Week 12 of Super Rugby has six fixtures, two on Friday and four that take place on Saturday.

BYE: Sunwolves, Brumbies and Reds.

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Chiefs vs Jaguares – Friday 09:35am

Jaguares have enjoyed a good run away from home, they are currently 3 and O on the road, can they continue with their good form against the Chiefs?

Chiefs by 8

Chiefs – 1. Karl Tu’inukuafe , 2. Liam Polwart , 3. Angus Ta’avao , 4. Michael Allardice , 5. Tyler Ardron , 6. Lachlan Boshier / Luke Jacobson , 7. Sam Cane (cc) , 8. Liam Messam , 9. Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi , 10. Damian McKenzie , 11. Solomon Alaimalo , 12. Alex Nankivell , 13. Anton Lienert-Brown , 14. Toni Pulu , 15. Charlie Ngatai (cc)
Replacements : 16. Nathan Harris , 17. Sam Prattley , 18. Jeff Thwaites , 19. Luke Jacobson / Jesse Parete * , 20. Pita Gus Sowakula , 21. Brad Weber , 22. Marty McKenzie , 23. Levi Aumua

Jaguares – 15 Joaquin Tuculet (c), 14 Ramiro Moyano, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Jeronimo De La Fuente, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 8 Javier Ortega Desio, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Tomas Lezana, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Guido Petti Pagadizaval, 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 Santiago Garcia Botta – Replacements: 16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Javier Manuel Diaz, 18 Santiago Medrano, 19 Matias Alemanno, 20 Leonardo Senatore, 21 Martin Landajo, 22 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 23 Juan Cruz Mallia

Rebels vs Crusaders – Friday 11:45am

The Rebels have suffered a few losses away from home, this weekend they host in form Crusaders. Crusaders have won the last five encounters against the Rebels. Genia is back

Crusaders by 3

Rebels – 15 Jack Maddocks, 14 Sefa Naivalu, 13 Reece Hodge, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Jack Debreczeni, 9 Will Genia, 8 Amanaki Mafi, 7 Colby Fainga’a, 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Geoff Parling, 3 Sam Talakai, 2 Anaru Rangi, 1 Fereti Sa’aga
Replacements: 16 Nathan Charles, 17 Tetera Faulkner, 18 Jermaine Ainsley, 19 Matt Philip, 20 Lopeti Timani, 21 Michael Ruru, 22 Tom English, 23 Semisi Tupou

Crusaders – 1. Wyatt Crockett , 2. Andrew Makalio , 3. Owen Franks , 4. Scott Barrett , 5. Sam Whitelock (C) , 6. Pete Samu , 7. Matt Todd (VC) , 8. Jordan Taufua , 9. Mitchell Drummond , 10. Richie Mo’unga , 11. George Bridge , 12. Ryan Crotty (VC) , 13. Jack Goodhue , 14. Seta Tamanivalu , 15. David Havili
Replacements : 16. Codie Taylor , 17. Harry Allan , 18. Michael Alaalatoa , 19. Mitchell Dunshea , 20. Heiden Bedwell-Curtis , 21. Bryn Hall , 22. Mitchell Hunt , 23. Manasa Mataele

Hurricanes vs Lions – Saturday 09:35am

Last time these two sides met was in the play-offs in Johannesburg. Lions won that match comfortably. Lions will want to improve on last weeks loss against the Reds. Canes have won 15 out of their 19 encounters agaonst the Lions.

