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Super Rugby squads: Ins and outs
ESPN Staff
January 21, 2015
Ma'a Nonu will trade blue for yellow in 2015 as he returns to the Hurricanes © Getty Images
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The 2015 Super Rugby season is edging ever closer with each of the 15 teams getting back to work after the Christmas break.

The competition kicks off on February 13 when the Crusaders host Melbourne Rebels at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

Check out the playing squads below, including the off-season ins and outs. (Note: squads are not yet finalised).

Australia

Brumbies: Nigel Ah-Wong, Allan Alaatatoa, Ben Alexander, Fotu Auelua, Jarrad Butler, Sam Carter, Robbie Coleman, James Dargaville, Michael Dowsett, Sean Doyle, Blake Enever, Scott Fardy, Rodney Iona, Tevita Kuridrani, Christian Leali'ifano, Les Makin, Josh Mann-Rea, Jesse Mogg, Stephen Moore, David Pocock, Siliva Siliva, Scott Sio, Jordan Smiler, Jean-Pierre Smith, Ruan Smith, Henry Speight, Tom Staniforth, Joe Tomane, Matt Toomua, Nic White.

Ins: Nigel Ah-Wong, James Dargaville, Sean Doyle, Blake Enever, Rodney Iona, Les Makin. Outs: Ruaidhri Murphy, Leon Power, Jack Whetton, Tom McVerry, Lachlan McCaffrey, Ben Mowen, Conrad Hoffman, Lionel Cronje, Pat McCabe, Andrew Smith, Clyde Rathbone.

Force: Adam Coleman, Angus Cottrell, Ben McCalman, Brynard Stander, Chris Alcock, Chris Heiberg, Francois van Wyk, Heath Tessman, Matt Hodgson, Nathan Charles, Oliver Hoskins, Pek Cowan, Robbie Abel, Rory Walton, Ross Haylett-Petty, Sam Wykes, Steve Mafi, Tetera Faulkner, Wilhelm Steenkamp, Akihito Yamada, Albert Nikoro, Alby Mathewson, Brad Lacey, Dane Haylett-Petty, Ian Prior, Kyle Godwin, Luke Burton, Luke Morahan, Marcel Brache, Mitch Scott, Nick Cummins, Patrick Dellit, Ryan Louwrens, Sias Ebersohn, Solomoni Rasolea, Tino Nemani, Zack Holmes, Akihito Yamada.

Ins: Steve Mafi, Mitch Scott, Albert Nikoro, Akihito Yamada, Tino Nemani Outs: Kieran Longbottom, Salesi Manu, Francois Van Wyk, Phoenix Battye, Hugh McMeniman, Justin Turner, Jayden Hayward, Chris Tuatara-Morrison, Ed Stubbs, Dillyn Lleyds.

Rebels: Cruze Ah-Nau, Paul Alo-Emile, Luke Burgess, Cam Crawford, Steve Cummins, Jack Debreczeni, Tamati Ellison, Tom English, Colby Fainga'a, Scott Fuglistaller, Mike Harris, Bryce Hegarty, Scott Higginbotham, Keita Inagaki, Mitch Inman, Sam Jeffries, Luke Jones, Tom Kingston, Pat Leafa, Sean McMahon, Ben Meehan, Tim Metcher, Sefanaia Naivalu, Caderyn Neville, Jonah Placid, Jordy Reid, Radike Samo, Tom Sexton, Dom Shipperley, Toby Smith, Nic Stirzaker, Lopeti Timani, Laurie Weeks, Telusa Veainu.

Ins: Cam Crawford, Mike Harris, Tim Metcher, Sefanaia Naivalu, Jonah Placid, Radike Samo, Dom Shipperley. Outs: Eddie Aholelei, Hugh Pyle, Angus Roberts, Josh Holmes, Lalakai Foketi, Lachie Mitchell, Alex Rokobaro, Jason Woodward.

Reds: Curtis Browning, Quade Cooper, Ben Daley, Anthony Fainga'a, Saia Fainga'a, Lolo Fakaosilea, Chris Feauai-Sautia, Nick Frisby, Will Genia, Liam Gill, James Hanson, Greg Holmes, James Horwill, Karmichael Hunt, Samuela Kerevi, Chris Kuridrani, Campbell Magnay, David McDuling, James O'Connor, Ed O'Donoghue, Duncan Paia'aua, Eddie Quirk, Andrew Ready, Beau Robinson, Jake Schatz, Rob Simmons, James Slipper, Ben Tapuai, Jamie-Jerry Taulagi, Adam Thomson, Hendrik Tui, Lachie Turner.

