Super Rugby: Ins and outs for 2019

Super Rugby
by RUGBY.com.au staff

The 2019 Super Rugby season kicks off in just over a month and the competition squads are shaping up.

While some teams are yet to officially confirm their final squads, the bulk of the franchises are all but confirmed.

Take a look at who's in and who's out for 2019.

SUPER RUGBY DRAW 2019

19 DATES TO CIRCLE IN 2019

Australian Conference

Brumbies

IN: Vunipola Fifita, Tom Ross, James Slipper, Murray Douglas, Pete Samu, Bayley Kuenzle, Len Ikitau, Noah Lolesio, Irae Simone, Tom Wright, Toni Pulu

OUT: Ben Alexander, Mees Erasmus, Nic Mayhew, Faalelei Sione, Robbie Abel, Richie Arnold, Michael Oakman-Hunt (short-term contract), Lolo Fakaosilea, Isi Naisarani, Kyle Godwin, Andrew Smith, James Dargaville, James Verity-Amm

Props

Allan Alaalatoa, Vunipola Fifita, Les Makin, Tom Ross, Scott Sio, James Slipper

Hookers

Folau Faingaa, Josh Mann-Rea, Connal McInerney

Locks

Rory Arnold (signed with Toulouse for 2019-20 and beyond), Sam Carter, Murray Douglas, Blake Enever, Darcy Swain

Loose Forwards

Tom Cusack, Lochie McCaffrey, David Pocock, Pete Samu, Rob Valetini, Ben Hyne

Halfbacks

Ryan Lonergan, Matt Lucas, Joe Powell

Flyhalves

Wharenui Hawera, Bayley Kuenzle, Christian Lealiifano

Centres

Len Ikitau, Jordan Jackson-Hope, Tevita Kuridrani, Noah Lolesio, Irae Simone, Tom Wright

Outside backs

Andy Muirhead, Chance Peni, Toni Pulu Henry Speight, Lausii Taliauli, Tom Banks, Mack Hansen

*Signed for 2020: Reesjan Pasitoa

Rebels


IN: Mees Erasmus, Hugh Roach, Luke Jones, Brad Wilkin, Isi Naisarani, Quade Cooper, Matt To'omua, Campbell Magnay

OUT: Laurie Weeks, Geoff Parling, Colby Fainga'a, Lopeti Timani, Amanaki Mafi, Jack Debreczeni, Jack McGregor, Dave Horwitz, Henry Hutchison, Sefa Naivalu, Tayler Adams

Props

Jermaine Ainsley, Ben Daley, Mees Erasmus, Pone Faamausili, Tetera Faulkner, Fereti Saaga, Sam Talakai

Hookers

Anaru Rangi, Hugh Roach, Jordan Uelese

Locks

Adam Coleman, Matt Philip, Sam Jeffries

Loose Forwards

Angus Cottrell, Richard Hardwick, Ross Haylett-Petty, Luke Jones, Rob Leota, Brad Wilkin, Isi Naisarani

Halfbacks

Will Genia, Harrison Goddard, Michael Ruru

Flyhalves

Quade Cooper, Matt To'omua

Centres

Reece Hodge, Billy Meakes, Sione Tuipulotu, Semisi Tupou

Outside Backs

Tom English, Marika Koroibete, Campbell Magnay, Dane Haylett-Petty, Jack Maddocks

Reds

Sefa Naivalu was back to some of his damaging best on Saturday night. Photo: RUGBY.com.au/Stuart WalmsleyIN: Gavin Luka, Efi Maafu, Fraser Mcreight, Harry Wilson, Matt McGahan, Jock Campbell, Will Eadie, Sefa Naivalu, Bryce Hegarty (TBC)

OUT: Sef Faagase, James Slipper, Markuz Vanzati, Andrew Ready, Kane Douglas, Michael Gunn, Reece Hewat, George Smith, Quade Cooper, Jono Lance, Ben Lucas, Lachlan Maranta, Eto Nabuli, Jayden Ngamanu, Izaia Perese, Nick Frisby, Karmichael Hunt (TBC)

