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2017 Team Preview: Bulls

Follow @RedefinedRugby After falling agonisingly short of a playoff place in 2016, the Bulls will be desperate for more this season. Season: Ninth Squad: Backs: Ulrich Beyers, Warrick Gelant, Jesse Kriel*, Travis Ismaiel, Luther Obi, Jamba Ulengo*, Jade Stighling, Duncan Matthews, Kefentse Mahlo, Sibahle Maxwane, Johnny Kotze, Dries Swanepoel, Burger Odendaal, JT Jackson, Jan Serfontein*, Francois…

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2017 Team Preview: The Reds

Follow @RedefinedRugby With a number of big signings secured and exciting players returning, is this the year the Reds rediscover their championship winning form? Home: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Last year: 15th Squad Quade Cooper, Kane Douglas, Sef Fa’agase Chris Feauai-Sautia, Nick Frisby, Michael Gunn, Reece Hewat, Scott Higginbotham, Leroy Houston, Karmichael Hunt, Samu Kerevi, Adam…

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2017 Team Preview: Brumbies

Follow @RedefinedRugby The Brumbies were impressive in topping the Australian conference in 2016 but will be looking for even more success this season. Home: GIO Stadium Last Season: 4th Squad: Allan Alaalatoa, Ben Alexander, Leslie Leulua’iali’i-Makin, Nic Mayhew, Scott Sio, Faalelei Sione, Robbie Abel, Saia Faing’a, Josh Mann-Rea, Rory Arnold, Sam Carter, Blake Enever, Tom…

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2017 Team Preview: Cheetahs

Follow @RedefinedRugby Always full of excitement, the Cheetahs will need more consistency if they are to challenge for the title in 2017. Home: Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein Last Season: 14th Squad: Ox Nche, Elandre Huggett, Erich de Jager, Charles Marais, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Johan Coetzee, Armandt Koster, Reniel Hugo, Dennis Visser, Francois Uys, Boom Prinsloo, Paul…

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2017 Team Preview: WESTERN FORCE

Follow @RedefinedRugby After showing some promising signs in 2016 and securing a number of key signings, the Force are shaping as a potential surprise package this season. Home: nib Stadium Last Season: 16th Squad: Adam Coleman, Anaru Rangi, Angus Cottrell, Ben Daley, Ben Matwijow, Ben McCalman, Brynard Stander, Francois van Wyk, Harry Scoble, Heath Tessmann,…

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2017 Team Preview: Waratahs

Follow @RedefinedRugby The Waratahs will be desperate to bounce back from a disappointing tenth place finish in 2016 and push for a finals spot this season. Home: Sydney Last season: 10 Squad: Forwards Sekope Kepu, Sam Needs, Tom Robertson, Paddy Ryan, Matt Sandell, Angus Ta’avao, Damien Fitzpatrick, Tolu Latu, Hugh Roach, Ned Hanigan, Ryan McCauley,…

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2017 Team Preview: The Lions

Follow @RedefinedRugby The Lions surprised many in 2016 but can they keep roaring for a second straight season? Home: Ellis Park Last Season: 2nd Squad: Still to be confirmed but prospects include: Gerrie Labuschagne, Madosh Tambwe, Jacques Nel, Harold Vorster, Selom Gavor, Shaun Reynolds, Ross Cronje, Fabian Booysen, Robert Kruger, Cyle Brink, Lourens Erasmus, Andries…

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2017 Team Preview: SHARKS

Follow @RedefinedRugby The Sharks snuck into the playoffs last year but will be hoping to go much deeper in 2017 with a new coach in charge. Home: Absa Stadium, Durban Last Season: 8th Squad (as of 14 February): Curwin Bosch, Kobus van Wyk, Lukhanyo Am, Andre Esterhuizen, Lwazi Mvovo, Pat Lambie (captain), Michael Claassens, Keegan…

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2017 Team Preview: SUNWOLVES

Follow @RedefinedRugby After showing brief glimpses of brilliance in 2016, the Sunwolves will be hoping for more consistency in 2017. Home: Tokyo/Singapore Last Season: 18th Squad: Forwards – Keita Inagaki, Masataka Mikami, Koki Yamamoto, Takeshi Kizu, Takeshi Hino, Shota Horie, Takuma Asahara, Heiichiro Ito, Koo Ji-Won, Hitoshi Ono, Kyosuke Kajikawa, Shinya Makabe, Liaki Moli, Willie…

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Major League Rugby coming in 2018

Follow @RedefinedRugby Major League Rugby coming in 2018 Source: Americas Rugby News February 13, 2017 A new elite-level club competition is coming to America. Initially a group of five teams forming the ‘Major Rugby Championship’, the group has now expanded to nine with plans to begin formally under the ‘Major League Rugby’ name in 2018. While…