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2022 Super Rugby Pacific squads

George Bridge of the Crusaders (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Here are the full squads for every Super Rugby team in the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific season.

To help you stay on top of all the teams, you can review below the detailed squad lists of each team as well as read the highlights for each club’s off season activity.

Super Rugby Pacific 2022 will see two new sides join the competition with Moana Pasifika and Fijian Drua taking the total number of sides to 12 sides. Each will play 14 regular season games ahead of the Finals.

For the full fixture list, check out The Roar’s detailed breakdown of the 2022 season here.

ACT Brumbies

Solomone Kata has decided to move back to New Zealand with the former NRL star deciding to join Moana Pasifika for their inaugural season.

Chris Feauai-Sautia and Jesse Mogg both return from playing in France and will join the Brumbies for the 2022 season.


Props: Allan Alaalatoa, Fred Kaihea, Sefo Kautai, Tom Ross, James Slipper, Scott Sio
Hookers: Folau Fainga’a, Lachlan Lonergan, Connal McInerney, Billy Pollard
Locks: Nick Frost, Tom Hooper, Cadeyrn Neville, Darcy Swain
Back-row: Jahrome Brown, Ed Kennedy, Luke Reimer, Pete Samu, Rory Scott, Rob Valetini
Halfbacks: Lachie Albert, Ryan Lonergan, Nic White
Fly-halves: Rodney Iona, Noah Lolesio
Centres: Hudson Creighton, Chris Feauai-Sautia, Len Ikitau, Irae Simone, Ollie Sapsford
Outside backs: Tom Banks, Cam Clark, Jesse Mogg, Andy Muirhead, Tom Wright

Melbourne Rebels

The Rebels have lost some of the top players in the off season with Marika Koroibete, Frank Lomani and Dane Haylett-Petty all leaving the club. Fans should be excited though by the signing of imposing lock, Matt Philip.

Props: Cabous Eloff, Pone Faamausili, Matt Gibbon, Cameron Orr, Rhys Van Nek
Hookers: James Hanson, Efi Maafu, Jordan Uelese
Locks: Ross Haylett-Petty, Trevor Hosea, Tom Nowlan, Matt Philip
Back-row: Richard Hardwick, Tamati Ioane, Josh Kemeny, Rob Leota, Michael Wells, Brad Wilkin
Halfbacks: Joe Powell, Moses Sorovi, James Tuttle
Fly-halves: Carter Gordon
Centres: Stacey Ili, Ray Nu’u, Young Tonumaipea, Matt To’omua, Jeral Skelton
Outside backs: Lachlan Anderson, Reece Hodge, Andrew Kellaway, Joe Pincus, Ilikena Vudogo

NSW Waratahs


After a very tough 2020 and 2021, the Tahs will be relieved that they can welcome back club legend Michael Hooper but will also be bitterly disappointed that they’ve lost Jack Maddocks to French club Pau. Tevita Funa has also joined the Tahs having been on the fringes of selection for the Manly Sea Eagles in the NRL.

Props: Angus Bell, Tiaan Taukipulu, Te Tera Faulkner, Harry Johnson-Holmes, Ruan Smith, Archer Holz
Hookers: David Porecki, Tom Horton
Locks: Max Douglas, Jed Holloway, Ned Hanigan, Hugh Bokenham, Jeremy Williams
Back-row: Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco, Lachie Swinton, Carlo Tizzano, Michael Hooper, Will Harris, Hugh Sinclair, Charlie Gamble, Langi Gleeson
Halfbacks: Jack Grant, Jake Gordon, Henry Robertson
Fly-halves: Will Harrison, Tane Edmed, Ben Donaldson
Centres: Joey Walton, Lalakai Foketi, Izaia Perese, Mosese Tuipulotu
Outside backs: Mark Nawaqanitawase, Alex Newsome, James Ramm, Tristan Reilly, Tevita Funa, Dylan Pietsch

Queensland Reds

After winning the Super Rugby AU competition in 2021, the Reds will want to kick on and go deep in the Super Rugby Pacific’s first season. To help them with their mission they’ve brought in exciting youngster Tom Lynagh, son of Wallabies legend Michael. Unfortunately they have lost two important names with Brandon Paenga-Amosa heading to Montpellier and Bryce Hegarty joining Leicester.

Props: George Blake, Feao Fotuaika, Harry Hoopert, Zane Nonggorr, Taniela Tupou, Dane Zander
Hookers: Richie Asiata, Alex Mafi, Josh Nasser
Locks: Angus Blyth, Lopeti Faifua, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Ryan Smith, Tuaina Taii Tualima
Back-row: Fraser McReight, Angus Scott-Young, Seru Uru, Harry Wilson, Liam Wright
Halfbacks: Spencer Jeans, Tate McDermott, Kalani Thomas
Fly-halves: Lawson Creighton, Tom Lynagh, James O’Connor
Centres: Josh Flook, Isaac Henry, Hunter Paisami, Hamish Stewart
Outside backs: Jock Campbell, Filipo Daugunu, Ilaisa Droasese, Mac Grealy, Jordan Petaia, Suliasi Vunivalu


Western Force

The Force have added some power and experience to their pack with former Reds lock Izack Rodda joining the Perth team. They’ll need his skill and wisdom as they look to turn a good 2021 into a great 2022.