Props

Harry Hoopert, Gavin Luka, JP Smith, Ruan Smith, Taniela Tupou

Hookers

Efi Maafu, Alex Mafi, Brandon Paenga-Amosa

Locks

Angus Blyth, Harry Hockings, Izack Rodda, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto

Loose Forwards

Adam Korczyk, Fraser McReight, Angus Scott-Young, Caleb Timu, Harry Wilson, Liam Wright, Scott Higginbotham

Halfbacks

Tate McDermott, Moses Sorovi, James Tuttle

Flyhalves

Matt McGahan, Hamish Stewart, Teti Tela

Centres

Chris Feauai-Sautia, Samu Kerevi, Duncan Paia'aua (signed with Toulon for 2019-20)

Outside Backs

Jock Campbell, Filipo Daugunu, Will Eadie, Sefa Naivalu, Jordan Petaia, Aidan Toua, Bryce Hegarty (TBC)

WARATAHS

The  Waratahs are yet to announce their full 2019 Super Rugby squad, with Karmichael Hunt and Adam Ashley-Cooper likely to be in the final mix.

IN: Rory O'Connor, Le Roux Roets, John Folau, Karmichael Hunt (TBC)

OUT: Paddy Ryan, Matt Sandell, Kalivate Tawake, Hugh Roach, Kelly Meafua, Brad Wilkin, Mick Snowden (short-term), Irae Simone, Andrew Kellaway, Taqele Naiyaravoro

Props

Angus Bell, Harry Johnson-Holmes, Sekope Kepu, Rory O'Connor, Tom Robertson, Shambeckler Vui, Cody Walker

Hookers

Damien Fitzpatrick, Tolu Latu

Locks

Ned Hanigan, Ryan McCauley, Le Roux Roets, Rob Simmons, Tom Staniforth

Loose Forwards

Jack Dempsey, Will Harris, Michael Hooper, Will Miller, Lachie Swinton, Michael Wells, Jed Holloway

Halfbacks

Jake Gordon, Nick Phipps

Flyhalves

Bernard Foley, Mack Mason, Will Harrison (EPS)

Centres

Kurtley Beale, Lalakai Foketi, Karmichael Hunt (TBC), 

Outside backs

Cam Clark, Alex Newsome, John Folau, Curtis Rona, Israel Folau

SUNWOLVES

IN: Pauliasi Manu, Sam Prattley, Hiroshi Yamashita, Tom Rowe, Mark Abbott, Dan Pryot, Kara Pryor, Hendrik Tui, Sean McMahon, Jamie Booth, Phil Burleigh, Jamie Henry, Rene Ranger

OUT: Nika Khatiashvili

Props

Keita Inagaki, Asaeli Ai Valu, Jiwon Koo, Craig Millar, Sam Prattley, Pauliasi Manu, Hencs van Wyk, Hiroshi Yamashita

Hookers

Atsushi Sakate, Jaba Bregvadse, Yusuke Niwai, Shota Horie

Locks

Wimpie van der Walt, Kara Pryor, Grant Hattingh, James Moore, Tom Rowe, Kazuki Himeno, Mark Abbott

Loose Forwards

Ed Quirk, Sean McMahon, Dan Pryor, Hendrik Tui, Michael Leitch, Rahboni Warren Vosayaco, Pieter Labuschagne,

Scrumhalves

Keisuke Uchida, Jamie Booth, Kaito Shigeno, Fumiaki Tanaka, Yutaka Nagare

Flyhalves

Hayden Parker, Rikiya Matsuda

Centres

Phil Burleigh, Ryoto Nakamura, Michael Little, Rene Ranger

Outside backs

Kenki Fukuouka, Lomano Lava Lemeki, Gerhard van den Heever, Jason Emery, Jamie Henry