Ins: Lolo Fakaosilea, Karmichael Hunt, Campbell Magnay, James O'Connor, Duncan Paia'ua, Andrew Ready, Hendrik Tui. Outs: Jono Owen, Albert Anae, Ben Lucas, Mike Harris, Aiden Toua, Dom Shipperley, Rod Davies, Jonah Placid.

James O'Connor has linked with the Reds, his third Super Rugby franchise © Getty Images
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Waratahs: Michael Ala'alatoa, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Kurtley Beale, Peter Betham, Matt Carraro, Mitchell Chapman, Dave Dennis, Israel Folau, Bernard Foley, Tala Gray, Stephen Hoiles, Jed Holloway, Michael Hooper, Rob Horne, David Horwitz, Sekope Kepu, Jono Lance, Tolu Latu, Sam Lousi, Pat McCutcheon, Brendan McKibbin, Taqele Naiyaravoro, Wycliff Palu, Nick Phipps, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Jacques Potgieter, Hugh Roach, Benn Robinson, Paddy Ryan, Will Skelton, Jeremy Tilse, Ben Volavola.

Ins: Sam Lousi Outs: Kane Douglas, Alofa Alofa, Cam Crawford, Michael Hodge.

New Zealand

Blues: Pita Ahki, Josh Bekhuis, Dan Bowden, Luke Braid, Jimmy Cowan, Joe Edwards, Charlie Faumuina, Jamison Gibson-Park, Frank Halai, Bryn Hall, Simon Hickey, Jerome Kaino, Ben Lam, Tevita Li, Steven Luatua, Keven Mealamu, George Moala, Hamish Northcott, Brendon O'Connor, James Parsons, Charles Piutau, Sam Prattley, Culum Retallick, Peter Saili, Angus Ta'avao, Hayden Triggs, Patrick Tuipulotu, Ofa Tu'ungafasi, Lolagi Visinia, Ihia West, Tony Woodcock.

Ins: Josh Bekhuis (Highlanders), Dan Bowden (Leicester), Jimmy Cowan (Gloucester), Joe Edwards, Culum Retallick, Hamish Northcott, Ben Lam. Outs: Tom McCartney, Tom Donnelly, Liaki Moli, Piri Weepu, Chris Noakes, Ma'a Nonu, Jackson Willison, Albert Nikoro, Benji Marshall, Francis Saili.

Chiefs: Michael Allardice, Johan Bardoul, Sam Cane, Aaron Cruden, Mike Fitzgerald, Hosea Gear, Mitchell Graham, Nathan Harris, Bryce Heem, Andrew Horrell, Tevita Koloamatangi, Michael Leitch, James Lowe, Pauliasi Manu, Tom Marshall, Rhys Marshall, Quentin MacDonald, Jamie MacIntosh, Damian McKenzie, Liam Messam, Charlie Ngatai, Sean Polwart, Brodie Retallick, Augustine Pulu, Liam Squire, Matt Symons, Seta Tamanivalu, Ben Tameifuna, Siate Tokolahi, Brad Weber, Sonny Bill Williams, Tim Nanai-Williams.

Ins: Michael Allardice, Johan Bardoul, Bryce Heem, Hosea Gear, Mitchell Graham, Michael Leitch, Quentin MacDonald, Damian McKenzie, Sean Polwart, Seta Tamanivalu, Sonny Bill Williams. Outs: Bundee Aki, Gareth Anscombe, Nick Croswell, Ross Filipo, Robbie Fruean, Nathan Harris, Josh Hohneck, Tawera Kerr-Barlow (not named due to long-term injury), Mils Muliaina, Robbie Robsinson, Mahonri Schawlger, Dwayne Sweeney, Tanerau Latimer, Kane Thompson.

Sonny Bill Williams has returned to the Chiefs after two years in rugby league © Getty Images
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Crusaders: Scott Barrett, Dominic Bird, Daniel Carter, Wyatt Crockett, Israel Dagg, Mitchell Drummond, Andy Ellis, Kieran Fonotia, Owen Franks, Robbie Fruean, Ben Funnell, Willi Heinz, Nepo Laulala, Richie McCaw, Johnny McNicholl, Jone Macilai, Joe Moody, Nemani Nadolo, Tim Perry, Kieran Read, Ged Robinson, Luke Romano, Colin Slade, Jordan Taufua, Codie Taylor, Tom Taylor, Matt Todd, Jimmy Tupou, Luke Whitelock, Sam Whitelock.

