The squads have been confirmed for the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific season.
Kurtley Beale is amongst a host of talent returning to the competition, re-signing with the NSW Waratahs.
He is joined by All Blacks Patrick Tuipulotu and the electric Damian McKenzie as they return to the Blues and Chiefs respectively.
With the World Cup on the horizon, a number of players have made the move as they look to establish their International claims.
Wallaby Folau Fainga'a makes the move west under new coach Simon Cron, joined by Hamish Stewart whilst Alex Mafi has linked up with the Melbourne Rebels.
After their inaugural season, Moana Pasifika and Fijian Drua have bolstered their squad with exciting talent in a quest to push for the finals.
The 18-week season will kick-off on Friday 24 February when the Crusaders face the Chiefs at Orangetheory Stadium before the NSW Waratahs and ACT Brumbies resume their rivalry at the new Allianz Stadium.
The second round will move to AAMI Park for Super Round Melbourne from March 3, with all six matches to be played across three blockbuster days.
The 2023 draw will see all 12 teams play 14 matches during the regular season before the finals kick off on June 9.
SUPER RUGBY PACIFIC 2023 SQUADS
The ACT Brumbies will be looking to replace a host of experienced figures as they look to make a push to the Final.
Tom Banks moves overseas, joined by Irae Simone, Folau Fainga'a and Scott Sio.
Jack Debreczeni returns home to Australia after a stint overseas, having made his name with the Melbourne Rebels.
Meanwhile, exciting outside back Corey Toole makes the move from the seven-a-side game after a breakout season on the HSBC Sevens circuit.
Prop: Allan Alaalatoa, Fred Kaihea, Sefo Kautai, Tom Ross, James Slipper, Harry Vella
Hooker: Billy Pollard, Lachlan Lonergan, Connal McInerney
Lock: Nick Frost, Tom Hooper, Cadeyrn Neville, Darcy Swain
Backrow: Jahrome Brown, Charlie Cale, Ed Kennedy, Luke Reimer, Rory Scott, Pete Samu, Rob Valetini
Scrumhalves: Ryan Lonergan, Klayton Thorn, Nic White
Flyhalf: Jack Debreczeni, Noah Lolesio, Nathan Carroll
Centre: Hudson Creighton, Chris Feauai-Sautia, Len Ikitau, Ollie Sapsford, Tamati Tua
Outside backs: Declan Meredith, Jesse Mogg, Andy Muirhead, Ben O’Donnell, Corey Toole, Tom Wright
IN: Declan Meredith, Charlie Cale, Harry Vella, Ben O’Donnell, Jack Debreczeni, Corey Toole, Tamati Tua
OUT: Scott Sio, Irae Simone, Tom Banks, Folau Fainga’a, Rod Iona, Lachie Albert, Cam Clark
The Melbourne Rebels continue to build under Kevin Foote, with Alex Mafi providing quality at the hooker position.
He is joined by Wallaby Sam Talakai and club cult hero Anaru Rangi as they look to push for the finals.
Monty Ioane returns home after establishing himself on the wing for Italy, joined by scrumhalf Ryan Louwrens
Captain Michael Wells is a big loss for 2023, joined by experienced duo Joe Powell and Matt To'omua.
Props: Jaiden Christian, Cabous Eloff, Pone Fa’amausili, Matt Gibbon, Isaac Kailea, Cameron Orr, Sam Talakai
Hookers: Theo Fourie, Alex Mafi, Anaru Rangi, Jordan Uelese
Locks: Josh Canham, Trevor Hosea, Matt Philip, Tuiana Taii Tualima
Backrow: Richard Hardwick, Zac Hough, Tamati Ioane, Josh Kemeny, Rob Leota, Daniel Maiava, Brad Wilkin
Scrumhalves: Moses Sorovi, James Tuttle, Ryan Louwrens
Flyhalves: Carter Gordon, Mason Gordon, Nick Jooste
Centres: David Feliuai, Stacey Ili, Lebron Naea, Ray Nu’u, Lukas Ripley, David Vaihu
Outside backs: Lachlan Anderson, Reece Hodge, Monty Ioane, Andrew Kellaway, Joe Pincus, Glen Vaihu, likena Vudogo
IN: Sam Talakai, Alex Mafi, Anaru Rangi, Tuaina Taii Tualima, Ryan Louwrens, Monty Ioane, Jaiden Christian, Theo Fourie, Zac Hough, David Feliuai, David Vaihu
OUT: Michael Wells, Sef Fa’agase, James Hanson, Efi Maafu, Ross Haylett-Petty, Young Tonumaipea, Jeral Skelton, Matt To’omua, Joe Powell, Josh Hill, Rhys Van Nek, Tom Nowlan, Divad Palu
Darren Coleman has added a host of experience to the NSW Waratahs, headlined by the return of Kurtley Beale.
