The rugby might have been a little dull, but as usual our Team of the Week selections ought to bring a smile to your face.
It was yet another week dominated by the home teams with only the Brumbies managing to sneak an away win over the ‘Canes at the Cake Tin. Frans Steyn and Jesse Mogg were probably the two best players on display this past week, with Steyn in particular putting in arguably his best performance in years. To find out more about what happened in this past weekend of Super Rugby, why not have a listen to The Kick Pass podcast done by yours truly and Nick Tatham.
As usual we have our weekly awards, the Robbie Fleck Award for the biggest individual blunder of the week and the Earl ‘The Pearl’ Rose for the week worst player.
Robbie Fleck Award: Rayno Benjamin (Cheetahs) – In the opening minute of the game he kicked the ball out of Chris Feauai-Sautia’s hand as he stretched for the line. The result was a penalty try and a yellow card.
Earl Rose Award: Rayno Benjamin (Cheetahs) – That’s right folks, for the first time ever on Kill’s Corner we have a double! Benjamin conceded the penalty try, followed it up with a yellow and then returned to the field only to give a away a penalty that led to three points. Added to that, all three of the Cheetahs tries were scored when he was off the field, clearly they don’t need him! Rayno has done well…well done Rayno.
Team of the Week – Round 3:
15 – Jesse Mogg (Brumbies)
14 – Rod Davies (Reds)
13 – Chris Feauai-Sautia (Reds)
12 – Pat McCabe (Brumbies)
11 – Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks)
10 – Frans Steyn (Sharks)
9 – Faf de Klerk (Lions)
8 – Ryan Kankowski (Sharks)
7 – Schalk Burger (Stormers)
6 – Matt Hodgson (Force)
5 – Sam Whitelock (Crusaders)
4 – Flip van der Merwe (Bulls)
3 – Owen Franks (Crusaders)
2 – Stephen Moore (Brumbies)
1 – Beast Mtawarira (Sharks)
Timmy Hancox XV: 15 Jessie Mogg, 14 Rod Davies, 13 Jean de Villiers, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Frans Steyn, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Matt Hodgson, 5 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Scott Sio.
Charlie Purdon XV: 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Rod Davies, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Pat McCabe, 11 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 Albie Matthewson, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Matt Hodgson, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Nicholas Tatham XV: 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Rod Davies, 13 Tevita Kurindrani, 12 Pat McCabe, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Francois Steyn, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Marcel Coetzee, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Warwick Austin XV: 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 12 Pat McCabe, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Frans Steyn, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Beast Mtawarira.