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DHL Super Rugby Pacific Teams: Round 4

DHL Super Rugby Pacific Teams: Round 4

All BlacksMarch 14, 2024

Round Four of DHL Super Rugby Pacific is here as teams switch up their line-ups ahead of a big weekend of action.

It begins with the Crusaders hosting the Hurricanes in Christchurch before Taniela Tupou faces his old club the Queensland Reds in Melbourne.

The Force host Moana Pasifika in Perth, with the Highlanders welcoming the Brumbies to Dunedin for the first time since 2018.

The Chiefs take on the Fijian Drua whilst the NSW Waratahs and Blues conclude the round.

Super.Rugby is your home of all the team list news in 2024, with every team set to be published at 2pm AEDT/4pm NZDT.

ROUND FOUR TEAMS
*All times local

CRUSADERS V HURRICANES
Friday 15 March: Apollo Projects Stadium, Christchurch (19:05)

CRUSADERS (1-15): George Bower, George Bell, Fletcher Newell, Quinten Strange, Zach Gallagher, Dominic Gardiner, Tom Christie, Cullen Grace, Willi Heinz, Riley Hohepa, Macca Springer, David Havili (c), Levi Aumua, Sevu Reece, Chay Fihaki

RESERVES: Ioane Moananu, Finlay Brewis, Owen Franks, Jamie Hannah, Tahlor Cahill, Mitchell Drummond, Ryan Crotty, Dallas McLeod

HURRICANES (1-15): Tevita Mafileo, Asafo Aumua (co-c), Tyrel Lomax, James Tucker, Isaia Walker-Leawere, Devan Flanders, Peter Lakai, Brayden Iose, Cam Roigard, Brett Cameron, Kini Naholo, Riley Higgins, Billy Proctor (co-c), Josh Moorby, Ruben Love

RESERVES: James O'Reilly, Pouri Rakete-Stones, Pasilio Tosi, Justin Sangster, Du’Plessis Kirifi, TJ Perenara, Peter Umaga-Jensen, Salesi Rayasi

Referee: James Doleman

Assistant Referees: Jono Bredin, Fraser Hannon

Key match-up: Asafo Aumua has a new lease of life for the Hurricanes with the added responsibility of being the co-captain. His clash with promising Crusaders rake George Bell will be one to watch closely.

NZR+ Expert Tipsters call: Hurricanes by 17

Think you know more than our expert? Make your predictions on each clash with the NZR+ Play Predictor HERE.

MELBOURNE REBELS V QUEENSLAND REDS
Friday 15 March: AAMI Park, Melbourne (19:35)

REBELS (1-15): Matt Gibbon, Jordan Uelese, Taniela Tupou, Josh Canham, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Josh Kemeny, Vaiolini Ekuasi, Rob Leota (c), Ryan Louwrens, Carter Gordon, Glen Vaihu, David Feliuai, Filipo Daugunu, Lachie Anderson, Andrew Kellaway

RESERVES: Ethan Dobbins, Isaac Kailea, Sam Talakai, Tuaina Taii Tualima, Maciu Nabolakasi, Angelo Smith, Jake Strachan, James Tuttle

REDS (1-15): Peni Ravai, Matt Faessler, Zane Nonggorr, Seru Uru, Ryan Smith, Liam Wright (co-c), Fraser McReight, Harry Wilson, Tate McDermott (co-c), Harry McLaughlin-Phillips, Mac Grealy, Isaac Henry, Josh Flook, Suliasi Vunivalu, Jock Campbell

RESERVES: Josh Nasser, George Blake, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, Cormac Daly, John Bryant, Kalani Thomas, Tom Lynagh, Jordan Petaia

Referee: Nic Berry

Assistant Referees: Matt Kellahan, George Myers

Key match-up: Josh Flook captured headlines last week with his match winning try to sink the Chiefs. He will need to back it up this week against Rebels powerhouse Filipo Daugunu.

NZR+ Expert Tipsters call: Reds by 6.

Think you know more than our expert? Make your predictions on each clash with the NZR+ Play Predictor HERE.

WESTERN FORCE V MOANA PASIFIKA
Friday 15 March: HBF Park, Perth (19:00)

FORCE (1-15): Ryan Coxon, Tom Horton, Santiago Medrano, Thomas Franklin, Jeremy Williams (c), Tim Anstee, Carlo Tizzano, Will Harris, Issak Fines-Leleiwasa, Ben Donaldson, Chase Tiatia, Hamish Stewart, Bayley Kuenzle, Harry Potter, Max Burey

RESERVES: Feleti Kaitu’u, Josh Bartlett, Tiaan Tauakipulu, Lopeti Faifua, Reed Prinsep, Ollie Callan, Nic White, George Poolman

MOANA PASIFIKA (1-15): Abraham Pole, Sama Malolo, Sekope Kepu, Tom Savage, Allan Craig, Jacob Norris, Sione Havili Talitui (c), Lotu Inisi, Ereatara Enari, Christian Lealiifano, Kyren Taumoefolau, Julian Savea, Henry Taefu, Nigel Ah Wong, Danny Toala

RESERVES: Samiuela Moli, Sateki Latu, Sione Mafileo, Ola Tauelangi, Irie Papuni, Melani Matavao, William Havili, Pepesana Patafilo

Referee: Graham Cooper

Assistant Referees: Jordan Kaminski, Ben Jones

Key match-up: Christian Lealiifano is one of the most experienced players in the competition. He lines up against charismatic playmaker Ben Donaldson who will be looking to get one over the Moana Pasifika veteran and help secure the Force's first win in 2024.

