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FACTBOX-Rugby-South African Super Rugby teams

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CAPE TOWN, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Factbox on the five South African teams in the southern hemisphere's Super Rugby competition:

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BULLS

Coach: Frans Ludeke (sixth year)

Captain: Pierre Spies

Last year's finish: Fifth (W-10, L-6)

Best performance: Champions (2007, 2009, 2010)

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Forwards: Arno Botha, Dean Greyling, Grant Hattingh, Frik Kirsten, Juandre Kruger, Werner Kruger, Morne Mellett, Bongi Mbonambi, Dewald Potgieter, Jacques Potgieter, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Deon Stegmann, Wilhelm Steenkamp, Pierre Spies, Flip van der Merwe, Callie Visagie, Willie Wepener, Paul Willemse.

Backs: Bjorn Basson, Ulrich Beyers, JJ Engelbrecht, Louis Fouch, Francois Hougaard, Zane Kirchner, Lionel Mapoe, Sampie Mastriet, Akona Ndungane, Wynand Olivier, Rudy Paige, Handre Pollard, Jan Serfontein, William Small-Smith, Morne Steyn, Francois Venter, Jano Vermaak, Jurgen Visser.

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CHEETAHS

Coach: Naka Drotske (seventh year)

Captain: Adriaan Strauss

Last year's finish: 10th (W-5, L-11)

Best performance: Seventh (1997)

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Forwards: Lourens Adriaanse, Ryno Barnes, Heinrich Brussow, Rossouw de Klerk, Lood de Jager, Andries Ferreira, Lappies Labuschagne, Ligtoring Landman, Hercu Liebenberg, Trevor Nyakane, Caylib Oosthuizen, Coenie Oosthuizen, Boom Prinsloo, Davon Raubenheimer, Adriaan Strauss, Francois Uys, Philip van der Walt, Frans Viljoen.

Backs: Ryno Benjamin, Francois Brummer, Hennie Daniller, Tewis de Bruyn, Robert Ebersohn, Barry Geel, Johan Goosen, Hansie Graaf, Rocco Jansen, Raymond Rhule, Willie le Roux, Sarel Pretorius, Johann Sadie, Riaan Smit, Piet van Zyl, Elgar Watts.

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SHARKS

Coach: John Plumtree (sixth year)

Captain: Keegan Daniel

Last year's finish: Runners-up (W-10, L-6)

Best performance: Runners-up (1996, 2001, 2007, 2012)

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Squad

Forwards: Willem Alberts, Jacques Botes, Anton Bresler, Craig Burden, Dale Chadwick, Marcell Coetzee, Kyle Cooper, Keegan Daniel, Allan Dell, Jean Deysel, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Monde Hadebe, Wiehahn Herbst, Ryan Kankowski, Francois Kleinhans, Jandr Marais, Peet Marais, Tendai Mtawarira, Lubabalo Mtembu, Franco van der Merwe.

Backs: Meyer Bosman, Butch James, Paul Jordaan, Marius Joubert, Patrick Lambie, Louis Ludik, Charl McLeod, Lwazi Mvovo, Odwa Ndungane, JP Pietersen, Cobus Reinach, Sibusiso Sithole, Franois Steyn, Riaan Viljoen, Tim Whitehead.

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SOUTHERN KINGS

Coach: Matt Sexton (first year)

Captain: Luke Watson

Last year's finish: First year

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Forwards: Daniel Adongo, Rynier Bernardo, David Bulbring, Kevin Buys, Cornell du Preez, Jacques Engelbrecht, Jaco Engels, Schalk Ferreira, Hannes Franklin, Grant Kemp, Virgile Lacombe, Tomas Leonardi, Bandise Maku, Edgar Marutlulle, Mpho Mbiyozo, Darron Nell, Devin Oosthuizen, Steven Sykes, Wimpie van der Walt, Luke Watson.

Backs: Demetri Catrakilis, Ronnie Cooke, Siyanda Grey, Johan Herbst, Michael Killian, SP Marais, Waylon Murray, Hadleigh Parkes, Sergeal Petersen, Marcello Sampson, Andries Strauss, Elric van Vuuren, Shaun Venter, Nicolas Vergallo, George Whitehead.

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STORMERS

Coach: Allister Coetzee (fourth year)

Captain: Schalk Burger

Last year's finish: Semi-finals (W-14, L-2)

Best performance: Runners-up (2010)

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Forwards: Don Armand, Andries Bekker, Martin Bezuidenhout, Ruan Botha, Schalk Burger, Nizaam Carr, Deon Carstens, Pat Cilliers, Rynhardt Elstadt, Eben Etzebeth, Brok Harris, Deon Fourie, Steven Kitshoff, Siya Kolisi, Tiaan Liebenberg, Frans Malherbe, Skuna Notshe, Siyabonga Ntubeni, Michael Rhodes, De Kock Steenkamp, Duane Vermeulen.

Backs: Gio Aplon, Ederies Arendse, Marcel Brache, Kurt Coleman, Damian de Allende, Juan de Jongh, Jean de Villiers, JP du Plessis, Dewaldt Duvenage, Peter Grant, Nic Groom, Bryan Habana, Patrick Howard, Elton Jantjies, Berton Klaasen, Joe Pietersen, Louis Schreuder, Tim Swiel, Jaco Taute, Gary van Aswegen, Gerhard van den Heever.

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