South African conference

Jaguares

Gonzalo Quesada will be the new Jaguares coach. Photo: Getty ImagesIN: Lucio Sordoni, Mayco Vivas, Gaspar Baldunciel, Franco Molina, Lucas Paulos, Santiago Grondona, Domingo Miotti, Santiago Carreras, Santiago Chocobares,Ignacio Mendy

OUT: Felipe Arregui, Franco Brarda, Nicolas Leiva, Santiago Montagner, Benjamin Macome, Leonardo Senatore, Felipe Ezcurra, Juan Martin Hernandez, Nicolas Sanchez, Santiago Alvarez

Props

Javier Diaz, Santiago Garcia Botta, Santiago Medrano, Enrique Pieretto, Lucio Sordoni, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Mayco Vivas, Juan Pablo Zeiss

Hookers

Gaspar Baldunciel, Agustin Creevy, Diego Fortuny, Julian Montoya

Locks

Matias Alemanno, Marcos Kremer, Tomas Lavanini, Franco Molina, Lucas Paulos, Guido Petti

Loose forwards

Santiago Grondona, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Tomas LEzana, Pablo Matera, Javier Ortega Desio, Rodrigo Bruni

Halfbacks

Gonzalo Bertranou, Tomas Cubelli, Martin Landajo

Flyhalves

Joaquin Diaz Bonilla, Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, Domingo Miotti

Centres

Santiago Carreras, Santiago Chocobares, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Bautista Ezcurra, Matias Moroni, Matias Orlando

Outside backs

Emiliano Boffelli, Sebastian Cancelliere, Juan Cruz Mallia, Ramiro Moyano, Bautista Delguy, Ignacio Mendy, Joaquin Tuculet

Bulls

IN: Madot Mabokela, Dayan van der Westhuizen, Schalk Brits, Carel du Preez, Paul Schoeman, Muller Uys, Jano Venter, Duane Vermeulen, Theo Maree, Stedman Gans, Franco Naude, Dylan Sage, Cornal Hendricks, Rosko Specman

OUT: Pierre Schoeman, Mornay Smith, Adriaan Strauss, Aston Fortuin, Ruan nortje, Ruben van Heerden, Shaun Adendorff, Boeta Hamman, Francois Brummer, Dries Swanepoel, Jamba Ulengo

Props

Mathys Basson, Lizo Gqoboka, Madot Mabokela, Simphiwe Matanzima, Nqoba Mxoli, Trevor Kyakane, Dayan van der Westhuizen, Conraad Van Vuuren, Frans van Wyk

Hookers

Schalk Brits, Johan Grobbelaar, Edgar Amrutiulle, Jaco Visagie

Locks

Lood de Jager, Jason Jenkins, RG Snyman, Hendre Stassen

Loose forwards

Tim Agaba, Thembelani Bholi, Nick de Jager, Carel du Preez, Jannes Kirsten, Paul Schoeman, Roelof Smit, Ruan Steenkamp, Muller Uys, Marco van Staden, Hanro Liebenberg, Jano Venter, Duane Vermeulen

Scrumhalves

Theo Maree, Embrose Papier, Ivan van Zyl, Andre Warner

Flyhalves

Marnitz Boshoff, Manie Libbok, Handre Pollard

Centres

Stedman Gans, JT Jackson, Johnny Kotze, Jesse Kriel, Franco Naude, Burger Odendaal, Dylan Sage

Outside backs

Cornal Hendricks, Travis Ismaiel, Duncan Matthews, Rosko Specman, Jade Stighling, Warrick Gelant, Divan Rossouw

Lions

IN: Danie Mienie

OUT: Ruan Dreyer, Jacques van Rooyen, Franco Mostert, Jaco Kriel, marco Jansen van Vuren, Rohan Janse van Rensburg

Props

Jacobie Adriaanse, Johannes Jonker, Danie Mienie, Sti Sithole, Dylan Smith

Hookers

Malcolm Marx

Locks

Lourens Erasmus, Rhyno Herbst, Robert Kruger, Marvin Orie

Loose Forwards

Cyle Brink, Hacjivah Dayimani, Len Massyn, Marnus Schoeman, Kwagga Smith, Warren Whiteley