Beale slots into a competitive back three, joined by hulking winger Nemani Nadolo.
Tolu Latu also returns from a stint in France with Stade Francais, adding Test experience to the Waratahs' already impressive hooker stocks.
Club stalwart Alex Newsome headlines the departures, joined by the retiring Jamie Roberts, Carlo Tizzano and Tom Horton.
Props: Angus Bell, Tiaan Taukipulu, Te Tera Faulkner, Harry Johnson-Holmes, Tom Lambert, Archer Holz
Hookers: David Porecki, Mahe Vailanu, Tolu Latu
Locks: Jed Holloway, Hugh Sinclair, Zane Marolt, Taleni Seu, Zac Von Appen,
Backrow: Lachie Swinton, Michael Hooper, Will Harris, Ned Hanigan, Langi Gleeson Charlie Gamble
Halfbacks: Jake Gordon, Harrison Goddard, Teddy Wilson
Flyhalves: Will Harrison, Tane Edmed, Ben Donaldson, Jack Bowen
Centres: Joey Walton, Lalakai Foketi, Izaia Perese, Mosese Tuipulotu
Outside Backs: Mark Nawaqanitawase, Kurtley Beale, Dylan Pietsch, Nemani Nadolo, Harry Wilson, Ben Dowling, Max Jorgensen
IN: Kurtley Beale, Tolu Latu, Tom Lambert, Nemani Nadolo, Harrison Goddard, Taleni Seu, Zac Von Appen, Zane Marolt, Max Jorgensen
OUT: Alex Newsome, Jeremy Williams, Jamie Roberts, Henry Robertson, Ruan Smith, Geoff Cridge, Tom Horton, Max Douglas, Hugh Bokenham, Carlo Tizzano, Jack Grant, James Ramm, Triston Reilly, Tevita Funa, Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco.
Like last year, the Queensland Reds have kept a settled squad for 2023.
Luke Jones is the main inclusion, making his return from France to bolster their lock depth after the loss of Lukhan Salakaia-Loto.
He is joined by local products Connor Anderson and Phransis Sula-Siaosi, impressing after strong performances in the Queensland Premier Grade, with over 90% of the squad coming through the competition or Reds pathways.
Hamish Stewart makes the move west to the Force whilst Angus Scott-Young heads overseas to Northampton.
Props: Harry Hoopert, Zane Nonggorr, Taniela Tupou, Dane Zander, Sef Fa’agase, Phransis Sula-Siaosi
Hookers: Richie Asiata, Josh Nasser, Matt Faessler, George Blake
Locks: Angus Blyth, Lopeti Faifua, Ryan Smith, Luke Jones, Wilson Blyth, Connor Vest
Backrow: Fraser McReight, Seru Uru, Harry Wilson, Liam Wright, Connor Anderson, Keynan Tauakipulu
Scrumhalves: Spencer Jeans, Tate McDermott, Kalani Thomas
Flyhalves: Lawson Creighton, Tom Lynagh, James O’Connor
Centres: Josh Flook, Isaac Henry, Hunter Paisami
Outside backs: Jock Campbell, Filipo Daugunu, Mac Grealy, Jordan Petaia, Suliasi Vunivalu, Floyd Aubrey
IN: Luke Jones, Phransis Sula-Siaosi, Connor Anderson
OUT: Feao Fotuaika, Alex Mafi, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Angus Scott-Young, Tuaina Taii Tualima, Hamish Stewart
Simon Cron has added further quality to the Western Force, with Wallaby Folau Fainga'a switching from the Brumbies.
He is joined by former Rebels skipper Michael Wells and Reds playmaker Hamish Stewart.
Chase Tiatia heads across the Tasman after impressing with the Chiefs, forming an imposing partnership with Manasa Mataele.
