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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

Offloads: 4

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.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Looking at Sr even the Kiwi games sucked.
    It is clear that the Blues and Highlanders are starting to feel the lack of upcoming talent pinch as young players are streaming to Europe for the big money.
    With the Highlanders and Blues Kiwi sides having taken 40 pointers this season it is clear that the talent pinch is starting to hit home i whiten cloud cuckoo land.
    The John O’Neill expand at all costs approach to use SR to build a domestic competition for Australia has resulted in a dilution of talent to such an extent that no Australian side is still competitive with any other side aside from maybe the Sunwolves. The ideal of quality vs quality has disappeared.
    One season in and Japan’s top sides are refusing to release players to play SR. Fuck ’em… take it away the Sunwolves are fucken useless and have done nothing but guve undeserved BP wins to useless sides like the Kings. The fact that what is REALLY a kak Bulls side beat them by a BP with 14 men for half the game is testament to how kak they are.
    In South Africa literally only the Stormers and Lions are offering anything of value to the competition. Fuck knoows what is happening in Durban post Brian Liebenberg.
    The Free State’s whining about homesicvkness in Joburg gave them an SR side they should never have had in the first place.
    The Bulls will keep failing till they re-employ someone like Heyneke Meyer.
    The Jaguares are just a warm up set of trials for the Pumas so fuck knows what talent they are developing.
    The truth is the 18 team format has been a fucken disaster from word go.
    The best thing is to can it and return to a strength vs strength system. The best is to reduce it to a 8 or 10 team format with the best players organized into Aus/SA/NZ regional sides and duking it out as a multinational main event prior to 4N, which speaking of which should also have its games reduced back to one away and one home against each participating side to increase value and the Pumas dropped.

    My approach would be

    Bulls/Lions
    Cheetahs / Sharks
    Stormers / Kings

    Three Kiwi regional sides

    The two state of origin Aussie sides

    Have a Super 8

    It is an elite championship for the top 120 players from SA, top 120 from NZ and top 75 from Australia.

  2. Ain’t no way Mahoje was better than Ackerman’s contribution for the Lions… that trio is the perfect foil for each other… Mahoje still has no line-breaking go forward nor the offensive tackling required for a top level blind-sider…

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