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Super Rugby Pacific 2023 squads (New Zealand)

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the New Zealand Super Rugby Pacific squads announced . Super Rugby 2023 Teams Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders announce 2023 squads All you need to know as the Kiwi franchises this season.

While the vast majority of the squads’ make-up was already known, the five Kiwi franchises on Wednesday confirmed just who were filling the remaining spots in their 38-man contracted lists for next season (Moana Pasifika’s squad will be unveiled at a later date).

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Blues 2023 squad

Forwards: Adrian Choat (Auckland), Sam Darry (Canterbury), Kurt Eklund (Bay of Plenty), Josh Fusitu’a (Auckland), Alex Hodgman (Auckland), Akira Ioane (Auckland), Nepo Laulala (Counties Manukau), James Lay (Auckland), Dalton Papalii (Counties Manukau), Taine Plumtree (Wellington), Marcel Renata (Auckland), Ricky Riccitelli (Taranaki), Tom Robinson (Northland), Rob Rush (Northland), Anton Segner (Tasman), Hoskins Sotutu (Counties Manukau), Cameron Suafoa (North Harbour), James Tucker (Waikato), Patrick Tuipulotu (Auckland), Ofa Tuungafasi (Northland), Soane Vikena (Auckland).

Backs: Beauden Barrett (Taranaki), Finlay Christie (Tasman), Caleb Clarke (Auckland), Corey Evans (Auckland), Taufa Funaki (Auckland), Bryce Heem (Auckland), Rieko Ioane (Auckland), AJ Lam (Auckland), Sam Nock (Northland), Stephen Perofeta (Taranaki), Harry Plummer (Auckland), Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens (Taranaki), Zarn Sullivan (Auckland), Caleb Tangitau (Auckland), Mark Telea (North Harbour), Tanielu Tele’a (Auckland), Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Auckland)

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Chiefs 2023 squad

Forwards: Aidan Ross (Bay of Plenty), Ollie Norris (Waikato), Jared Proffit (Taranaki), Samisoni Taukei’aho (Waikato), Tyrone Thompson (Hawkes Bay), Bradley Slater (Taranaki), Angus Ta’avao (Auckland), George Dyer (Waikato), Atunaisa Moli (Tasman), Brodie Retallick (Hawke’s Bay), Tupou Vaa’i (Taranaki), Josh Lord (Taranaki), Laghlan McWhannell (Waikato), Manaaki Selby-Rickit (Bay of Plenty), Naitoa Ah Kuoi (Bay of Plenty), Samipeni Finau (Waikato), Kaylum Boshier (Taranaki), Sam Cane (Bay of Plenty), Luke Jacobson (Waikato), Pita Gus Sowakula (Taranaki), Simon Parker (Waikato).

Backs: Brad Weber (Hawke’s Bay), Cortez Ratima (Waikato), Xavier Roe (Waikato), Damian McKenzie (Waikato), Bryn Gatland (North Harbour), Josh Ioane (Otago), Rivez Reihana (Northland), Anton Lienert-Brown (Waikato), Quinn Tupaea (Waikato), Alex Nankivell (Tasman), Rameka Poihipi (Canterbury), Gideon Wrampling (Waikato), Ngane Punivai (Canterbury), Peniasi Malimali (Counties Manukau), Etene Nanai-Seturo (Counties Manukau), Emoni Narawa (Bay of Plenty), Shaun Stevenson (North Harbour).

Hurricanes 2023 squad

Forwards: Xavier Numia (Wellington), Pouri Rakete-Stones (Hawke’s Bay), Pasilio Tosi (Bay of Plenty), Tyrel Lomax (Tasman), Owen Franks (Canterbury), Tevita Mafileo (Bay of Plenty), Asafo Aumua (Wellington), Dane Coles (Wellington), Jacob Devery (Hawke’s Bay), James Blackwell (Wellington), Dominic Bird (Wellington), Isaia Walker-Leawere (Hawke’s Bay), Justin Sangster (Bay of Plenty), Caleb Delany (Wellington), Devan Flanders (Hawke’s Bay), Reed Prinsep (Canterbury), TK Howden (Manawatū), Brayden Iose (Manawatū), Du’Plessis Kirifi (Wellington), Tyler Laubscher (Manawatū), Ardie Savea (Wellington), Peter Lakai (Wellington).

Backs: TJ Perenara (Wellington), Cam Roigard (Counties Manukau), Jamie Booth (North Harbour), Aidan Morgan (Wellington), Brett Cameron (Manawatū), Jordie Barrett (Taranaki), Peter Umaga-Jensen (Wellington), Riley Higgins (Wellington), Billy Proctor (Wellington), Bailyn Sullivan (Waikato), Salesi Rayasi (Auckland), Julian Savea (Wellington), Kini Naholo (Taranaki), Dan Sinkinson (Waikato), Ruben Love (Wellington), Josh Moorby (Northland).

Crusaders 2023 squad

Forwards: Joe Moody (Canterbury), Finlay Brewis (Canterbury), George Bower (Otago), Codie Taylor (Canterbury), Brodie McAlister (Canterbury), George Bell (Canterbury), Oli Jager (Canterbury), Tamaiti Williams (Canterbury), Fletcher Newell (Canterbury), Scott Barrett (Taranaki), Sam Whitelock (Canterbury), Mitchell Dunshea (Canterbury), Quinten Strange (Tasman), Zach Gallagher (Canterbury), Ethan Blackadder (Tasman), Christian Lio-Willie (Otago), Tom Christie (Canterbury), Sione Havili-Talitui (Tasman), Cullen Grace (Canterbury), Corey Kellow (Canterbury), Dominic Gardiner (Canterbury).

Backs: Mitchell Drummond (Canterbury), Willi Heinz (Canterbury), Noah Hotham (Tasman), Richie Mo’unga (Canterbury), Fergus Burke (Canterbury), Taha Kemara (Waikato), Dallas McLeod (Canterbury), David Havili (Tasman), Braydon Ennor (Canterbury), Jack Goodhue (Northland), Leicester Fainga’anuku (Tasman), Pepesana Patafilo (Wellington), Macca Springer (Tasman), Sevu Reece (Tasman), Melani Nanai (Worcester Warriors), Chay Fihaki (Canterbury), Will Jordan (Tasman).

Highlanders 2023 squad

Forwards: Jermaine Ainsley, Leni Apisai, Nikora Broughton, Daniel Lienert-Brown, Josh Dickson, Shannon Frizell, Ethan de Groot, Billy Harmon (captain), Max Hicks, Fabian Holland, Luca Inch, Ayden Johnstone, James Lentjes, Andrew Makalio, Rhys Marshall, Saula Ma’u, Marino Mikaele Tu’u, Pari Pari Parkinson, Hugh Renton, Jeff Thwaites, Will Tucker, Sean Withy.

Backs: James Arscott, Connor Garden-Bachop, Marty Banks, Mosese Dawai, Folau Fakatava, Sam Gilbert, Scott Gregory, Mitch Hunt, Vilimoni Koroi, Jonah Lowe, Cameron Millar, Jona Nareki, Fetuli Paea, Aaron Smith, Josh Timu, Thomas Umaga-Jensen.

 

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