Super Rugby: Squad ins and outs for 2020

Super Rugby
by RUGBY.com.au staff

The new year might just have ticked over but Super Rugby is nearly here for 2020.

Round one kicks off in just four weeks, on Friday January 31, and the first trials are even closer than that.

Almost all of the squads are in and we've got every in and out of the new season right here so you can keep track of your side's potential lineups.

Australian Conference

Brumbies

IN: Harry Lloyd, Sham Vui, Lachlan Lonergan, Nick Frost, Cadeyrn Neville, Will Miller, Issak Fines, Noah Lolesio, Reesjan Pasitoa, Guy Porter, Solomone Kata

OUT: Vunipola Fifita, Josh Mann-Rea, Rory Arnold, Sam Carter, Ben Hyne, David Pocock, Matt Lucas, Christian Lealiifano, Wharenui Hawera, Jordan Jackson-Hope, Lausii Taliauli, Chance Peni

SQUAD

Forwards

Allan Alaalatoa, Jahrome Brown, Tom Cusack, Murray Douglas, Blake Enever, Folau Fainga’a, Nick Frost, Leslie Leulua’iali’i-Makin, Harrison Lloyd, Lachlan Lonergan, Lachlan McCaffrey, Connal McInerney, Will Miller, Cadeyrn Neville, Tom Ross, Pete Samu, Scott Sio, James Slipper, Darcy Swain, Rob Valetini, Shambeckler Vui

Backs

Tom Banks, Issak Fines, Mack Hansen, Len Ikitau, Solomone Kata, Bayley Kuenzle, Tevita Kuridrani, Noah Lolesio, Ryan Lonergan, Andy Muirhead, Reesjan Pasitoa, Guy Porter, Joe Powell, Toni Pulu, Irae Simone, Tom Wright

Rebels

IN: Andrew Deegan, Cabous Eloff, Andrew Kellaway, Josh Kemeny, Boyd Killingworth, Gideon Koegelenberg, Frank Lomani, Ryan Louwrens, Declan Moore, Cameron Orr, Harry Potter, Ruan Smith, James Tuttle, Michael Wells

OUT: Ben Daley, Tetera Faulkner, Sam Talakai, Robbie Abel, Hugh Roach, Adam Coleman, Sam Jeffries, Will Genia, Harrison Goddard, Michael Ruru, Quade Cooper, Stu Dunbar, Sione Tuipulotu

SQUAD

Forwards

Jermaine Ainsley, Angus Cottrell, Cabous Eloff, Mees Erasmus, Pone Fa’amausili, Matt Gibbon, Esei Ha’angana, Richard Hardwick, Ross Haylett-Petty, Trevor Hosea, Luke Jones, Josh Kemeny, Boyd Killingworth, Gideon Koegelenberg, Rob Leota, Declan Moore, Isi Naisarani, Cameron Orr, Matt Philip, Anaru Rangi, Fereti Sa’aga, Ruan Smith, Jordan Uelese, Michael Wells, Brad Wilkin

Backs

Andrew Deegan, Tom English, Dane Haylett-Petty, Reece Hodge, Andrew Kellaway, Marika Koroibete, Frank Lomani, Ryan Louwrens, Jack Maddocks, Campbell Magnay, Bill Meakes, Harry Potter, Matt Toomua, Semisi Tupou, James Tuttle

Reds

IN: David Faeo, Josh Nasser, Sean Farrell, Tuaina Taii Tualima, Michael Wood, Tom Kibble, Seru Uru, Carter Gorgon, James O'Connor, Hunter Paisami, Henry Speight

OUT: Gavin Luka, Ruan Smith, Efi Maafu, Adam Korczyk, Caleb Timu, Scott Higginbotham, James Tuttle, Matt McGahan, Teti Tela, Samu Kerevi, Duncan Paia'aua, Seb Wileman, Will Eadie, Sefa Naivalu, Liam McNamara, Aidan Toua

SQUAD

Forwards

Angus Blyth, Sean Farrell, Feao Fotuaika, Harry Hockings, Harry Hoopert, Tom Kibble, Alex Mafi, Fraser McReight, Josh Nasser, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Izack Rodda, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Angus Scott-Young, JP Smith, Taniela Tupou, Seru Uru, Harry Wilson, Michael Wood, Liam Wright