Ins: Robbie Fruean, Jone Macilai, Ged Robinson. Outs: Corey Flynn, George Whitelock, Tyler Bleyendaal, Rey Lee-lo, Adam Whitelock.

Highlanders: Alex Ainley, Kurt Baker, Marty Banks, Richard Buckman, Shane Christie, Liam Coltman, Ash Dixon, Elliot Dixon, Brendon Edmonds, Jason Emery, Gareth Evans, Malakai Fekitoa, Ma'afu Fia, Tom Franklin, Ross Geldenhuys, Kane Hames, John Hardie, Josh Hohneck, Nasi Manu, Waisake Naholo, Patrick Osborne, Hayden Parker, Dan Pryor, Mark Reddish, Trent Renata, Aaron Smith, Ben Smith, Lima Sopoaga, Pingi Tala'apitaga, Fumiaki Tanaka, Shaun Treeby, Joe Wheeler.

Ins: Alex Ainley, Marty Banks Ash Dixon, Ross Geldenhuys, Josh Hohneck, Waisake Naholo, Dan Pryor, Mark Reddish, Pingi Tala'apitaga. Outs: Josh Bekhuis, Phil Burleigh, Matias Diaz, Jarrd Hoeata, TJ Ioane, Chris King, JP Koen, Brayden Mitchell, Ged Robinson, Winston Stanley, Brad Thorn.

Hurricanes: Mark Abbott, Vince Aso, Beauden Barrett, James Broadhurst, Dane Coles, Geoffrey Cridge, Chris Eves, Ben Franks, Callum Gibbins, Reggie Goodes, Willis Halaholo, Iopu Iopu-Aso, Cory Jane, Reynold Lee-Lo, Christian Lloyd, James Marshall, Motu Matu'u, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Ma'a Nonu, TJ Perenara, Matt Proctor, Ardie Savea, Julian Savea, John Schwalger, Brad Shields, Conrad Smith, Chris Smylie, Blade Thomson, Jeremy Thrush, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, Victor Vito, Jason Woodward.

Ins: Vince Aso, Willis Halaholo, Geoffrey Cridge, Callum Gibbins, Iopu Iopu-Aso, Rey Lee-Lo, Nene Milner-Skudder, Ma'a Nonu, Jason Woodward. Outs: Marty Banks, Tim Bateman, Ash Dixon, Brendon Edmonds, Jack Lam, Alapati Leiua, Faifili Levave, Hadleigh Parkes, Mark Reddish, Andre Taylor, Cardiff Vaega. South Africa

South Africa

Bulls: Bjorn Basson, Ulrich Beyers, Arno Botha, Jacques Du Plessis, Jacques Engelbrecht, JJ Engelbrecht, Dean Greyling, Grant Hattingh, Francois Hougaard, Travis Ismaiel, Jesse Kriel, Werner Kruger, Lappies Labuschagne, Bandise Maku, Victor Matfield, Morne Mellett, Akona Ndungane, Marvin Orie, Rudy Paige, Trevor Nyakane, Handre Pollard, Jacques Louis Potgieter, Jan Serfontein, William Small-Smith, Roelof Smit, Pierre Spies, Deon Stegmann, Adriaan Strauss, Jamba Ulengo, Flip Van der Merwe, Marcel van der Merwe, Nico Janse van Rensburg, Piet van Zyl, Callie Visagie, Jurgen Visser.

Ins: Trevor Nyakane, Adriaan Strauss, Lappies Labuschagne, Jamba Ulengo. Outs: Clayton Blommetjies, David Bulbring, Louis Fouche, Frik Kirsten, Wiaan Liebenberg, Sampie Mastriet, Bongi Mbonambi,, Waylon Murray, Dewald Potgieter, Jono Ross, Wimpie van der Walt, Paul Willemse.

Former Cheetahs skipper Adriaan Strauss has joined the Bulls © Getty Images
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Cheetahs: Ryno Barnes, Rayno Benjamin, Martin Bezuidenhout, Clayton Blommetjies, Willie Britz, Francois Brummer, Heinrich Brüssow, Jean Cook, Lood de Jager, JP du Plessis, Willie du Plessis, Carel Greeff, Cornal Hendricks, JW Jonker, Willie le Roux, Hilton Lobberts, Tian Meyer, Oupa Mohoje, Devin Oosthuizen, Sergeal Petersen, Joe Pietersen, Sarel Pretorius, Boom Prinsloo, Raymond Rhule, Johann Sadie, Boela Serfontein, Francois Uys, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Francois Venter, Coenie van Wyk, Shaun Venter, Elgar Watts, Carl Wegner.

