

For this match the Crusaders have made two changes to the side that lost last week. The changes are rotations at both prop and second five, with Joe Moody and Ryan Crotty taking the starting spots, and Wyatt Crockett and David Havili moving to the bench.

Half back Andy Ellis will be playing in his 150th Super Rugby cap and Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has pointed out that this will be their last home match until July so they will be wanting a big win before they hit the road.

The Waratahs beat the Bulls last week and they have made three changes – one of the injury enforced as Kurtley Beale has been ruled out. Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson has chosen to rotate back rower, Wycliff Palu who has been involved in the two recent physical battles against South African outfits and handed a start to Jed Holloway.

Holloway returns to the side having recovered from a shoulder two weeks ago. In the backs David Horwitz will start at inside centre after replacing Kurtley Beale, who was injured one minute into last weekend’s match.

The Waratahs have won the last two matches and both of these were in Sydney. The last time these teams met in Christchurch was back in 2013 and the Crusaders won 23-22.

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Players List:

Crusaders: 1. Joe Moody ,2. Codie Taylor , 3. Owen Franks ,4. Luke Romano , 5. Sam Whitelock , 6. Jordan Taufua , 7. Matt Todd , 8. Kieran Read (C), , 9. Andy Ellis, 10. Richie Mo’unga , 11. Jone Macilai, 12. Ryan Crotty, 13. Kieron Fonotia, 14. Johnny McNicholl, 15. Israel Dagg

Replacements : 16. Ged Robinson , 17. Wyatt Crockett, 18. Mike Alaalatoa, 19. Scott Barrett , 20. Tim Boys , 21. Mitchell Drummond , 22. David Havili , 23. Marty McKenzie

Waratahs: 1. Paddy Ryan, 2. Tatafu Polota-Nau, 3. Tom Robertson , 4. David Dennis, 5. Will Skelton , 6. Dean Mumm , 7. Michael Hooper (C) 8. Jed Holloway , 9. Nick Phipps , 10. Bernard Foley, 11. Rob Horne , 12. David Horwitz, 13. Israel Folau, 14. Reece Robinson , 15. Andrew Kellaway ,

Replacments:16. Angus Ta’avao , 17. Hugh Roach , 18. Jeremy Tilse , 19. Sam Lousi , 20. Wycliff Palu, 21. Matt Lucas , 22. Matt Carraro, 23. Zac Guildford.

May 122016
 

Watch Super Rugby Melbourne Rebels vs Brumbies Live Streaming 2016 Online Rugby Union , at AAMI Park Stadium, SA, Australia, Friday 13 May 2016, Time 09:40 am (GMT). Welcome to watch Melbourne Rebels vs Brumbies super rugby 2016 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 Super 15 Rugby Melbourne Rebels vs Brumbies Live Streaming online coverage on Fox Sports,Sky Sports, SuperSport, DIRECTV, BSkyB, Setanta.

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The second match on Friday in Super Rugby Rd.12 is in Melbourne where the Rebels host the Brumbies in a battle for the top spot in the Australian Conference.

The Brumbies currently lead the Australian Super Rugby Conference but they could be overtaken by the Waratahs or the Rebels this weekend if they don’t win this.

The Rebels are having their best season yet and led the Australian Conference for almost a month prior to last week’s bye in which both the Waratahs and Brumbies overtook them. The Rebels have played 9 matches and won 5.

The Brumbies have played 10 matches and won six to date. They have played 5 matches away from home and won 3. The Rebels on the other hand have played four matches at home and won two.

Overall the Rebels have played the Brumbies 10 times in Super Rugby and they have won 3 matches and lost seven. This means the Rebels have won 30% of their matches against the Brumbies.

The teams have met five times in Melbourne and in their home city the Rebels have won twice and lost three times. The average score when the Rebels host the Brumbies is Rebels 21 Brumbies 25.

The Brumbies won the last match between the two teams in Melbourne. However the last time these two teams met was in Round 10 of the 2015 competition at GIO Stadium. On that occasion the Rebels defeated the Brumbies 13-8.

The Rebels have been boosted by the return of Mike Harris for this match. He is one of three returning experienced players as Colby Fainga’a and Lopeti Timani also return to the side.

Harris returns to the side at fullback for the first time since he suffered a quad injury in the Rebels opening round game against the Force in Perth. Fainga’a and Timani also return from injury.

Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham has named an unchanged team for this match which means that they will have the experienced front row of Scott Sio, co-captain Stephen Moore and Ben Alexander packing down in the front row while Rory Arnold and Sam Carter are the starting locks.

Scott Fardy, David Pocock and Jarrad Butler make up the backrow while Tomás Cubelli and co-captain Christian Lealiifano are the halves.

Robbie Coleman and Tevita Kuridrani pair up in the centres while James Dargaville and Nigel Ah Wong will start on either wing, Aidan Toua is the fullback.

The Rebels have won their last three matches against Australian opposition and are undefeated against their fellow countrymen in the 2016 season thus far.

