How they line up

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Storm­ers Coach: Cap­tains: Star player: Play­ers in:

Rob­bie Fleck Juan de Jongh, Frans Malherbe

Eben Etze­beth Pi­eter-Steph du Toit, Jano Ver­maak, JC Janse van Rens­burg, JP Smith, Cor­nal


Play­ers out:

Steven Kit­shoff, Duane Vermeulen, Ruan Botha, Michael Rhodes, Jean de Vil­liers, Manuel Carizza, Demetri Ca­trak­ilis

Quar­ter­fi­nals The play-offs should be reach­able for the Storm­ers, as long as their play­ers re­main free of in­jury. Fleck has the man­power to fol­low the “new” game plan he would like to try this year.

Last sea­son: Pre­dic­tion:: Lions Coach: Cap­tain: Star player: Play­ers in: Play­ers out: Last sea­son: Pre­dic­tion:

Jo­han Ack­er­mann War­ren White­ley

Jaco Kriel Dil­lon Smith, JW Bell None Eighth Have a good chance of mak­ing the play-offs. Should fin­ish sixth over­all.

Bulls Coach: Cap­tain: Star player:

Play­ers in:

Nol­lis Marais Adriaan Strauss Jesse Kriel

Fran­cois Brum­mer, Lizo Gqoboka, Luther Obi, Freddy Ngoza, Nick de


Play­ers out:

Pierre Spies, Vic­tor Mat­field, Flip van der Merwe, Jac­ques du Plessis, Fran­cois Hougaard, Akona Ndun­gane, Jac­ques-Louis Pot­gi­eter,

Louis Fouche, Jur­gen Visser

Last sea­son:


Ninth The Bulls have a favourable draw, but the pack may strug­gle. The Han­dré Pol­lard in­jury is a mas­sive blow and a ma­jor rea­son why the team, like most other South African fran­chises, will strug­gle in the com­pe­ti­tion.

Gary Gold Pa­trick Lam­bie, Mar­cell Coetzee Wil­lie le Roux Wil­lie le Roux, Jo­han Dey­sel, Coe­nie Oosthuizen, Jac­ques Pot­gi­eter, Ruan

Bis­marck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Willem Al­berts, Marco



El­ton Jan­tjies of the Lions should make an im­pact dur­ing the Su­per Rugby sea­son

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