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Super Rugby line-ups, round nine
ESPN Staff
April 8, 2014
Greg Growden and Russell Barwick run the rule over Super Rugby round nine

Friday, April 11

Highlanders v Bulls, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

19:35 local, 07:35 GMT, 17:35 EST, 17:05 CST, 15:35 WST

Highlanders: Ben Smith (co-captain); Richard Buckman, Malakai Fekitoa, Shaun Treeby, Patrick Osbourne; Lima Sopoaga, Aaron Smith; Elliot Dixon, Shane Christie, Gareth Evans; Joe Wheeler, Brad Thorn; Chris King, Liam Coltman, Kane Hames. Replacements: Ged Robinson, Craig Millar, Ma'afu Fia, Jarrad Hoeata, John Hardie, Fumiaki Tanaka, Trent Renata, Nasi Manu (co-captain)

Bulls: Jurgen Visser; Akona Ndungane, J J Engelbrecht, Jan Serfontein, Bjorn Basson; Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Francois Hougaard; Grant Hattingh, Jacques du Plessis, Jono Ross; Victor Matfield, Flip van der Merwe (captain); Werner Kruger, Callie Visagie, Dean Greyling. Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Marcel vd Merwe, Paul Willemse, Jacques Engelbrecht, Piet van Zyl, Handré Pollard, William Small-Smith, Morné Mellet

Reds v Brumbies, Lang Park, Brisbane

19:40 local, 09:40 GMT, 19:40 EST, 19:10 CST, 17:40 WST

Reds: Reds: Ben Lucas; Rod Davies, Ben Tapuai, Anthony Fainga'a, Chris Feauai-Satutia; Quade Cooper, Will Genia; Jake Schatz, Beau Robinson, Eddie Quirk; James Horwill (captain), Rob Simmons; Greg Holmes, James Hanson, James Slipper. Replacements: Saia Fainga'a, Albert Anae, Jono Owen, Ed O'Donoghue, Curtis Browning, Nick Frisby, Mike Harris/Dave McDuling, Jamie-Jerry Taulagi.

Brumbies: Jesse Mogg; Joe Tomane, Tevita Kuridrani, Pat McCabe, Robbie Coleman; Matt Toomua, Nic White; Ben Mowen (captain), Jarrad Butler, Jordan Smiler; Tom Staniforth, Scott Fardy; Ben Alexander, Stephen Moore, Scott Sio. Replacements: Siliva Siliva, Ruan Smith, JP Smith, Jack Whetton, Lachlan McCaffrey, Michael Dowsett, Andrew Smith, Christian Lealiifano

Saturday, April 12

Chiefs v Rebels, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

19:35 local, 07:35 GMT, 17:35 EST, 17:05 CST, 15:35 WST

Chiefs: Tom Marshall; Tim Nanai-Williams, Andrew Horrell, Bundee Aki, Mils Muliaina; Gareth Anscombe, Augustine Pulu; Kane Thompson, Sam Cane, Tanerau Latimer; Brodie Retallick, Michael Fitzgerald; Ben Tameifuna, Rhys Marshall, Jamie Mackintosh. Replacements: Nathan Harris, Pauliasi Manu, Josh Hohneck, Ross Filipo, Liam Messam, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Anton Lienert-Brown, Jordan Payne.

Rebels: Jason Woodward; Male Sau, Tamati Elison, Mitch Inman, Tom English; Bryve Hegarty, Nic Stirzaker; Scott Higginbotham (captain), Scott Fuglistaller, Colby Fainga'a; Luke Jones, Hugh Pyle, Laurie Weeks; Shota Hora, Toby Smith Replacements: Pat Leafa, Cruze Ah-Nau, Paul Alo-Emilie, Cadeyrn Neville, Sean McMahon, Luke Burgess, Tom Kingston, Angus Roberts

Western Force v Waratahs, Perth Oval, Perth

17:40 local, 09:40 GMT, 19:40 EST, 19:10 CST, 17:40 WST

Force: Jayden Hayward; Luke Morahan, Marcel Brache, Kyle Godwin, Nick Cummins; Sias Ebersohn, Alby Mathewson; Ben McCalman, Matt Hodgson (captain), Angus Cottrell; Wilhelm Steemkamp, Sam Wykes, Kieran Longbottom; Nathan Charles, Pek Cowan. Replacements: Heath Tessmann, Tetera Faulkner, Ollie Hoskins, Adam Coleman, Brynard Stander, Ian Prior, Zack Holmes, Chris Tuatara-Morrison.

Waratahs: Israel Folau; Cam Crawford, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Kurtley Beale, Rob Horne; Bernard Foley, Nick Phipps; Dave Dennis, Michael Hooper, Jacques Potgieter; Kane Douglas, Will Skelton; Sekope Kepu, Tatafu Polota Nau, Benn Robinson. Replacements: Tolu Latu, Jeremy Tilse, Paddy Ryan, Stephen Hoiles, Pat McCutcheon, Brendan McKibbin, Jono Lance, Matt Carraro

Cheetahs v Crusaders, Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein

17:05 local, 15:05 GMT, 01:05 EST +1d, 00:35 CST +1d, 23:05 WST

Cheetahs: Willie le Roux; Cornal Hendricks, Johann Sadie, Rayno Benjamin, Hennie Daniller; Johan Goosen, Sarel Pretorius; Jean Cook, Pieter Labuschagné, Johannes Prinsloo; Francois Uys, Lodewyk de Jager; Nicolaas van Dyk, Adriaan Strauss (captain), Trevor Nyakane. Replacements: Ryno Barnes, Caylib Oosthuizen, Rossouw de Klerk, Andries Ferreira, Teboho Mohoje, Shaun Venter, Elgar Watts, Howard Mnisi

Crusaders: Israel Dagg; Johnny McNicholl, Kieron Fonotia, Ryan Crotty, Nemani Nadolo; Colin Slade, Willi Heinz; Kieran Read (captain), Matt Todd, George Whitelock; Sam Whitelock, Dominic Bird, Nepo Laulala; Corey Flynn, Wyatt Crockett. Replacements: Ben Funnell, Daniel Lienert-Brown, Owen Franks, Jimmy Tupou, Jordan Taufua, Andy Ellis, Tyler Bleyendaal, Tom Taylor.

Lions v Sharks, Ellis Park, Johannesburg

19:10 local, 17:10 GMT, 03:10 EST +1d, 02:40 CST +1d, 01:10 WST +1d

Lions: Andries Coetzee; Deon van Rensburg, Lionel Mapoe, Stefan Watermeyer, Courtnall Skosan; Marntiz Boshoff, Faf de Klerk; Warren Whiteley (captain), Willie Britz, Derick Minnie; Franco Mostert, Martin Muller, Julian Redelinghuys; Willie Wepener, Schalk van der Merwe. Replacements: Robbie Coetzee, Corne Fourie, Ruan Dreyer, MB Lusaseni, Jaco Kriel, Ross Cronje, Elton Jantjies, Alwyn Hollenbach.

Sharks: Lwazi Mvovo; Odwa Ndungane, S'bura Sithole, Frans Steyn, JP Pietersen; Fred Zeilinga, Charl McLeod; Ryan Kankowski, Jean Deysel, Marcell Coetzee; Stephan Lewies, Willem Alberts, Jannie du Plessis; Bismark du Plessis (captain), Tendai Mtawarira. ReplacementsKyle Cooper, Dale Chadwick, Lourens Adriaanse, Etienne Oosthuizen, Keegan Daniel, Stefan Ungerer, Paul Jordaan, SP Marais

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