Scrumhalves

Ross Cronje, Nic Groom, Dillon Smit

Flyhalves

Elton Jantjies, Shaun Reynolds

Centres

Lionel Mapoe, Harold Vorster

Outside backs

Ruan Combrinck, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Courtnall Skosan, Madosh Tambwe, Andries Coetzee, Sylvian Mahuza

Sharks

IN: Ruben van Heerden

OUT: Ross Geldenhuys, Franco marais, Keegan Daniel, Michael Claassens, Garth April, Tristan Blewett, Johan Deysel

Props

Thomas du Toit, Mzamo Majola, John-Hubert Meyer, Coenie Oosthuizen

Hookers

Akker van der Merwe

Locks

Hyron Andrews, Ruan Botha, Jean Droste, Gideon Koegelenberg, Ruben van Heerden

Loose forwards

Tyler Paul, Jacques Vermeulen, Wian Vosloo

Scrumhalves

Louis Schreuder, Cameron Wright

Flyhalves

Curwin Bosch, Robert Du Preez

Centres

Lukhanyo Am, Marius Louw

Outside backs

S'busiso Nkosi, Kobus van Wyk, Rhyno Smith, Courtney Winnaar

Stormers

IN: Kwenzo Blose, Michael Kumbirai, Lee-Marvin Mazibuko, Chad Solomon, Ernst van Rhyn, Chris Massyn, Nama Xaba, Ruhan Nel, Duncan Saal, Edwill van der Merwe

OUT: JC Janse van Rensburg, Caylib Oosthuizen, Carlu Sadie, Dean Muir, Ramone Samuels, Jan de Klerk, Eduard Zandberg, Stephan de Wit, Nizaam Carr, Dewaldt Duvenage, George Whitehead, Raymond Rhule

Props

Kwenzo Blose, Neethling Fouche, Steven Kitshoff, Michael Kumbirai, Wilco Louw, Frans Malherbe, Lee-marvin Mazibuko, Alistair Vermaak

Hookers

Bongi Mbonambi, Scarra Ntubeni, Chad Solomon

Locks

Pieter-Steph Du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Salmaan Moerat, JD Schickerling, Ernst vsn Rhyn, Chris van Zyl

Loose forwards

Johan du Toit, Siya Kolisi, Chris Massyn, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Cobus Wiese, Nama Xaba, Juarno Augustus, Jaco Coetzee, Kobus van Dyk

Scrumhalves

Paul de Wet, Herschel Jantjies, Justin Phillips, Jano Vermaak

Flyhalves

Jean-Luc du Plessis, Joshua Stander, Damian Willemse

Centres

Damian de Allende, Daniel du Plessis, JJ Engelbrecht, Dan Kriel, Ruhan Nel, EW Viljoen

Outside backs

Dillyn Leyds, Sergeal Petersen, Duncan Saal, Seabelo Senatla, Edwill van der Merwe, Craig Barry, Sp Marais

New Zealand Conference

CHIEFS

IN: Reuben O'Neill, Angus Ta'avao (EPS), Laghlan McWhanell, Pita Gus Sowakula, Jack Debreczeni (Rebels), Tumua Manu, Bailyn Sullivan, Sean Wainui, Ataata Moeakiola, Etene Nanai-Seturo

OUT: Mitchell Graham, Dominic Bird, Liam Messam, Charlie Ngatai, Johnny Fa'auli, Regan Verney, Sam McNicol, Levi Aumua, Toni Pulu (Brumbies), Tim Nanai-Williams

Props

Kane Hames (Tasman), Aidan Ross (Bay of Plenty), Reuben O’Neill (Taranaki), Nepo Laulala (Counties Manukau), Atu Moli (Waikato), Sosefo Kautai (Waikato), Angus Ta’avao (Taranaki)

