New Zealand Conference: Ins and Outs

New Zealand Conference: Ins and Outs

The 2019 edition of Super Rugby gets underway this weekend and with the first fixtures being played on Friday, we continue our series by bringing you a comprehensive list of transfers which have happened in the New Zealand conference.


All five of the Kiwi teams have made changes this season but it is the Blues who have gotten rid of the most players for now.

Blues

Ins

Levi Aumua (Chiefs), Jed Brown (Tasman), Ezekiel Lindenmuth (Auckland), Ma’a Nonu (Toulon), Harry Plummer (Auckland), Marcel Renata (Hurricanes), Tom Robinson (Northland), Hoskins Sotutu (Auckland), Tanielu Tele’a (Auckland), Karl Tu’inukuafe (Chiefs).

Outs

Lyndon Dunshea (Auckland), Bryn Gatland (Highlanders), Sione Havili (Tasman), Terrence Hepetema (Bay of Plenty), Jordan Hyland (Northland), Matthew Johnson (Southland), Jerome Kaino (Toulouse), Antonio Kiri Kiri (Yorkshire Carnegie), Daniel Kirkpatrick (Auckland), Orbyn Leger (Counties Manukau), Pauliasi Manu (Sunwolves), Tumua Manu (Chiefs), Matiaha Martin (Counties Manukau), George Moala (Clermont), Ben Nee-Nee (North Harbour), Glenn Preston (North Harbour), Kara Pryor (Sunwolves), Isaac Salmon (Tasman), Mike Tamoaieta (North Harbour), Murphy Taramai (North Harbour), Tamati Tua (Northland), Ross Wright (Northland).

Chiefs

Ins

Jack Debreczeni (Rebels), Stephen Donald (Green Rockets), Tumua Manu (Blues), Laghlan McWhannell (Waikato), Ataata Moeakiola (Tokai), Reuben O’Neill (Taranaki).

Outs

Levi Aumua (Blues), Dominic Bird (Racing 92), Johnny Fa’auli (Toshiba Brave Lupus), Mitchell Graham (Taranaki), Luteru Laulala (Counties Manukau), Matt Matich (Northland), Liam Messam (Toulon), Tim Nanai-Williams (Clermont), Charlie Ngatai (Lyon), Declan O’Donnell (Waikato), Jesse Parete (Taranaki), Sam Prattley (Sunwolves), Toni Pulu (Brumbies), Jeff Thwaites (Bay of Plenty), Karl Tu’inukuafe (Blues), Regan Verney (Northland)

Crusaders

Ins

Whetu Douglas (Treviso), Ere Enari (Canterbury), Leicester Fainga’anuku (Tasman), Ngane Punivai (Canterbury).

Outs

Sam Anderson-Heather (Otago), Heiden Bedwell-Curtis (Hurricanes), Donald Brighouse (Otago), Wyatt Crockett (retired), Mike Delany (Bay of Plenty), Tima Fainga’anuku (Tasman), Chris King (Canterbury), Jone Macilai-Tori (Northland), Pete Samu (Brumbies), Sebastian Siataga (Bay of Plenty), Jack Stratton (Waikato), Seta Tamanivalu (Bordeaux).

Highlanders

Ins

Marty Banks (Docomo Red Hurricanes), Sef Fa’agase (Reds), Folau Fakatava (Hawke’s Bay), Bryn Gatland (Blues), Josh Iosefa-Scott (Waikato), Ayden Johnstone (Waikato), Ray Niuia (Tasman), Jack Whetton (Auckland).

Outs

Alex Ainley (Tasman), Guy Millar (Biarritz), Greg Pleasants-Tate (Canterbury), Dan Pryor (Sunwolves), Josh Renton (Otago), Fletcher Smith (Hurricanes), Lima Sopoaga (Wasps).

Hurricanes

Ins

Heiden Bedwell-Curtis (Crusaders), Geoff Cridge (Hawke’s Bay), Du’Plessis Kirifi (Wellington), James Marshall (London Irish), Liam Mitchell (Manawatu), Billy Proctor (Wellington), Salesi Rayasi (Auckland), Fletcher Smith (Highlanders).

Outs

Jamie Booth (Sunwolves), Murray Douglas (Brumbies), Michael Fatialofa (Worcester Warriors), James O’Reilly (Wellington), Marcel Renata (Blues), Julian Savea (Toulon), Brad Shields (Wasps), Blade Thomson (Scarlets), TJ Va’a (Wellington), Nathan Vella (Canterbury), Ihaia West (La Rochelle).

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