Greg Holmes, Jeremy Thrush and Richard Kahui retired at the end of the 2022 season, with the likes of Byron Ralston, Kyle Godwin and Fergus Lee-Warner heading overseas.
Props: Angus Wagner, Bo Abra, Charlie Hancock, Santiago Medrano, Tom Robertson, Siosifa Amone, Andrew Romano
Hookers: Feleti Kaitu'u, Folau Fainga'a, Jack Winchester
Locks: Ryan McCauley, Izack Rodda, Felix Kalapu, Jeremy Williams, Will Sankey.
Backrow: Jackson Pugh, Kane Koteka, Michael Wells, Ollie Callan, Tim Anstee, Ned Slack-Smith.
Scrumhalves: Ian Prior, Issak Fines-Leleiwasa, Henry Robertson
Flyhalves: Reejan Pasitoa, Hamish Stewart, Bryce Hegarty
Centres: Bayley Kuenzle, Grason Makara, George Poolman, Oliver Cummins
Outside backs: Chase Tiatia, Daniel Ala, Jake Strachan, Manasa Mataele, Toni Pulu, Reece Tapine, Rupeni Mataele
IN: Chase Tiatia, Bryce Hegarty, Henry Robertson, Folau Fainga’a, Jeremy Williams, Michael Wells, Sifa Amone, George Poolman, Andrew Romano, Rupeni Mataele, Ned Slack-Smith, Felix Kalapu, Charlie Hancock, Jackson Pugh, Oliver Cummins, Sam Spink, Wilton Rebolo
OUT: Greg Holmes, Jeremy Thrush, Richard Kahui, Brynard Stander, Kyle Godwin, Fergus Lee-Warner, Andrew Ready, Brad Lacey, Byron Ralston, Jack McGregor, Jake McIntyre, Michael McDonald, Sitaleki Timani, Harry Lloyd, Jackson Pugh.
Olympic gold medalist Iosefo Masi headlines the new inclusions in the squad from their inaugural season, making his return after a stint in the NRL with the North Queensland Cowboys.
The 24-year-old made the switch after the Tokyo Olympics, coming back in time to help Fiji to the Rugby Sevens World Cup in September.
He is joined by fellow Sevens World Cup winner Elia Canakaivata, adding vital backrow depth following the departure of Nemani Nagusa.
Flying Fijians prop Mesake Doge bolsters their front row, joined by former Rebel Emosi Tuqiri and exciting centre Michael Naitokani.
Prop: Mesake Doge, Haereiti Hetet, Jone Koroiduadua, Timoci Sauvoli, Samuela Tawake, Meli Tuni, Emosi Tuqiri, Kaliopasi Uluilakepa
Hooker: Mesulame Dolokoto, Tevita Ikanivere, Zuriel Togiatama
Lock: Chris Minimbi, Isoa Nasilasila, Ratu Rotuisolia, Sorovakatini Tuifagalele
Backrow: Elia Canakaivata, Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, Ratu Meli Derenalagi, Vilive Miramira, Raikabula Momoedonu, Rusiate Nasove, Kitione Salawa, Joseva Tamani
Scrumhalves: Simione Kuruvoli, Frank Lomani, Peni Matawalu
Flyhalves: Caleb Muntz, Teti Tela
Centres: Iosefo Masi, Michael Naitokani, Kalione Nasoko, Apisalome Vota
Outside backs: Kalaveti Ravouvou, Selesitino Ravutaumada, Vinaya Habosi, Ilaisa Droasese, Kitione Taliga, Tuidraki Samusamuvodre
Patrick Tuipulotu is the big return for last season's grand finalists, returning from Japan.
They have added blindside flanker Rob Rush, son of former All Black and Sevens legend Eric, alongside prop Josh Fusitu’a and outside back Caleb Tangitau.
All Black Karl Tu’inukuafe leaves a significant void as he heads to France, whilst locks Josh Goodhue and Luke Romano depart the club
Props: Alex Hodgman, James Lay, Ofa Tuungafasi, Marcel Renata, Nepo Laulala, Josh Fusitu’a
Hookers: Kurt Eklund, Soane Vikena, Ricky Riccitelli.
Locks: James Tucker, Sam Darry, Patrick Tuipulotu.
