List of 2012–13 Super Rugby transfers

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This is a list of transfers involving Super Rugby teams between the end of the 2012 Super Rugby season and the end of the 2013 Super Rugby season.

Players listed are all players that were named in the initial senior squad, or subsequently included in a 22-man matchday squad at any game during the season.

(did not play) denotes that a player did not play at all during one of the two seasons due to injury or non-selection. These players are included to indicate they remained attached to the team.

(short-term) denotes that a player wasn't initially contracted, but came in during the season. This could either be a club rugby player coming in during an injury crisis or a player whose contract expired at another team, typically in the northern hemisphere.

Australian and New Zealand teams will name their squads (typically containing 30 players). They can also name additional players that usually serve as backup or development players for the franchises. These players are denoted by (wider training group) (New Zealand teams) or (extended playing squad) (Australian teams) below. In South Africa, all teams have affiliated domestic teams playing in the local Vodacom Cup competition.

Players might be used in different positions, but will be listed in their most common positions during the two seasons.

Flags are only shown for international transfers.



Brumbies transfers 2012–13
Pos 2012 squad Out In 2013 squad
PR Ben Alexander
Ruaidhri Murphy (extended playing squad)
Jono Owen (did not play)
Dan Palmer
Scott Sio (extended playing squad)
Jerry Yanuyanutawa (did not play)
Substituted off Jono Owen (to Rebels)[1]
Substituted off Jerry Yanuyanutawa (to England London Irish)[2]
Substituted in Ruan Smith (from Force)[3] Ben Alexander
Ruaidhri Murphy
Dan Palmer
Scott Sio
Ruan Smith (extended playing squad)
HK Anthony Hegarty
Stephen Moore
Siliva Siliva (did not play)
Substituted off Anthony Hegarty (to France Grenoble)[2] Substituted in Joshua Mann-Rea (from Waratahs)[3] Joshua Mann-Rea (extended playing squad)
Stephen Moore
Siliva Siliva
LK Sam Carter
Scott Fardy (extended playing squad)
Ben Hand
Leon Power
Substituted off Ben Hand (to France Grenoble)[2] Substituted in Etienne Oosthuizen (from South Africa Lions)[4] Sam Carter
Scott Fardy
Etienne Oosthuizen
Leon Power
FL Fotu Auelua
Colby Fainga'a
Michael Hooper
Peter Kimlin
Ita Vaea
Substituted off Michael Hooper (to Waratahs)[5] Substituted in David Pocock (from Force)[6]
Substituted in Jordan Smiler (from Northern Suburbs)[7]
Substituted in George Smith (from Japan Suntory Sungoliath)[8]
Fotu Auelua
Colby Fainga'a
Peter Kimlin
David Pocock
Jordan Smiler (extended playing squad)
George Smith (short-term)
Ita Vaea (did not play)
N8 Ben Mowen Ben Mowen
SH Ian Prior
Nic White
Substituted in Mark Swanepoel (from New Zealand Canterbury)[9] Ian Prior
Mark Swanepoel (extended playing squad)
Nic White
FH Zack Holmes
Matt Toomua
Zack Holmes
Matt Toomua
CE Tevita Kuridrani
Christian Lealiifano
Pat McCabe
Andrew Smith
Tevita Kuridrani
Christian Lealiifano
Pat McCabe
Andrew Smith
WG Tom Cox (did not play)
Kimami Sitauti (did not play)
Henry Speight
Joe Tomane
Substituted off Kimami Sitauti (to Rebels)[2] Substituted in Clyde Rathbone (unattached)[10] Tom Cox (did not play)
Clyde Rathbone
Henry Speight
Joe Tomane
FB Robbie Coleman
Cam Crawford
Jesse Mogg (extended playing squad)
Substituted off Cam Crawford (to Waratahs)[11] Robbie Coleman
Jesse Mogg

Jono Owen was released by the Brumbies during the season and joined the Rebels on a short-term deal.


Force transfers 2012–13
Pos 2012 squad Out In 2013 squad
PR Pekahou Cowan
Tetera Faulkner
Kieran Longbottom
Salesi Ma'afu
Salesi Manu (extended playing squad)
Ruan Smith (short-term)
Substituted off Ruan Smith (to Brumbies)[3] Pekahou Cowan
Tetera Faulkner
Kieran Longbottom
Salesi Ma'afu
Salesi Manu (extended playing squad)
HK Nathan Charles
Elvis Taione (extended playing squad)
Ben Whittaker
Substituted off Elvis Taione (to Jersey Jersey)[12] Substituted in James Hilterbrand (from Manly)[13]
Substituted in Heath Tessmann (from Rebels)[14]
Nathan Charles
James Hilterbrand (extended playing squad)
Heath Tessmann (short-term)
Ben Whittaker
LK Oliver Atkins (short-term)
Phoenix Battye
Toby Lynn
Nathan Sharpe
Sam Wykes
Substituted off Oliver Atkins (to Waratahs)[15]
Substituted off Nathan Sharpe (retired)[16]
Substituted in Rory Walton (from Northern Suburbs)[13] Phoenix Battye
Toby Lynn
Rory Walton (extended playing squad)
Sam Wykes
FL Richard Brown
Angus Cottrell (extended playing squad)
Matt Hodgson
Anare Koliavu (short-term)
David Pocock
Substituted off Anare Koliavu (to Kalamunda)[17]
Substituted off David Pocock (to Brumbies)[6]
Substituted in Chris Alcock (from Waratahs)[18]
Substituted in Hugh McMeniman (from Japan Kubota Spears)[19]
Chris Alcock
Richard Brown
Angus Cottrell
Matt Hodgson
Hugh McMeniman
N8 Lachlan McCaffrey
Ben McCalman
Lachlan McCaffrey (did not play)
Ben McCalman
SH Josh Holmes (short-term)
Brett Sheehan
Justin Turner
Substituted off Josh Holmes (to Warringah)[20]
Substituted off Justin Turner (to Associates)[21]
Substituted in Chris Eaton (from New Zealand Hurricanes)[22]
Substituted in Alby Mathewson (from New Zealand Blues)[23]
Substituted in Michael Snowden (from Eastwood)[13]
Chris Eaton (short-term, did not play)
Alby Mathewson
Brett Sheehan
Michael Snowden (extended playing squad)
FH Kyle Godwin (extended playing squad)
Ben Seymour
James Stannard
Substituted off Ben Seymour (to France Agen)[24]
Substituted off James Stannard (to Japan Toyota Shokki)[25]
Substituted in Sam Christie (from New Zealand Waikato)[26]
Substituted in Sias Ebersohn (from South Africa Cheetahs)[27]
Sam Christie
Sias Ebersohn
Kyle Godwin
CE Patrick Dellit
Gene Fairbanks (did not play)
Rory Sidey
Winston Stanley
Will Tupou
Substituted off Gene Fairbanks (to Japan Kintetsu Liners)[28]
Substituted off Rory Sidey (to Rebels)[29]
Substituted in Jayden Hayward (from New Zealand Hurricanes)[30]
Substituted in Ben Jacobs (from Japan Kyuden Voltex)[31]
Substituted in Junior Rasolea (from Australia Sevens)[32]
Substituted in Chris Tuatara-Morrison (from Northern Suburbs)[33]
Patrick Dellit
Jayden Hayward
Ben Jacobs (short-term)
Junior Rasolea
Winston Stanley
Chris Tuatara-Morrison (did not play)
Will Tupou
WG Nick Cummins
Alfie Mafi
Napolioni Nalaga
Jordan Rapana (did not play)
Samu Wara (extended playing squad)
Substituted off Napolioni Nalaga (to France Clermont)[34]
Substituted off Jordan Rapana (to Canberra Raiders)[35]
Substituted off Samu Wara (to Port Macquarie Sharks)[36]
Substituted in Ed Stubbs (from Australia Sevens)[37] Nick Cummins
Alfie Mafi
Ed Stubbs
FB David Harvey (short-term)
Cameron Shepherd
Substituted off David Harvey (to Warringah)[38]
Substituted off Cameron Shepherd (to England Sale Sharks)[39]
Substituted in Sam Norton-Knight (from Japan Panasonic Wild Knights)[40] Sam Norton-Knight