Hookers

Nathan Harris (Bay of Plenty), Liam Polwart (Bay of Plenty), Samisoni Taukei’aho (Waikato)

Locks

Brodie Retallick (Hawke’s Bay), Tyler Ardron (Bay of Plenty), Laghlan McWhannell (Waikato), Michael Allardice (Hawke’s Bay), Fin Hoeata (Taranaki)

Loose forwards

Mitchell Brown (Taranaki), Taleni Seu (Auckland), Sam Cane (Bay of Plenty), Mitchell Karpik (Bay of Plenty), Lachlan Boshier (Taranaki), Luke Jacobson (Waikato), Pita Gus Sowakula (Taranaki),

Halfbacks

Brad Weber (Hawke’s Bay), Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi (Taranaki), Jonathan Taumateine (Counties Manukau)

Flyhalves

Damian McKenzie (Waikato), Tiaan Falcon (Hawke’s Bay), Jack Debreczeni (Northland)

Midfielders

Alex Nankivell (Tasman), Anton Lienert-Brown (Waikato), Tumua Manu (Auckland), Bailyn Sullivan (Waikato)

Outside backs

Solomon Alaimalo (Tasman), Sean Wainui (Taranaki), Ataata Moeakiola (Japan), Etene Nanai-Seturo (Counties Manukau), Shaun Stevenson (North Harbour), Marty McKenzie (Taranaki)

Crusaders


IN: Harry Allan, Whetu Douglas, Brett Cameron, Ereatara Enari, Leicester Faingaanuku, Ngane Punivai

OUT: Wyatt Crockett (retirement), Pete Samu (Brumbies), Jack Stratton, Mike Delany, Tim Bateman, Jone Macilai, Seta Tamanivalu (France)

Forwards

Michael Alaalatoa, Harry Allan, Scott Barrett, Ethan Blackadder, Whetu Douglas, Mitchell Dunshea, Owen Franks, Ben Funnell, Billy Harmon, Oliver Jager, Andrew Makalio, Joe Moody, Tim Perry, Kieran Read, Luke Romano, Tom Sanders, Quinten Strange, Jordan Taufua, Codie Taylor, Matt Todd, Sam Whitelock

Backs

George Bridge, Brett Cameron, Ryan Crotty, Israel Dagg, Mitchell Drummond, Ereatara Enari, Braydon Ennor, Leicester Faingaanuku, Jack Goodhue, Bryn Hall, David Havili, Mitchell Hunt, Will Jordan, Manasa Mataele, Richie Mo'unga, Ngane Punivai

Hurricanes

IN: Fraser Armstrong, Geoff Cridge, Liam Mitchell, Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, Du'Plessis Kirifi, Richard Judd, Fletcher Smith (Highlanders), Billy Proctor, James Marshall, Salesi Rayasi

OUT: Reg Goodes, Murray Douglas (Brumbies), Michael Fatialofa, Brad Shields, Blade Thomson, Jamie Booth, Ihaia West (UK), TJ Va'a, Julian Savea, Peter Umaga-Jensen

Hookers

Asafo Aumua (Wellington), Dane Coles (Wellington), Ricky Riccitelli (Taranaki)

Props

Fraser Armstrong (Manawatu), Chris Eves (North Harbour), Alex Fidow (Wellington), Ben May (Hawke’s Bay), Toby Smith (Waikato),  Jeff To’omaga-Allen (Wellington).

Locks

James Blackwell (Wellington), Geoff Cridge (Hawke’s Bay), Sam Lousi (Wellington), Liam Mitchell (Manawatu), Isaia Walker-Leawere (Wellington).

Loose forwards

Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, Gareth Evans (Hawke’s Bay), Vaea Fifita (Wellington), Sam Henwood (Counties Manukau), Du’Plessis Kirifi (Wellington),  Reed Prinsep (Canterbury), Ardie Savea (Wellington).

