Apr 212017
 

Watch Super Rugby 2017 Force vs Chiefs Live Stream Free Online Rugby Union, at nib Stadium, Perth, Australia, Saturday, 22 April 2017, Time 21:55 (AEDT). Welcome to watch Force 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 Force vs Chiefs Live Streaming online coverage on Fox Sports,Sky Sports, SuperSport, DIRECTV, BSkyB, Setanta.


The Force will be looking for their first win against a New Zealand side in this year’s competition when they clash with the Chiefs in Perth on Saturday.

Despite the Force enjoying a bye last week and having home-ground advantage, one cannot see them coming away with anything against a potient Chiefs unit.

The gulf in class between the Australian sides and the New Zealand sides has been too apparent this season. And the statistics back this up. An Aussie side has yet to inflict defeat on a Kiwi team.

The Force have never beaten the Chiefs away, but they have beaten them twice out of five matches at home, which should serve to give the men from Perth some encouragement. The Force won 18-15 in 2014 and 22-21 in 2008 against the Chiefs in Perth.

Ben McCalman, Matt Phillips, Richie Arnold, Michael Ruru and Chance Peni are all out with injury for the Force. McCalman, the captain, will be a significant miss with the Australian side facing not just an injury problem, but one of leadership.

The Chiefs, on the other hand, are relatively unscathed and can boast an almost injury-free squad. Shaun Stevenson makes a return to the starting line-up and will look to serve up some more of the magic we witnessed against the Bulls, where he left Jamba Ulengo standing.

And Stevenson is the least of the Force’s worries. They’ll have to contend with star All Blacks Aaron Cruden, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Michael Leitch, Sam Cane, Liam Messam and Brodie Retallick as they try to prove they are capable of beating the big teams and not just the small ones.

Their only victories in this year’s competition have come against minnows the Kings and the seriously under-achieving Reds.

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Players List:

Western Force: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Curtis Rona, 13 Marcel Brache, 12 Bill Meakes, 11 Luke Morahan, 10 Luke Burton, 9 Ian Prior, 8 Richard Hardwick, 7 Matt Hodgson (c), 6 Isi Naisarani, 5 Ross Haylett-Petty, 4 Lewis Carmichael, 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Ben Daley

Replacements: 16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Francois Van Wyk, 18 Pek Cowan, 19 Onehunga Havilli, 20 Brynard Stander, 21 Mitch Short, 22 Jono Lance, 23 Alex Newsome

Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Shaun Stevenson, 13 Sam McNicol, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden (cc), 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Messam , 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Atu Moli, 2 Brayden Mitchell, 1 Siegfried Fisi’ihoi

Replacements: 16 Hika Elliot, 17 Aidan Ross, 18 Sosefo Kautai, 19 Taleni Seu, 20 Lachlan Boshier, 21 Finlay Christie, 22 Stephen Donald, 23 Toni Pulu

Apr 212017
 

Watch Super Rugby 2017 Crusaders vs Stormers Live Stream Free Online Rugby Union, at AMI Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, 22 April 2017, Time 17:35 (AEDT). Welcome to watch Crusaders vs Stormers 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 Stormers Live Streaming online coverage on Fox Sports,Sky Sports, SuperSport, DIRECTV, BSkyB, Setanta.


The Crusaders and Stormers will meet remarkably for the first time in three years this Saturday at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

A one-point win for the Crusaders at the same venue three years ago proved to be a nervous contest, with both sides much-changed today since 2014, an example of the ever-changing playing personnel in Super Rugby.

Both sides have also started 2017 full of purpose, with the Crusaders yet to be defeated and the Stormers only tasting defeat for the first time back at Newlands last weekend when they fell to the Lions.

Perhaps the most impressive aspect of that unbeaten run for the Crusaders is that they pulled off the wins without the influence of Richie Mo’unga at fly-half and Kieran Read at number eight.

In their places, Marty McKenzie and Whetu Douglas were both outstanding, highlighting the depth that first-year head coach Scott Robertson has at his disposal.

Israel Dagg is still absent and Nemani Nadolo gone, yet young guns like Jack Goodhue and George Bridge have shone in the backs, with Seta Tamanivalu being an inspired bit of business from the Chiefs.

The Stormers know a thing or two about injuries, especially in midfield with no Juan de Jongh, Damian de Allende or Huw Jones, which is why the performances of the young centre pairing of Daniel du Plessis and EW Viljoen will have pleased Robbie Fleck so much.

Suggestions that the Stormers’ wide game-plan would be reeled in for the big matches were proven to be false with that magnificent win over the Kings – which is why falling to the Lions will have irritated the Stormers squad plenty in the build-up to Saturday.

Firing in the second row and back row especially, with Dewaldt Duvenage or Jano Vermaak directing traffic well at scrum-half, this is a squad with a fine pedigree. How a win in Christchurch would inspire confidence again.

