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Factbox - South African Super Rugby teams
February 9, 2015 / 7:36 AM / 3 years ago

Factbox - South African Super Rugby teams

CATE TOWN (Reuters) - Factbox on the five South African teams in the southern hemisphere’s Super Rugby competition:

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SHARKS (Durban)

Coach: Gary Gold (first year)

Captain: Bismark du Plessis

Last year: Third (W-11, L-5)

Best performance: Third (2001)

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Forwards: Lourens Adriaanse, Willem Alberts, JC Astle, Mouritz Botha, Renaldo Bothma, Dale Chadwick, Marcell Coetzee, Kyle Cooper, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Thomas du Toit, Monde Hadebe, Ryan Kankowski, Francois Kleinhans, Stephan Lewies, Khaya Majola, Franco Marais, Tendai Mtawarira, Tera Mtembu, Lubabalo Mtyanda, Etienne Oosthuizen, Matt Stevens, Marco Wentzel.

Backs: Tonderai Chavhanga, Lionel Cronje, Andre Esterhuizen, Conrad Hoffman, Alcino Isaacs, Paul Jordaan, Patrick Lambie, SP Marais, Sizo Maseko, Waylon Murray, Lwazi Mvovo, Odwa Ndugane, JP Pietersen, Cobus Reinach, Sibusiso Sithole, Francois Steyn, Timothy Swiel, Stefan Ungerer, Jaco van Tonder, Hanco Venter, Cameron White, Heimar Williams, Jack Wilson, Fred Zeilinga.

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BULLS (Pretoria)

Coach: Frans Ludeke (eighth year)

Captain: Pierre Spies

Last year: Ninth (W-7, D-1, L-8)

Best performance: Champions (2007, 2009, 2010)

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Forwards: Arno Botha, Jacques du Plessis, Dean Greyling, Grant Hattingh, Nico Janse van Rensburg, Werner Kruger, Lappies Labuschagne, Hanro Liebenberg, Bandise Maku, Victor Matfield, Morne Mellett, Trevor Nyakane, Marvin Orie, RG Snyman, Pierre Spies, Deon Stegmann, Adriaan Strauss, Flip van der Merwe, Marcel van der Merwe, Callie Visagie, Jaco Visagie.

Backs: Bjorn Basson, Ulrich Beyers, JJ Engelbrecht, Wayne Gelant, Francois Hougaard, Travis Ismaiel, Jesse Kriel, Duncan Matthews, Akona Ndungane, Burger Odendaal, Rudy Paige, Handre Pollard, Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Jan Serfontein, William Small-Smith, Jamba Ulengo, Piet van Zyl, Jurgen Visser.

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STORMERS (Cape Town)

Coach: Allister Coetzee (sixth year)

Captain: Duane Vermuelen

Last year: 11th (W-7, L-9)

Best performance: Runners-up (2010)

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Forwards: Ruan Botha, Schalk Burger, Manuel Carizza, Nizaam Carr, Rynhard Elstadt, Eben Etzebeth, Oliver Kebble, Steven Kitshoff, Jean Kleyn, Vincent Koch, Siya Kolisi, Wilco Louw, Frans Malherbe, Bongi Mbonambi, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Siyabonga Ntubeni, Neil Rautenbach, Michael Rhodes, Jurie van Vuuren, Frans van Wyk, Alistair Vermaak, Duane Vermeulen, Michael Willemse.

Backs: Demetri Catrakilis, Kurt Coleman, Damian de Allende, Juan de Jongh, Robert du Preez, Ryno Eksteen, Nick Groom, Pat Howard, Huw Jones, Cheslin Kolbe, Johnny Kotze, Dillyn Leyds, Godlin Masimla, Louis Schreuder, Jaco Taute, Kobus van Wyk, EW Viljoen.

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LIONS (Johannesburg)

Coach: Johan Ackermann (third year)

Captain: Warren Whiteley

Last year: 12th (W-7, L-9)

Best performance: Third (2001)

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Forwards: Robbie Coetzee, Steph de Witt, Ruan Dreyer, Corne Fourie, Robert Kruger, Ruaan Lerm, MB Lusaseni, Malcom Marx, Derick Minnie, Franco Mostert, Martin Muller, Julian Redelinghuys, Warwick Tecklenburg, Armand van der Merwe, Schalk van der Merwe, Jacques van Rooyen.

Backs: Marnitz Boshoff, Andries Coetzee, Ruan Combrinck, Ross Cronje, Faf de Klerk, Stokkies Hanekom, Elton Jantjies, Jaco Kriel, Lionel Mapoe, Sampie Mastriet, Howard Mnisi, Mark Richards, Courtnall Skosan, Jaco van der Walt, Anthony Volmink, Harold Vorster, Warren Whiteley.

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CHEETAHS (Bloemfontein)

Coach: Naka Drotske (eighth year)

Captain: To be announced

Last year: 14th (W-4, D-1, L-11)

Best performance: Sixth (2013)

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Forwards: Jonathan Adendorf, Ryno Barnes, Martin Bezuidenhout, Willie Britz, Heinrich Brussow, Tienie Burger, Stephan Coetzee, Jean Cook, Lood de Jager, Carel Greeff, Armandt Koster, Hilton Lobberts, Oupa Danie Mienie, Mohoje, Caylib Oosthuizen, Coenie Oosthuizen, Devin Oosthuizen, Boom Prinsloo, Willem Serfontein, Nicky Steyn, BG Uys, Francois Uys, Ewald van der Westhuizen, Maks van Dyk, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Carl Wegner.

Backs: Rayno Benjamin, Clayton Blommetjies, Francois Brummer, JP du Plessis, Willie du Plessis, Joubert Engelbrecht, Cornal Hendricks, JW Jonker, Willie le Roux, Tian Meyer, Sergeal Petersen, Joe Pietersen, Sarel Pretorius, Raymond Rhule, Johann Sadie, Michael van der Spuy, Coenie van Wyk, Francois Venter, Shaun Venter, Elgar Watts.

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Compiled by Nick Said, editing by Nick Mulvenney

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