Readers' Team of the Week results
OPINION: Here it is, your choices as the South African Team of the Week for Super Rugby’s Round 17 matches.
The most popular player this week was Bulls and Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard – who won 86 percent of the vote.
He was followed by Rudolph Snyman (Bulls – 79 percent), Aphiwe Dyantyi (Lions – 72 percent), Carlu Sadie (Lions – 60 percent) and Jason Jenkins (Bulls – 59 percent).
Players who came off the bench and impressed our readers include Marnus Schoeman (three votes), Tyrone Green (two votes), Marco Van Staden, Kwagga Smith and Bongi Mbonambi (all one vote).
* Not sure what some readers consumed before or during the game, but injured Springbok captain Siya Kolisi also got a vote for ‘coming off the bench’.
There were also some non-Super Rugby players who impressed our readers – Cheslin Kolbe (three votes), Rynhardt Elstadt, Faf de Klerk, Jacques du Plessis and Dylan Richardson (all one vote).