Halfbacks

Finlay Christie (Tasman), Richard Judd (Bay of Plenty), TJ Perenara (Wellington).

Flyhalves

Beauden Barrett (Taranaki), Jackson Garden-Bachop (Wellington), Fletcher Smith (Waikato).

Midfielders

Vince Aso (Auckland), Wes Goosen (Wellington), Ngani Laumape (Manawatu), Billy Proctor (Wellington), Matt Proctor (Wellington).

Outside backs

Jordie Barrett (Taranaki), Ben Lam (Wellington), Jonah Lowe (Hawke’s Bay), Nehe Milner-Skudder (Manawatu), James Marshall, Salesi Rayasi (Auckland).

HIGHLANDERS

IN: Ray Niuia, Josh Josefa-Scott, Ayden Johnstone, Sef Fa'agase, Jack Whetton, Marino Mikaele Tu'u, Folau Fakatava, Marty Banks (Japan), Bryn Gatland (Blues)

OUT: Greg Pleasants-Tate, Guy Millar, Aki Seiuli, Kalolo Tuiloma, Alex Ainley, Dan Pryor, Josh Renton, Lima Sopoaga (UK), Fletcher Smith (Hurricanes)

Sef Fa'agase has been cited over an incident in the scrum. Hookers

Liam Coltman, Ash Dixon, Ray Niuia*

Props

Daniel Lienert-Brown, Josh Iosefa-Scott*, Ayden Johnstone*, Siate Tokolahi, Tyrel Lomax, Sef Fa’agase*

Locks

Tom Franklin, Jackson Hemopo, Pari Pari Parkinson, Josh Dickson, Jack Whetton*

Loose Forwards

Luke Whitelock, Liam Squire, James Lentjes, Dillon Hunt, Marino Mikaele Tu’u, Shannon Frizell, Elliot Dixon

Halfbacks

Aaron Smith, Kayne Hammington, Folau Fakatava*

Flyhalves

Bryn Gatland*, Josh Ioane, Marty Banks

Midfielders

Rob Thompson, Patelesio Tomkinson, Teihorangi Walden, Richard Buckman, Matt Faddes, Thomas Umaga-Jensen

Outside Backs

Waisake Naholo, Tevita Li, Tevita Nabura, Josh McKay, Ben Smith

Unavailable due to long-term injury

Aki Seiuli, Kalolo Tuiloma

*Debut season for Highlanders in 2019

BLUES

IN: Ezekiel Linenmuth, Marcel Renata, Karl Tu'inukuafe, Jacob Pierce, Jed Brown, Tom Robinson, Hoskins Sotutu, Harry Plummer, Ma'a Nonu, Levi Aumua, Tanielu Tele'a, 

OUT: Pauliasi Manu, Isaac Salmon, Mike Tamoaieta, Jerome Kaino, Glenn Preston, Kara Pryor, Murphy Taramai, Bryn Gatland, Matt Johnson, George Moala, Tamati Tua

Maa Nonu is coming back to the Blues. Photo: Getty ImagesFront row

Leni Apisai, Alex Hodgman, Ezekiel Lindenmuth, Sione Mafileo, Matt Moulds, James Parsons, Marcel Renata, Karl Tu'inukuafe, Ofa Tu'ungafasi,

Locks

Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Josh Goodhue, Jacob Pierce, Scott Scrafton, Patrick Tuipulotu.

Loose forwards

Jed Brown, Blake Gibson, Akira Ioane, Dalton Papalii, Tom Robinson, Hoskins Sotutu, Jimmy Tupou.

Halfbacks

Sam Nock, Augustine Pulu, Jonathan Ruru.

Flyhalves

Otere Black, Stephen Perofeta, Harry Plummer

Midfielders

Levi Aumua, TJ Faiane, Ma'a Nonu, Tanielu Tele'a, Sonny Bill Williams.

Outside Backs

Caleb Clarke, Michael Collins, Matt Duffie, Rieko Ioane, Melani Nanai, Jordan Trainor