Super Rugby line-ups: semi-finals
July 25, 2014
Greg Growden and Russell Barwick preview the Super Rugby semi-finals
Saturday, July 26
19:35 local, 07:35 GMT, 17:35 EST, 17:05 CST, 15:35 WST
Crusaders: Israel Dagg; Kieron Fonotia, Ryan Crotty , Nemani Nadolo, Dan Carter; Colin Slade, Andy Ellis; Kieran Read (captain), Matt Todd, Richie McCaw; Sam Whitelock, Dominic Bird; Owen Franks, Corey Flynn, Wyatt Crockett. Replacements: Ben Funnell, Joe Moody, Nepo Laulala, Jimmy Tupou, Jordan Taufua, Willi Heinz, Tom Taylor, Johnny McNicholl.
Sharks: SP Marais; JP Pietersen, Paul Jordaan, Frans Steyn, Lwazi Mvovo; Pat Lambie, Cobus Reinach; Ryan Kankowski, Jean Deysel, Marcell Coetzee; Stephan Lewies, Willem Alberts; Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis (captain), Thomas du Toit. Replacements: Kyle Cooper, Dale Chadwick, Lourens Adriaanse, Etienne Oosthuizen, Tera Mtembu, Charl McLeod, S'bura Sithole, Tonderai Chavhanga.
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19:30 local, 09:30 GMT, 19:30 EST, 19:00 CST, 17:30 WST
Waratahs: Israel Folau; Alofa Alofa, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Kurtley Beale, Rob Horne; Bernard Foley, Nick Phipps; Wycliff Palu, Michael Hooper (captain), Stephen Hoiles; Jacques Potgieter, Kane Douglas; Sekope Kepu, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Benn Robinson. Replacements: Tola Latu, Paddy Ryan, Jeremy Tilse, Will Skelton, Mitch Chapman, Pat McCutcheon, Brendan McKibbon, Taqele Naiyaravoro.
Brumbies: Jesse Mogg; Henry Speight, Tevita Kuridrani, Christian Lealiifano, Robbie Coleman; Matt Toomua, Nic White; Ben Mowen (captain), Jarrad Butler, Scott Fardy; Sam Carter, Leon Power; Ben Alexander, Josh Mann-Rea, Scott Sio. Replacements: Ruaidhri Murphy, Ruan Smith, Allan Alaalatoa, Fotu Auelua, Tom McVerry, Michael Dowsett, Joe Tomane, Pat McCabe.
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