NZR+ Expert Tipsters call: Force by 2.

Think you know more than our expert? Make your predictions on each clash with the NZR+ Play Predictor HERE.

HIGHLANDERS V ACT BRUMBIES
Saturday 16 March: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin (16:35)

HIGHLANDERS (1-15): Ethan de Groot, Jack Taylor, Saula Ma'u, Fabian Holland, Max Hicks, Tom Sanders, Billy Harmon (c), Nikora Broughton, Folau Fakatava, Cameron Millar, Martin Bogado, Sam Gilbert, Tanielu Tele'a, Timoci Tavatavanawai, Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens

RESERVES: Henry Bell, Ayden Johnstone, Jermaine Ainsley, Oliver Haig, Sean Withy, James Arscott, Ajay Faleafaga, Connor Garden-Bachop

BRUMBIES (1-15): Blake Schoupp, Billy Pollard, Sosefo Kautai, Nick Frost, Cadeyrn Neville, Tom Hooper, Jahrome Brown, Rob Valetini, Ryan Lonergan (c), Noah Lolesio, Corey Toole, Tamati Tua, Len Ikitau, Andy Muirhead, Tom Wright

RESERVES: Lachlan Lonergan, James Slipper, Rhys Van Nek, Darcy Swain, Rory Scott, Harrison Goddard, Declan Meredith, Ollie Sapsford

Referee: Ben O'Keeffe

Assistant Referees: Stu Curran, Jackson Henshaw

Key match-up: Billy Harmon is back as skipper for the Highlanders after being stood down last week for being late to a team meeting. He will look to assert himself early against Brumbies opposite Jahrome Brown in the seven jersey. 

NZR+ Expert Tipsters call: Brumbies by 9.

Think you know more than our expert? Make your predictions on each clash with the NZR+ Play Predictor HERE.

CHIEFS V FIJIAN DRUA
Saturday 16 March: FNG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton (19:30)

CHIEFS (1-15): Aidan Ross, Samisoni Taukei'aho, Reuben O'Neill, Manaaki Selby-Rickit, Jimmy Tupou, Samipeni Finau, Kaylum Boshier, Luke Jacobson (c), Cortez Ratima, Damian McKenzie, Etene Nanai-Seturo, Rameka Poihipi, Anton Lienert-Brown, Daniel Rona, Shaun Stevenson

RESERVES: Bradley Slater, Ollie Norris, George Dyer, Josh Lord, Tom Florence, Xavier Roe, Josh Ioane, Quinn Tupaea

FIJIAN DRUA (1-15): Haereiti Hetet, Mesulame Dolokoto, Jone Koroiduadua, Mesake Vocevoce, Ratu Leone Rotuisolia, Etonia Waqa, Vilive Miramira, Meli Derenalagi (c), Simione Kuruvoli, Isaiah Armstrong-Ravula, Junior Ratuva, Michael Naitokani, Iosefo Masi, Selestino Ravutaumada, Ilaisa Droasese

RESERVES: Zuriel Togiatama, Emosi Tuqiri, Samuela Tawake, Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, Elia Canakaivata, Peni Matawalu, Kemu Valetini, Taniela Rakuro

Referee: Dan Waenga

Assistant Referees: Paul Williams, Mike Winter

Key match-up: Former Reds flyer Ilaisa Droasese lines up against Chiefs sensation Shaun Stevenson at fullback in one of the most exciting head-to-head contests of the weekend. 

NZR+ Expert Tipsters call: Chiefs by 15.

Think you know more than our expert? Make your predictions on each clash with the NZR+ Play Predictor HERE.

NSW WARATAHS V BLUES
Saturday 16 March: Allianz Stadium, Sydney (19:35)

WARATAHS (1-15): Hayden Thompson-Stringer, Julian Heaven, Harry Johnson-Holmes, Jed Holloway, Fergus Lee-Warner, Ned Hanigan, Charlie Gamble, Langi Gleeson, Jake Gordon (c), Tane Edmed, Dylan Pietsch, Joey Walton, Izaia Perese, Triston Reilly, Mark Nawaqanitawase

RESERVES: Jay Fonokalafi, Angus Bell, Tom Ross, Miles Amatosero, Hugh Sinclair, Lachlan Swinton, Jack Grant, Harry Wilson

BLUES (1-15): Ofa Tu'ungafasi, Kurt Eklund, Marcel Renata, Josh Beehre, Laghlan McWhannell, Akira Ioane, Dalton Papali'i (c), Hoskins Sotutu, Finlay Christie, Stephen Perofeta, Caleb Clarke, Bryce Heem, Rieko Ioane, Mark Tele'a, Zarn Sullivan

RESERVES: Soane Vikena, Joshua Fusitu'a, Angus Ta'avao, Cameron Suafoa, Anton Segner, Sam Nock, Harry Plummer, Cole Forbes

Referee: Jordan Way

Assistant Referees: Matt Kellahan, James Palmer

Key match-up: 35-year-old Blues centre Bryce Heem seems to get better with age. This week he lines up against Waratahs hitman Izaia Perese in what promises to be an epic individual battle. 

NZR+ Expert Tipsters call: Blues by 17.

Think you know more than our expert? Make your predictions on each clash with the NZR+ Play Predictor HERE.

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