Ins: Clayton Blommetjies, Willie Britz, JP du Plessis, Willie du Plessis, JW Jonker, Devin Oosthuizen, Sergeal Petersen, Joe Pietersen, BG Uys, Coenie van Wyk.

Outs: Renier Botha, Hennie Daniller, Andries Ferreira, Johan Goosen, Rocco Jansen, Lappies Labuschagne, Ligtoring Landman, Hercu Liebenberg, Piet Lindeque, Kevin Luiters, Howard Mnisi, Gouws Prinsloo, Riaan Smit, Adriaan Strauss, Philip van der Walt, Henco Venter, Waltie Vermeulen.

Lions: Marnitz Boshoff, Andries Coetzee, Robbie Coetzee, Ruan Combrinck, Ross Cronje, Faf de Klerk, Stephan de Wit, Stokkies Hanekom, Deon Helberg, Alwyn Hollenbach, Elton Jantjies, Jaco Kriel, MB Lusaseni, Lionel Mapoe, Malcolm Marx, Sampie Mastriet, Rudi Mathee, Derick Minnie, Howard Mnisi, Franco Mostert, Martin Muller, Mark Pretorius, Courtnall Skosan, Warwick Tecklenburg, Akker van der Merwe, Anthony Volmink, Stefan Watermeyer, Willie Wepener, Warren Whiteley.

Ins: Luan Jacobs, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Sylvian Mahuza, Sampie Mastriet, Rudi Matthee, Howard Mnisi, Luther Obi, Mark Richards, Francois Robbertse. Outs: Willie Britz, Michael Bondesio, Chrysander Botha, JW Jonker, Charles Marais, Franco van der Merwe, Deon van Rensburg, Coenie van Wyk.

Sharks: Lourens Adriaanse, Willem Alberts, Mouritz Botha, Renaldo Bothma, Dale Chadwick, Michael Classens, Marcell Coetzee, Kyle Cooper, Lionel Cronje, Jean Deysel, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Thomas du Toit, Andre Esterhuizen, Tyler Fisher, Paul Jordaan, Ryan Kankowski, Conrad Hoffmann, Patrick Lambie, Stephan Lewies, Monde Hadebe, SP Marais, Tendai Mtawarira, Tera Mtembu, Waylon Murray, Lwazi Mvovo, Odwa Ndungane, Etienne Oosthuizen, JP Pietersen, Cobus Reinach, S'bura Sithole, Matt Stevens, François Steyn, Tim Swiel, Heimar Williams, Jack Wilson, Fred Zeilinga.

Ins: Mouritz Botha, Renaldo Bothma, Michael Classens, Lionel Cronje, Jean Deysel, Conrad Hoffmann, Lubabalo Mtyanda, Matt Stevens, Jack Wilson, Waylon Murray. Outs: Jacques Botes, Anton Bresler, Keegan Daniel, Hansie Graaff, Wiehahn Herbst, Peet Marais, Charl McLeod.

Stormers: Ruan Botha, Manuel Carizza, Nizaam Carr, Demetri Catrakilis, Kurt Coleman, Damian de Allende, Juan de Jongh, Robert du Preez, Ryno Eksteen, Rynhardt Elstadt, Eben Etzebeth, Gerbrandt Grobler, Nic Groom, Huw Jones, Oli Kebble, Steven Kitshoff, Jean Kleyn, Vincent Koch, Cheslin Kolbe, Siya Kolisi, Johnny Kotze, Dillyn Leyds, Wilco Louw, Frans Malherbe, Godlen Masimla, Bongi Mbonambi, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Scarra Ntubeni, Neil Rautenbach, Michael Rhodes, Seabelo Senatla, Louis Schreuder, Jaco Taute, Jurie van Vuuren, Frans van Wyk, Kobus van Wyk, Alistair Vermaak, Duane Vermeulen, EW Viljoen, Michael Willemse.

Ins: Ruan Botha, Kurt Coleman, Robert du Preez, Huw Jones, Vincent Koch, Dillyn Leyds, Wilco Louw, Bongi Mbonambi, Neil Rautenbach, Seabelo Senatla, Frans van Wyk, EW Viljoen. Outs: Gio Aplon, Pat Cilliers, Stephan Coetzee, Deon Fourie, Dylon Frylinck, Tazz Fuzani, Peter Grant, Brok Harris, Tiaan Liebenberg, De Kock Steenkamp, Sailosi Tagicakibau, Gary van Aswegen, Michael van der Spuy.

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