The 2018 Rugby Championship

Agent_Smith

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#63
Touring squad for the Argentina test

Forwards (16)
Eben Etzebeth, Steven Kitshoff, Siya Kolisi (capt), Wilco Louw, Frans Malherbe, Bongi Mbonambi, Pieter-Steph du Toit (all Western Stormers), Malcolm Marx, Franco Mostert, Warren Whiteley (all Golden Lions), Akker van der Merwe, Tendai Mtawarira, Thomas du Toit (all Coastal Sharks), RG Snyman, Marco van Staden (both Northern Bulls), Francois Louw (Bath/ENG)

Backs (12)
Lukhanyo Am, Andre Esterhuizen, Makazole Mapimpi (all Sharks), Aphiwe Dyantyi, Elton Janjies, Lionel Mapoe (all Lions), Embrose Papier, Handre Pollard, Ivan van Zyl (all Bulls), Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks/ENG), Willie le Roux (Wasps/ENG), Damian Willemse (Stormers)
 

Agent_Smith

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NZ team to face the Aussies. It doesn't matter who they bring in or leave out, they just ooze class across all 15 positions. Rieko Ioane out injured? No problem, bring Jordie Barrett in at 15 and shift Ben Smith to the wing. Ryan Crotty out? No worries Brobeans. Someone dig Laumape out of storage please...

NEW ZEALAND: Jordie Barrett; Ben Smith, Jack Goodhue, Ngani Laumape, Waisake Naholo; Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith; Kieran Read (capt), Sam Cane, Liam Squire; Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick; Owen Franks, Codie Taylor, Joe Moody.
REPLACEMENTS: Nathan Harris, Karl Tu'inukuafe, Ofa Tuungafasi, Scott Barrett, Ardie Savea, TJ Perenara, Damian McKenzie, Anton Lienert-Brown.
 

Agent_Smith

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Australia team to face the All Blacks

Australia (15-1): Dane Haylett-Petty; Jack Maddocks, Reece Hodge, Kurtley Beale, Marika Koroibete; Bernard Foley, Will Genia; David Pocock, Michael Hooper (capt), Lukhan Tui; Adam Coleman, Izack Rodda; Allan Alaalatoa, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Scott Sio.

Replacements: Folau Faingaa, Tom Robertson, Sekope Kepu, Rob Simmons, Pete Samu, Nick Phipps, Matt Toomua, Tom Banks.
 

Agent_Smith

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Bok team to face the Argies

South Africa: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Makazole Mapimpi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Francois de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Siya Kolisi (captain), 6 Francois Louw, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.

Replacements: 16 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Rudolph Snyman, 20 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 21 Embrose Papier, 22 Lionel Mapoe, 23 Damian Willemse.
 

Mephisto_Helix

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#69
Whitely and Kolisi need to step up, they were anon last game. Glad Aphiwe is playing again, pure class that kid, so talented.
 

OrbitalDawn

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NZ team to face the Aussies. It doesn't matter who they bring in or leave out, they just ooze class across all 15 positions. Rieko Ioane out injured? No problem, bring Jordie Barrett in at 15 and shift Ben Smith to the wing. Ryan Crotty out? No worries Brobeans. Someone dig Laumape out of storage please...
Yeah, it's quite something. Look at the Aussies - Folau is out injured and who do they have to replace him? No one notable, really. Many of their key positions are like that. Who would replace Foley at 10 if was injured? They lost Scott Sio just before the previous game and their scrum was absolutely woeful.
 

sand_man

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Again they were super competitive for the first 35 minutes and nowhere for the next 45. It's going to take a very special performance to knock these AB's over. Simply outstanding!!

I'm worried for the Boks. I reckon Aus at Suncorp are going to beat them...
 
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