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Players List:

Crusaders: 15 David Havili, 14 Seta Tamanivalu, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Mitchell Drummond, 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 Bryn Hall, 22 Mitchell Hunt, 23 Manasa Mataele

Stormers: 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Chris van Zyl, 4 Eben Etzebeth (c), 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg

Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Oli Kebble, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Jan de Klerk, 20 Cobus Wiese, 21 Jano Vermaak, 22 Kurt Coleman, 23 Dan Kriel

Apr 212017
 

Watch Super Rugby 2017 Highlanders vs Sunwolves Live Stream Free Online Rugby Union, at Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill, New Zealand, Saturday, 22 April 2017, Time 15:15 (AEDT). Welcome to watch Highlanders vs Sunwolves 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 Highlanders vs Sunwolves Live Streaming online coverage on Fox Sports,Sky Sports, SuperSport, DIRECTV, BSkyB, Setanta.


The Highlanders should make it four wins on the bounce when they face the Sunwolves in what will be the first fixture between the sides.

Rugby Park in Invercargill is the setting for the match as the Highlanders’ campaign looks to have finally got motoring after a dismal start. Since losing three of their first four matches they have finally clicked with three triumphs, but are still well off the pace in New Zealand.

They’ll want five points on Saturday and having won 11 of their last 12 home games against teams from outside New Zealand – their only defeat in that run coming by a single point exactly a year ago against the Sharks – few pundits expect the Sunwolves to spring a surprise.

Speaking of the Japanese side, their two previous fixtures against New Zealand sides have seen them leak 133 points in total and score just 20 in return. They’re also yet to win away from home in Super Rugby, losing their previous 10 such games by an average margin of 30 points.

The omens subsequently don’t look good for Filo Tiatia’s charges as they look to bounce back from last Friday’s hammering at the Crusaders. But that is not leading to Highlanders head coach Tony Brown approaching the match with any over-confidence, stating: “The Sunwolves had a good win over the Bulls recently and will be a dangerous team if we allow them to play at speed, we will need a strong defensive effort.”

If they are solid defensively, the Highlanders’ attack should take care of the result and with Waisake Naholo back on the field, a strong back-row, spine and options wide out, this has the potential to be a runaway win for the improving home side in the deep south of New Zealand.

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Players List:

Highlanders: 15 Ben Smith (c), 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Matt Faddes, 12 Malakai Fekitoa, 11 Tevita Li, 10 Marty Banks, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Luke Whitelock, 7 Elliot Dixon, 6 Liam Squire, 5 Joe Wheeler, 4 Alex Ainley, 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown

Replacements: 16 Greg Pleasants-Tate, 17 Aki Seiuli, 18 Siosuia Halanukonuka, 19 Tom Franklin, 20 Gareth Evans, 21 Josh Renton, 22 Teihorangi Walden, 23 Sio Tomkinson

Sunwolves: 15 Kotaro Matsushima, 14 Takaaki Nakazuru, 13 William Tupou, 12 Timothy Lafaele, 11 Yasutaka Sasakura, 10 Yu Tamura, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Yuhimaru Mimura, 6 Edward Quirk (c), 5 Uwe Helu, 4 Sam Wykes, 3 Yasuo Yamaji, 2 Yusuke Niwai, 1 Keita Inagaki

Replacements: 16 Takeshi Kizu, 17 Koki Yamamoto, 18 Heiichiro Ito, 19 Shinya Makabe, 20 Rahboni Warren Vosayaco, 21 Yuki Yatomi, 22 Hayden Cripps, 23 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi

Apr 202017
 

Watch Super Rugby 2017 Waratahs vs Kings Live Stream Free Online Rugby Union, at Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Australia, Friday, 21 April 2017, Time 19:45 (AEDT). Welcome to watch Waratahs vs Kings 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 Waratahs vs Kings Live Streaming online coverage on Fox Sports,Sky Sports, SuperSport, DIRECTV, BSkyB, Setanta.


The Waratahs will be keen to get their campaign back on track when they host the Southern Kings in Sydney on Saturday.

After seven rounds of matches, the 2014 champions are yet to hit their straps and they are currently second from bottom on the Australian Conference table with just two victories.

Although they have battled this season, the Sydneysiders will be quietly confident ahead of this clash as they have won six of their last seven matches at home against South African sides, conceding more than one try in just two of those games.

And with world class players like Israel Folau, Bernard Foley and their captain, Michael Hooper, in their ranks they will fancy their chances against their opponents who have struggled again this year.

The Kings are at the bottom of the Africa 2 Conference standings and are currently on a five-match losing streak of which two were suffered recently against the Western Force and Reds on their Australian tour.

With two South African Super Rugby sides set to be axed at the end of the season as part of the tournament’s restructuring, the Kings are in danger of being one of those teams as they are amongst the tournament’s basement dwellers yet again.

Despite the Kings going down last week to the Reds, Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson is wary of his side’s opponents.

“They are going to come out and fight, and show real dogged determination,” he said.

