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VODAFONE SUPER RUGBY WEEK NINE PREVIEW

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Melbourne Rebels v Jaguares

When: Saturday April 14 at 15:15 AEDT
Where: AAMI Park, Melbourne
TV: Live on FOX Sports 505
Radio: LIVE on RUGBY.com.au Radio and ABC Grandstand Platforms

Broadcast information:

  • The Rebels will be chasing their fourth home game win of the season for the third time in the club’s history.
  • The Melbourne squad will welcome back Wallabies fullback Dane Haylett-Petty after being cleared of concussion symptoms.
  • Haylett-Petty’s brother Ross will start at blindside flanker and Richard Hardwick at No.7 whilst prop Sam Talakai and lock Geoff Parling have also earned run-on spots.
  • To celebrate the Community Round each player will wear the socks of the local Victorian club they represent.

Highlanders v Brumbies

When: Saturday April 14 at 17:35 AEDT
Where: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
TV: Live on FOX Sports 505
Radio: LIVE on RUGBY.com.au Radio and ABC Grandstand Platforms

Broadcast information:

  • Head Coach Dan McKellar has made just one change which will see Tom Cusack come into the starting line-up to replace injured Lachlan McCaffrey.
  • David Pocock and Isi Naisarani will look to build on their formidable backrow combination after both crossed for tries against the Queenslanders last weekend in Pocock’s return from injury.
  • The last time the ACT team played the Highlanders outside of Australia they came away with a 30-19 win in 2013.

NSW Waratahs v Queensland Reds

When: Saturday April 14 at 17:35 AEDT
Where: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
TV: Live on FOX Sports 505
Radio: LIVE on RUGBY.com.au Radio and ABC Grandstand Platforms

Broadcast information:

  • The Waratahs have named an unchanged starting XV but will welcome back Nick Phipps onto the bench who’s recovered from a calf injury.
  • The Tahs will be chasing their eighth consecutive win over the Reds.
  • The Reds will be captained by experienced prop James Slipper while Scott Higginbotham recovers from injury.
  • The match will be an historic occasion with the two sides meeting at the Sydney Cricket Ground for the first time since 1983.
  • This will be the first Super Rugby match to have ever been held at the SCG.

Australian Conference Standings after week seven:
Rebels 20
Waratahs 19
Brumbies 14
Reds 13
Sunwolves 2

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