Rebels transfers 2012–13
Pos 2012 squad Out In 2013 squad
PR Eddie Aholelei (extended playing squad)
Paul Alo-Emile
Rodney Blake
Nic Henderson
Jono Owen (short-term)
Laurie Weeks
Substituted off Rodney Blake (to West Harbour)[41]
Substituted off Jono Owen (to Reds)[42]
Eddie Aholelei (did not play)
Paul Alo-Emile
Nic Henderson
Laurie Weeks
HK Adam Freier
Luke Holmes (extended playing squad)
Ged Robinson
Heath Tessmann (did not play)
Substituted off Adam Freier (retired)[43]
Substituted off Luke Holmes (to Waratahs)[44]
Substituted off Heath Tessmann (to Force)[14]
Substituted in Shota Horie (from Japan Panasonic Wild Knights)[45]
Substituted in Patrick Leafa (from Tuggeranong Vikings)[3]
Shota Horie
Patrick Leafa (extended playing squad)
Ged Robinson
LK Adam Byrnes
Alister Campbell
Luke Jones
James King (did not play)
Cadeyrn Neville (extended playing squad)
Hugh Pyle
Substituted off Adam Byrnes (to Russia Kuban Krasnodar)[46]
Substituted off Alister Campbell (retired)[47]
Substituted in Chris Thomson (from France Narbonne)[48] Luke Jones
James King
Cadeyrn Neville
Hugh Pyle
Chris Thomson (did not play)
FL Tom Chamberlain
Tim Davidson
Ryan Hodson (short-term)
Michael Lipman
Hugh Perrett (short-term)
Jarrod Saffy
Substituted off Tom Chamberlain (to Japan tbc)[49]
Substituted off Ryan Hodson (returned to Cottesloe)[44]
Substituted off Michael Lipman (retired)[50]
Substituted off Hugh Perrett (returned to Eastwood)[44]
Substituted in Scott Fuglistaller (from New Zealand Highlanders)[51]
Substituted in Scott Higginbotham (from Reds)[52]
Substituted in Jordy Reid (from Manly)
Tim Davidson
Scott Fuglistaller
Scott Higginbotham
Jordy Reid (extended playing squad)
Jarrod Saffy
N8 Gareth Delve Gareth Delve
SH Nick Phipps
Nic Stirzaker (extended playing squad)
Substituted in Luke Burgess (from France Toulouse)[53] Luke Burgess (short-term)
Nick Phipps
Nic Stirzaker
FH Danny Cipriani
James Hilgendorf
Substituted off Danny Cipriani (to England Sale Sharks)[54] Substituted in Angus Roberts (from Sydney University)[55]
Angus Roberts
James Hilgendorf (short-term)
CE Mitch Inman
Lloyd Johansson
Lachlan Mitchell
Stirling Mortlock
James O'Connor
Substituted off Lloyd Johansson (to Harlequin)[56]
Substituted off Stirling Mortlock (retired)[57]
Substituted in Tom English (from Sydney University)
Substituted in Rory Sidey (from Force)[55]
Tom English (extended playing squad)
Mitch Inman
Lachlan Mitchell
James O'Connor
Rory Sidey
WG Richard Kingi
Mark Gerrard
Cooper Vuna
Substituted off Mark Gerrard (to Japan Toyota Shokki)[58] Substituted in Kimami Sitauti (from Brumbies)[2] Richard Kingi
Kimami Sitauti
Cooper Vuna
FB Kurtley Beale
Julian Huxley
Substituted off Julian Huxley (to France Narbonne)[59] Substituted in Bryce Hegarty (from Brisbane Broncos)
Substituted in Alex Rokobaro (from France Stade Français)[60]
Substituted in Jason Woodward (from New Zealand Wellington Lions)[61]
Kurtley Beale
Bryce Hegarty (extended playing squad)
Alex Rokobaro
Jason Woodward


Reds transfers 2012–13
Pos 2012 squad Out In 2013 squad
PR Ben Daley
Greg Holmes
Guy Shepherdson (did not play)
James Slipper
Substituted off Guy Shepherdson (retired)[62] Substituted in Jono Owen (from Rebels)[42] Ben Daley
Greg Holmes
Jono Owen (did not play)
James Slipper
HK Albert Anae (extended playing squad)
Saia Fainga'a
James Hanson
Albert Anae
Saia Fainga'a
James Hanson
LK Blake Enever (short-term)
James Horwill
Van Humphries
David McDuling (did not play)
Rob Simmons
Adam Wallace-Harrison
Substituted off Blake Enever (to extended playing squad)[63]
Substituted off Van Humphries (retired)[64]
Substituted in Ed O'Donoghue (from England London Wasps) James Horwill
David McDuling (did not play)
Ed O'Donoghue (academy)
Rob Simmons
Adam Wallace-Harrison
FL Liam Gill
Scott Higginbotham
Eddie Quirk
Beau Robinson
Jake Schatz
Substituted off Scott Higginbotham (to Rebels)[52] Substituted in Nigel Ah Wong (from Sunnybank)
Substituted in Curtis Browning (from University of Queensland)
Nigel Ah Wong (extended playing squad, did not play)
Curtis Browning (academy)
Liam Gill
Eddie Quirk
Beau Robinson
Jake Schatz
N8 Jarrad Butler (short-term)
Radike Samo
Jarrad Butler (extended playing squad)
Radike Samo
SH Nick Frisby (extended playing squad)
Will Genia
Nick Frisby
Will Genia
FH Quade Cooper
Sam Lane (short-term)
Ben Lucas
Dallan Murphy (extended playing squad)
Substituted off Sam Lane (to Waratahs)[63]
Substituted off Dallan Murphy (to France Aix)[65]
Quade Cooper
Ben Lucas
CE Anthony Fainga'a
Mike Harris
Jono Lance
Joelin Rapana (short-term)
Ben Tapuai
Aidan Toua
Substituted off Joelin Rapana (to Hong Kong HKFC Rugby)[66] Anthony Fainga'a
Mike Harris
Jono Lance
Ben Tapuai
Aidan Toua
WG Nathan Eyres-Brown (short-term)
Chris Feauai-Sautia
Peter Hynes (did not play)
Digby Ioane
Dom Shipperley
Substituted off Nathan Eyres-Brown (to Romania Farul Constanţa)[67]
Substituted off Peter Hynes (retired)[68]
Chris Feauai-Sautia
Digby Ioane
Dom Shipperley
FB Rod Davies
Luke Morahan
Rod Davies
Luke Morahan