“They’ve got guys out on the wings that can really hurt you with a lot of pace and they’ve got guys who are really good on the ball.

“Given what is going on off the field for their side, we know they will be even more determined to put in a strong performance.”

And although there is a sword hanging over their heads, the men from Port Elizabeth have not disgraced themselves and they impressed in those defeats to the Force and Reds.

Kings head coach Deon Davids expects a difficult assignment andknows his side will have to deliver their best performance of the season if they want to be beat the ‘Tahs.

“It’s going to be a very tough encounter this week,” he said.

“We have massive respect for our opponents – they are one of the top teams in this competition. They have a lot of international stars,” Southern Kings coach Deon Davids said on Wednesday.

“For us, it is about putting up a better performance. It is going to be a tough encounter – one we are really looking forward to.”

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Players List:

Waratahs: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 13 Rob Horne, 12 David Horwitz, 11 Cam Clark, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Jake Gordon, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Will Skelton, 4 David McDuling, 3 Tom Robertson, 2 Tolu Latu, 1 Paddy Ryan

Replacements: 16 Hugh Roach, 17 Angus Taavao, 18 David Lolohea, 19 Dean Mumm, 20 Jed Holloway, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Bryce Hegarty, 23 Harry Jones

Kings: 15 Masixole Banda, 14 Wandile Mjekevu, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Lionel Cronje (c), 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Andisa Ntsila, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 4 Irne Herbst, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Michael Willemse, 1 Justin Forwood

Replacements: 16 Kurt Haupt, 17 Schalk van der Merwe, 18 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 19 Mzwanele Zito, 20 Ruaan Lerm/Martin Bezuidenhout, 21 Johan Steyn, 22 Stokkies Hanekom, 23 Pieter-Steyn de Wet

Apr 202017
 

Watch Super Rugby 2017 Hurricanes vs Brumbies Live Stream Free Online Rugby Union, at McLean Park, Napier, New Zealand, Friday, 21 April 2017, Time 17:35 (AEDT). Welcome to watch Hurricanes vs Brumbies 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 Hurricanes vs Brumbies Live Streaming online coverage on Fox Sports,Sky Sports, SuperSport, DIRECTV, BSkyB, Setanta.


Defending champions the Hurricanes are clear-cut favourites to beat the Brumbies when these sides meet in Wellington on Friday.

The ‘Canes have won six of their seven matches, only coming up short against a powerful Chiefs side. They beat the Blues 28-24 in Auckland last weekend.

The Brumbies, on the other hand, lost to the Rebels in Melbourne 19-17 in what can only be considered as a shocking defeat, as the Rebels have often been touted as the worst Australian side in this year’s competition.

The Hurricanes have shown a bit of mercy, giving the likes of TJ Perenara a rest. But their strength in depth is such that they are able to welcome a  fresh Cory Jane into the side, who will be looking to up his try tally for the season.

Watch out for Aidan Toua for the Brumbies, who has made the third most running metres in the competition (602) as well as Chris Alcock who has made the fourth highest amount of tackles with 73.

But even relentless tackling should not prevent a Canes onslaught, with Beauden Barrett likely to dictate the game once again from the fly-half position.

This fixture has always been a close encounter on the Super Rugby calendar. There is no doubt that the Hurricanes will be looking to gain revenge on the Brumbies side following last year’s deflating 52-10 loss away from home in Canberra.

This is the ninth time the Hurricanes will be playing at McLean Park in Napier, the first match was in 1996 against the Lions (then known as Transvaal) and the last was in 2015 against the Highlanders, in both cases the Hurricanes came out on top.

Last time the teams met: The Brumbies thrashed the Hurricanes 52-10 in Canberra in the opening round of fixtures last year. Tries from Tevita Kuridrani, Tomas Cubelli, David Pocock, Scott Fardy, Stephen Moore, Josh Mann-Rea, Sam Carter and 20 points from the boot of Christian Lealifano ensured a comprehensive victory for the men from the capital. It was upfront where they won the game, dominating at scrum-time and constantly putting their opponents on the back-foot.

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Players List:

Hurricanes: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Vince Aso, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 8 Blade Thomson, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Brad Shields (captain), 5 Vaea Fifita, 4 Mark Abbott, 3 Jeffery To’omaga-Allen, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Ben May

Replacements: 16 Leni Apisai, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Mike Kainga, 19 James Blackwell, 20 Callum Gibbins, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Otere Black, 23 Ben Lam

Brumbies: 15 Aidan Toua, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Andrew Smith, 11 James Dargaville, 10 Wharenui Hawera, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Jarrad Butler, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter (captain), 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Josh Mann-Rea, 1 Scott Sio

Replacements: 16 Robbie Abel, 17 Nic Mayhew, 18 Ben Alexander, 19 Blake Enever, 20 Lolo Fakaosilea, 21 De Wet Roos, 22 Jordan Jackson-Hope, 23 Nigel Ah Wong