Hurricanes by 7

Hurricanes – 15 Jordie Barrett , 14 Julian Savea , 13 Matt Proctor , 12 Ngani Laumape , 11 Ben Lam , 10 Beauden Barrett , 9 Finlay Christie , 8 Gareth Evans , 7 Ardie Savea , 6 Brad Shields (c) , 5 Michael Fatialofa , 4 Vaea Fifita , 3 Jeff Toomaga-Allen , 2 Ricky Riccitelli , 1 Toby Smith
Replacements : 16 James O’Reilly , 17 Chris Eves , 18 Ben May , 19 Sam Lousi , 20 Reed Prinsep , 21 Jamie Booth , 22 Ihaia West , 23 Nehe Milner-Skudder

Lions –

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Kwagga Smith, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Franco Mostert (captain), 4 Lourens Erasmus, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith

Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Marvin Orie, 20 Hacjivah Dayimani, 21 Ashlon Davids, 22 Rohan janse van Rensburg, 23 Sylvian Mahuza

Waratahs vs Blues Saturday 11:45am

Israel Folau returns to the Waratahs for the Blues clash. Waratahs and Blues have met on 22 occasions, Waratahs have only managed 8 wins out of 22 against the Auckland side. Blues have only won two out of the nine games theyve played this season.

Blues by 3

Waratahs – 1. Tom Robertson , 2. Damien Fitzpatrick , 3. Sekope Kepu , 4. Ned Hanigan, 5. Rob Simmons, 6. Will Miller, 7. Michael Hooper (c), 8. Michael Wells , 9. Jake Gordon , 10. Bernard Foley (vc), 11. Taqele Naiyaravoro, 12. Kurtley Beale , 13. Lalakai Foketi , 14. Cam Clark , 15. Israel Folau ,
Replacements: 16. Hugh Roach, 17. Harry Johnson-Holmes , 18. Paddy Ryan , 19. Tom Staniforth , 20. Jed Holloway, 21. Nick Phipps, 22. Curtis Rona, 23. Bryce Hegarty

Blues – 15. Matt Duffie, 14. Tumua Manu, 13. Orbyn Leger, 12. Rieko Ioane, 11. Caleb Clarke, 10. Stephen Perofeta, 9. Augustine Pulu (c); 8. Akira Ioane, 7. Dalton Papalii, 6. Jerome Kaino, 5. Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 4. Patrick Tuipulotu, 3. Sione Mafileo, 2. James Parsons, 1. Ross Wright.
Replacements: 16. Matt Moulds, 17. Pauliasi Manu, 18. Mike Tamoaieta, 19. Ben Nee-Nee or Lyndon Dunshea, 20. Murphy Taramai, 21. Jonathan Ruru, 22. Dan Kirkpatrick, 23 Terrence Hepetema.

HEADLINE MATCH:

Stormers vs Blue Bulls – Saturday 15:05pm

Stormers have been formidable on home soil, theyve havent lost a game at home. They will want to keep it that way when the Bulls pay them a visit this weekend. These sides have played each other 29 times, Stormers have won 17 and lost 11.

Bulls by 5

Stormers – 15. SP Marais 14. D Leyds
13. JJ Engelbrecht 12. D de Allende 11. R Rhule10. D Willemse 9. D Duvenage 8. S Notshe 7. K van Dyk
6. S Kolisi (100th cap) 5. PS du Toit 4. C van Zyl 3. W Louw 2. R Samuels 1. S Kitshoff

Bulls – 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Johnny Kotze, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Burger Odendaal (captain), 11 Divan Rossouw/Travis Ismaiel, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Thembelani Bholi/Marco van Staden, 7 Jason Jenkins/Thembelani Bholi, 6 Marco van Staden/Roelof Smit, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Lizo Gqoboka
Replacements: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Frans van Wyk/Nqobisiwe Mxoli, 18 Conrad van Vuuren, 19 Hendre Stassen/Roelof Smit, 20 Ivan van Zyl, 21 Manie Libbok, 22 Divan Rossouw/Travis Ismaiel

Sharks vs Highlanders Saturday 17:15pm

Landers will be happy to go into this fixture with a win against the Bulls last week in the highveld. Sharks are yet to give us a complete perfromance on home soil.

Highlanders by 5

Sharks – 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Rob du Preez, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Dan du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Ruan Botha (c), 4 Tyler Paul, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Akker van der Merwe, 1 Beast Mtawarira.
Subs: 16 Franco Marais, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Stephan Lewies, 20 Jacques Vermeulen, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Lwazi Mvovo.

Highlanders – TBA

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