Waratahs transfers 2012–13
Pos 2012 squad Out In 2013 squad
PR Sekope Kepu
Benn Robinson
Paddy Ryan
Jeremy Tilse
Substituted in Richard Aho (from Randwick) Richard Aho (short-term)
Sekope Kepu
Benn Robinson
Paddy Ryan
Jeremy Tilse
HK Damien Fitzpatrick
Joshua Mann-Rea (short-term)
Tatafu Polota-Nau
John Ulugia
Substituted off Joshua Mann-Rea (to Brumbies)[3] Substituted in Luke Holmes (from Rebels) Damien Fitzpatrick (did not play)
Luke Holmes (extended playing squad)
Tatafu Polota-Nau
John Ulugia
LK Kane Douglas
Dean Mumm
Greg Peterson (did not play)
Lopeti Timani (extended playing squad)
Sitaleki Timani
Dan Vickerman (did not play)
Substituted off Dean Mumm (to England Exeter Chiefs)[69]
Substituted off Dan Vickerman (retired)[70]
Substituted in Ollie Atkins (from Force)[15]
Substituted in Adam Coleman (from Parramatta)
Substituted in Jed Holloway (from Southern Districts)
Substituted in Will Skelton (from Sydney University)
Ollie Atkins
Adam Coleman (short-term)
Kane Douglas
Jed Holloway (extended playing squad)
Greg Peterson
Will Skelton (extended playing squad)
Lopeti Timani
Sitaleki Timani
FL Chris Alcock
Dave Dennis
Rocky Elsom
Jono Jenkins (short-term)
Pat McCutcheon
Substituted off Chris Alcock (to Force)[18]
Substituted off Rocky Elsom (to Japan Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers)[71]
Substituted off Jono Jenkins (to France Narbonne)[72]
Substituted in Mitchell Chapman (from Japan NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes)[73]
Substituted in AJ Gilbert (from Northern Suburbs)
Substituted in Michael Hooper (from Brumbies)[5]
Substituted in Liam Winton (from Sydney University)
Mitchell Chapman
Dave Dennis
AJ Gilbert (short-term)
Michael Hooper
Pat McCutcheon
Liam Winton (short-term)
N8 Tevita Metuisela (extended playing squad)
Wycliff Palu
Richard Stanford (short-term)
Substituted off Tevita Metuisela (to Japan Hino Red Dolphins)[74]
Substituted off Richard Stanford (returned to Eastern Suburbs)[75]
Wycliff Palu
SH Grayson Hart (extended playing squad)
Brendan McKibbin
Sarel Pretorius
Substituted off Sarel Pretorius (to South Africa Cheetahs)[76] Substituted in Matt Lucas (from Sunnybank) Grayson Hart (did not play)
Matt Lucas (extended playing squad)
Brendan McKibbin
FH Berrick Barnes
Daniel Halangahu
Substituted off Daniel Halangahu (to Italy Zebre)[77] Substituted in Ben Volavola (from Southern Districts)[78] Berrick Barnes
Ben Volavola (extended playing squad)
CE Tom Carter
Rob Horne
Substituted in Israel Folau (from GWS)[79]
Substituted in Michael Hodge (from Sydney University)[75]
Tom Carter
Israel Folau
Michael Hodge (did not play)
Rob Horne
WG Adam Ashley-Cooper
Peter Betham (short-term)
Brackin Karauria-Henry
Tom Kingston
Drew Mitchell
Atieli Pakalani
Lachlan Turner
Substituted off Brackin Karauria-Henry (to Japan NTT Shining Arcs)[80]
Substituted off Atieli Pakalani (to Southern Districts)[81]
Substituted in Terrence Hepetema (from Randwick) Adam Ashley-Cooper
Peter Betham
Terrence Hepetema (short-term)
Tom Kingston
Drew Mitchell
Lachlan Turner
FB Bernard Foley
Nathan Trist (extended playing squad)
Substituted off Nathan Trist (to Sydney University)[82] Substituted in Cam Crawford (from Brumbies)[11] Cam Crawford
Bernard Foley

New Zealand[edit]