Backs

Jock Campbell, Filipo Daugunu, Chris Feauai-Sautia, Carter Gordon, Jack Hardy, Bryce Hegarty, Isaac Lucas, Scott Malolua, Tate McDermott, James O’Connor, Jordan Petaia, Henry Speight, Moses Sorovi, Hamish Stewart

Waratahs

IN: Tetera Faulkner, Robbie Abel, Tom Horton, Charlie Gamble, Carlo Tizzano, Michael McDonald, Tepai Moeroa, Joey Walton, Mark Nawaqanitawase

OUT: Sekope Kepu, Sham Vui, Tolu Latu, Le Roux Roets, Will Miller, Michael Wells, Nick Phipps, Bernard Foley, John Folau, Curtis Rona, Israel Folau

SQUAD

Forwards

Robbie Abel, Angus Bell, Jack Dempsey, Damien Fitzpatrick, Tetera Faulkner, Charlie Gamble, Ned Hanigan, Will Harris, Jed Holloway, Michael Hooper, Tom Horton, Harry Johnson-Holmes, Ryan McCauley, Rory O'Connor, Tom Robertson, Rob Simmons, Hugh Sinclair, Tom Staniforth, Lachie Swinton, Pat Tafa, Chris Talakai, Carlo Tizzano, Andrew Tuala,

Backs

Kurtley Beale, Cam Clark, Lalakai Foketi, Jake Gordon, Will Harrison, Karmichael Hunt Mack Mason, Michael McDonald, Tepai Moeroa, Mark Nawaqanitawase, Alex Newsome, James Ramm, Mitch Short, Joey Walton, 

Wider training squad Darcy Breen, Tiaan Tauakipulu, Joe Cotton, Max Douglas, Henry Robertson, Triston Reilly, Ben Donaldson

Sunwolves

Final squad yet to be officially confirmed

IN: Jarred Adams, Sione Asi, Conraad Van Vuuren, Leni Apisai, Ben Hyne, Michael Stolberg, Corey Thomas, Kotaro yatabe,, Mitch Jacobson, Mateaki Kafatolu, Shunsuke Nunomaki, Brendon O'Connor, Tevita TupouOnehunga Havili, Jake Schatz, Rudy Paige, Naoto Saito, Garth April, JJ Engelbrecht, Siosaia Fifita, Jordan Jackson-Hope, Ben Te'o, James Dargaville, Burua Inoke, Keisuke Moriya

PRELIMINARY SQUAD

Forwards

Jarred Adams, Sione Asi, Leni Apisai , Jaba Bregvadze, Ben Hyne, Mitch Jacobson, Mateaki Kafatolu, Onehunga Kaufusi, Shunsuke Nunomaki, Brendan  O'Connor, Tom Rowe, Naoto Saito, Jake Schatz, Michael Stolberg, Corey Thomas, , Tevita Tupou, Conrad van Cuuren , Kotaro Yatabe

Backs

Garth April, James Dargaville, JJ Engelbrecht, Siosaia Fifita, Burua Inoke Jordan Jackson-Hope Keisuke Moriya, Rudy Paige, Ben Te'o

NEW ZEALAND CONFERENCE

Blues

Beauden Barrett is joining the Blues. Photo: Getty Images

IN: Kurt Eklund, Ray Niula, Aaron Carroll, Tony Lamborn, Waimana Riedlinger-Kapan, James Tucker, Finlay Christie, Beauden Barrett, Jack Heighton, Joe Marchant, Jordan Hyland, Emoni Narawa, Mark Telea, Jared Page

OUT: Lua Li, Hisa Sasagi, Leni Apisai, Matt Moulds, Scott Scrafton, Jed Brown, Matt Matich, Jimmy Tupou, Augustine Pulu, Levi Aumua, Ma'a Nonu, Sonny Bill Williams, Melani Nanai, Michael Collins, Jordan Trainor

SQUAD

Forwards

Kurt Eklund, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Blake Gibson, Josh Goodhue, Alex Hodgman, Akira Ioane, Tony Lamborn, Ray Niuia, James Parsons, , Ezekiel Lindenmuth, Sione Mafileo, Dalton Papalii, Jacob Pierce, Marcel Renata, Waimana Riedlinger-Kapa, Tom Robinson,Hoskins Sotutu, James Tucker, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Patrick Tuipulotu, ,Ofa Tuungafasi, Baden Wardlaw

Backs

Beauden Barrett, Otere Black, Finlay Christie, Caleb Clarke, Matt Duffie, TJ Faiane, Jack Heighton, Jordan Hyland, Rieko Ioane, Joe Marchant,Emoni Narawa, Sam Nock,  Jared Page, Stephen Perofeta, Harry Plummer, Jonathan Ruru,  Tanielu Tele’a, , Mark Telea.