Props: Bo Abra, Greg Holmes, Harry Lloyd, Santiago Medrano, Tom Robertson, Angus Wagner
Hookers: Feleti Kaitu’u, Andrew Ready, Jack Winchester
Locks: Ryan McCauley, Fergus Lee-Warner, Jackson Pugh, Izack Rodda, Sitaleki Timani, Jeremy Thrush
Back-row: Tim Anstee, Ollie Callan, Kane Koteka, Brynard Stander
Halfbacks: Isaac Fines-Leleiwasa, Michael McDonald, Ian Prior
Fly-halves: Jake McIntrye, Reejan Pasitoa
Centres: Kyle Godwin, Richard Kahui, Bayley Kuenzle, Grason Makara
Outside backs: Daniel Ala, Brad Lacey, Manasa Mataele, Jack McGregor, Toni Pulu, Byron Ralston, Jake Strachan, Reece Tapine

Fijian Drua

Coach Mick Byrne is putting together a squad full of speed, pace and power as he’s signed a large number of Fijian internationals to help the Drua hit the ground running. Byrne is a former skills coach for both the Wallabies and All Blacks and with players like Teti Tela and Haereiti Hetet in his squad, fans should be excited about what the Dura can do in 2022.

Props: Haereiti Hetet, Jone Koroiduadua, Meli Tuni, Kaliopasi Uluilakepa, Manasa Saulo, Samuela Tawake
Hookers: Mesu Dolokoto, Tevita Ikanivere, Zuriel Togiatama
Locks: Chris Minimbi, Ratu Rotuisolia, Sorovakatini Tuifagalele, Viliame Rarasea, Isoa Nasilasila, Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta
Back-row: Joseva Tamani, Kitione Salawa, Meli Derenalagi, Nemani Nagusa, Raikabula Momoedonu, Rusiate Nasove, Vilive Miramira
Halfbacks: Leone Nawai, Peni Matawalu, Simione Kuruvoli
Fly-halves: Teti Tela, Tuidraki Samusamuvodre
Centres: Apisalome Vota, Kalaveti Ravouvou, Kalione Nasoko, Seru Vularika
Outside backs: Onisi Ratave, Vinaya Habosi, Kitione Taliga, Napolioni Bolaca



It’s a good news, bad news situation in Auckland for the 2022 season. Beauden Barrett is back after playing in Japan and joining him in the back is NRL star Roger Tuivasa-Sheck who could scare a lot of defences this coming season.

Unfortunately though the club is also saying goodbye to captain Patrick Tuipulotu and fly half Otere Black who felt that he was unlikley to get much game time with Barrett back in the club.

Props: Alex Hodgman, Jordan Lay, Ofa Tuungafasi, Marcel Renata, Nepo Laulala, Karl Tu’inukuafe
Hookers: Kurt Eklund, Soane Vikena, Ricky Riccitelli
Locks: James Tucker, Josh Goodhue, Sam Darry, Luke Romano
Back-row: Taine Plumtree, Tom Robinson, Akira Ioane, Dalton Papalii, Anton Segner, Hoskins Sotutu, Cameron Suafoa, Adrian Choat
Halfbacks: Finlay Christie, Sam Nock, Taufa Funaki
Fly-halves: Beauden Barrett, Harry Plummer, Stephen Perofeta
Centres: Taniela Tele’a, Rieko Ioane, Corey Evans, Tamati Tua, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
Outside backs: Mark Telea, Caleb Clarke, Bryce Heem, AJ Lam, Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkeens, Zarn Sullivan



More New Zealand – Japan moves taking place at the Chiefs as All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick returns to the Chiefs to add to his 107 games while club hero, Damian McKenzie will try his luck in Japan for a season. The club will definitely miss McKenzie but Bryn Gatland will be excited about getting a good run at fly half.

Props: Aidan Ross, Atunaisa Moli, Angus Ta’avao, Ollie Norris, Sione Mafileo, Reuben O’Neill
Hookers: Samisoni Taukei’aho, Bradley Slater, Tyrone Thompson
Locks: Tupou Vaa’i, Brodie Retallick, Laghlan McWhannell, Naitoa Ah Kuoi, Josh Lord
Back-row: Mitchell Brown, Sam Cane, Luke Jacobson, Simon Parker, Pita Gus Sowakula, Kaylum Boshier, Samipeni Finau
Halfbacks: Brad Weber, Xavier Roe, Cortez Ratima
Fly-halves: Bryn Gatland, Kaleb Trask, Josh Ioane
Centres: Alex Nankivell, Anton Lienert-Brown, Quinn Tupaea, Rameka Poihipi, Gideon Wrampling
Outside backs: Jonah Lowe, Emoni Narawa, Etene Nanai-Seturo, Chase Tiatia, Shaun Stevenson, Rivez Reihana


The confirmation that Pumas’ flanker, Pablo Matera, is joining the Crusaders is big news and will make the incredibly successful club even more of a threat. Having missed out to the Blues in Super Rugby 2021, they will want revenge and with all their key talent staying put for the 2022 season, they will go into the competition as firm favourites.