Blues transfers 2012–13
Pos 2012 squad Out In 2013 squad
PR Charlie Faumuina
Tevita Mailau
Pauliasi Manu
Tom McCartney
Angus Ta'avao
Tony Woodcock
Substituted off Tevita Mailau (to France Mont-de-Marsan)[83]
Substituted off Pauliasi Manu (to Chiefs wider training group)[84]
Substituted off Tony Woodcock (to Highlanders)[85]
Substituted in Tim Perry (from Tasman)[86]
Substituted in Sam Prattley (from Auckland)[87]
Substituted in Ofa Tu'ungafasi (from Auckland)[88]
Charlie Faumuina
Tom McCartney
Tim Perry
Sam Prattley (short-term)
Angus Ta'avao
Ofa Tu'ungafasi
HK Keven Mealamu
James Parsons (wider training group)
Substituted in Quentin MacDonald (from Crusaders)[86]
Substituted in Gafatasi Su'a (from Auckland)
Quentin MacDonald
Keven Mealamu
James Parsons
Gafatasi Su'a (short-term, did not play)
LK Anthony Boric
Liaki Moli
Filo Paulo
Andrew van der Heijden (short-term)
Ali Williams
Substituted off Filo Paulo (to Wales Cardiff Blues)[89]
Substituted off Andrew van der Heijden (to Auckland)[90]
Substituted in Ronald Raaymakers (from Counties Manukau)[91]
Substituted in Culum Retallick (from Highlanders)[88]
Anthony Boric
Liaki Moli
Ronald Raaymakers
Culum Retallick
Ali Williams
FL Daniel Braid
Luke Braid
Chris Lowrey
Steve Luatua (wider training group)
Sean Polwart (wider training group)
Dan Pryor (wider training group)
Substituted off Daniel Braid (to England Sale Sharks)[92]
Substituted off Chris Lowrey (to Japan Toyota Shokki)[25]
Substituted off Sean Polwart (to wider training group)[84]
Substituted off Dan Pryor (to Northland)[90]
Substituted in Kane Barrett (from Taranaki)[93]
Substituted in Brendon O'Connor (from Crusaders)[94]
Kane Barrett
Luke Braid
Steve Luatua
Brendon O'Connor
N8 Cam Goodhue (short-term)
Jerome Kaino
Brad Mika
Peter Saili
Substituted off Cam Goodhue (returned to Northland)[90]
Substituted off Jerome Kaino (to Japan Toyota Verblitz)[95]
Substituted off Brad Mika (to College Rifles RFC)[96]
Peter Saili
SH Alby Mathewson
Piri Weepu
Substituted off Alby Mathewson (to Australia Force)[23] Substituted in Jamison Gibson-Park (from Taranaki)[30]
Substituted in Bryn Hall (from North Harbour)[97]
Substituted in Wayne Ngaluafe (from Auckland)[98]
Jamison Gibson-Park
Bryn Hall
Wayne Ngaluafe (short-term)
Piri Weepu
FH Orene Ai'i (short-term)
Gareth Anscombe
Michael Hobbs
Substituted off Orene Ai'i (to Northland)[90]
Substituted off Gareth Anscombe (to Chiefs)[99]
Substituted off Michael Hobbs (to Japan Panasonic Wild Knights)[100]
Substituted in Baden Kerr (from Counties Manukau)[101]
Substituted in Chris Noakes (from Highlanders)[102]
Baden Kerr
Chris Noakes
CE Ma'a Nonu
Rene Ranger
Francis Saili (wider training group)
Benson Stanley
Substituted off Ma'a Nonu (to Highlanders)[103]
Substituted off Benson Stanley (to France Clermont)[104]
Substituted in Malakai Fekitoa (from Auckland)[88]
Substituted in Jackson Willison (from Chiefs)[91]
Malakai Fekitoa (did not play)
Rene Ranger
Francis Saili
Jackson Willison
WG Ben Lam (short-term)
George Moala
Albert Nikoro (short-term)
David Raikuna
Sherwin Stowers
Rudi Wulf
Substituted off Ben Lam (to N.Z. Sevens)[105]
Substituted off David Raikuna (to N.Z. Sevens)[105]
Substituted off Sherwin Stowers (to N.Z. Sevens)[106]
Substituted off Rudi Wulf (to France Toulon)[107]
Substituted in Frank Halai (from Counties Manukau)[91]
Substituted in Waisake Naholo (from Taranaki)[93]
Substituted in Lolagi Visinia (from Auckland)
Frank Halai
George Moala
Waisake Naholo
Albert Nikoro (wider training group)
Lolagi Visinia (wider training group)
FB Lachie Munro
Hadleigh Parkes (wider training group)
Charles Piutau (short-term)
Isaia Toeava
Substituted off Lachie Munro (to France Bordeaux)[108]
Substituted off Hadleigh Parkes (to South Africa Kings)[109]
Substituted off Isaia Toeava (to Japan Canon Eagles)[110]
Substituted in Marty McKenzie (from Southland)[94] Marty McKenzie
Charles Piutau


Chiefs transfers 2012–13
Pos 2012 squad Out In 2013 squad
PR Ben Afeaki
Shane Cleaver
Josh Hohneck (wider training group)
Toby Smith
Ben Tameifuna
Sona Taumalolo
Substituted off Shane Cleaver (to Taranaki)[90]
Substituted off Sona Taumalolo (to France Perpignan)[111]
Substituted in Pauliasi Manu (from Blues)[84]
Substituted in Solomona Sakalia (from Wellington)[112]
Ben Afeaki
Josh Hohneck (did not play)
Pauliasi Manu (wider training group)
Solomona Sakalia (did not play)
Toby Smith
Ben Tameifuna
HK Marcel Cummings-Toone (wider training group)
Hika Elliot
Mahonri Schwalger
Substituted off Marcel Cummings-Toone (to Waikato)[90] Substituted in Mike Kainga (from Bay of Plenty)
Substituted in Rhys Marshall (from Taranaki)[112]
Hika Elliot
Mike Kainga (wider training group)
Rhys Marshall
Mahonri Schwalger
LK Craig Clarke
Michael Fitzgerald
Romana Graham
Brodie Retallick
Craig Clarke
Michael Fitzgerald
Romana Graham
Brodie Retallick
FL Sam Cane
Tanerau Latimer
Liam Messam
Scott Waldrom
Substituted off Scott Waldrom (to Taranaki)[90] Substituted in Nick Crosswell (from Highlanders)[113]
Substituted in Ross Filipo (from Wellington)[112]
Sam Cane
Nick Crosswell
Ross Filipo
Tanerau Latimer
Liam Messam
N8 Alex Bradley
Fritz Lee
Kane Thompson
Substituted off Alex Bradley (to Waikato)[90]
Substituted off Kane Thompson (to Japan Canon Eagles)[114]
Substituted in Matt Vant Leven (from Waikato) Fritz Lee
Matt Vant Leven (wider training group)
SH Tawera Kerr-Barlow
Brendon Leonard
Augustine Pulu (wider training group)
Tawera Kerr-Barlow
Brendon Leonard (short-term)
Augustine Pulu
FH Aaron Cruden Substituted in Daniel Waenga (from Hawke's Bay)[115] Aaron Cruden
Daniel Waenga (short-term)
CE Richard Kahui
Sonny Bill Williams
Jackson Willison
Substituted off Sonny Bill Williams (to Japan Panasonic Wild Knights)[116]
Substituted off Jackson Willison (to Blues)[91]
Substituted in Bundee Aki (from Counties Manukau)[101]
Substituted in Charlie Ngatai (from Hurricanes)[117]
Substituted in Savenaca Tokula (from Waikato)[101]
Bundee Aki
Richard Kahui
Charlie Ngatai
Savenaca Tokula (short-term)
WG Lelia Masaga
Tim Nanai-Williams
Maritino Nemani
Declan O'Donnell
Asaeli Tikoirotuma
Substituted off Maritino Nemani (to wider training group)[84]
Substituted off Declan O'Donnell (to Highlanders)[118]
Substituted in Patrick Osborne (from Crusaders)[112] Lelia Masaga
Tim Nanai-Williams
Patrick Osborne
Asaeli Tikoirotuma
FB Andrew Horrell
Robbie Robinson
Substituted in Gareth Anscombe (from Blues)[99] Gareth Anscombe
Andrew Horrell
Robbie Robinson