Chiefs

Aaron Cruden is returning to Super Rugby. Photo: Getty Images

IN: Naitoa Ah Kuoi, Dylan Nei, Lisati Milo-Harria, Aaron Cruden, Kaleb Trask, Kini Naholo, Quinn Tupaea, Sam McNicol

OUT: Kane Hames, Sefo Kautai, Tevita Mafileo, Liam Polwart, Fin Hoeata, Daymon Leasuasu, Brodie Retallick, Mitch Jacobson, Jesse Parete, Taleni Seu, Jonathan Taumateine, Jack Debreczeni, Stephen Donald, Ataata Morakiola, Marty McKenzie

SQUAD

Forwards

Nathan Harris, Bradley Slater*, Samisoni Taukei'aho, Ryan Coxon*, Nepo Laulala, Atunaisa Moli, Reuben O'Neill, Aidan Ross, Angus Ta'avao, Naitoa Ah Kuoi*, Tyler Ardron, Michael Allardice, Laghlan McWhannell, Lachlan Boshier, Mitchell Brown, Sam Cane, Pita Gus Sowakula, Luke Jacobson, Mitchell Karpik, Dylan Nel*.

Backs

Lisati Milo-Harris*, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, Brad Weber, Aaron Cruden, Tiaan Falcon, Damian McKenzie, Kaleb Trask*, Orbyn Leger*, Anton Lienert-Brown, Tumua Manu, Alex Nankivell, Bailyn Sullivan, Solomon Alaimalo, Sam McNicol, Kini Naholo*, Etene Nanai-Seturo, Shaun Stevenson, Quinn Tupaea*, Sean Wainui

Crusaders

IN: Sevu Reece, Dallas McLeod, Tom Christie, George Bower, Cullen Grace, Sione Havili, Brodie McAlister, Ethan Roots, Isi Tuungafasi, Fergus Burke, Inga Finau, Fetuli Paea.

OUT:Tim Bateman (retired), Ryan Crotty (Japan), Israel Dagg (retired), Owen Franks (UK), Ben Funnell (Japan), Mitchell Hunt (Highlanders), Tim Perry, Ngane Punivai (Highlanders), Kieran Read (Japan), Jordan Taufua (UK), Matt Todd (Japan), Sam Whitelock (Japan sabbatical).

SQUAD

Forwards

Michael Alaalatoa, Harry Allan, Scott Barrett (c), Ethan Blackadder, George Bower, Tom Christie, Whetukamokamo Douglas, Mitchell Dunshea, Cullen Grace, Billy Harmon, Sione Havili, Oliver Jager, Andrew Makalio, Brodie McAlister, Joe Moody, Luke Romano, Ethan Roots, Tom Sanders, Quinten Strange, Codie Taylor, Isi Tuungafasi.

Backs

George Bridge, Fergus Burke, Brett Cameron, Mitchell Drummond, Ere Enari, Braydon Ennor, Leicester Faingaanuku, Inga Finau, Jack Goodhue, Bryn Hall, David Havili, Will Jordan, Manasa Mataele, Dallas McLeod, Richie Mo'unga, Fetuli Paea, Sevu Reece.

HIGHLANDERS

Chris Kuridrani has been handed a Super Rugby lifeline. Photo: Getty Images

In: Ricky Jackson, Jeff Thwaites, Ethan De Groot, Manaaki Selby-Rickit, Sione Misiloi, Zane Kapeli, Teariki Ben-Nicholas, Jesse Parete, Mitch Hunt, Ngane Punivai, Jona Nareki, Michael Collins, Chris Kuridrani, Connor Garden-Bachop

Out: Sef Fa'agese, Tyrel Lomax (Hurricanes), Ray Niuia, Tom Franklin (Kobe), Jackson Hemopo (Mitsubishi DynaBoars), Luke Whitelock (Pau), Elliot Dixon (Ricoh), Liam Squire (NTT Docomo), Marty Banks (NTT Docomo), Richard Buckman (Kobe), Matt Faddes (Ulster), Tevita Li (Suntory), Waisake Naholo (London Irish), Ben Smith (Pau).

