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FACTBOX-Rugby-Australian Super Rugby teams
February 9, 2015 / 7:01 AM / in 3 years

FACTBOX-Rugby-Australian Super Rugby teams

SYDNEY, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Factbox on the five Australian
teams in the southern hemisphere's Super Rugby competition:    
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    NEW SOUTH WALES WARATAHS (Sydney)
    Coach: Michael Cheika (third year)
    Captain: Dave Dennis
    Last year's finish: Champions (W-12, L-4)
    Best performance: Champions (2014)
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    Forwards: Michael Alaalatoa, Mitchell Chapman, Dennis, Tala
Gray, Stephen Hoiles, Jed Holloway, Michael Hooper, Sekope Kepu,
Tolu Latu, Pat McCutcheon, Wycliff Palu, Tatafu Polota-Nau,
Jacques Potgieter, Hugh Roach, Benn Robinson, Paddy Ryan, Will
Skelton, Jeremy Tilse
    Backs: Adam Ashley-Cooper, Kurtley Beale, Peter Betham, Matt
Carraro, Bernard Foley, Israel Folau, Rob Horne, David Horwitz,
Jono Lance, Kotaro Matsushima, Brendan McKibbin, Taqele
Naiyaravoro, Nick Phipps, Ben Volavola.
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    ACT BRUMBIES (Canberra)
    Coach: Stephen Larkham (second year)
    Captain: Stephen Moore
    Last year's finish: Semi-finals (W-10, L-6)
    Best performance: Champions (2001, 2004)
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    Forwards: Allan Alaalatoa, Ben Alexander, Rory Arnold, Fotu
Auelua, Jarrad Butler, Sam Carter, Sean Doyle, Blake Enever,
Scott Fardy, Les Makin, Stephen Moore, Joshua Mann-Rea, David
Pocock, Siliva Siliva, Scott Sio, Jordan Smiler, Jean-Pierre
Smith, Ruan Smith, Tom Staniforth.
    Backs: Nigel Ah Wong, Robbie Coleman, James Dargaville,
Michael Dowsett, Rod Iona, Tevita Kuridrani, Christian
Lealiifano, Jesse Mogg, Henry Speight, Lausii Taliauli, Joe
Tomane, Matt Toomua, Nic White
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    WESTERN FORCE (Perth)
    Coach: Michael Foley (Third year)
    Captain: Matt Hodgson
    Last year: Eighth (W-9, L-7)
    Best performance: Seventh (2007)
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    Forwards: Robbie Abel, Chris Alcock, Nathan Charles, Adam
Coleman, Angus Cottrell, Pek Cowan, Tetera Faulkner, Ross
Haylett-Petty, Chris Heiberg, Matt Hodgson, Oliver Hoskins,
Steve Mafi, Ben McCalman, Brynard Stander, Wilhelm Steenkamp,
Heath Tessman, Francois van Wyk, Rory Walton, Sam Wykes
    Backs: Marcel Brache, Luke Burton, Nick Cummins, Pat Dellit,
Sias Ebersohn, Kyle Godwin, Dane Haylett-Petty, Zack Holmes,
Brad Lacey, Ryan Louwrens, Alby Mathewson, Luke Morahan, Albert
Nikoro, Ian Prior, Junior Rasolea, Mitch Scott, Akihito Yamada  
   
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    QUEENSLAND REDS (Brisbane)
    Coach: Richard Graham (second year)
    Captain: James Slipper 
    Last year's finish: 13th (W-5, L-11)    
    Best performance: Champions (2011)
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    Forwards: Curtis Browning, Ben Daley, Saia Faingaa, Lolo
Fakaosilea, Liam Gill, James Hanson, Greg Holmes, James Horwill,
David McDuling, Ed O'Donoghue, Eddie Quirk, Andrew Ready, Beau
Robinson, Jake Schatz, Slipper, Rob Simmons, Hendrik Tui, Adam
Thomson.
    Backs: Quade Cooper, Anthony Faingaa, Chris Feauai-Sautia,
Nick Frisby, Will Genia, Karmichael Hunt, Samuela Kerevi, Chris
Kuridrani, Campbell Magnay, James O'Connor, Duncan Paia'aua, Ben
Tapuai, Jamie-Jerry Taulagi, Lachie Turner.
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    MELBOURNE REBELS (Melbourne)
    Coach: Tony McGahan (Second year)
    Captain: Scott Higginbotham and Scott Fuglistaller 
    Last year: 15th (W-4, L-12)
    Best performance: 12th (2013)
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    Forwards: Cruze Ah-Nau, Paul Alo-Emile, Steve Cummins, 
Colby Faingaa, Fuglistaller, Jed Gillespie, Higginbotham, Keita
Inagaki, Sam Jeffries, Luke Jones, Pat Leafa, Sean McMahon, Tim
Metcher, Cadeyrn Neville, Jordy Reid, Radike Samo, Tom Sexton,
Toby Smith, Lopeti Timani, Laurie Weeks, Ben Whittaker.
    Backs: Luke Burgess, Cam Crawford, Jack Debreczeni, Tamati
Ellison, Tom English, Mike Harris, Bryce Hegarty, Mitch Inman,
Tom Kingston, Ben Meehan, Sefanaia Naivalu, Jonah Placid, Dom
Shipperley, Nic Stirzaker, Telusa Veainu.
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 (Compiled by Nick Mulvenney, editing by Patrick Johnston)

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