Crusaders transfers 2012–13
Pos 2012 squad Out In 2013 squad
PR Nick Barrett (did not play)
Wyatt Crockett
Ben Franks
Owen Franks
Substituted off Nick Barrett (to Southland)[90]
Substituted off Ben Franks (to Hurricanes)[119]
Substituted in Nepo Laulala (from Canterbury)[120]
Substituted in Joe Moody (from Canterbury)[120]
Wyatt Crockett
Owen Franks
Nepo Laulala
Joe Moody
HK Corey Flynn
Ben Funnell
Quentin MacDonald
Substituted off Quentin MacDonald (to Blues)[86] Substituted in Codie Taylor (from Canterbury)[120] Corey Flynn
Ben Funnell
Codie Taylor
LK Tom Donnelly
Ross Kennedy
Luke Romano
Joe Wheeler (did not play)
Sam Whitelock
Substituted off Ross Kennedy (to Hawke's Bay)[90]
Substituted off Joe Wheeler (to Highlanders)[121]
Substituted in Dominic Bird (from Canterbury)[122] Dominic Bird
Tom Donnelly
Luke Romano
Sam Whitelock
FL Richie McCaw
Brendon O'Connor (wider training group)
Matt Todd
George Whitelock
Luke Whitelock
Substituted off Brendon O'Connor (to Blues)[94] Substituted in Shane Christie (from Tasman)[120]
Substituted in Jordan Taufua (from Canterbury)[120]
Substituted in Jimmy Tupou (from Counties Manukau)[91]
Shane Christie
Richie McCaw (did not play)
Jordan Taufua
Matt Todd
Jimmy Tupou
George Whitelock
Luke Whitelock
N8 Kieran Read Kieran Read
SH Andy Ellis
Willi Heinz
Substituted in Jeremy Su'a (from Tasman)[120] Andy Ellis
Willi Heinz
Jeremy Su'a (did not play)
FH Tyler Bleyendaal
Dan Carter
Tom Taylor
Tyler Bleyendaal
Dan Carter
Tom Taylor
CE Ryan Crotty
Robbie Fruean
Adam Whitelock
Ryan Crotty
Robbie Fruean
Adam Whitelock
WG Zac Guildford
Sean Maitland
Patrick Osborne
Substituted off Sean Maitland (to Scotland Glasgow Warriors)[123]
Substituted off Patrick Osborne (to Chiefs)[112]
Substituted in Johnny McNicholl (from Canterbury)[120]
Substituted in Telusa Veainu (from Highlanders wider training group)[124]
Zac Guildford
Johnny McNicholl
Telusa Veainu (short-term)
FB Israel Dagg
Tom Marshall
Israel Dagg
Tom Marshall


Highlanders transfers 2012–13
Pos 2012 squad Out In 2013 squad
PR Jacob Ellison (wider training group)
Ma'afu Fia
Chris King
Jamie Mackintosh
Bronson Murray
Substituted off Jacob Ellison (to Japan Fukuoka Sanix Blues)[74]

Substituted in Tony Woodcock (from Blues)[85]

Ma'afu Fia
Chris King
Jamie Mackintosh
Bronson Murray (wider training group)
Tony Woodcock
HK Andrew Hore
Brayden Mitchell (wider training group)
Jason Rutledge
Substituted in Liam Coltman (from Otago)[125] Liam Coltman
Andrew Hore
Brayden Mitchell
Jason Rutledge (short-term)
LK Josh Bekhuis
Jarrad Hoeata
Hoani MacDonald (short-term)
Culum Retallick
Substituted off Hoani MacDonald (to Southland)[90]
Substituted off Culum Retallick (to Blues)[126]
Substituted in Brad Thorn (from Japan Fukuoka Sanix Blues)[127]
Substituted in Joe Wheeler (from Crusaders)[121]
Josh Bekhuis
Jarrad Hoeata
Brad Thorn
Joe Wheeler
FL Tim Boys (short-term)
Nick Crosswell
Scott Fuglistaller (short-term)
John Hardie
James Haskell
Adam Thomson
Doug Tietjens
Substituted off Nick Crosswell (to Chiefs)[113]
Substituted off Scott Fuglistaller (to Australia Rebels)[51]
Substituted off James Haskell (to England London Wasps)[128]
Substituted off Adam Thomson (to Japan Canon Eagles)[129]
Substituted off Doug Tietjens (to wider training squad)[84]
Substituted in TJ Ioane (from Otago)
Substituted in Jake Paringatai (from Japan Fukuoka Sanix Blues)[118]
Substituted in Mose Tuiali'i (from Japan Yamaha Júbilo)
Tim Boys
John Hardie
TJ Ioane (short-term)
Jake Paringatai
Mose Tuiali'i (short-term)
N8 Elliot Dixon
Nasi Manu
Elliot Dixon
Nasi Manu
SH Jimmy Cowan
Aaron Smith
Substituted off Jimmy Cowan (to England Gloucester)[130] Substituted in Fumiaki Tanaka (from Japan Panasonic Wild Knights)[131]
Substituted in Frae Wilson (from Hurricanes)
Aaron Smith
Fumiaki Tanaka
Frae Wilson (wider training group)
FH Mike Delany (short-term)
Chris Noakes
Colin Slade
Lima Sopoaga
Substituted off Mike Delany (returned to Japan Panasonic Wild Knights)[132]
Substituted off Chris Noakes (to Blues)[102]
Substituted in Hayden Parker (from Otago)[118] Hayden Parker
Colin Slade
Lima Sopoaga
CE Phil Burleigh (short-term)
Tamati Ellison
Kendrick Lynn
Shaun Treeby
Substituted off Kendrick Lynn (to Bay of Plenty)[90] Substituted in Jason Emery (from Manawatu)[133]
Substituted in Ma'a Nonu (from Blues)[103]
Phil Burleigh
Tamati Ellison
Jason Emery
Ma'a Nonu
Shaun Treeby
WG Kurt Baker
Hosea Gear
Siale Piutau
Kade Poki
Buxton Popoali'i (wider training group)
Telusa Veainu
Substituted off Kurt Baker (to Crusaders wider training group)[84]
Substituted off Siale Piutau (to Japan Yamaha Júbilo)[134]
Substituted off Telusa Veainu (to Crusaders)[124]
Substituted in Tony Ensor (from Otago)[135]
Substituted in Maritino Nemani (from Chiefs wider training group)[118]
Substituted in Declan O'Donnell (from Chiefs)[118]
Substituted in Trent Renata (from Waikato)[136]
Tony Ensor (wider training group)
Hosea Gear
Maritino Nemani (short-term)
Declan O'Donnell (did not play)
Kade Poki
Buxton Popoali'i
Trent Renata (short-term)
FB Ben Smith Ben Smith