SQUAD

Forwards

Liam Coltman, Ash Dixon, Ricky Jackson,* Daniel Lienert-Brown, Josh Iosefa-Scott, Ayden Johnstone, Siate Tokolahi, Jeff Thwaites*, Ethan De Groot*, Pari Pari Parkinson, Josh Dickson, Jack Whetton, Manaaki Selby-Rickit*, James Lentjes, Dillon Hunt, Marino Mikaele Tu'u, Shannon Frizell, Sione Misiloi*, Zane Kapeli*, Teariki Ben-Nicholas*, Jesse Parete*.

Backs

Aaron Smith, Kayne Hammington, Folau Fakatava, Bryn Gatland, Josh Ioane, Mitch Hunt*, Rob Thompson, Patelesio Tomkinson, Teihorangi Walden, Thomas Umaga-Jensen, Scott Gregory, Ngane Punivai*, Jona Nareki*, Tevita Nabura, Josh McKay, Michael Collins*, Chris Kuridrani*, Connor Garden-Bachop*.

Hurricanes

IN: Tyrel Lomax (Highlanders), Scott Scrafton (Blues), Murphy Taramai (Glendale Rangers), Jamie Booth (Sunwolves), Jonathan Taumateine (Chiefs), Kobus van Wyk (Sharks), Pouri Rakete-Stones (Hawke's Bay), Devan Flanders (Hawke's Bay).

OUT: Matt Proctor (Northampton), Sam Lousi (Scarlets), Toby Smith (retirement), Beauden Barrett (Blues), Finlay Christie (Blues), Chris Eves (San Diego Legion), Jeffery Toomaga-Allen (Wasps), Richard Judd (Suntory Sungoliath), Sam Henwood (NEC Green Rockets), Nehe Milner-Skudder (Toulon).

Forwards

Pouri Rakete-Stones, Fraser Armstrong, Alex Fidow, Tyrel Lomax, Ben May, Xavier Numia, Asafo Aumua, Dane Coles, Ricky Riccitelli, James Blackwell, Kane Le'aupepe, Liam Mitchell, Scott Scrafton, Isaia Walker-Leawere Vaea Fifita, Du'Plessis Kirifi, Reed Prinsep, Ardie Savea, Murphy Taramai, Devan Flanders, Gareth Evans.

Backs

TJ Perenara, Jamie Booth, Jonathan Taumateine, Jackson Garden-Bachop, Fletcher Smith, Ngani Laumape, Vince Aso, Billy Proctor, Peter Umaga-Jensen, Danny Toala, Kobus van Wyk, Wes Goosen, Ben Lam, Jonah Lowe, Salesi Rayasi, Jordie Barrett, James Marshall, Chase Tiatia.

South African Conference

Jaguares

IN: Joel Sdavi, Ignacio Calas, Santiago Montagner, Juan Bautista Pedemonte, tomas Albomoz, Juan Pablo Castro, Lucas Mensa, Mateo Carreras,

OUT: Santiago Garcia Botta, Enrique Pieretto, Gaspar Baldunciel, Diego Fortuny, Tomas Lavanini, Franco Molina, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Pablo Matera, Martin Landajo, Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, Bautista Ezcurra, Ramiro Moyano, Ignacio Mendy

SQUAD

Forwards

Matias Alemanno, Rodrigo Bruni, Ignacio Calas, Agustin Creevy, Javier Diaz, Francisco Gorrissen, Santiago Grondona, Marcos Kremer, Tomas Lezana, Santiago Medrano, Santiago Montagner, Julian Montoya, Javier Ortega Desio, Lucas Paulos, Juan Bautista Pedemonte, Guido Petti, Joel Sclavi, Santiago Socino, Lucio Sordoni, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Mayco Vivas, Juan Pablo Zeiss

Backs

Tomas Albornoz, Gonzalo Bertranou, Emiliano Boffelli, Sebastian Cancelliere, Mateo Carreras, Santiago Carreras, Juan Pablo Castro, Santiago Chocobares, Tomas Cubelli, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Bautista Delguy, Joaquin Diaz Bonilla, Felipe Ezcurra, Juan Cruz Mallia, Lucas Mensa, Domingo Miotti, Matias Moroni, Matias Orlando, Joaquin Tuculet