Backrow: Cameron Suafoa, Taine Plumtree, Tom Robinson, Akira Ioane, Dalton Papalii, Anton Segner, Hoskins Sotutu, Adrian Choat, Rob Rush
Scrumhalves: Finlay Christie, Sam Nock, Taufa Funaki.
Flyhalves: Beauden Barrett, Harry Plummer.
Centres: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Tanielu Tele’a, Rieko Ioane, Corey Evans, Bryce Heem.
Outside backs: Mark Telea, Caleb Clarke, AJ Lam, Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens, Caleb Tangitau, Stephen Perofeta, Zarn Sullivan.
IN: Patrick Tuipulotu, Josh Fusitu’a, Rob Rush, Caleb Tangitau
OUTS: Karl Tu’inukuafe, Josh Goodhue, Luke Romano, Tamati Tua
The Crusaders have lost some experienced figures as they look to defend their title.
Pablo Matera and Bryn Hall have been picked up by Shizuoka Blues, whilst George Bridge opts to test his luck in France.
Pepesana Patafilo is a handy pick-up from the Hurricanes along with Christian Lio-Willie.
Props: Joe Moody, Oli Jager, Fletcher Newell, George Bower, Tamaiti Williams, Finlay Brewis
Hookers: Codie Taylor, Brodie McAlister, George Bell
Locks: Scott Barrett, Quentin Strange, Mitchell Dunshea, Sam Whitelock, Zach Gallagher
Loose forwards: Tom Christie, Ethan Blackadder, Sione Havili Talitui, Cullen Grace, Dominic Gardiner, Corey Kellow, Christian Lio-Willie
Scrumhalves: Mitch Drummond, Willie Hienz, Noah Hotham
Flyhalves Richie Mo’unga, Fergus Burke, Taha Kemara
Centres: Jack Goodhue, David Havili, Braydon Ennor, Dallas McLeod
Outside backs: Chay Fihaki, Sevu Reece, Will Jordan, Leicester Fainga'anuku, Macca Springer, Melani Nanai, Pepesana Patafilo.
IN: Noah Hotham, Christian Lio-Willie, George Bell, Pepesana Patafilo, Melani Nanai
OUT: Abraham Pole, Pablo Matera, Bryn Hall, Inga Finau, George Bridge, Shilo Klein, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, Simon Hickey, Isaiah Punivai, Kini Naholo
All Black Damian McKenzie is a major inclusion for the Chiefs after they were knocked out in the semi-finals.
This is coupled with the recruitment of Highlanders duo Ngantungane Punivai and Manaaki Selby-Rickit.
Chase Tiatia and Jonah Lowe depart to rival clubs whilst Kaleb Trask heads to Japan.
Props: Aidan Ross, Atunaisa Moli, Angus Ta’avao, Ollie Norris, George Dyer, Jared Proffit
Hookers: Samisoni Taukei’aho, Bradley Slater, Tyrone Thompson
Locks: Tupou Vaa’i, Brodie Retallick, Laghlan McWhannell, Naitoa Ah Kuoi, Josh Lord, Manaaki Selby-Rickit
Loose forwards: Sam Cane, Luke Jacobson, Simon Parker, Pita Gus Sowakula, Kaylum Boshier, Samipeni Finau.
Scrumhalves: Brad Weber, Xavier Roe, Cortez Ratima
Flyhalves: Bryn Gatland, Damian McKenzie, Josh Ioane.
Centres: Alex Nankivell, Quinn Tupaea, Anton Lienert-Brown, Rameka Poihipi, Gideon Wrampling, Ngatungane Punivai.
Outside backs: Emoni Narawa, Etene Nanai-Seturo, Shaun Stevenson, Rivez Reihana, Peniasi Malimali
IN: Damian McKenzie, George Dyer, Peniasi Malimali, Jared Proffit, Ngantungane Punivai, Manaaki Selby-Rickit
OUT: Chase Tiatia, Jonah Lowe, Kaleb Trask, Sione Mafileo, Reuben O’Neill, Mitchell Brown
Kini Naholo and Brett Cameron headline the new signings for the Hurricanes as they retain the core of their squad.
Cameron makes his return from Japan as Naholo joins for Crusaders.
Wes Goosen departs for Edinburgh, joined by Blake Gibson and Caleb Delany.