Hurricanes transfers 2012–13
Pos 2012 squad Out In 2013 squad
PR Michael Bent
Reggie Goodes
Ben May
Tristan Moran
Jeffery Toomaga-Allen
Substituted off Michael Bent (to Ireland Leinster)[137]
Substituted off Tristan Moran (to Bay of Plenty)[90]
Substituted in Ben Franks (from Crusaders)[119]
Substituted in Eric Sione (from Wellington)[138]
Substituted in John Schwalger (from France Agen)[139]
Ben Franks
Reggie Goodes
Ben May
John Schwalger (short-term)
Eric Sione (did not play)
Jeffery Toomaga-Allen
HK Dane Coles
David Hall (did not play)
Motu Matu'u
Substituted off David Hall (to Northland)[90] Substituted in Ash Dixon (from Hawke's Bay) Dane Coles
Ash Dixon (wider training squad)
Motu Matu'u
LK James Broadhurst
Jason Eaton
Mark Reddish
Jeremy Thrush
James Broadhurst
Jason Eaton
Mark Reddish
Jeremy Thrush
FL Jack Lam
Faifili Levave
Karl Lowe
Brad Shields
Substituted in Ardie Savea (from Wellington)[140] Jack Lam
Faifili Levave
Karl Lowe
Ardie Savea
Brad Shields
N8 Mike Coman (wider training group)
Victor Vito
Substituted off Mike Coman (to wider training squad)[84] Substituted in Blade Thomson (from Taranaki)[141] Blade Thomson
Victor Vito
SH Chris Eaton
TJ Perenara
Chris Smylie (did not play)
Frae Wilson (wider training group)
Substituted off Chris Eaton (to Australia Force)[22]
Substituted off Frae Wilson (to Highlanders wider training group)[84]
Substituted in Samisoni Fisilau (from Northland)[138] Samisoni Fisilau (did not play)
TJ Perenara
Chris Smylie
FH Beauden Barrett
Daniel Kirkpatrick
Tusi Pisi
Substituted off Daniel Kirkpatrick (to France Castres)[142] Substituted in James Marshall (from Taranaki)[143] Beauden Barrett
James Marshall
Tusi Pisi
CE Tim Bateman
Jayden Hayward
Charlie Ngatai
Conrad Smith
Substituted off Jayden Hayward (to Australia Force)[30]
Substituted off Charlie Ngatai (to Chiefs)[117]
Substituted in Rey Lee-Lo (from Counties Manukau)[144]
Substituted in Ope Peleseuma (from Wellington)[135]
Tim Bateman
Rey Lee-Lo
Ope Peleseuma (wider training group)
Conrad Smith
WG Richard Buckman
Cory Jane
Alapati Leiua
Julian Savea
Substituted off Richard Buckman (to wider training squad)[84] Substituted in Matt Proctor (from Wellington)[138] Cory Jane (did not play)
Alapati Leiua
Matt Proctor
Julian Savea
FB Andre Taylor Andre Taylor

South Africa[edit]


Bulls transfers 2012–13
Pos 2012 squad Out In 2013 squad
PR Rayno Gerber
Dean Greyling
Frik Kirsten
Werner Kruger
Dawie Steyn
Substituted off Rayno Gerber (to Italy Rovigo)[145]
Substituted off Dawie Steyn (to Blue Bulls)
Substituted in Morné Mellett (from Blue Bulls)
Substituted in Hencus van Wyk (from Blue Bulls)
Dean Greyling
Frik Kirsten
Werner Kruger
Morné Mellett
Hencus van Wyk
HK Bongi Mbonambi
Chiliboy Ralepelle
Willie Wepener
Substituted off Bongi Mbonambi (to Blue Bulls) Substituted in Callie Visagie (on loan from Lions)[146] Chiliboy Ralepelle
Callie Visagie (short-term)
Willie Wepener
LK Juandré Kruger
Wilhelm Steenkamp
Flip van der Merwe
Substituted in Grant Hattingh (from Lions)[147]
Substituted in Cornell Hess (from Blue Bulls)
Substituted in Paul Willemse (from Lions)[148]
Grant Hattingh
Cornell Hess (did not play)
Juandré Kruger
Wilhelm Steenkamp
Flip van der Merwe
Paul Willemse
FL Arno Botha
Dewald Potgieter
Jacques Potgieter
CJ Stander
Deon Stegmann
Substituted off CJ Stander (to Ireland Munster)[149] Substituted in Jacques du Plessis (from Blue Bulls) Arno Botha
Jacques du Plessis
Dewald Potgieter
Jacques Potgieter
Deon Stegmann
N8 Pierre Spies
Gerrit-Jan van Velze
Substituted off Gerrit-Jan van Velze (to England Northampton Saints)[150] Substituted in Jean Cook (from Blue Bulls)
Substituted in Jono Ross (from Blue Bulls)
Jean Cook
Jono Ross
Pierre Spies
SH Francois Hougaard
Ruan Snyman
Jano Vermaak
Substituted in Rudy Paige (from Blue Bulls) Francois Hougaard
Rudy Paige
Ruan Snyman (did not play)
Jano Vermaak
FH Lionel Cronjé (did not play)
Louis Fouché
Morné Steyn
Substituted off Lionel Cronjé (to Lions)[151] Louis Fouché
Morné Steyn
CE JJ Engelbrecht
Wynand Olivier
Johann Sadie
Francois Venter
Substituted off Johann Sadie (to Cheetahs)[152] Substituted in Jan Serfontein (from Blue Bulls) JJ Engelbrecht
Wynand Olivier
Jan Serfontein
Francois Venter
WG Bjorn Basson
Akona Ndungane
Substituted in Lionel Mapoe (on loan from Lions)[153]
Substituted in Sampie Mastriet (from Blue Bulls)
Bjorn Basson
Lionel Mapoe (short-term)
Sampie Mastriet
Akona Ndungane
FB Zane Kirchner
Jurgen Visser (did not play)
Substituted in Ulrich Beyers (from Blue Bulls) Ulrich Beyers
Zane Kirchner
Jurgen Visser


Cheetahs transfers 2012–13
Pos 2012 squad Out In 2013 squad
PR Lourens Adriaanse
WP Nel
Trevor Nyakane
Coenie Oosthuizen
Marcel van der Merwe
Substituted off WP Nel (to Scotland Edinburgh)[154]
Substituted off Marcel van der Merwe (to Blue Bulls)[155]
Substituted in Rossouw de Klerk (from Blue Bulls)[155]
Substituted in Caylib Oosthuizen (from Lions)[156]
Lourens Adriaanse
Rossouw de Klerk (did not play)
Trevor Nyakane
Caylib Oosthuizen
Coenie Oosthuizen
HK Ryno Barnes
Hercú Liebenberg
Adriaan Strauss
Ryno Barnes
Hercú Liebenberg (did not play)
Adriaan Strauss
LK George Earle
Andries Ferreira
Francois Uys
Izak van der Westhuizen
Waltie Vermeulen
Substituted off George Earle (to Wales Scarlets)[157]
Substituted off Izak van der Westhuizen (to Scotland Edinburgh)[158]
Substituted in Lood de Jager (from Leopards)[159]
Substituted in Ligtoring Landman (from Griquas)
Lood de Jager
Andries Ferreira (did not play)
Ligtoring Landman
Francois Uys
Waltie Vermeulen
FL Heinrich Brüssow
Justin Downey
Lappies Labuschagné
Boom Prinsloo
Philip van der Walt
Substituted off Justin Downey (to Griquas) Substituted in Frans Viljoen (from Italy Aironi)[160] Heinrich Brüssow
Lappies Labuschagné
Boom Prinsloo
Philip van der Walt
Frans Viljoen
N8 Ashley Johnson
Davon Raubenheimer
Substituted off Ashley Johnson (to England London Wasps)[161] Davon Raubenheimer (did not play)
SH Jacques Coetzee
Tewis de Bruyn
Piet van Zyl
Substituted off Jacques Coetzee (to Griquas) Substituted in Sarel Pretorius (from Australia Waratahs)[76] Tewis de Bruyn
Sarel Pretorius
Piet van Zyl
FH Sias Ebersohn
Johan Goosen
Riaan Smit
Substituted off Sias Ebersohn (to Australia Force)[27] Substituted in Francois Brummer (from Griquas)
Substituted in Burton Francis (from Stormers)[162]
Substituted in Hansie Graaff (from Griffons)
Substituted in Elgar Watts (from Boland Cavaliers)[163]
Francois Brummer
Burton Francis
Johan Goosen
Hansie Graaff (did not play)
Riaan Smit
Elgar Watts
CE Robert Ebersohn
Barry Geel
Philip Snyman
Andries Strauss
Substituted off Philip Snyman (to South Africa Sevens)[164]
Substituted off Andries Strauss (to Kings)[165]
Substituted in Howard Mnisi (from NMMU Madibaz)[166]
Substituted in Johann Sadie (from Bulls)[152]
Robert Ebersohn
Barry Geel
Howard Mnisi
Johann Sadie
WG Rayno Benjamin
Cameron Jacobs
Rocco Jansen
Willie le Roux
Dusty Noble
Nico Scheepers
Substituted off Cameron Jacobs (to Free State Cheetahs)
Substituted off Dusty Noble (to Griquas)
Substituted off Nico Scheepers (to Free State Cheetahs)
Substituted in Raymond Rhule (from Free State Cheetahs) Rayno Benjamin
Rocco Jansen (did not play)
Willie le Roux
Raymond Rhule
FB Hennie Daniller Hennie Daniller