Bulls

Final squad TBC

OUT: Conraad van Vuuren, Schalk Brits, Lood De Jager, Jason Jenkins, Eli Snyman, RG Snyman, Hendre Stassen, thembelani Bholi, Jannes Kirsten, Paul Schoeman, Roelof Smit, Hanro Liebenberg, Duane Vermeulen, Andre Warner, Handre Pollard, Chris Smith, JT Jackson, Jesse Kriel, Travis Ismaiel, Duncan Matthews

Confirmed for 2020

Forwards

Johan Grobbelaar, Juandre Kruger, Edgar Marutlulle, Abongile Nonkontwana, Josh Strauss, Jaco Visagie

Backs

Warrick Gelant, Johnny Kotze, Burger Odendaal, Embrose papier, Divan Rossouw, Rosko Specman, Morne Styen

Lions

Final squad TBC

IN: Jannie Du Plessis, Keagen Glade, Leo Kruger, Asenathi Ntlabakanye, Roelof Smit, Francke Horn, Andrew Warner, James Mollentze, Dan kriel, Duncan Matthews, Jamba Ulengo, Tiaan Swanepoel

OUT: Jacobie Adriaanse, Chergin Fillies, Danie Mienie, Robbie Coetzee, Malcolm Marx, Lourenz Erasmus, Robert Kruger, Stephan Lewies, Kwagga Smith, James Venter, Nic Groom, Lionel Mapoe, Franco Naude, Harold Vorster, Ruan Combrinck, Madosh Tambwe, Sylvian Mahuza,

SQUAD

Forwards

Hacjivah, Dayimani, Jo-Hanko de Villiers, Jannie du Plessis, Keagen Glade, Francke Horn, Pieter Janse, Johannes Jonker, Leo Kruger, Len Massyn, Nathan McBeth, Asenathi Ntlabakanye, Reinhard Nothnagel, Carlu Sadie, Sti Sithole, Roelof Smit, Dylan Smith, Vincent Tshituka, Franz van Wyk,

Backs

Andries Coetzee, Ross Cronje, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Elton Jantjies, Dan Kriel, Duncan Matthews, James Mollente, Courtnall Skosan, Dillon Smit, Tiaan SwanepoelJamba Ulengo, Andre Warner

SHARKS

Official squad TBC

IN: Michael Kumbirai, Ox Nche, Jordan Sesink-Clee, Sikhumbuzo Nothe, James Venter, Henco Venter, Jordan Chait, Werner Kok, Madosh Tambwe,

OUT: Tendai Mtawarira, Coenie Oosthuizen, Cullen Collopy, Akker van der Merwe, Ruan Botha, Gideon Koegelenberg, Jean-Luc du Preez, Jacques Vermeulen, Dan du Preez, Philip van der Walt, Robert du Preeez, Andre Esterhuizen, Kobus van Wyk, Rhyno Smith, Courtney Winnaar

Squad

Forwards

Michael Kumbirai, Mzamo Majola, John-Hubert Meyer, Ox Nche, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Tyler Paul Jordan Sesink-Clee, Ruben van Heerden, James Venter, henco Venter

Backs

Jordan Chait, Werner Kok, Marius Louw, S'busiso Nkosi, Louis Schreuder, Madosh Tambwe

STORMERS

Final squad TBC

IN: Leon Lyons, Ben-Jason Dixon, Sihle Njezula

OUT: Corne Fourie, Michael Kumbirai, Lee-Marvin Mazibuko, Eben Etzebeth, Chris Maassyn, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Marno Redelinghuys, Kobus van Dyk, Joshua Stander, Damian de Allende, JJ Engelbrecht, Dan Kriel, Duncan Saal, Craig Barry, SP Maraik, FWViljoen,

Squad

Forwards

Juarno Augustus, Kwenzo Blose, Jaco Coetzee, Ben-Jason Dixon, Johan du Toit, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Neethling Fouche, Steven Kitshoff, Siya Kolisi, Wilco Louw, Leon Lyons, Frans Malherbe, Bongi Mbonambi, Salmaan Moerat, Scarra Ntubeni, JD Shickerling, Ernst van Ryan, Chris van Zyl, Cobus Wiese, Nama Xaba

Backs

Daniel du Plessis, Jean-Luc du Plessis, Herschel Jantjies, Dillyn Leyds Ruhan Nell, Sihle Njezula, Sergeal Petersen, Edwill van der Merwe, Damian Willemse,