Props: Tevita Mafileo, Owen Franks, Xavier Numia, Tyrel Lomax, Pasilio Tosi, Pouri Rakete-Stones.
Hookers: Asafo Aumua, Dane Coles, Jacob Devery
Locks: James Blackwell, Dom Bird, Isaia Walker-Leawere, Justin Sangster.
Loose forwards: Brayden Iose, Du’Plessis Kirifi, Reed Prinsep, Ardie Savea, Tyler Laubscher, Devan Flanders, Caleb Delany, TK Howden, Peter Lakai*.
Scrumhalves: Jamie Booth, TJ Perenara, Cam Roigard
Flyhalves: Aidan Morgan, Ruben Love, Brett Cameron.
Centres: Riley Higgins, Billy Proctor, Peter Umaga-Jensen, Bailyn Sullivan.
Outside backs: Julian Savea, Jordie Barrett, Salesi Rayasi, Josh Moorby, Kini Naholo, Daniel Sinkinson
IN: Brett Cameron, Riley Higgins, Peter Lakai, Kini Naholo, Dan Sinkinson
OUT: Alex Fidow, James O’Reilly, Leni Apasai, Tom Parsons, Scott Scrafton, Jackson Garden-Bachop, Teihorangi Walden, Wes Goosen, Blake Gibson, Caleb Delany, Pepesana Patafilo
Jonah Lowe provides a critical X-Factor for the Highlanders after heading south from the Chiefs.
Hooker Liam Coltman departs for Lyon, whilst Sio Tomkinson (Wales) and Bryn Evans' experience will be a major loss.
Props: Ayden Johnstone, Jeff Thwaites, Ethan de Groot, Jermaine Ainsley, Daniel Lienert-Brown, Saula Ma’u, Luca Inch
Hookers: Rhys Marshall, Andrew Makalio, Leni Apisai.
Locks: Pari-Pari Parkinson, Josh Dickson, Max Hicks, Will Tucker, Fabian Holland
Loose forwards: James Lentjes, Billy Harmon, Hugh Renton, Shannon Frizell, Marino Mikaele-Tu'u, Sean Withy, Nikora Broughton.
Scrumhalves Aaron Smith, Folau Fakatava, James Arscott
Flyhalves: Marty Banks, Mitchell Hunt, Cameron Millar.
Centres: Fetuli Paea, Thomas Umaga-Jensen, Scott Gregory, Josh Timu
Outside backs: Connor Garden-Bachop, Mosese Dawai, Vilimoni Koroi, Jona Nareki, Jonah Lowe, Sam Gilbert.
IN: James Arscott, Jonah Lowe, Cameron Millar, Nikora Broughton, Fabian Holland, Will Tucker
OUT: Liam Coltman, Christian Lio-Willie, Kayne Hammington, Sio Tomkinson, Ngantungane Punivai, Manaaki Selby-Rickit, Solomon Alaimalo, Bryn Evans, Sam Caird, Gareth Evans
Moana Pasifika have kept a settled squad in their quest for their first finals appearance.
Abraham Pole, Samuel Slade and Michael Curry join on full-time contracts, boosting the depth of their squad.
Henry Stowers is a major loss as he heads to Benetton whilst Solomone Kata has been picked up by Exeter.
Props: Sekope Kepu, Isileli Tuungafasi, Joe Apikatoa, Tau Koloamatangi, Ezekiel Lindenmuth, Chris Apoua, Abraham Pole
Hookers: Ray Niuia, Sam Moli, Luteru Tolai
Locks: Mike McKee, Alex McRobbie, Samuel Slade
Loose Forwards: Jack Lam, Sione Tuipulotu, Solomone Funaki, Penitoa Finau, Lotu Inisi, Sam Slade, Alamanda Motuga, Michael Curry
Scrumhalves: Ereatara Enari, Jonathan Taumateine, Manu Paea
Flyhalves: Christian Lealifano, D’Angelo Leuila, Lincoln McClutchie, William Havili
Centres: Levi Aumua, Danny Toala, Henry Taefu, Fine Inisi
Outside Backs: Lolagi Visinia, Neria Fomai, Tomasi Alosio, Timoci Tavatavanawai, Tima Fainga’anuku, Anzelo Tuituvuki