2023 Super Rugby Pacific

The squad's have been named for all of the 2023 New Zealand Super Rugby Pacific sides, with a list of the 38 players per side below. Each side will play a total of 14 matches during the round robin competition which starts on the 25th February.

Blues:

Hookers: Kurt Eklund, Soane Vikena, Ricky Riccitelli. 
Props: Alex Hodgman, James Lay, Ofa Tuungafasi, Marcel Renata, Nepo Laulala, Josh Fusitu’a.
Locks: James Tucker, Sam Darry, Patrick Tuipulotu.
Loose forwards:  Cameron Suafoa, Taine Plumtree, Tom Robinson, Akira Ioane, Dalton Papalii, Anton Segner, Hoskins Sotutu, Adrian Choat, Rob Rush. 
Halfbacks: Finlay Christie, Sam Nock, Taufa Funaki. 
First-five-eighths: Beauden Barrett, Harry Plummer. 
Midfield: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Tanielu Tele’a, Rieko Ioane, Corey Evans, Bryce Heem.
Outside backs: Mark Telea, Caleb Clarke, AJ Lam, Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens, Caleb Tangitau, Stephen Perofeta, Zarn Sullivan.

Key Gains: Patrick Tuipulotu (Japan), James Lay (injury).

On the move: Karl Tu’inukuafe (France), Josh Goodhue (Japan), Tamati Tua (TBC), Luke Romano (Retired).

Chiefs:

Hookers: Samisoni Taukei’aho, Bradley Slater, Tyrone Thompson
Props: Aidan Ross, Atunaisa Moli, Angus Ta’avao, Ollie Norris, George Dyer, Jared Proffit.
Locks: Tupou Vaa’i, Brodie Retallick, Laghlan McWhannell, Naitoa Ah Kuoi, Josh Lord, Manaaki Selby-Rickit
Loose forwards: Sam Cane, Luke Jacobson, Simon Parker, Pita Gus Sowakula, Kaylum Boshier, Samipeni Finau.
Halfbacks: Brad Weber, Xavier Roe, Cortez Ratima
First five-eighths: Bryn Gatland, Damian McKenzie, Josh Ioane.
Midfielders: Alex Nankivell, Quinn Tupaea, Anton Lienert-Brown, Rameka Poihipi, Gideon Wrampling, Ngatungane Punivai.
Outside backs:  Emoni Narawa, Etene Nanai-Seturo, Shaun Stevenson, Rivez Reihana, Peniasi Malimali.

Key Gains: Damian McKenzie (Japan); Manaaki Selby-Rickit (Highlanders), Ngatungane Punivai (Highlanders).

On the move: Kaleb Trask (Japan), Jonah Lowe (Highlanders), Chase Tiatia (TBC).

Hurricanes:

Hookers: Asafo Aumua, Dane Coles, Jacob Devery. 
Props: Tevita Mafileo, Owen Franks, Xavier Numia, Tyrel Lomax, Pasilio Tosi, Pouri Rakete-Stones. 
Locks: James Blackwell, Dom Bird, Isaia Walker-Leawere, Justin Sangster. 
Loose forwards: Brayden Iose, Du’Plessis Kirifi, Reed Prinsep, Ardie Savea, Tyler Laubscher, Devan Flanders, Caleb Delany, TK Howden, Peter Lakai*.
Halfbacks: Jamie Booth, TJ Perenara, Cam Roigard 
First-five-eighths: Aidan Morgan, Ruben Love, Brett Cameron.
Midfield: Riley Higgins, Billy Proctor, Peter Umaga-Jensen, Bailyn Sullivan. 
Outside backs: Julian Savea, Jordie Barrett, Salesi Rayasi, Josh Moorby, Kini Naholo, Daniel Sinkinson*.

Key Gains: Kini Naholo (Crusaders), Brett Cameron (Japan).

On the move: Scott Scrafton (Italy), Jackson Garden-Bachop (Japan), Pepesana Patafilo (Crusaders), Wes Goosen (Scotland).

Crusaders:

Hookers: Codie Taylor, Brodie McAlister, George Bell.
Props: Joe Moody, Oli Jager, Fletcher Newell, George Bower, Tamaiti Williams, Finlay Brewis  
Locks: Scott Barrett, Quentin Strange, Mitchell Dunshea, Sam Whitelock, Zach Gallagher
Loose forwards: Tom Christie, Ethan Blackadder, Sione Havili Talitui, Cullen Grace, Dominic Gardiner, Corey Kellow, Christian Lio-Willie.
Halfbacks: Mitch Drummond, Willie Hienz, Noah Hotham.
First-five-eighths: Richie Mo’unga, Fergus Burke, Taha Kemara.
Midfield: Jack Goodhue, David Havili, Braydon Ennor, Dallas McLeod 
Outside backs: Chay Fihaki, Sevu Reece, Will Jordan, Leicester Fainga'anuku, Macca Springer*, Melani Nanai, Pepesana Patafilo.

Key Gains: Pepesano Patafilo (Hurricanes), Melani Nanai (Worcester), Willi Heinz (Worcester).

On the move: Pablo Matera (Japan), Bryn Hall (Japan), Simon Hickey (Japan), George Bridge (France), Kini Naholo (Hurricanes).

Highlanders

Hookers:  Rhys Marshall, Andrew Makalio, Leni Apisai. 
Props: Ayden Johnstone, Jeff Thwaites, Ethan de Groot, Jermaine Ainsley, Daniel Lienert-Brown, Saula Ma’u, Luca Inch.
Locks: Pari-Pari Parkinson, Josh Dickson, Max Hicks, Will Tucker, Fabian Holland.
Loose forwards: James Lentjes, Billy Harmon, Hugh Renton, Shannon Frizell, Marino Mikaele-Tu'u, Sean Withy, Nikora Broughton.
Halfbacks: Aaron Smith, Folau Fakatava, James Arscott.
First-five-eighths: Marty Banks, Mitchell Hunt, Cameron Millar.
Midfield: Fetuli Paea, Thomas Umaga-Jensen, Scott Gregory, Josh Timu
Outside backs: Connor Garden-Bachop, Mosese Dawai, Vilimoni Koroi, Jona Nareki, Jonah Lowe, Sam Gilbert.

Key Gains: Jonah Lowe (Chiefs).

On the move: Liam Coltman (France), Maanaki Selby-Rickit (Chiefs), Kayne Hammington (Japan), Patelesio Tomkinson (Wales), Ngatungane Punivai (Chiefs).

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