KIWI TEAMS REVEAL SUPER RUGBY SQUADS FOR 2018
Here’s how the New Zealand Super Rugby squads – all announced on Wednesday – will stack up in 2018:
The Blues have lost All Blacks Charlie Faumuina, Steven Luatua and Rene Ranger, while No.10 duo Ihaia West and Piers Francis also depart. Otere Black arrival from the Hurricanes but has already been ruled out for the season with an ACL injury, which sees Wellington’s Daniel Fitzpatrick to come in and try to fill the troublesome flyhalf role.
Forwards: Leni Apisai, Matt Moulds, James Parsons, Alex Hodgman, Sione Mafileo, Pauliasi Manu, Isaac Salmon, Mike Tamoaieta, Ofa Tuungafasi, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Josh Goodhue, Scott Scrafton, Patrick Tuipulotu, Jimmy Tupou, Blake Gibson, Akira Ioane, Jerome Kaino, Dalton Papalii, Glenn Preston, Kara Pryor, Murphy Taramai.
Backs: Sam Nock, Augustine Puli, Jonathan Ruru, Otere Black/Daniel Kirkpatrick, Bryn Gatland, Stephen Perofeta, Matt Johnson, George Moala, Tamati Tua, TJ Faiane, Sonny Bill Williams, Caleb Clarke, Michael Collins, Matt Duffie, Rieko Ioane, Melani Nanai, Jordan Trainor.
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