ROUND NINE SUPER RUGBY FIXTURES:
Friday, 12 April Highlanders v Brumbies at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin at 19:35
Saturday, 13 April Chiefs v Reds at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton at 16:35
Saturday, 13 April Blues v Hurricanes at Eden Park, Auckland at 19:35
Saturday, 13 April Rebels v Kings at AAMI Park, Melbourne at 19:40
Saturday, 13 April Force v Crusaders at NIB Stadium, Perth at 19:40
Saturday, 13 April Stormers v Sharks at Newlands Stadium, Cape Town at 17:05
Saturday, 13 April Bulls v Cheetahs at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria at 19:10
Kick offs in local times, click here …
Aviva Premiership new boys London Welsh have been given a tough first fixture of the 2012/13 season as they welcome Leicester Tigers to their new home at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford.
The RFU had initially ruled that because the Championship Grand Final winners did not have primacy of tenure at their proposed home ground, they would not be permitted to play at the top level.
It appeared as though Welsh were destined for another season outside of the top flight, while Newcastle Falcons were celebrating a reprieve as their Premiership status appeared to have been preserved, despite them finishing bottom …
Chiefs v Bulls
Andrew Horrell, Lelia Masaga, Jackson Willison, Sonny Bill Williams, Asaeli Tikoirotuma, Aaron Cruden, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Kane Thompson, Tanerau Latimer, Liam Messam, Brodie Retallick, Craig Clarke (captain), Ben Afeaki, Hika Elliot, Toby Smith.
Reserves: Mahonri Schwalger, Arizona Taumalolo, Michael Fitzgerald, Sam Cane, Brendon Leonard, Robbie Robinson, Maritino Nemani.
15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies (captain), 7 CJ Stander, 6 Dewald Potgieter, 5 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 …
Rugby Fixtures & team announcements for Round 7 of Super Rugby 2012
Rebels v Blues
Kurtley Beale, Lachlan Mitchell, Mitch Inman, James O’Connor, Mark Gerrard, Danny Cipriani, Nick Phipps, Gareth Delve (captain), Michael Lipman, Jarrod Saffy, Hugh Pyle, Luke Jones, Rodney Blake, Adam Freier, Nic Henderson.
Reserves: Ged Robinson, Laurie Weeks, Alister Campbell, Tim Davidson, Richard Kingi, Julian Huxley, Lloyd Johansson.
Rudi Wulf, Lachie Munro, Benson Stanley, Ma’a Nonu, Rene Ranger, Gareth Anscombe, Alby Mathewson, Brad Mika, Daniel Braid, Chris Lowrey, Ali Williams, Filo Paulo, Charlie Faumuina, Keven Mealamu (captain), Tony Woodcock.
Reserves: Tom McCartney, Tevita …
Six Nations 2012 Round Four Fixtures:
Saturday 10th March 12 at 2:30pm Wales v Italy at Millennium Stadium
Saturday 10th March 12 at 5:00pm Ireland v Scotland at Aviva Stadium
Sunday 11th March 12 at 3:00pm France v England at Stade de France
Wales v Italy
15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 George North, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Mike Phillips,8 Toby Faletau, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Ian Evans, 4 Alan-Wyn Jones, 3 Adam Jones, 2 Matthew Rees, 1 Gethin Jenkins (captain).
Reserves: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Paul James, 18 …