Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Round 3 teams: Ready steady go for the Western Force
It hasn’t been a happy start for Australian teams in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition but as the saying goes “you’re only as good as your last week.” In Round 3, the Western Force travel to New Zealand to take on the Hurricanes on Friday night. The Force have been the most consistent Australian team […]
It hasn’t been a happy start for Australian teams in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition but as the saying goes “you’re only as good as your last week.”
In Round 3, the Western Force travel to New Zealand to take on the Hurricanes on Friday night. The Force have been the most consistent Australian team so far after losing their opening two Trans-Tasman matches by a combined margin of 11 points.
Coach Tim Sampson has made four changes to his lineup including Hooker Andrew Ready who has made the starting lineup with Feleti Kaitu’u moved to the bench.
Domingo Miotti will start at flyhalf replacing Jake McIntyre who suffered a concussion last week while Wallaby Tevita Kuridrani is back in the side’s 23.
The Hurricanes have made a number of changes including giving the captaincy to Reed Prinsep in order for Dane Coles to have a rest.
Coach Jason Holland is reportedly keen to use as much of his squad as possible in order to create competition for positions.
All teams for Super Rugby Trans-Tasman will be announced at least 48 hours before kick-off. Keep this page bookmarked as we update it with all the team info throughout the week.
Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Round 3 teams
Hurricans vs Western Force
Friday, 5:05pm (AEST), McLean Park
1. Xavier Numia, 2. Asafo Aumua 3. Tyrel Lomax, 4. Isaia Walker-Leawere, 5. Scott Scrafton, 6. Reed Prinsep (c), 7. Du’Plessis Kirifi, 8. Gareth Evans, 9. Luke Campbell, 10. Orbyn Leger, 11. Salesi Rayasi, 12. Ngani Laumape, 13. Peter Umaga-Jensen, 14. Wes Goosen, 15. Jordie Barrett
Bench: 16. Ricky Riccitelli, 17. Pouri Rakete-Stones, 18. Alex Fidow, 19. James Blackwell, 20. Ardie Savea, 21. Cam Roigard, 22. Billy Proctor, 23. Vince Aso
1. Tom Robertson, 2. Andrew Ready, 3. Santiago Medrano, 4. Jeremy Thrush, 5. Sitaleki Timani, 6. Fergus Lee-Warner, 7. Kane Koteka, 8. Tim Ainstee, 9. Tomás Cubelli, 10. Domingo Miotti, 11. Jordan Olowofela, 12. Kyle Godwin (c), 13. Richard Kahui, 14. Toni Pulu, 15. Rob Kearney
Bench: 16. Feleti Kaitu’u, 17. Angus Wagner, 18. Greg Holmes, 19. Ryan McCauley, 20. Brynard Stander, 21. Ian Prior, 22. Jack McGregor, 23. Tevita Kuridrani
Waratahs vs Crusaders
Saturday, 3:05pm (AEST), WIN Stadium
Blues vs Brumbies
Saturday, 5:15pm (AEST), Eden Park
Reds vs Chiefs
Saturday, 7:45pm (AEST), QCB Stadium
Highlanders vs Rebels
Sunday, 12:35pm (AEST), Sir John Davies Oval