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Players list:

Rebels: 1. Toby Smith , 2. James Hanson , 3. Jamie Hagan , 4. Luke Jones , 5. Lopeti Timani , 6. Colby Fainga’a , 7. Sean McMahon , 8. Adam Thomson , 9. Nic Stirzaker (captain) , 10. Jack Debreczeni , 11. Cam Crawford , 12. Reece Hodge , 13. Tamati Ellison , 14. Sefa Naivalu , 15. Mike Harris

Replacements : 16. Pat Leafa , 17. Cruze Ah Nau , 18. Tim Metcher , 19. Sam Jeffries , 20. Jordy Reid , 21. Ben Meehan , 22. Tom English , 23. Kotaro Matsushima

Brumbies (revised): 1. Scott Sio, 2. Stephen Moore (c), 3. Ben Alexander, 4. Rory Arnold, 5.Sam Carter, 6. Scott Fardy, 7. David Pocock, 8.Jarrad Butler, 9.Tomás Cubelli, 10.Christian Lealiifano (c), 11.Lausii Taliauli, 12.James Dargaville , 13.Tevita Kuridrani, 14.Nigel Ah Wong, 15. Aidan Toua,

Replacements : 16.Josh Mann-Rea, 17. Allan Alaalatoa ,18. Ruan Smith ,19. Tom Staniforth, 20. Blake Enever,21. Jordan Smiler, 22.Joe Powell, 23.Jordan Jackson-Hope* (possible Super Rugby debut)

May 122016
 

Watch Super Rugby Highlanders vs Crusaders Live Streaming 2016 Online Rugby Union , at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealamd, Friday 13 May 2016, Time 07:40 am (GMT). Welcome to watch Highlanders vs Crusaders super rugby 2016 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 Super 15 Rugby Highlanders vs Crusaders Live Streaming online coverage on Fox Sports,Sky Sports, SuperSport, DIRECTV, BSkyB, Setanta.

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Super Rugby in Round 12 kicks off on Friday with a blockbuster clash between the current champions and the most successful Super Rugby team of all time.

The Highlanders host the Crusaders in Dunedin and this match will be for many the match of the week.

The Highlanders have recovered from a mid-season wobble in which they lost to the Reds and the Sharks as last week they beat an in-form Chiefs side in Hamilton.

The Crusaders go into the match with the best form that they have enjoyed since 2008 as they have won their last eight matches.

The Crusaders have now played 9 matches and lost just one. The Highlanders have played 10 matches and seven. At home the Highlanders have played five and won four.

The Highlanders have played the Crusaders 28 times in Super Rugby and they have won 9 matches and lost 19. This gives the Highlanders a record of winning 32% of their matches.

These two teams have met 13 times in Super Rugby and the Highlanders have won 5 matches and lost 8. This gives the Highlanders a record of winning 39% of their home matches.

The average scored when the Highlanders play the Crusaders in Dunedin is : Highlanders 19 Crusaders 25.

The last three matches in Dunedin have all been won by the Crusaders.

For this match the Crusaders have made three changes to the side that beat the Reds last week. Owen Franks starts at tight head prop while Luke Romano will partner Sam Whitelock in the second row.

At halfback Andy Ellis returns to the starting line up in place of Mitchell Drummond who along with Mike Alaalatoa, Scott Barrett join a sub’s bench that will offer plenty of impact when the chance arises for them.

The Highlanders have made one change to the side that beat the Chiefs and Joe Wheeler comes into the starting line up to win his 50th Super Rugby cap.

Elsewhere Tom Franklin moves to the bench and the hard running, Liam Squire, comes into the reserves after recovering from his hip injury received against the Brumbies.

Loosehead prop, Craig Millar, comes back into the playing 23 for his Otago teammate, Aki Seiuli.

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Players List:

Highlanders: 1. Daniel Lienert-Brown, 2. Ash Dixon, 3. Josh Hohneck, 4. Alex Ainley, 5. Joe Wheeler, 6. Elliot Dixon, 7. Dan Pryor, 8. Luke Whitelock, 9. Aaron Smith, 10. Lima Sopoaga, 11. Patrick Osborne 12. Malakai Fekitoa, 13. Matt Faddes, 14. Waisake Naholo, 15. Ben Smith (c)

Replacements : 16. Greg Pleasants-Tate, 17. Craig Millar, 18. Siosiua Halanukonuka, 19. Tom Franklin, 20. Liam Squire, 21. Fumiaki Tanaka, 22. Marty Banks, 23. Teihorangi Walden

Crusaders: 1. Wyatt Crockett ,2. Codie Taylor, 3. Owen Franks, 4. Luke Romano, 5. Sam Whitelock, 6. Jordan Taufua, 7. Matt Todd, 8. Kieran Read (c), 9. Andy Ellis, 23. Marty Mckenzie, 10. Richie Mo’unga, 11. Jone Macilai,
12. David Havili, 13. Kieron Fonotia, 14. Johnny McNicholl, 15. Israel Dagg

Replacements : 16. Ged Robinson , 17. Joe Moody ,18. Mike Alaalatoa ,19. Scott Barrett ,20. Tim Boys , 21. Mitchell Drummond , 22. Ryan Crotty