[2020 Super Rugby] Round 1 (31 January - 2 February)

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    Friday, 31 January 2020

    [​IMG] VS. [​IMG]

    Venue: Eden Park
    Time: 08:05 CAT (SA, GMT+2)
    Blues: 15 Matt Duffie, 14 Mark Telea, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 TJ Faiane, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Stephen Perofeta, 9 Jonathan Ruru, 8 Hoskins Sotutu, 7 Tony Lamborn, 6 Dalton Papalii, 5 Tom Robinson, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu (captain), 3 Sione Mafileo, 2 Kurt Eklund, 1 Alex Hodgman

    Substitutes: 16 Ray Niuia, 17 Karl Tu'inukuafe, 18 Ofa Tuungafasi, 19 Josh Goodhue, 20 Blake Gibson, 21 Sam Nock, 22 Harry Plummer, 23 Emoni Narawa


    Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Sean Wainui, 13 Quinn Tupaea, 12 Alex Nankivell, 11 Solomon Alaimalo, 10 Kaleb Trask, 9 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 8 Sam Cane (captain), 7 Mitchell Karpik, 6 Lachlan Boshier, 5 Mitchell Brown, 4 Tyler Ardron, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Samisoni Taukei'aho, 1 Aidan Ross


    Substitutes: 16 Bradley Slater, 17 Atu Moli, 18 Angus Ta'avao, 19 Naitoa Ah Kuoi, 20 Pita Gus Sowakula, 21 Brad Weber, 22 Aaron Cruden, 23 Anton Lienert-Brown



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    Venue: GIO Stadium
    Time: 10:15 CAT (SA, GMT+2)
    Brumbies: 15 Tom Banks, 14 Solomone Kata, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Tom Wright, 10 Noah Lolesio, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Tom Cusack, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Murray Douglas, 4 Darcy Swain, 3 Allan Alaalatoa (captain), 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 Scott Sio

    Substitutes: 16 Connal McInerney, 17 Harry Lloyd, 18 James Slipper, 19 Caderyn Neville, 20 Will Miller, 21 Ryan Lonergan, 22 Bayley Kuenzle, 23 Andy Muirhead


    Reds: 15 Bryce Hegarty, 14 Jock Campbell, 13 Jordan Petaia, 12 James O’Connor, 11 Henry Speight, 10 Isaac Lucas, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Liam Wright (captain), 6 Angus Scott-Young, 5 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 4 Angus Blyth, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1 JP Smith

    Substitutes: 16 Alex Mafi, 17 Dane Zander, 18 Feao Fotuaika, 19 Izack Rodda, 20 Seru Uru, 21 Moses Sorovi, 22 Hamish Stewart, 23 Hunter Paisami



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    Venue: Jonsson's Kings Park
    Time: 19:10 CAT (SA, GMT+2)
    Sharks: 15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am (captain), 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 James Venter, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Ox Nche

    Substitutes: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Le Roux Roets, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Sanele Nohamba, 22 Boeta Chamberlain, 23 Jeremy Ward


    Bulls: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Burger Odendaal (captain), 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Ivan van Zyl, 8 Josh Strauss, 7 Abongile Nonkontwana, 6 Jeandré Rudolph, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Lizo Gqoboka

    Substitutes: 16 Johan Grobbelaar, 17 Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Trevor Nyakane, 19 Ruan Nortje, 20 Ryno Pieterse, 21 Wian Vosloo, 22 Embrose Papier, 23 Manie Libbok


    Saturday, 1 February 2020

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    Venue: Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium
    Time: 05:45 CAT (SA, GMT+2)
    Sunwolves: 15 James Dargaville, 14 Siosaia Fifita, 13 Keisuke Moriya, 12 Ben Te’o, 11 Tautalatasi Tasi, 10 Garth April, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Shunsuke Nunomaki, 6 Brendon O’Connor, 5 Michael Stolberg, 4 Kotaro Yatabe, 3 Conraad van Vuuren, 2 Jaba Bregvadze, 1 Jarred Adams

    Substitutes: 16 Leni Apisai, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Hencus van Wyk, 19 Justin Downey, 20 Mitch Jacobson, 21 Naoto Saito, 22 Shogo Nakano, 23 JJ Engelbrecht


    Rebels: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty (captain), 14 Marika Koroibete, 13 Reece Hodge, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Andrew Kellaway, 10 Matt To’omua, 9 Frank Lomani, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Rob Leota, 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Matt Philip, 4 Ross Haylett-Petty, 3 Jermaine Ainsley, 2 Anaru Rangi, 1 Fereti Sa’aga

    Substitutes: 16 Steve Misa, 17 Cameron Orr, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Luke Jones, 20 Michael Wells, 21 Richard Hardwick, 22 Theo Strang, 23 Andrew Deegan



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    Venue: Trafalgar Park
    Time: 08:05 CAT (SA, GMT+2)
    Crusaders: 15 David Havili, 14 Will Jordan, 13 Braydon Ennor, 12 Jack Goodhue, 11 Leicester Faingaanuku, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Mitchell Drummond, 8 Whetukamokamo Douglas, 7 Tom Christie, 6 Tom Sanders, 5 Mitchell Dunshea, 4 Scott Barrett (captain), 3 Oliver Jager, 2 Andrew Makalio, 1 George Bower

    Substitutes: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Isi Tu’ungafasi, 18 Michael Alaalatoa, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Cullen Grace, 21 Bryn Hall, 22 Brett Cameron, 23 Sevu Reece