The Kings joined the 2013 Super Rugby season at the expense of the Lions. All players joined from Eastern Province Kings unless stated.

Kings transfers 2012–13
Pos 2012 squad Out In 2013 squad
PR N/A N/A Substituted in Grant Kemp (from SWD Eagles)[167] Kevin Buys
Charl du Plessis
Jaco Engels
Schalk Ferreira
Grant Kemp
HK N/A N/A Substituted in Virgile Lacombe (from France Toulouse)[168]
Substituted in Bandise Maku (from Lions)[109]
Substituted in Edgar Marutlulle (from Leopards)[169]
Hannes Franklin
Virgile Lacombe
Bandise Maku
Edgar Marutlulle
LK N/A N/A Substituted in Daniel Adongo (from New Zealand Counties Manukau)[170]
Substituted in Steven Sykes (from Sharks)[171]
Daniel Adongo
Rynier Bernardo
David Bulbring
Thabo Mamojele
Darron Nell
Steven Sykes
FL N/A N/A Substituted in Tomás Leonardi (from Argentina S.I.C.)[172] Aidon Davis
Cornell du Preez
Tomás Leonardi
Mpho Mbiyozo
Devin Oosthuizen
Wimpie van der Walt
N8 N/A N/A Jacques Engelbrecht
Luke Watson
SH N/A N/A Substituted in Johan Herbst (from SWD Eagles)[173]
Substituted in Shaun Venter (from Pumas)[174]
Substituted in Nicolás Vergallo (from France Toulouse)[109]
Johan Herbst
Shaun Venter
Nicolás Vergallo
FH N/A N/A Substituted in Demetri Catrakilis (from Western Province)[175] Demetri Catrakilis
Shane Gates
George Whitehead
CE N/A N/A Substituted in Ronnie Cooke (from France Grenoble)[176]
Substituted in Waylon Murray (from Lions)[177]
Substituted in Hadleigh Parkes (from New Zealand Blues)[109]
Substituted in Andries Strauss (from Cheetahs)[165]
Ronnie Cooke
Waylon Murray
Hadleigh Parkes
Andries Strauss
Scott van Breda
WG N/A N/A Siyanda Grey
Michael Killian
Sergeal Petersen
Marcello Sampson
FB N/A N/A Substituted in Elric van Vuuren (from SWD Eagles)[173] SP Marais
Shakes Soyizwapi
Elric van Vuuren


The Lions will be replaced in the 2013 Super Rugby season by the Kings. All players returned to the domestic Golden Lions team unless stated.

Lions transfers 2012–13
Pos 2012 squad Out In 2013 squad
PR Jacobie Adriaanse
Pat Cilliers
Ruan Dreyer
JC Janse van Rensburg
Caylib Oosthuizen
CJ van der Linde
Substituted off Jacobie Adriaanse (to Wales Scarlets)[178]
Substituted off Pat Cilliers (to Stormers)[179]
Substituted off JC Janse van Rensburg (on loan to Sharks)[180]
Substituted off Caylib Oosthuizen (to Cheetahs)[156]
HK Martin Bezuidenhout
Bandise Maku (did not play)
Callie Visagie
Substituted off Martin Bezuidenhout (on loan to Stormers)
Substituted off Bandise Maku (to Kings)[109]
Substituted off Callie Visagie (on loan to Bulls)[146]
LK Ruan Botha
Marius Coetzer
Stephan Greeff
Etienne Oosthuizen
Hendrik Roodt
Franco van der Merwe
Wikus van Heerden
Paul Willemse
Substituted off Ruan Botha (to Stormers)[181]
Substituted off Marius Coetzer (to Pumas)[182]
Substituted off Etienne Oosthuizen (to Australia Brumbies)[4]
Substituted off Franco van der Merwe (on loan to Sharks)[179]
Substituted off Wikus van Heerden (retired)[183]
Substituted off Paul Willemse (to Bulls)[148]
FL Cobus Grobbelaar
Grant Hattingh
Jaco Kriel
Derick Minnie
Michael Rhodes (did not play)
Substituted off Cobus Grobbelaar (retired)[184]
Substituted off Grant Hattingh (to Bulls)[147]
Substituted off Derick Minnie (on loan to Sharks)[180]
Substituted off Michael Rhodes (to Stormers)[179]
N8 Doppies le Roux
Josh Strauss
Warren Whiteley
Substituted off Doppies le Roux (to Pumas)[182]
Substituted off Josh Strauss (to Scotland Glasgow Warriors)[185]
SH Michael Bondesio
Ross Cronjé
Tian Meyer
Whestley Moolman (did not play)
Substituted off Tian Meyer (to Pumas)[182] N/A N/A
FH Butch James
Elton Jantjies
Substituted off Butch James (to Sharks)[186]
Substituted off Elton Jantjies (on loan to Stormers)[187]
CE Dylan des Fountain (did not play)
Alwyn Hollenbach
Doppies la Grange
Waylon Murray
Substituted off Doppies la Grange (to Italy Treviso)[188]
Substituted off Waylon Murray (to Kings)
WG Ruan Combrinck
JR Esterhuizen
Michael Killian
Lionel Mapoe
Deon van Rensburg
Anthony Volmink
Substituted off Michael Killian (to Kings)[189]
Substituted off Lionel Mapoe (on loan to Bulls)[153]
FB Andries Coetzee
James Kamana
Jaco Taute
Substituted off Andries Coetzee (on loan to Sharks)[190]
Substituted off James Kamana (to Japan Kamaishi Seawaves)[74]
Substituted off Jaco Taute (on loan to Stormers)[191]


