Super Rugby Team of the Week 5
The fifth round of Super Rugby was an interesting one as only two out of the four South African teams managed to claim victory this weekend.
The men from Pretoria kicked things off on Friday as they faced the Chiefs at the FMG Stadium in Waikato. The Bulls got off to an absolute flyer against their New Zealand rivals but things soon changed after the dreaded half-time whistle, as John Mitchell’s men found themselves leading 14-28, only to lose 41-28 in 40 minutes.
The Cell C Sharks put in a forgettable performance over the weekend as they crashed to a first tour defeat against the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday. The men from Durban failed to get going against the Australians but did manage to lead 3-10 at halftime despite their troubles. Like the Bulls, the wheels fell off in the second half and they ended up losing 24-17 at full time which was disappointing.
Robbie Fleck’s side, the Stormers, put in the performance of the weekend as they brushed aside the Blues 37-20 at Newlands. One could say that this win was probably a result not many of us expected, especially looking at all the injuries and sickness they had to deal with right until the start of the match.
The Lions were the last South African team to play on Saturday and they managed to survive an almighty scare to secure a hard-fought 40-38 victory over the Sunwolves at Ellis Park. To be honest, the match was definitely not one to talk about and we are sure all Lions fans will want to forget about it as soon as possible.
Now, let’s take a look at who our armchair panel of experts selected in their respective Super Rugby Team of the Week.
|1||Steven Kitshoff||Steven Kitshoff||Steven Kitshoff||Steven Kitshoff|
|2||Malcolm Marx||Malcolm Marx||Ramone Samuels||Malcolm Marx|
|3||Wilco Louw||Wilco Louw||Trevor Nyakane||Wilco Louw|
|4||RG Snyman||RG Snyman||RG Snyman||RG Snyman|
|5||Lood de Jager||Lood de Jager||Lood de Jager||Marvin Orie|
|6||Siya Kolisi||Kwagga Smith||Roelof Smit||Siya Kolisi|
|7||Pieter Steph du Toit||Franco Mostert||Pieter Steph du Toit||Franco Mostert|
|8||Nizaam Carr||Nizaam Carr||Nizaam Carr||Nizaam Carr|
|9||Embrose Papier||Embrose Papier||Andre Warner||Dewald Duvenage|
|10||Handre Pollard||Handre Pollard
|Damian Willemse||Damian Willemse|
|11||Divan Rossouw||Aphiwe Dyantyi||Damian de Allende||Aphiwe Dyantyi|
|12||Damian de Allende||Damian de Allende||Burger Odendaal||Damian de Allende|
|13||EW Viljoen||Lukhanyo Am||Jessie Kriel||Jessie Kriel|
|14||JJ Engelbrecht||JJ Engelbrecht||JJ Engelbrecht||JJ Engelbrecht|
|15||Dillyn Leyds||Andries Coetzee||Dillyn Leyds||Dillyn Leyds|
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