    Waratahs: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Mark Nawaqanitawase, 13 Lalaki Foketi, 12 Karmichael Hunt, 11 Alex Newsome, 10 Will Harrison, 9 Jake Gordon, 8 Jed Holloway, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Lachlan Swinton, 5 Rob Simmons (captain), 4 Tom Staniforth, 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Robbie Abel, 1 Tom Robertson

    Substitutes: 16 Damian Fitzpatrick, 17 Angus Bell, 18 Chris Talakai, 19 Ryan McCauley, 20 Jack Dempsey, 21 Carlo Tizanno, 22 Mitch Short, 23 Jack Maddocks



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    Venue: DHL Newlands
    Time: 15:05 CAT (SA, GMT+2)
    Stormers: 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Siya Kolisi, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Jaco Coetzee, 5 Chris van Zyl, 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff

    Substitutes: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Ali Vermaak, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 David Meihuizen, 20 Ernst van Rhyn, 21 Johan du Toit, 22 Godlen Masimla, 23 Rikus Pretorius



    Hurricanes: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Wes Goosen, 13 Billy Proctor, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Fletcher Smith, 9 TJ Perenara (captain), 8 Gareth Evans, 7 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 6 Reed Prinsep, 5 Scott Scrafton, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Fraser Armstrong

    Substitutes: 16 Asafo Auma, 17 Pouri Rakete-Stones, 18 Tevita Mafileo, 19 Vaea Fifita, 20 Devan Flanders, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 23 Vince Aso


    Sunday, 2 February 2020

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    Venue: Estadio Jose Amalfitani
    Time: 01:00 CAT (SA, GMT+2)
    Jaguares: TBA

    Lions: TBA


     
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    Blues vs Chiefs and Brumbies vs Reds are very interesting match-ups. I'm of the opinion that the Chiefs are better placed and will outperform the Blues this season. Very hard to split them though. Everyone is a ways off the Crusaders in any case. Also, I'm liking the Reds going forward but think the Brumbies might still be no.1 in Aus. Also I have the Stormers over the Hurricanes at home and early in the season though I do think the Hurricanes might fair better later on whereas the Stormers tend to stall out. That said, the 'Canes have a tougher season so I have us ahead of them on the overall log in any case. Those three are my games of round 1.
     
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    I know too little about the teams to make any predictions and am also very concerned as to my Superbru picks.

    I've not been following any of the reports about the overseas teams and have been out of touch about news since after the World Cup.

    I'm going with a more conserved approach with regards to the picks this first week, and probably go with the home teams, and the teams that performed better last year.
     
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    Home teams apart from the Sunwolves is probably a good shout though. As good as one can probably make so early in the season.
     
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    Is there a TRF SR league or something?
     
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    Blues v Chiefs - this is a good game on paper. just fancy a Blues win.
    Brumbies v Reds - think the Brumbies will get a comfortable victory here .
    Sharks v Bulls - don't see a lot between these teams. the Sharks are probably stronger on paper but I could see the Bulls sneaking it.
    Sunwolves v Rebels - don't think this will be dull!!. got a feeling the Sunwolves may be better than some think but still backing the Rebels
    Crusaders v Waratahs - even though this isn't in Christchurch still can't see any joy for the Tahs. Crusaders to lay down a marker.
    Stormers v Hurricanes - can see the Stormers winning this pretty easily actually. just my opinion but I think the Canes pack is weaker than its been for some time.
    Jaguares v Lions - could be a long 80 minutes for the Lions I fear.
     
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    chiefs
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    cant believe the season has started
     
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    have to say that i am not a fan of the canes jerseys this season. wont be getting another until they come up with something nicer and not just yellow
     
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    Looking Forward to my Saturday Am fix of Rugby on sky .
    Tempting to stick an all home wins acca on however after world cup and players moving I'm pretty clueless on respective strengths.
    Generally miss the SA games as watch the Prem or now 6N but do watch highlights show.
    Just stick my
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    I uh... I thought Ioane was going to be a centre?
     
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    Maybe Beuden Barret would have been the difference for the Blues, Chiefs did well though. I felt that the Cruden assist for THAT Chiefs try was forward...

    This was my first wrong prediction . Only @Ken and @TRF_stormer2010 are still in the running for a 100% prediction record.

    P.S and @Oliver Madden
     
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    Ah man, missed the link, where can I join? This is Superbru right?

    Edit: I realise now you are probably just referring to the predictions above.
     
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    Yea, its just for the predicitons posted on the thread. Would be nice to see who got closest every week on the match threads.

    I must say i was not planning on doing Superbru again this year, but im starting to get itchy about it and feeling that i might regret it later if i dont start playing now, only missed two matches so far.

    We should maybe start a TRF league again or someone should post a link to the existing one... in the meanitime everyone must just make sure they personally make their picks untlil it gets sorted.
     
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    2 nice games for the Neutral this morning enjoyed them on a rare day off.
     
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    Bah, that was brutal for the bulls. Dont think they deserved that. Was back and forth all game, they deserved at least the bp.
    Not the most entertaining game to be honest.

    Since i have you here, i thought i'd ask. Do you guys think there'll be a time when normal, down to earth folk like myself, who enjoy the simple things of life, like sipping a cup of earl or watching SR on weekends, will be able to turn on the tele, tune in to my fav footie competition, and watch the crusaders logo without seeing two mirror images of male genitalia?

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    Sounds like you’ve snapped your shaft... I’d go to accident and emergency!

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