Super Rugby Team of the Week 3
The third round of Super Rugby gave us plenty to talk about especially after we only saw one South African side win in the end!
Our beloved Stormers got an absolute hiding against the high-flying Crusaders on Saturday morning and I guess it was not very surprising for many. The ‘Saders, who are usually slow starters in the competition, flew out their starting block and had the men from the Cape trailing the match 21-0 within the first 15 minutes of the match.
There was some fight back after halftime, but sadly the last 10 minutes saw the floodgates open once again.
It is not every day one gets to see a draw in a game of rugby and let alone in Super Rugby. The Sharks vs the Waratahs was a strange game, but it did produce a few stand-out individual performances. We got to see the likes of Tendai Mtawarira and Lukhanyo Am put in a strong performance but sadly it could not take the men from Durban over the line to claim all the points on offer.
The Lions vs the Bulls was definitely the pick of the week when it came to South African teams and it certainly lived up to the hype. The men from Pretoria put up a good fight, but unfortunately (read: fortunately) didn’t have enough to make it two wins out of two against the former SR finalists.
Without much further talk, here’s who our panel selected in their Super Rugby Team of the Week.
|1||Jacques van Rooyen||Tendai Mtawarira||Steven Kitshoff||Tendai Mtawarira|
|2||Malcolm Marx||Malcolm Marx||Malcolm Marx||Malcolm Marx|
|3||Wilco Louw||Wilco Louw||Wilco Louw||Wilco Louw|
|4||Andries Ferreira||Andries Ferreira||JD Schickerling||JD Schickerling|
|5||Marvin Orie||JD Schickerling||Lood de Jager||Marvin Orie|
|6||Cyle Brink||Roelof Smit||Siya Kolisi||Cobus Wiese|
|7||Cobus Wiese||Franco Mostert||Cobus Wiese||Tyler Paul|
|8||Warren Whitley||Warren Whitley||Warren Whitley||Warren Whitley|
|9||Ross Cronje||Cameron Wright||Ross Cronje||Ross Cronje|
|10||Robert du Preez||Elton Jantjies||Elton Jantjies||Elton Jantjies|
|11||Johnny Kotze||Aphiwe Dyantyi||Aphiwe Dyantyi||Aphiwe Dyantyi|
|12||Handre Pollard||Handre Pollard||Rohan JV Rensburg||Handre Pollard|
|13||Lukhanyo Am||Lukhanyo Am||Lukhanyo Am||Lukhanyo Am|
|14||Travis Ismaiel||Kobus vsn Wyk||Travis Ismaiel||Sylvian Mahuza|
|15||SP Marais||Andries Coetzee||Andries Coetzee||Lwazi Mvovo|
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