The past weekend was not a great one for South African teams. Bulls struggled to get over Sunwolves at home, Cheetahs lost against Jaguares as they also send a second string team to Argentina and the Sharks can thank their lucky stars that they got over the Kings in Durban.
Over the waters the Aussies still look poor as even their tow so-called top teams, Brumbies and Waratahs dished up something we used to in Vodacom Cup rugby. They should actually pay people to come and see these matches. The New Zealand teams have had one of the best games this weekend with the Crusaders coming back yet again in a classic game but my game of the weekend was the Lions win over the Reds. They were clinical and look like the Lions side of last year again.
The team is selected on this weekend performance only.
Here is my SA Super Rugby XV for Week
15. Andries Coetzee (Lions)
14. Madosh Tambwe (Lions)
13. Jan Serfontein (Bulls)
12.Rohan Janse van Rensburg (Lions)
11. Courtnall Skosan (Lions)
10. Elton Jantjies (Lions)
9. Faf de Klerk (Lions)
8. Warren Whiteley (Lions)
7. Oupa Mohoje(Cheetahs)
6. Jaco Kriel(Lions)
5. Franco Mostert (Lions)
4. Stephan Lewies(Sharks)
3. CRuan Dreyer (Lions)
2. Malcolm Marx (Lions)
1. Thomas du Toit(Sharks
Player of the Week: .Rohan Janse van Rensburg
Rohan ha snot just kept on to score tries for the Lions this year but he has up his ability to assist in tries as well. His supporting play and creating space has been great to see so far this season and on defense one can see he is working hard it.
Here is some stats from Rohan so far this season in three matches he has played in.
Line Break : 5
Tackles Breaks: 1
Good Passes: 10
Ball Carriers: 270 meters
Tackles Dominated : 3
Tackles made: 10
Played Min: 199 min
Arsh of the Week: This price goes to Franco Smith the Cheetahs coach. How on earth he came to instruct his team not to kick in the second half is beyond me. Harry Viljoen tried it and failed miserably. Any good team needs to kick well, defend well, attack well and have great set pieces. You cannot be great without any off it.
Hope that Smith does not bring this crap to Springbok rugby and this is me hoping that Venter do sign with Boks so that he can tell Smith off if he wants to do this crap. Skill are not taught in matches Mr Smith it is done on the practice field
Team of the Week:
The Lions have been my team of the week jumping back on the wagon and played some great rugby in the process as well. They need to keep this up now and make sure they improve as we know they can.