Sharks transfers 2012–13
Pos 2012 squad Out In 2013 squad
PR Dale Chadwick
Jannie du Plessis
Wiehahn Herbst
Tendai Mtawarira
Julian Redelinghuys (did not play)
Nick Schonert (did not play)
Substituted off Julian Redelinghuys (to Lions)
Substituted off Nick Schonert (to Griquas)
Substituted in Allan Dell (from Sharks (Currie Cup))
Substituted in JC Janse van Rensburg (on loan from Lions)
Substituted in Danie Mienie (from Sharks (Currie Cup))
Dale Chadwick (did not play)
Allan Dell (did not play)
Jannie du Plessis
Wiehahn Herbst
JC Janse van Rensburg (short-term)
Danie Mienie
Tendai Mtawarira
HK Craig Burden
Kyle Cooper
Bismarck du Plessis
Monde Hadebe (did not play)
Craig Burden
Kyle Cooper
Bismarck du Plessis
Monde Hadebe (did not play)
LK Anton Bresler
Pieter-Steph du Toit
Jandré Marais
Ross Skeate
Steven Sykes
Substituted off Ross Skeate (to France Agen)[192]
Substituted off Steven Sykes (to Kings)[171]
Substituted in Edwin Hewitt (from Griquas)[193]
Substituted in Peet Marais (from Sharks (Currie Cup))
Substituted in Franco van der Merwe (on loan from Lions)[179]
Anton Bresler
Pieter-Steph du Toit
Edwin Hewitt
Jandré Marais
Peet Marais (did not play)
Franco van der Merwe (short-term)
FL Willem Alberts
Jacques Botes
Marcell Coetzee
Jean Deysel
Tera Mtembu
Substituted in Derick Minnie (on loan from Lions)[194] Willem Alberts
Jacques Botes
Marcell Coetzee
Jean Deysel
Derick Minnie (short-term)
Tera Mtembu
N8 Keegan Daniel
Ryan Kankowski
Keegan Daniel
Ryan Kankowski
SH Conrad Hoffmann (did not play)
Charl McLeod
Cobus Reinach
Substituted off Conrad Hoffmann (to Hamiltons)[195] Substituted in Tian Meyer (from Lions) Charl McLeod
Tian Meyer (did not play)
Cobus Reinach
FH Patrick Lambie
Frédéric Michalak
Substituted off Frédéric Michalak (to France Toulon)[196] Substituted in Butch James (from Lions)
Substituted in Fred Zeilinga (from Sharks (Currie Cup))
Butch James
Patrick Lambie
Fred Zeilinga
CE Meyer Bosman
Paul Jordaan
Marius Joubert
François Steyn
Tim Whitehead
Substituted off Marius Joubert (to Sharks (Currie Cup)) Substituted in Piet Lindeque (from Blue Bulls)[194] Meyer Bosman
Paul Jordaan
Piet Lindeque (short-term)
François Steyn
Tim Whitehead (did not play)
WG Lwazi Mvovo
Odwa Ndungane
JP Pietersen
S'bura Sithole (did not play)
Substituted in Sean Robinson (from Sharks (Currie Cup)) Lwazi Mvovo
Odwa Ndungane
JP Pietersen
Sean Robinson
S'bura Sithole
FB Louis Ludik
Gouws Prinsloo (did not play)
Riaan Viljoen
Substituted off Gouws Prinsloo (to Sharks (Currie Cup)) Substituted in Andries Coetzee (on loan from Lions)[190]
Substituted in Jaco van Tonder (from Sharks (Currie Cup))
Andries Coetzee (short-term)
Louis Ludik
Jaco van Tonder
Riaan Viljoen


Stormers transfers 2012–13
Pos 2012 squad Out In 2013 squad
PR Deon Carstens
Brok Harris
Steven Kitshoff
Frans Malherbe
Substituted in Pat Cilliers (from Lions)[179]
Substituted in Chris Heiberg (from Western Province)[197]
Substituted in Ross Geldenhuys (on loan from Eastern Province Kings)[198]
Deon Carstens (did not play)
Pat Cilliers
Ross Geldenhuys (short-term, did not play)
Brok Harris
Chris Heiberg
Steven Kitshoff
Frans Malherbe
HK Deon Fourie
Tiaan Liebenberg
Scarra Ntubeni
Substituted in Martin Bezuidenhout (on loan from Lions) Martin Bezuidenhout (short-term)
Deon Fourie
Tiaan Liebenberg
Scarra Ntubeni
LK Andries Bekker
Eben Etzebeth
Quinn Roux
De Kock Steenkamp
Substituted off Quinn Roux (to Ireland Leinster)[199] Substituted in Ruan Botha (from Lions)[181]
Substituted in Marius Coetzer (on loan from Pumas)[197]
Substituted in Gerbrandt Grobler (from Western Province)
Andries Bekker
Ruan Botha (did not play)
Marius Coetzer (short-term)
Eben Etzebeth
Gerbrandt Grobler
De Kock Steenkamp
FL Don Armand
Schalk Burger
Rynhardt Elstadt
Nick Fenton-Wells
Tyrone Holmes
Siya Kolisi
Substituted off Nick Fenton-Wells (to England Saracens)[200]
Substituted off Tyrone Holmes (to France Colomiers)
Substituted in Rohan Kitshoff (from Western Province)[197]
Substituted in Michael Rhodes (from Lions)[179]
Don Armand
Schalk Burger (did not play)
Rynhardt Elstadt
Rohan Kitshoff
Siya Kolisi
Michael Rhodes
N8 Nizaam Carr
Nick Köster
Jebb Sinclair (short-term)
Duane Vermeulen
Substituted off Nick Köster (to England Bath)[201]
Substituted off Jebb Sinclair (returned to England London Irish)
Nizaam Carr
Duane Vermeulen
SH Dewaldt Duvenage
Nic Groom (did not play)
Louis Schreuder
Dewaldt Duvenage
Nic Groom
Louis Schreuder
FH Burton Francis
Peter Grant
Gary van Aswegen
Substituted off Burton Francis (to Cheetahs) Substituted in Kurt Coleman (from Western Province)[202]
Substituted in Elton Jantjies (on loan from Lions)[187]
Kurt Coleman
Peter Grant
Elton Jantjies (short-term)
Gary van Aswegen
CE Marcel Brache
Juan de Jongh
Jean de Villiers
JP du Plessis
Substituted off Marcel Brache (to Western Province)
Substituted off JP du Plessis (to Western Province)
Juan de Jongh
Jean de Villiers
WG Gio Aplon
Bryan Habana
Danie Poolman
Gerhard van den Heever
Substituted off Danie Poolman (to Ireland Connacht)[203] Substituted in Damian de Allende (from Western Province)[202] Gio Aplon
Damian de Allende
Bryan Habana
Gerhard van den Heever
FB Joe Pietersen Substituted in Cheslin Kolbe (from Western Province)
Substituted in Jaco Taute (on loan from Lions)[191]
Cheslin Kolbe
Joe Pietersen
Jaco Taute (short-term)

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