Props: Joe Moody, Oli Jager, Fletcher Newell, George Bower, Tamaiti Williams, Finlay Brewis
Hookers: Codie Taylor, Brodie McAlister, Shilo Klein
Locks: Scott Barrett, Quentin Strange, Mitchell Dunshea, Sam Whitelock, Zach Gallagher
Back-row: Tom Christie, Ethan Blackadder, Sione Havili Talitui, Cullen Grace, Pablo Matera, Dominic Gardiner, Corey Kellow
Halfbacks: Mitch Drummond, Bryn Hall, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi
Fly-halves: Richie Mo’unga, Simon Hickey, Fergus Burke
Centres: Jack Goodhue, David Havili, Braydon Ennor, Isaiah Punivai, Dallas McLeod
Outside backs: Chay Fihaki, George Bridge, Sevu Reece, Will Jordan, Leicester Fainga’anuku, Kini Naholo



Through injury and player transfers, the Highlanders will feel that they are looking a bit shallow ahead of the 2022 season. Ash Dixon’s move to Japan will disappoint and Josh Ioane’s move to rivals, the Chiefs will hurt but the side from Otago have welcomed back the experienced Gareth Evans.

Props: Ayden Johnstone, Jeff Thwaites, Ethan de Groot, Jermaine Ainsley, Josh Hohneck, Daniel Lienert-Brown, Saula Ma’u
Hookers: Liam Coltman, Rhys Marshall, Andrew Makalio
Locks: Maanaki Selby-Rickit, Josh Dickson, Bryn Evans, Max Hicks, Sam Caird
Back-row: James Lentjes, Billy Harmon, Hugh Renton, Shannon Frizell, Marino Mikaele-Tu’u, Gareth Evans, Sean Withy
Halfbacks: Aaron Smith, Folau Fakatava, Kayne Hammington
Fly-halves: Marty Banks, Mitchell Hunt
Centres: Fetuli Paea, Patelesio Tomkinson, Solomon Alaimalo, Thomas Umaga-Jensen, Ngatungane Punivai, Scott Gregory
Outside backs: Connor Garden-Bachop, Mosese Dawai, Vilimoni Koroi, Sam Gilbert, Josh Timu


French rugby breaks more Aussie and Kiwi hearts as they attract another big name with destructive centre Ngani Laumape heading to Stade Francais after he felt his All Blacks future was dead and buried. The Canes have also lost Ricky Riccitelli and Gareth Evans. They still have talent across the park but perhaps now lack the necessary depth for a long season.

Props: Tevita Mafileo, Alex Fidow, Xavier Numia, Tyrel Lomax, Pasilio Tosi, Pouri Rakete-Stones
Hookers: Asafo Aumua, Dane Coles, James O’Reilly
Locks: James Blackwell, Dom Bird, Scott Scrafton, Justin Sangster
Back-row: Brayden Iose, Du’Plessis Kirifi, Reed Prinsep, Blake Gibson, Ardie Savea, Tyler Laubscher, Devan Flanders, Caleb Delany, TK Howden
Halfbacks: Jamie Booth, TJ Perenara, Cam Roigard
Fly-halves: Aidan Morgan, Jackson Garden-Bachop, Ruben Love
Centres: Teihorangi Walden, Billy Proctor, Peter Umaga-Jensen, Bailyn Sullivan
Outside backs: Julian Savea, Jordie Barrett, Pepesana Patafilo, Salesi Rayasi, Wes Goosen, Josh Moorby


Moana Pasifika

Another new side in Super Rugby who have looked to experience to help them achieve success in their first season. Former Wallabies Christian Lealiifano and Sekope Kepu bring over 130 international caps and this will be crucial as the new side look to challenge the big names of Super Rugby.

Props: Sekope Kepu, Isieli Tuungafasi, Joe Apikatoa, Tau Koloamatangi, Ezekiel Lindenmuth, Chris Apoua
Hookers: Ray Niuia, Sam Moli, Luteru Tolai
Locks: Don Lolo, Mike McKee, Veikoso Poliniati, Alex McRobbie
Back-row: Henry Stowers, Jack Lam, Sione Tuipulotu, Penitoa Finau, Lotu Inisi, Sam Slade, Alamanda Motuga
Halfbacks: Ere Enari, Jonathan Taumateine, Manu Paea
Fly-halves: Christian Lealiifano, Lincoln McClutchie, William Havili
Centres: Levi Aumua, Danny Toala, Henry Taefu, Fine Inisi
Outside backs: Lolagi Visinia, Neria Fomai, Tomasi Alosio, Solomone Kata, Timoci Tavatavanawai, Tima Fainga’anuku, Anzelo Tuituvuki